Success at the IPF POTY and NPOTY Finals Carlow 2020

The National Finals of the IPF Photographer of the Year and Nature Photographer of the Year Competitions took place last weekend in Carlow. The finals are a culmination of regional qualifying rounds from our four regions (SACC, Mid-East, Mid-West, and North-East). The regional qualifying rounds take place last December 2019 and January 2020.

The competitions are open to individual photographers, both amateur and professional, who are members of clubs affiliated to the Irish Photographic Federation. Congratulations to Carlow Photographic Society who once again hosted the competitions this year.

Kilkenny Photographic Society are delighted to announce the following members who were in the medals last weekend.

Carla Ennis            IPF Silver Medal-Invertebrates-Non Advanced

Liam Good              IPF Gold Medal-Invertebrates-Non Advanced

                                IPF Silver Medal-Mammals/Marine-Non Advanced

Seamus Costello    IPF Judges Award-Monochrome PDI-Advanced

Richie Dwyer         IPF Judges Award-Invertebrates PDI-Advanced


Upcoming IPF Distinctions Sitting Feb 29th 2020

Notice from the Irish Photographic Federation regarding the upcoming Distinctions Sitting in Portlaoise and the emerging corona virus situation. It is also recommended that you take the same precautions when considering attending other events and meetings including our Kilkenny Photographic Society – KPS meetings.

For those attending or participating, the schedule for Saturday in Portlaoise will be:


9.00 – 9.30: Panels registered


9.30: Assessors’ briefing


10.00: Commence Associate assessing, followed by Fellowships, finally Licentiates.


1.00: Lunch


4.00/4.30: Certificate presentations


Good luck to all entrants

Kilkenny Photographic Society TY Competition 2020

Kilkenny Photographic Society are proud to announce that we have launched our 10th Annual TY competition for 2020. This year’s competition is kindly sponsored by St. Canice’s Credit Union, Kilkenny. St Canice’s Credit Union will not only be sponsoring the main prizes this year but will also sponsor the Pat Moore Perpetual Trophy in remembrance of their good friend and member. Pat was a well known local photographer in Kilkenny working for the Kilkenny People newspaper as well as many of the national irish newspapers alike.

As well as potential for winning great prizes, some of the entry photographs will go on exhibition in Butler Gallery’s new location Evans’ Home Kilkenny this May and willwill be included in our 2021 calendar.

Student Eligibility:

All Transition Year students can take part across the Kilkenny, Laios and Carlow areas. Where a school does not have Transition Year, fifth year students can take part.
Closing Date: All entries must be received by the competition coordinators no later than than the 1st April 2020.


This is an open competition and there is no official theme however we feel that the transition year competition is a wonderful opportunity for students to share some of their experiences of transition year. Such as trips or work experience they may have taken part in.

Entries: Entries will be taken in digital format.
Each school’s T.Y coordinator shall submit images via email to: 

The entries can be submitted anytime between now and the closing date of the 1st April 2020.
Each student can enter one image only. 
The three images judged best from each school will go forward for critique and final judging on the night of the Presentation of Prizes and Awards. 
Images entered in this competition will also be considered for the St. Canice’s Credit Union Calendar for 2021.

The Prizes:

The three students with the best images from each school will receive medals on the night of Presentation of Prizes and Awards.

Prizes for Overall Winners:

1St Prize: Pat Moore Perpetual Trophy & Canon EOS M100 digital camera

2nd Prize: Instamax Camera (SD Version)

3rd Prize: Photography Voucher sponsored by Kilkenny Photographic Society

4th Prize: Certificate “Highly Commended”

5th Prize: Certificate “Highly Commended”

We would like to wish all the students, on behalf of Kilkenny Photographic Society and St. Canice’s Credit Union, every success and enjoyment in the competition.

Fiona Long & Denis O’Reilly 
KPS TY Competition Organizers.

Fiona – 087 9703405

Denis – 087 6564414

For more information and entry details:

TY Photography Competition 2020


Winners ‘Reflection’ POTY Competition

Congratulations to our winners of the January Projected Competition – ‘Reflection’. We would also like to thank our judge Mr John Bermingham for judging the competition.

Results were as follows:

1st Dan Ryan – Lake Reflection
2nd Johnny Cuddihy – Barcelona Mirrors
3rd Hugo – Reidy Dee

1st Fiona Long – My World
2nd Petr Petr – Reflection on aging
3rd Billy Culleton – Waiting for the cup to be lifted

1st Penny Newbery – Cillian
2nd Peter Seymour – Gallop
3rd Fergus Alonso – Gypsophila