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. Scroll down to see what themes we have in store for 2013/2014 season! Tutorials nights will 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.

Click to go to competition inbox where you can log in and upload your entry!

The competition themes for 2016/17 season are listed below and will run in the order listed. Check calendar for exact dates.

  • Open Theme

Any image of your choosing.

  • Animals

Domestic cats/dogs not allowed…..but anything else goes! Not keeping strictly to the IFP guidelines re animal / wildlife photography, these can be images of domestic or captive animals. There are plenty of places to find subjects to photograph, from your own gardens… local fields and hedgerows, Fota Wildlife Park….and Conveniently enough, we have an upcoming club outing to Animal Magic Wildlife rehabilitation and education centre.

  • Open Theme

Any image of your choosing.

  • Food

No great lighting setup’s required, no fancy gear, a window and some some decent looking grub and your away, no excuses not to enter no matter what grade you are !! We are hoping to have a professional commercial and food photographer give a talk a few weeks before this competition.

  • Open Theme

Any image of your choosing.

  • Bad Weather

We all know that Ireland, for the most part has fantastic weather, but occasionally we might get a day that might not be great weather wise. Now…….are we suggesting you go get blown off a pier and swept out to see while trying to photograph a hurricane.. NO.. definitely not !! But weather is something that can interpreted and represented in photographs in a myriad of ways. So hopefully this theme will let you stretch your imagination a bit and may test your technical abilities.

  • Open Theme

Any image of your choosing

  • Window Light

We have gone with a broad theme here that should allow plenty of leeway. Again, you are not limited by equipment. A window and a camera ( maybe a tripod ), and your good to go.