SACC & IPF POTY/NPOTY2020

The POTY and NPOTY for 2020 is fast approaching and this year we will have some major changes to the running of the competition. Further details will be announced shortly. Entry will open 25/10/19 and closing date will be 24/11/19. The plan this year is to run both competitions on the same day ( Provisionally Sat Jan 25 ) with the POTY in the morning and NPOTY in the afternoon. To facilitate this change prints for entry will be collected in advance of the competition and we are currently organising several locations so that we can save members travelling huge distances in order to enter.

Full sets fo rules will be published shortly but the format will be

POTY

1. OPEN Colour Print (CP) – up to four entries.

2. OPEN Monochrome Print (MP) – up to four entries.
3. OPEN Colour PDI (CPDI) – up to four entries.
4. OPEN Monochrome PDI (MPDI) – up to four entries.

NPOTY

1.Print (PA) Mammals and Marine – up to four entries.
2. Print (PB) Birds – up to four entries.
3. PDI (PDIA) Invertebrates – up to four entries.
4. PDI (PDIB) Flora & Fungi – up to four entries

 

Keep an eye out for further updates. SACC

Fota at Twilight

Notice to Camera Clubs from Fota Wildlife Park

 

Please note that the below is by invite only ** not to be posted publicly** as currently we are seeing if there is any interest in the below:

We plan to open the Park late – until 8pm on Wed 21st Aug –  to facilitate any camera clubs who may want to visit and take twilight /evening images here – as you may be aware our Photography Competition is closing on the 31st Aug, so it may be useful for that or indeed for your own photography or as your members wished.

If you and your group were interested I would need to hear back by close of business this Fri the 16th to facilitate the planning of this (and we will contact each of the club individually then regarding the details.)

Please see attached graphic for the competition as we have an offer of €10/ person for camera club members for the duration of the competition. Please do not hesitate to call me on the below if you or your club have any questions or queries.

For m ore information on the competition click here

Roisin FitzGerald Marketing Manager
Direct Line:
+353 (0)21 490 8142
Mobile: +353 (0)86 867 5796

St. Coleman’s Photography Competition

St. Colman’s Cathedral is celebrating its Centenary this year. Many events have been planned to commemorate and celebrate its 100 year milestone but nothing captures the moment better than a photo!

We are inviting all amateur photographers and hobbyists to enter a competition for this special occasion. The theme is naturally “St. Colman’s Cathedral Centenary”. St. Colman’s Cathedral took 47 years to build and it dominates the skyline of Cork Harbour and the town of Cobh. It is an architectural neo-gothic gem, steeped in history. It has been home to many happy and tragic occasions since its construction. It was the last land-mark seen by close to one million emigrants before they departed Irish shores since famine times, many of whom attended their last Mass in the Cathedral. If only its walls could talk! All we ask is that the Cathedral features in the main body or backdrop of the photograph. The way you capture the image is up to you i.e. inside or outside the building, protrait, landscape, an event etc. Closing date: for the competition is Wednesday 10th July 2019 Email your entry to: stcolmans100@gmail.com with your full name & town in subject line (please see T&Cs) Prize: 1st Prize is €100. In addition the finalists will have their photographs displayed in the Cathedral for the month of August. The Cathedral gets on average 50,000 visitors annually so it will be great exposure. Some of the finalists photos will also feature St. Colman’s Cathedral 2020 Calendar. Good luck and we look forward to seeing the fruit of your inspiration!

 

 

RULES T&C’s

Sizing & Spec of Files:

Photos should be submitted to the address provided in a jpeg format, be’ at least 1800px on the longest side. Photos may be colour or black and white, portrait or landscape orientation. Entrants, if successful may be requested to submit a higher res version of the file for printing purposes.

Rules:

  1. This competition is open to all amateur photographers and hobbyists. Email your entry to: stcolmans100@gmail.com with name & town in subject line. One photo entry per person and please add your name and telephone number in the file name.
  2. Entrants to the competition warrant that the photograph they submit has been taken by the entrant, that it is their own and that as the owner they are fully entitled to use it for the purpose of the Photo Competition.
  3. Where the photo submitted to the competition contains any recognisable person or persons the entrant warrants that those persons have given their permission for the photograph to be used in the competition. Please note that for child safeguarding purposes no photograph containing children will be considered.
  4. By submitting a photograph for entry to the competition entrants grant St. Colman’s Cathedral a full, irrevocable licence to use the photograph at any time and in any format for the purposes of promoting the competition and/or St. Colman’s Cathedral. Where an image is reproduced by St. Colman’s Cathedral, the photographer will be credited.

 

SACC INTERCLUB 2019

The 2019 SACC interclub will be an exciting new regional interclub competition that will be an all-digital salon style competition open to all clubs in good standing in the SACC region. 

The SACC Interclub Competition is an interclub competition open to all clubs in good standing with the Southern Association of Camera Clubs. There will be two separate competitions as follows: 

An SACC Cup (for larger/ more advanced Clubs). 

An SACC Shield(for smaller/ less advanced Clubs).

The SACC Cup will be for 2 x 10 Digital image panels (One colour and One Mono) with a restriction of two images from any one author on each panel. 

The SACC Shield will be for 2 x 10 Digital image panels (One colour and One Mono) with a restriction of two images from any one author on each panel.

Both events will be run simultaneously with public judging (as for POY/NPOY) on a Saturday 27th April 2019 at Horse & Jockey Hotel, Horse & Jockey, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

For details of the rules  click here.

Enter using the application form on the competition page or by clicking here.

SACC Nature POTY 2019

Congratulations to Kevin Day winner of the 2019 SACC Nature POTY. Up against amazing images Kevin won out on a busy day at the Cabragh Wetlands Centre in Thurles. The Thurles & District Camera Club helped the Blarney Photography Club stage this important regional round of the IPF competition. You can see from the awards how many clubs were represented and it was great to see so many at the event. 
 

Kevin Day winner of the SACC NPOTY 2019 with Judges Des Clinton, Dominic Redden and SACC Chairman Mark Gorman.

 
COLOUR PRINT OPEN – ADVANCED
Gold Kevin Day East Cork Camera Group
Silver Kieran O Mahony Blackwater Photographic Society
Bronze Tadhg Hurley Blarney Photography Club 

HM David Harris East Cork Camera Group
HM Kieran O Mahony Blackwater Photographic Society
HM David Triglia Blarney Photography Club
HM David Harris East Cork Camera Group
HM Pakie O Donoghue Blackwater Photographic Society

COLOUR PRINT OPEN – Non-ADVANCED

Gold Jim Heffernan Fermoy Camera Club
Silver Vincent  Higgins Mallow Camera Club
Bronze Donagh Cronin Fermoy Camera Club
HM Paul Madigan Blackwater Photographic Society

COLOUR PRINT THEME – ADVANCED
Flora & Fungi

Gold David Triglia Blarney Photography Club
Silver Edward Mahon Kilkenny Photo Society  

HM Paul Tips Mallow Camera Club
HM John O Neill Waterford Camera Club
COLOUR PRINT THEME – Non-ADVANCED
Flora & Fungi

Gold Donagh Cronin Fermoy Camera Club
Silver Donagh Cronin Fermoy Camera Club
HM Paul Madigan Blackwater Photographic Society

PROJECTED OPEN – ADVANCED

Gold Kevin Day East Cork Camera Group
Silver  Kevin Day East Cork Camera Group
Bronze Teresa O Dwyer Thurles &District Camera Club
HM Tadhg Hurley Blarney Photography Club

PROJECTED OPEN – Non-ADVANCED

Gold Jim Heffernan Fermoy Camera Club
Silver Vincent  Higgins Mallow Camera Club
Bronze Michael John Blade Carlow Photographic Society
HM Liam Good Kilkenny Photo Society 
PROJECTED OPEN THEME- ADVANCED
The Natural World

Gold Tadhg Hurley Blarney Photography Club Village 
Silver David Triglia Blarney Photography Club
Bronze Kevin DayEast Cork Camera Group
HM David Harris East Cork Camera Group
PROJECTED OPEN THEME – Non-ADVANCED
The Natural World

Gold Vincent  Higgins Mallow Camera Club
Silver Moira Fulton Kilkenny Photo Society

Bronze Vincent  Higgins Mallow Camera Club
HM Moira Fulton Kilkenny Photo Society Autumn
PROJECTED THEME- ADVANCED
Irish Birds & Wildlife

Gold David Harris East Cork Camera Group
Silver Kieran O Mahony Blackwater Photographic Society

HM Nicola Reddy Wexford Camera Club 
PROJECTED THEME – Non-ADVANCED
Irish Birds & Wildlife

Gold Paul Madigan Blackwater Photographic Society
Silver Donagh Cronin Fermoy Camera ClubC
HM Liam Good Kilkenny Photo Society 

POTY 2019

Results from the SACC 2019 POTY held in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Horse & Jockey, Thurles are below. Congratulation to Charlie O Donovan from Cork Camera Group winner of the SACC 2019 POTY. Also huge congratulations to all the winners with medals and Honourable mentions going to clubs from Cork, Blarney, Mallow, Kilkenny, Carrigaline, Blackwater, Carlow & Wexford. If you’re not in you can’t win!

POTY 2019 Winner – Charlie O Donovan – Cork Camera Group

Colour Print Open 

Advanced 

1st  – Paul Reidy – Blarney Photography Club

2nd –  Jim Linehan – Blarney Photography Club

3rd – Julia Trzesicka – Mallow Camera Club

Non Advanced

1st  – Lisa Egan – Mallow Camera Club

2nd –  Lisa Egan – Mallow Camera Club

 

Mono Print Open

Advanced

1st  – Charlie O Donovan – Cork Camera Group

2nd – Michael Joseph – Kilkenny Photographic Society

3rd – Michael Strapec – Blarney Photography Club

Non -Advanced 

1st – Paul Madigan – Blackwater Photographic Society

2nd – Lisa Egan – Mallow Camera Club

 

Projected Open 

Advanced 

1st – Michael Strapec – Blarney Photographic Society

2nd – Vytenis Hausauskas – Carrigaline Photographic Society

3rd – Edward Mahon – Kilkenny Photographic Society

Non – Advanced

1st – Vincent Higgins – Mallow Camera Club

2nd – Moira Fulton – Kilkenny Photographic Society

3rd – David Lawlor – Carlow Photographic Society

 

Colour Print Theme 

Advanced

1st – Michael Strapac – Blarney Photography Club

2nd  – Vladimir Morozov – Wexford Camera Club

 

Mono Print Theme

Advanced

1st – Michael Strapac – Blarney Photography Club

2nd Paul Tips – Mallow Camera Club

Non Advanced

1st  – Paul Madigan – Blackwater Photographic Society

2nd –  Paul Madigan – Blackwater Photographic Society

 

Projected Theme 

Advanced 

1st – Paul Reidy – Blarney Photography Club

2nd – Michael Joseph – Kilkenny Photographic Society

Non – Advanced

1st – Moira Fulton – Kilkenny Photographic Society

2nd – Sabrina Dunny – Carlow Photographic Society

During the awards, Honorable Mentions were also given in the advanced category to Paul Reidy, Michael Strapec, Mark Gorman, Vivian Buckley, Edward Mahon, Janusz Trzesicka, Kieran O Mahony, Kevin Day, & Michael Joseph. In the Non Advanced category Honorable mentions were awarded to Paul Madigan, Vincent Higgins, Eileen Cashman.

 

Full table sets of results will be updated to the website soon.