SACC Nature Competition 2013

The SACC Nature Competition 2013 will be held on Sunday, January 27th @ Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny.  Full schedule for the day will be released before event. This competition is the regional qualifying round of the IPF National Nature Competition.

There are 4 sections available to enter; 2 open and 2 themed. You may enter all sections if you wish. See below for more details.

Please note:

  • Your images must be entered via online system ( by midnight on Thursday January 24th.  Projected images must be registered and uploaded, while print entries need to have their titles entered.  There is also an option on the online entry form to enter on behalf of someone else (or have someone else register your entries if you aren’t comfortable using computers).
  • Prints which do not qualify for finals may not be collected until released at the end of the competition by SACC committee.
  • It is your responsibility to read and understand the rules prior to entering. If you have any queries, please contact us via the contact page!
Where Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny (directions)
When Sunday, January 27th 2013
Entry Fee One section: €10
Two sections: €15
Three sections: €20
Four sections: €25
Sections Open sections:

  • Colour Print
  • Projected Image

Themed sections:

  • Colour Print – Peatland Ireland
  • Projected Image – Birds Feeding

In addition, the SACC will be awarding certificates for

Best Flora
Best Fungi
Best Arthropod (insects, arachnids and other creepy crawlies!)

(Best flora, fungi & arthropod are SACC awards and not applicable for national finals)

Intermediate/Advanced Please note that the SACC will be providing awards for both intermediate and advanced workers in both the open sections.  All other sections & awards do not distinguish levels. This is at SACC level only.  At national finals, all images are judged together.
How many images You may enter up to three images in each of the open sections and up to two images in each of the themed sections.
How do I enter               Entry must be completed via
Nature photography definition Nature photography definition
Who are the judges Mark Sedgwick FIPF EFIAP – Celbridge Camera Club
Des Connors FIPF – Mid-Louth Camera Club
Awards Medals will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in open sections for both intermediate and advanced.
A gold medal will be awarded to first place in themed sections (providing that there are at least 10 photographers entered, otherwise a certificate will be awarded).
Certificates will be awarded for best flora, fungi and arthropod.
Certificates for honourable mentions will also be awarded.
Rules Full rules for this competition available on IPF website:
Further info Please refer to this article for further information on how to enter:
Closing date Midnight on Thursday January 24th

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