SACC Interclub 2014 Competition – Report


Before we get to the results, we would first like to acknowledge the following people for their support and assistance in making this event possible (in no particular order!);

  • The organising committee at the SACC – Bill Power, John Doheny, John Hogan, Neily Curtin & Niamh Whitty
  • The team from Kilkenny Photographic Society for the manpower transporting panel boards upstairs & downstairs and assembling
  • All the clubs who competed and attended
  • Judges Lorraine Gilligan, Mark Sedgwick & Paul Stanley for their hard work throughout the day
  • Guest Speaker Seamus Costelloe for a super presentation
  • Jason Town for assistance with scoring
  • Cian O’Mahony for presentation photos
  • John Grimes and Limerick & District Photographic Society for the use of their panel boards
  • All involved in donating prizes to raffle (to be published separately)

A very sincere thank you.


Moving on, we are delighted to announce that the overall winners were Cork Camera Group who also won the overall title last year.  Our congratulations to all involved at Cork Camera Group – their achievement this year was all the more remarkable as they not only won the overall title, but they also swept the boards by winning each club panel section (Colour Print, Monochrome Print and Projected Image).

Second place overall went to Wexford Camera Club. Wexford were placed second in Monochrome Print & third in Projected Image.

Congratulations also to Kilkenny Photographic Society on taking third place overall. They were also awarded with third place in Colour Print and  third in Monochrome Print.

Other successful clubs were Mallow Camera Club who finished second in Colour Print and Blarney Photography Club who took second place in Projected Image category.

In individual awards, Best Overall Image and Best Projected Image were won by Ron Bending from Deise Camera Club.  Best Colour Print was won by Michael O’Sullivan from Cork Camera Group and Best Monochrome Print stayed in Kilkenny Photographic Society this year with Seamus Costelloe winning that category.

Winning panels and individual winners are shown below. Further images from presentation ceremony available in this gallery.

For full results, please go to our results page.

SACC Interclub 2014 – Schedule & Guest Speaker

We’re delighted to welcome Seamus Costelloe FIPF SWPP/BPPA as our special guest speaker at this year’s SACC Interclub Competition and hope that you will all take the opportunity to attend what is sure to be a great presentation! This talk is titled ‘My Passion for Photography’ and will include prints and a practical demo on using natural light along with a talk about his work. Members from all clubs are invited to attend, regardless if they are taking part in the competition.

Cover charge €2 – see flyer for more details.

Once again we extend our thanks to the members of Kilkenny Photographic Society who are helping to host the event and to Limerick & District Photographic Society for the use of their panel boards.

The judges are Lorraine Gilligan FIPF,  Mark Sedgwick FIPF EFIAP & Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP.

Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all clubs 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!

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SACC Interclub Competition 2014


The annual and highly contested SACC Interclub Competition for 2014 takes place on March 23rd in the Skyline Suite at Hotel Kilkenny. We’ll be announcing further details & full schedule shortly including a special guest speaker.  Right now though, if your club is going to enter, then they need to read this post and get their entry fee in on time to guarantee their space.

What does your club need to do to enter?

• Pay the entry fee by Friday 14th March 2014

You may pay online via paypal button below (preferred), or by cheque to SACC Treasurer John Hogan (John Hogan, Kilpatrick, Ballyclough, Mallow, Co.Cork). If you cannot pay by Friday 14th March, you MUST contact us via contact page to confirm that your club will be entering. Fees remain unchanged; €20 for one panel, €30 for two panels & €40 for all three.

Please select the number of panels your club is entering:
Club Name (*required):

• Complete the entry form and send it to by Friday 21st March 2014

The entry form for 2014 can be downloaded via this link. You must mail completed form to by Friday 21st March 2014

• Study the rules and get your panels organised

Please read Interclub Rules 2014 (no change since last year) and work with your club to assemble your panels!

• Pack double-sided sticky velcro

Lots of it! You’ll need double-sided sticky velcro to attach your prints to the panel boards.

• Watch out for mount size

Maximum mount size is 20 x 16 inches. The dimensions of the panel boards are 8 x 4 feet (96 x 48 inches). Please note that if you are using the maximum size mount, and all mounts on any row are landscape oriented, they are not going to fit on the panel boards. You need to either adjust the layout of your panel, or use slightly smaller mounts.

• Hang panels

Panels must be hung between 9am-10.30am on Sunday 23rd March in Skyline Suite at Hotel Kilkenny. Full schedule coming shortly.

• What to bring on competition day?

• For Print Panels:

• Prints & velcro. Measuring tapes, levels, laser pointers etc optional!
• Printed thumbnail view of each overall print panel layout – A4 print ideal on any kind of paper
• Jpg of thumbnail view of each overall panel layout on disc or memory stick
• Jpegs of each image on each print panel (sized to 1024 pixels on longest edge) on disc or memory stick

• For Projected Panels:

• Jpg of thumbnail view of projected panel layout (x2, one with name of club included, the other without) on disc or memory stick
• Digital jpgs of each image on projected panel (sized to 2400 pixels on longest edge) on disc or memory stick, numbered 1-10

Schedule for PPI & Creative Digital competitions – Sunday November 18th

8am-10am Handover of prints.
Prints for Creative Digital competition must have been pre-registered with Paul Maher
Prints for PPI must have been pre-registered via online system
Prints that have not been pre-registered will not be accepted
10am-11am Judges preview
11am Judging begins starting with colour prints and will continue until all colour prints are judged (both open and themed section).
Lunch break will follow
After lunch The sequence of events for afternoon will be:Projected images (open & themed)
Monochrome prints (open & themed)
Creative Digital competition
Tea break
Awards ceremonyImages that qualify for national finals will be forwarded to IPF
Images that do not qualify for national finals can be collected AFTER awards ceremony only. Please do not attempt to collect them beforehand.

Canon sponsors top prize at regional rounds of IPF Print & Projected Image Competition 2012

Canon have announced sponsorship of this years IPF Print & Projected Image Competition 2012 with a whole host of Canon goodies to be won at the National Finals in February!

For the regional rounds (including upcoming SACC regional round this Sunday, November 18th), they have also sponsored a Canon PIXMA MG6250 high performance printer for best overall image.

You are reminded that entry this year to this competition is via online system and with the deadline rapidly approaching (midnight November 15th), maybe now is a good time for you to take 5 minutes and enter.  You can find out more about this competition here, and more about the online entry process here.

Print & Projected Competition 2012 – How do I enter?

This year is the first time that entry to the SACC regional round of the IPF Print & Projected Image competition is via an online system. Since this is a new method of entering and we’ve received a few queries about the process, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions below.  If you still have a query after reading through these, please get in touch with us via contact page on this website.

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

Competition details available here:

How do I enter?

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

When is the closing date?

Midnight, November 15th.

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:

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 by 9am.

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.

SACC Print & Projected Image Competition 2012

The SACC Print & Projected Image Competition 2012 will be held on Sunday, November 18th @ Kilcoran Lodge Hotel, Cahir, Co.Tipperary.  Full schedule for the day will be released before event. This competition is the regional qualifying round of the IPF National Print & Projected Image Competition.

There are 6 sections available to enter; 3 open and 3 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 November 15th.  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 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 Kilcoran Lodge Hotel, Cahir, Co.Tipperary (
When Sunday, November 18th 2012
Entry Fee One section: €10
Two sections: €15
Three sections: €20
Four or more sections: €25
Sections Open sections:

  • Colour Print
  • Monochrome Print
  • Projected Image

Themed sections:

  • Colour Print – People Creatively
  • Monochrome Print – Irish Environmental Portraiture
  • Projected Image – People
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
What are the rules PPI 2012-13 rules
Who are the judges Bob Morrison FIPF ARPS – Mullingar Camera Club
Cliff Hutchinson AIPF EFIAP – Celbridge Camera Club
Paul Stanley AIPF EFIAP – Dublin Camera Club
Closing date Midnight on Thursday November 15th

SACC Creative Digital Competition 2012

The SACC Creative Digital Competition 2012 will be held on Sunday November 18th at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel.  This competition will be run in conjunction with SACC Print & Projected images competition on the day, but is a separate competition.

Creative digital photography in the context of this competition is ‘anything goes’ imagery. More info available via links below!

It should also be noted that this competition is open to members of all IPF clubs, not just those in SACC region.

Where Kilcoran Lodge Hotel, Cahir, Co.Tipperary (
When Sunday, November 18th 2012
Entry Fee €5 – pay on the day of competition
Sections Colour prints only – creative digital theme
How many images Maximum of three images per person
How do I enter               Creative Digital Rules & Entry Form needs to be filled out and returned to SACC Secretary Paul Maher ( Prints should be brought to venue and entry fee paid on day of competition.
What are the rules Creative Digital Rules & Entry Form
Closing date Thursday November 15th