Club Competitions


Image of the Year (IOTY)

This is a league competition which has six rounds, four of which have specific topics to be photographed while the remaining two rounds are open, i.e. they may depict any subject matter chosen by the entrant.    For the purpose of competitions members are categorised into two proficiency grades;  novice and advanced.   The winning image will be chosen by the club members, by vote, at a club meeting during the month of april.

Chairperson’s Competition. 

Details of this competition will be announced at a club meeting early in the year. This is usually a themed competition and all images must have been taken using a mobile phone. 

Connemara Landscape Competition

Only images of Connemara will be accepted, check your maps, and must have been taken within the 18 months immediately prior to the competition closing date.   Entries must be in print format and mounted and may be in colour or black/white. Each entrant is limited to two images.

Beginners’ Open Competition

Any subject is eligible but must display the elements of good composition and reflect the interpretation of the photographer.  Each entrant is limited to four images with a maximum of two entries per category, colour and b&w,   Beginners are defined as persons who are new to photography, have joined the club in the current or preceding year, have not been a member of any other photographic club/society previously and have no professional photographic experience or photographic distinctions.

Audio-Visual Competition

This is a team competition with an open theme where a projected digital audio-visual presentation of 8 to 12 minutes duration is required, i.e. projected images in b/w or colour must illustrate the selected topic accompanied by a soundtrack of the spoken word and/or music /sound effects.   The opening image should show the subject title while the closing image(s) should credit the photographers, the narrator and musical artistes.

The winning presentation, if of sufficient standard, may represent the Club at the annual national audio-visual competition run by the I.P.F.