Each November one of the most anticipated and competitive events on the SACC calendar is the southern round of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition. This year was no exception with members from clubs all over the region submitting images to the event. This year again saw an increase over the number of images for last years competition. As always a high standard made the judges decision a difficult one for the individual events and in selecting the overall winner for The SACC Photographer of the Year which is also the Regional Qualifying Round of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition 2016 / 2017.
Congratulations goes to Paul Reidy from Blarney Photography Club who was the overall winner and recipient of the Seamus Scullane Memorial Trophy at this year’s competition.
The SACC regional rounds and the IPF PotY competition are sponsored by Bermingham Cameras this year. As part of this sponsorship Bermingham’s provided a gift voucher for the overall winner.
Please note that we are unable to show you the winning images as these have gone forward to IPF Photographer of the Year (PotY) national final which will take place in February 2017.
The SACC PotY Competition was held at the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co.Tipperary on Sunday Nov 20th and had a large attendance.
We wish all those who qualified from the SACC region the very best of luck in the IPF finals. In his closing remark, the SACC Chairman, Richard Dwyer, thanked all involved in helping out on the day and particularly the judges: Joe Doyle AIPF, AFIAP; Michelle La Grue, AIPF and Denis Whelehan AIPF, EFIAP, who did a great job staying focused while reviewing the hundreds of images. He also thank the members of the SACC Committee and all those who entered the competition and those who travelled to the event for their valued support.
Regional and national events such as this bring together SACC and IPF members who share our common interest in photography. Participation in these events is a demonstration of that shared interest, and also their willingness to support each other, and the associations that represent them, by showcasing their best images.
Individual report cards will be sent by the end of this week. Results are below.
|1st||Paul Reidy||Blarney Photography Club||THE OLD MASTERPIECE||27|
|Colour Print - Open - Advanced|
|1st||PAUL REIDY||Blarney Photography Club||THE OLD MASTERPIECE||27|
|2nd||PAUL REIDY||Blarney Photography Club||AUTUMN QUEEN||27|
|3rd||Bill Power||Cork Camera Group||Eternal Lines||27|
|HM||PAUL REIDY||Blarney Photography Club||NELLIE RED||27|
|HM||Seamus Costelloe||Kilkenny Photo Society||Ulron 1||27|
|Colour Print - Open - Intermediate|
|1st||Tony Coakley||Mallow Camera Club||Whose Out There||27|
|2nd||Christopher Bourke||Mallow Camera Club||Orange Tip Butterfly on Charlock||27|
|3rd||Seamus Mulcahy||Blarney Photography Club||Who is looking at me||25|
|HM||Thomas Healy||Blackwater Photographic Society||Winter Robin||24|
|HM||henry o brien||Blarney Photography Club||milk way||24|
|Monochrome Print - Open - Advanced|
|1st||Morgan O'Neill||Cork Camera Group||Bird watcher||27|
|2nd||Bill Power||Cork Camera Group||Shadows of a Past||27|
|3rd||Vladimir Morozov||Wexford Camera Club||Distant relations||27|
|HM||Bill Power||Cork Camera Group||The Meaning of a Sigh||27|
|HM||PAUL REIDY||Blarney Photography Club||FEATHERED BEAUTY||27|
|Monochrome Print - Open - Intermediate|
|1st||henry o brien||Blarney Photography Club||high rise||25|
|2nd||Donna Foran||Wexford Camera Club||Beginnings||25|
|3rd||henry o brien||Blarney Photography Club||nice gi||25|
|HM||Vincent Higgins||Mallow Camera Club||Mighty Roar.||24|
|HM||Andrew Magan||Kilkenny Photo Society||The Chief||24|
|Projected Image - Open -Advanced|
|1st||Morgan O'Neill||Cork Camera Group||Falling apple||27|
|2nd||Kieran O Mahony||Blackwater Photographic Society||The hunter||27|
|3rd||Morgan O'Neill||Cork Camera Group||The Wait||26|
|HM||Bill Power||Cork Camera Group||Dark Blue||26|
|HM||Kieran O Mahony||Blackwater Photographic Society||Wet feet||26|
|Projected Image - Open - Intermediate|
|1st||Kristin Gray||Wexford Camera Club||Fairy Pools of Skye||26|
|2nd||BREDA OMULLANE||Mallow Camera Club||An Spideog||26|
|3rd||Kieran Russell||Deise Camera Club||Ballydwane Stream||26|
|HM||Seamus Mulcahy||Blarney Photography Club||Bird on a log||26|
|HM||BREDA OMULLANE||Mallow Camera Club||Hitchhiking||25|
|Colour Print - Theme - Advanced|
|1st||Bill Power||Cork Camera Group||Not my Destiny||27|
|HM||PAUL REIDY||Blarney Photography Club||READING IN THE RAIN||27|
|Colour Print - Theme - Intermediate|
|1st||Kevin Barrett||Blarney Photography Club||Luna Rossa||25|
|HM||henry o brien||Blarney Photography Club||fire lady||23|
|Monochrome Print - Theme - Advanced|
|1st||Seamus Costelloe||Kilkenny Photo Society||Man at Ofice||27|
|HM||John Cuddihy||Kilkenny Photo Society||Stanleys Tailor||27|
|Monochrome Print - Theme - Intermediate|
|1st||Seamus Mulcahy||Blarney Photography Club||Bird Man||27|
|HM||Kristin Gray||Wexford Camera Club||Great Unknown||24|
|Projected Image - Theme - Advanced|
|1st||Bill Power||Cork Camera Group||Quaint Dignity||26|
|HM||Stephen Conway||Wexford Camera Club||Our Man Jackie||26|
|Projected Image - Theme - Intermediate|
|1st||henry o brien||Blarney Photography Club||frank||26|
|HM||Seamus Mulcahy||Blarney Photography Club||Girl with a wisp of haie||24|