SACC PPI Regional Qualifier now Open!

The SACC regional qualifying round of the IPF National Print & Projected Image Competition 2014/2015 in association with Canon is now open for entries. This takes place @Horse & Jockey Hotel on Sunday November 30th 2014.


Please note:

  • There is a new online entry system this year. PLEASE pay attention and enter all details correctly!
  • Registration MUST be completed online. We will not accept unregistered entries on the day of competition.
  • Payment must be made on the day of competition, or by prior arrangement with us using Paypal if you cannot be present on competition day.
  • The closing date for entry is midday on Saturday 29th November.
  • Projected images should be sized to 2400 pixels on longest edge, jpg quality 10.
  • Prints MUST be mounted in 20″x16″ mounts.
  • Prints must be labelled on the reverse with:
    • Name
    • Club
    • Level (level as defined by the rules – not by what you think your level is!)
    • Image title

IPF Logos 14 Colour copySections:

  • Colour Print – Open
  • Colour Print – Theme – Still Life
  • Monochrome Print – Open
  • Monochrome Print – Seascape
  • Projected Image – Open
  • Projected Image – Theme – Landscape


  • One section: €10
  • Two sections: €15
  • Three sections: €20
  • Four or more sections: €25
  • Payment must be made on morning of competition, or by prior arrangement if you cannot travel on competition day

Our judges are:

  • Canon_WEB_logoCiara Drennan AIPF, Portlaoise Camera Club
  • Gerry Kerr AIPF AFIAP, Celbridge Camera Club
  • Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP, Dublin Camera Club


9.00am-10.00am 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.
10.45am Judging starts at 10.45am and will continue in the sequence outlined below.

There will be a lunch break at approximately 1pm.

Colour Prints (open & themed)

Monochrome prints (open & themed)

Projected Images (open & themed)

Awards ceremony

Images that do not qualify for national finals can be collected AFTER awards ceremony.
Qualifying prints will be retained and forwarded to IPF for National Finals.

Shannon Camera Club honours the late Larry Stewart

DSCN1030 copyShannon Camera Club honours the memory of the late Larry Stewart with a new trophy for the SACC in his name which was presented to the SACC, on behalf of the club, by Sheamus O’Donoghue at the recent SACC Creative Photography Competition. The piece below, written beautifully by Sheamus gives us a glimpse into the personality of this wonderful man. We’re also grateful to include some of his images in this piece.

Larry Stewart, L.I.P.F a member of Shannon Camera Club, passed away on 31st of December 2013. Larry joined the club about thirty five years ago and I think it is true to say that in all that time he never missed a Monday night at the club right up to two weeks before he died. He was a dedicated and distinguished member of the club. I say distinguished because he was one of a small group that had succeeded in gaining a distinction from The Irish Photographic Federation. He was treasurer of the club for many years and whenever anything needed to be done Larry was always there to help. He was the one that cut and mounted all the prints for competitions and exhibitions – all done with a smile. In his work for the Club Larry travelled all over the country helping to put up panels for competitions. He was a regular at meetings of the Southern Association of Camera Clubs and the IPF and some years ago he served as Treasurer of the SACC for two years.

Larry was also interested in Audio Visual work in the club and for a number of years he was a regular at the National Audio Visual championships. He will be remembered for his Audio Visual on the Burren done in his own unique style. His last AV was made in 2012 when, in spite of the illness that was beginning to affect him, he went all out to make a sequence on the life of his fellow Dubliner, the great Harry Clarke, one of the most renowned stained glass artists of all time.

Larry was a gentleman and more than that he was a gentle kind man.
He was a great friend to all of us that were privileged to know him.