Category Archives: Competitions

Portrait competition

Following on from the success of the lighting workshops with Tadg, members were asked to submit a portrait, mono or colour, for this competition.

Geoff; Grade 1. Winning Portrait competition entry
Geoff; Grade 1. Winning Portrait competition entry

Although the number of entries turned out to be disappointingly small the standard showed that all had learnt from Tadg’s sessions.

Congratulations to Geoff for yet another successful entry and many thanks to Joe and Tom for standing in and judging at short notice.



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Landscape competition

First up, congratulations to the winners of our landscape competition; Patricia Costello, Grade1; Joe Dolan, Grade 3 and many thanks to Charlie Lee for judging the competition and giving such excellent feedback and encouragement.

Members were asked to submit a colour and a mono image however only one award was made at each grade level. There were a good number of entries so many thanks to all.

Patricia's winning Grade 1 image
Patricia’s winning Grade 1 image

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Open Competition

Last Wednesday’s meeting saw members enter photos into an intra-club Open Competition. Both colour & mono images were entered. There were a good number of entries and the competition was fierce.

Thanks to Nicholas and Anne for tallying the results and for Mel for leading the discussion on the images entered.

There were winning colour and mono images in each grade and then an overall winner in each grade.

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SACC Nature competition, 2016

On Sunday, January 24th Clonakilty Camera Club hosted the SACC Qualifying round of the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year, 2015/16 at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery. The event was well attended and enjoyed by all.

The Celtic Ross hotel
The Celtic Ross hotel


Many thanks to both the SACC and Clonakilty Camera Club organising committees for arranging the event, to Gerry Kerr of Cellbridge Camera Club for judging and to the Celtic Ross for providing the venue.


From the club’s perspective it was an outstanding event with Charlie Lee winning 6 awards including best image.

Congratulations Charlie!
Charlie receiving one of his numerous awards.

Charlie has proven to be an exceptional wildlife photographer and his dedication to the field is reaping just reward. Congratulations Charlie.





Dawn receiving her Honourable Mention certificate.
Dawn receiving her Honourable Mention certificate.

Dawn Creagh received an Honourable Mention for her photo of a mountain gorilla in the Colour Print – Open – Intermediate section. Congratulations Dawn.

Results of the competition can be found on the SACC website.


Members of Clonakilty Camera club gathering after the competition.
Members of Clonakilty Camera club gathering after the competition.

POTY 2015

The results are in! The winners and runners-up in the 2015 Clonakilty Camera Club Photographer of the Year competition are as follows;

Winner, Grade 3 – Dawn Creagh
Winner, Grade 2 – Patricia Costello
Winner, Grade 1 & POTY – Paddy Feen

Congratulations to all and many thanks to Paul Reidy and Rory O’Connor from Blarney Photographic Club for judging our entries.

Other entries can be seen in the gallery below.

Environmental Portrait competition

Our last meeting for the year saw Geoff end the year in glorious style as the winner of our environmental portrait competition – congratulations, Geoff.

Geoff's wining portrait of a stone mason
Winner; Environmental Portrait, Geoff Greenham

In second place was Kathleen with Elmarie coming in a well-deserved 3rd place. Many thanks to Tadg Spillane for coming in to judge the photos and for the detailed critique and feedback he gave on each of the entries.

Prior to Tadg announcing the results we were treated to a showing of the photos taken during the trip to Granada and parts Andalucian earlier in the year by several club members.

Judging by the photos they had a fantastic time both taking in the sights and the culinary delights. Some taking on more of the latter than former!

We return in the New Year with our annual POTY (Photographer of the Year) competition which takes place on January 13th which will be lucky for some!

Enjoy the festivities!