Name your photos properly before upload

The images you enter have to be labelled as in this following example:

CCG01%Ballycotton Lighthouse
The “CCG01” is your assigned Comp ID Number (each competitor has a unique number).
The “%” symbol is a separating symbol – it MUST be present!
BallycottonLighthouse” is the place for your image name.

Check out some photos from 2019 – 2020 league


Click the buttons below to see the top scoring images from our Monthly League photo competition.

Be sure to enter the league monthly competitions in the 2020 – 21 season!


Sizing and other notes on image submission

There is a specific way that the images need to be sized, named and  labelled. As in previous competitions, the optimum image size for submission of images in any category is 1080px on the short side.

“There are links below to some help documents which I hope you will find useful. You will also see a link to download a Photoshop Action. The action will take all the hard work out of resizing for the monthly competition submissions.” Paul Flynn

CCG Competition Entry Guide

Resizing and Image labeling guide for CCG Monthly Competitions 2019

Resizing in Lightroom

YouTube video on resizing

Photoshop Action download (Zip file, unzip to use)

The competition themes for 2019/2020 season were as below

  • Open Theme – Any image of your choosing.
  • The Natural World – An image which depicts any creature, any living plant, any natural/biological/environmental aspect or feature, or any weather phenomenon to illustrate their view of the natural world.
  • Open Theme – Any image of your choosing.
  • Environmental Portraiture – An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings.
  • Open Theme – Any image of your choosing.
  • Emotion –  Images depicting a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
  • Open Theme – Any image of your choosing
  • Texture – Image showing the visual quality of the surface of an object; revealed through variances in shape, tone and color depth.


Over the course of the year, eight rounds of our league competition take place. Four of these rounds are themed, the other four are open.

Tutorials or information nights may be held for the themed rounds where appropriate.

Members may enter up to three images per round using any mixture of colour prints, monochrome prints or projected (digital) images subject to a limit of a maximum of two images per section.

In order for club members to have their work judged against national standards, this competition will be judged by an external judge with each image scored out of 30.

A complete guide & rules to all club competitions can be found here.

Any questions can be directed to our competition secretary who can be reached via our ‘contact‘ page.

When it is time to enter –  just click the ‘Enter‘ button at the top of this page to go to competition inbox where you can log in and upload your entry!