SACC PPI – Entry System Update

SACC PPI Entry System Update:

The issue below has been resolved.


Previous note:

A small number of users have reported an issue when trying to enter the PPI Competition. Specifically, when clicking the ‘Enter the PPI’ button on the competition website (, nothing happens.

We’re working on resolving this at the moment, but in the mean time, the following workaround allows entry. Instead of left-clicking ‘Enter the PPI’, please right-click and select ‘Open Link in New Window’. Go to this new window and the ‘Enter the PPI’ button should now be active.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Any users continuing to experience problems, please send us a private message on our facebook page or use the contact page on our website to get in touch.

Schedule for SACC Regional Qualifier of IPF PPI Competition 2013


8.30am-10am Handover of print entries.
Prints for PPI must have been pre-registered via online system.
Prints that have not been pre-registered will not be accepted.
11am Judging starts with projected images and will continue until all projected images are judged (both open and themed sections).
Lunch break will follow.
After lunch The sequence of events for afternoon will be:

Monochrome prints (open & themed)

Short break

Colour prints (open & themed)

Short break

Awards ceremony

Images that do not qualify for national finals can be collected AFTER awards ceremony.

AGM will follow awards ceremony.

SACC Regional Qualifier for IPF Print & Projected 2013 – FAQ’s!

Canon_WEB_logoWe’ve compiled the following list of questions to guide you through the entry process for the 2013 SACC Regional Round of IPF Print & Projected Image Competition.  If you don’t find an answer to your query here or in the competition rules, please get in touch with us via the contact page.

Where can I find details about the competition and the sections available to enter?

The rules are available on this link on IPF Website and information about how to enter the SACC qualifying round is located here.   The schedule for the day is available here.

How do I enter?

Entry & payment this year is via online system which can be accessed via this link

When is the closing date?

Midnight, November 1st.

Do I need a Paypal account to enter?

No. You can use Paypal as a guest user without creating an account.

What type of cards can I use with Paypal?

PayPal accepts the following cards:

  • Visa / Delta / Electron
  • MasterCard / Eurocard
  • PayPal Top Up Card
  • Maestro
  • American Express

Debit cards (also known as bank cards) are accepted if they have a Visa or MasterCard logo.

What do I need to do if I’m entering projected images?

As well as registering your details and paying the entry fee, you need to upload the images as part of the entry process and provide titles for the images in the boxes provided. Jpgs only, sized to 2400 pixels maximum on longest edge.  If you are entering projected images only and no prints, once you have finished this process and paid online, you are all set.

I’m only entering prints in the competition. Do I still need to enter online?

Yes. For print entries, you need to register  your details along with the titles for the images and pay the entry fee. You do not need to upload a copy of the file. You need to bring the prints on the morning of the competition to receive their competition ID. Your prints must be clearly labelled on the back with your name, image title, competition category, camera club and the unique entry ID you will receive when you complete online entry. No minimum print size, however all prints must be mounted in a 20″x16″ mount. Your entry ID will look something like this “bfbrabaqybr-DPO-0000002508”. Please ensure this number is on the back of your print and bring along a copy of your entry form printed from website.

I’m not comfortable using computers or I don’t have internet access, can I get a friend/colleague to enter for me?

Yes. On the online entry form, there is an option to facilitate this.  Your friend/colleague must tick the box that says “Click here if you are entering photographs for another photographer” and fill out the details required.

I don’t have a card that Paypal accepts/don’t have access to a computer. How do I enter?

For those photographers without access to a credit/debit card, please contact the SACC committee via the contact page on this website. For those photographers unfamiliar with using a computer, or without internet access, please have a club representative contact the SACC committee on your behalf to obtain a contact number to speak with one of SACC committee.

You will need to provide the following – please be ready with this information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact number
  • Titles for all images
  • Which sections you wish to enter
  • In the case of projected entries, you will need to email your entries

Registration will be then be performed on your behalf. You will need to pay entry fee on the day. As there is extra administrative time for this, please arrive early.

Please note that we are only accepting this form of entry on an individual basis.  We are not accepting “our club has lots of members who don’t have internet/don’t have credit cards – can you register them”. It’s up to each individual to register using the online system, or else contact us directly as outlined above.

I want to turn up and enter on the day of the competition. Can I do this?

No. All entries must be pre-registered by competition closing date.

When do I get my prints back?

If your prints meet the score required to qualify for IPF National Finals in February 2014, they will be forward by the SACC to the IPF PPI co-ordinator. At finals, high scoring prints may be retained for a further period by IPF for use on nationals panels.

If your prints do not meet the qualifying score, they will be returned to a club representative at the end of the SACC competition along with any other prints that did not reach qualifying score.  Please do not approach any member of the team to request individual prints on the day. We ask that you appreciate we have hundreds of prints to deal with and the best approach is to have one person from every club pick up the bundle of prints from that club!  Thank you 🙂

SACC Regional Qualifier for IPF Print & Projected Image 2013/2014

Canon_WEB_logoThe SACC Print & Projected Image Competition 2013 will be held on Sunday, November 3rd @ Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co.Tipperary.  Full schedule for the day will be released closer to the event. This competition is the regional qualifying round of the IPF National Print & Projected Image Competition and is held in association with Canon.

There are 6 sections available to enter; 3 open and 3 themed. You may enter all sections if you wish. When entering, you must enter at least one open section. See below for more details.

Please note:

  • Your images must be entered via online system (click here to enter) by midnight on Friday November 1st.  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 Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co.Tipperary
When Sunday, November 3rd 2013. Click here for full schedule.
Entry Fee One section: €10
Two sections: €15
Three sections: €20
Four or more sections: €25
Sections Open sections:

  • Colour Print
  • Monochrome Print
  • Digital Projected Image

Themed sections:

  • Colour Print – Still Life
  • Monochrome Print – Irish Environmental Portraiture
  • Digital Projected Image – Landscape
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 online entry system.
There’s also a list of FAQ’s on our website about the entry process.
What are the rules PPI 2013-14 rules
Who are the judges Denis Whelehan AIPF EFIAP APSA – Dundalk Photographic Society
Judy Boyle FIPF FRPS – Drogheda Photographic Club
Gabriel O’Shaughnessy FIPF MFIAP FRPS EFIAP/b – Dundalk Photographic Society
Closing date Midnight on Friday November 1st, 2013

SACC Regional Round of IPF Print & Projected Image Competition 2013/2014

The SACC Regional Round of IPF Print & Projected Image Competition 2013/2014 takes place on Sunday November 3rd at Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co.Tipperary (just off exit 7 on M8).

Entry this year will once again be via online entry system only with closing date for entries by midnight November 1st. We are putting final touches in place and expect to launch very shortly.  Please keep an eye on this website for updates!

In the mean time, please familiarise yourself the updated rules for 2013/2014 competition which are available via this link on IPF website. Rules include technical specs for projected images, themes, fees etc., so so this will help you to get your entries prepared.

Further details to follow shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Celtic Challenge 2013 – Thank you!

Celtic-Challenge-Final-Logo-High-ResCongratulations to Scotland on winning this years Celtic Challenge competition and commiserations to Ireland who claimed the runner-up spot.  You can find the full results and winning images over on the IPF website.

Congratulations, thanks and appreciation must go to the SACC Committee for organising a super event. The organising committee members were Bill Power, John Doheny, John Hogan & Neily Curtin from Mallow Camera Club and Niamh Whitty from Cork Camera Group.

Our thanks also to the following (in absolutely no particular order at all!):

  • Peter Clark for judging and also for providing a talk on his photography
  • The representatives who travelled from the federations competing
  • John Grimes & Limerick & District Photographic Society for panel boards
  • EPA, Carbery Group & IPF for sponsoring content for our ‘goodie bags’!
  • Gordon Kinsella from Cobh Camera Club for his assistance with Spike Island trip
  • Alan Doheny from for the gorgeous logo he produced
  • Clarion Hotel (in particular Adriana) who provided top class facilities and catered to our every need
  • Cork Crystal for the beautiful trophies
  • Ian McDonagh, Cork County Arts Officer, for his assistance and enthuasism with exhibition
  • Michael O’Sullivan for a fabulous midnight presentation of his photography!
  • Martin Power and his musicians who delighted with their music
  • Coleman Culhane, Viv Buckley, Ger Buckley, Pat Heavin, Pat Sheehan, Cian O’Mahony and Jason Town who provided invaluable assistance over the course of the weekend
  • Pat Sheehan who guided our visitors on a walking tour of Cork City
  • The IPF for their support throughout
  • Gougane Barra Hotel for their warmth, hospitality and amazing lunch
  • Blue Pool Ferries for amazing service that included finding us a pair of sea eagles!
  • Cork County Council for providing a super space for holding the Celtic Challenge Exhibition
  • Cork County Mayor Noel O’Connor for opening the Celtic Challenge Exhibition
  • Cllr John Kelleher who attended our gala dinner on behalf of City Mayor Catherine Clancy
  • Ray, our very accommodating bus driver
  • Everyone who attended!

If we’ve forgotten anyone, please accept our apologies and drop us a note to let us know and we’d be happy to update this article!

Take a look at what we got up to over the course of the weekend in our Celtic Challenge Gallery.