CCG Photographer of the Year 2021 - Deadline: May 25th

POTY 2021 !

Photographer of the Year

Dear Member,

This Year’s Photographer of the Year Competition will be held on Tuesday May 25th.

We have decided that this years will be a Digital Competition (All previous POTY Competitions were Print only competitions).  The logistics of running a print comp with the current uncertainty surrounding restrictions, would be too difficult and time consuming.

So with this in mind, we will proceed as follows……

Each Member is invited to enter 6 Digital Images (colour or mono).

The images need to be resized to 2000px on the shortest side.

Each Image should be Labelled with your CCG ID Number along with A,B,C,D,E and F.

Example   CCG22A or CCG01E etc

NO OTHER IDENTIFYING MARKS ON YOUR IMAGES (Authors identity should be hidden from Judges)

Premier CCG Competition

enter any image you wish


There are prizes for: 1st and 2nd in each grade Best overall Mono Image Best overall Colour image


POTY is an Open competition, so you can enter any image you wish.
Images which qualify for this year’s POTY must meet the following criteria….. Images must have been taken on or after May 31st 2019. ** Images cannot have been entered into POTY before. Images used in other competitions, eg Monthly league, other club competitions can be entered.
**You may note that the May 31 image deadline is allowing a 2 year timeframe for images, instead of the usual 12 months. We took the decision to give a longer timeframe which members may choose images from because we have now been under restrictions of some sort for over a year. The hope is this will return to the normal timeframe for next year.
If in the event of a dispute about when the image was taken, it is entirely up to the photographer to prove the image in question was taken within the given timeframe. RAW Files may be requested.
Since last year’s POTY, we have introduced a rule in an effort to allow for “Creative Images” to be included. Creative images can often consist of multiple elements from several images combined to make one “Creative” image. The rules as they stood didn’t take this type of imagery into account. To help with this we have decided to adopt the PSA Definition for “Creative Photography”.

The Last Day for entries is Sunday 16th May

Enter your PHOTOS now!

The Judges are: Joe Doyle, AIPF, ARPS,Malahide CC Seamus Costello, FIPF, Kilkenny CC The Last Date for entries is 10pm on Sunday 16th May (don’t leave it till the last minute!) Only images received on or before that date will be entered.