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Cork Camera Group are delighted to announce details of the second edition of The Rebel Cup, an interclub photography competition and exhibition for all camera clubs and societies located within County Cork.

CCClogo56_0The competition event is being held on Saturday April 22nd at Cork County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork City with the support of Cork County Council. The exhibition (which will run until Friday May 5th in the foyer of County Hall) will be officially opened on competition day by our County Mayor, Councillor Seamus McGrath, following the awards ceremony where the winners of the second Rebel Cup will be announced! The goal of this event is to bring together photographers in a social event and to celebrate some of the best photography and photographers throughout Cork City and County.

We are also very pleased to announce Barker Photographic as sponsors of the competition. Paddy Barker and his team are well known to the photography community in Cork for their high quality and friendly service. Barker Photographic Ltd. Is a Cork based Importer and Retailer of Quality Photographic products and Camera Accessories – virtually everything for the Professional and keen Photographer. They have built their business over two decades by providing great products, coupled with good stocks at keen prices and friendly efficient customer service.

As a final treat on competition day, we have one of the very best wildlife and nature photographers in the country, George Karbus, as our special guest speaker.  In the wild excitement of the Atlantic coastline, George captures moments of calm and serenity, the fragmented colours of dawn breaking, viewed from the sea and gazing onto the land. He is out there, waiting, watching and photographing while most of us are curled up sleeping on cold winter mornings. Imagine giant gliding whales in crystal clear Atlantic depths or world class surfers barrelling inches overhead as George holds his breath for impossible lengths of time dangerously close to the breaking waters.

In 2009 George was awarded the Nature’s Best Photography Award, one of the most prestigious and world-recognised photography accolades. In recent years he has also won Outdoor Photographer of the Year and his talents have gained him national and international recognition. Not to be missed.


Mark Sedgwick, Celbridge Camera Club
Paul Stanley, Dublin Camera Club

Entry Fee:

The entry fee for each competing club is €50 – this covers both the competition and subsequent exhibition. The entry fee is necessary to cover costs (including cost of judges and security personal on the competition day).

How to Enter:

Details shall be sent out globally to each club on email.

Schedule on Competition Day:

10am-11am: Each club must hang its images on the boards provided
11am-1pm: Guest speaker: George Karbus
11am-1pm: Judging (private)
1pm-2pm: Break for lunch
2pm-3pm: Judges’ to provide commentary and feedback on some the images entered
3pm: Awards ceremony and official opening of the exhibition by the County Mayor Cllr Seamus McGrath

Important Points:

– Each club needs to submit 10 mounted prints, each by a different photographer
– Any mixture of colour and/or monochrome prints is admissible
– Subject matter is open
– Participation in the exhibition is part of this competition
– Club logo and club details need to be submitted along with entry (see rules for more info)


The committee would like to thank Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer Cork County Council and his office, for their help and assistance in getting the use of the County Hall for this competition and exhibition.


View Rebel Cup Competition 2017 – Rules

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