SACC Interclub Competition 2016 – Report

The SACC Interclubs Competition, which was held last weekend, was another very successful event for the organisation. It was held in the Lifetime Labs complex in Cork and had 13 clubs taking part and a record number of attendees for the judges’ comments in the afternoon which resulted in standing room only for a few of the attendees!  Thanks to our judges for the day, Helen Hanafin, AIPF, EFIAP, Paul Stanley FIAP EFIAP EsFIAP, and Bob Morrison FIPF ARPS. They did an excellent job and their insightful comments on the various panels were very well received. Many  SACC members attending were busy taking notes or making videos with their phones while the judges were commenting on their club’s panels.

Thanks to Cork Camera Group for hosting the event and the many club members who helped make the day run so smoothly. An unforeseen logistical hitch on the day meant that the panel boards and stands had to be carried about 100 meters into, and from, the event hall, so special thanks to all those who put in the effort to do that. Additionally a big thank you is also due to Niamh Whitty and Jason Town from Cork Camera Group for their expert assistance on the day. Thanks also to the excellent service staff at Lifetime Labs for their contribution during the day.

A couple of additional notable events were also held during the day, namely, a presentation by Charlie Lee of his nature photography and the SACC AGM. Charlie’s presentation was very well attended and his slideshow, prints and instructional commentary were thoroughly enjoyed by all. There was also a larger than usual attendance at the AGM and the plans for the coming year were discussed. There was also an interesting discussion on of some suggested changes pertaining to the SACC competition events with excellent audience participation. Discussion documents relating to these will be circulated by the committee to member clubs during the coming months and feedback and additional suggestion from the clubs are encouraged.

Congratulations go to Cork Camera Group who were the overall club winners, successfully chalking up four in a row. Blarney Photography Club took second place overall and Wexford Camera Club won third place.  The winning positions in the inter-club events are as follows:

Interclub Event – Overall Winners

  • 1st Place: Cork Camera Group
  • 2nd Place: Blarney Photography Club
  • 3rd Place: Wexford Camera Club

Interclub Event – Colour Panel

  • 1st Place: Cork Camera Group
  • 2nd Place: Wexford Camera Club
  • 3rd Place: Blarney Photography Club

Interclub Event – Monochrome Panel

  • 1st Place: Blarney Photography Club
  • 2nd Place: Kilkenny Photographic Society
  • 3rd Place: Cork Camera group

Interclub Event – Projected Panel

  • 1st Place: Blarney Photography Club
  • 2nd Place: Cork camera Group
  • 3rd Place: Kilkenny Photographic Society

Congratulations to all clubs and a special thanks to the club selection teams involved; they contribute hugely to making this such a great competition.

The individual award winners are as follows – and again, our congratulations!

  • Winning individual colour print: Bill Power, Cork Camera Group for his image “L’esprit du Fauconnier”
  • Winning individual monochrome print: Paul Reidy, Blarney Photography Club for his image “Pushing Time”
  • Winning individual projected image: Bill Power, Cork Camera Group for his image “A Secret Place”
  • Overall individual winner: Bill Power, Cork Camera Group for his image “A Secret Place”

All winning panels & images are shown below – click to enlarge.  These, along with presentation images from the day are now available over in SACC Interclub 2016 Gallery here on our website. For even more images from the day, take a look at some of the preparations over on our Facebook page (and be sure to ‘like’ the page while you are there!).

For full results, please go to our Results Page.

Thanks again for your participation and we look forward to an even bigger event next year!

SACC Interclub 2016 – Schedule

overall trophyWe’re looking forward to yet another exciting competition this coming Sunday (March 13th) as we wait to see the panels competing for the title of SACC Interclub Champions 2016.  The competition will be held at Lifetime Lab, Lee Road, Cork City.

The overall winning club trophy (pictured on the right) was donated by Enniscorthy Camera Club and we eagerly wait to see which club takes the overall honours. There are also trophies and certificates on offer at club level for each section and also gold medals for best image in each section individually!

Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the SACC is scheduled for 12.00. Representatives from all SACC clubs are encouraged to attend as plans for the coming year will be outlined and all are encouraged to give feedback and to get involved with your suggestions.

For some helpful advise on preparing panels, please read this article!

We extend our thanks to the members of Cork Camera Group who are helping to host the event.

The judges are listed below. Please note that no competing club or member is permitted to approach any judge with regard to any scores or decisions in relation to the competition.

  •  Helen Hanafin, AIPF, EFIAP
  •  Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP EsFIAP
  •  Bob Morrison FIPF ARPS

Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to all competing clubs and to wish them the very best of luck.

The schedule for the day is outlined below and while we will do our best to ensure we follow it as closely as possible, please bear in mind that some parts of the day are always unscripted! Please note that prints may not be removed from panel boards until the conclusion of the competition.  Each club will receive a printed copy of its scores at the end of competition – please be sure to pick up the copy for your club.

Time Event
10:00 – 11.00am Hanging of Panels
11.00am-1.00pm Judging (Private)
11:00 – 12:00pm Presentation on Nature Photography by Charlie Lee
12:00 – 12:45pm SACC Annual General Meeting
  1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch / Hall open for public viewing
  3:00 – 4:00pm Judges reviews and comments
  4:00 Awards Ceremony