SACC Interclub Results

Well done to Kilkenny Photographic Society on our results in the SACC Interclub Competition held in Blarney on Sunday. We entered 3 panels – COLOUR, B&W and PROJECTED.

We came 2nd in the B&W, 2nd in the Projected and came in 4th place overall. While we weren’t placed in the TOP 3 there was only a 2 point difference between KPS and 3rd place and 4 points between us and 2nd place.

Well done to all the members who submitted photos for selection and to the selection committee who put in long hours in the selection process, printing and mounting.

We will have another chance at the finals in May.

SACC Interclub Competition 2018

The SACC Interclub Competition 2018 will be held in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Blarney, Co. Cork on Sunday 8th April.  Following is the timetable of events for the day:

  • 09:00 – 10:30 Hanging Panels.
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Judging (Gallery closed to public)
  • 10.00 – 15.00 Equipment Display by Hahnel.
  • 11.00 – 12.45 John Collins  – Guest Presentation.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break (Print Gallery open 13.30 for public viewing)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Results, judges review and presentation of awards.
  • 15.00 – 16.00 SACC AGM


Directions for Venue Click Here

This week at the club

This Thursday, 8th February, Amanda Burke LIPF will bring us on a Photographic Journey with a presentation of her work. The following Thursday we will have the judging of our February Competition – Environmental Portrait.

The next monthly competition is “Long Exposure” which is projected and the closing date is 4th March.

The finals of the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year and the IPF Photographer of the Year competitions will be held in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow, on the 17th and 18th February. Live judging of the Nature Competition takes place on the 17th and Photographer of the Year on the 18th. Some members of the KPS will be represented in those competitions.

Winners of the CREATIVE Competition

The winners of the CREATIVE competition were announced last night. This was a projected competition and it was judged by Vivian Buckley AIPF, AFIAP who is a member of the Mallow Camera Club. You can see her work on

Well done to the winners and to all those who entered the competition.

We also had the presentation of medals to the KPS members who were successful in the recent SACC Regional Round of the “Photographer of the Year” competition. Their winning entries will go forward to the National Photographer of the Year Competition that will be held on the 17th & 18th  February 2018. The following are the member who were awarded medals and honourable mentions.


KPS Success at SACC Photographer of the Year Competition

Great news for Kilkenny Photographic Society from the SACC round of the Photographer of the Year Competition. Seamus Costello was awarded “The Seamus Scullane Trophy” for the IPF Photographer of the Year. He was also awarded a Gold Medal in the Colour Print Themed (Advanced). He also received a Gold Medal in the Mono Print (Advanced).

Derville Conroy was awarded a Bronze Medal in the Mono Print Open (Advanced.)

Denis O’Reilly was awarded a Gold Medal in the Projected Open (non-advanced). Denis was also awarded an Honourable Mention in the Projected Open (Intermediate).

Dieter Rowe Setz was awarded a Bronze Medal in the Projected Open (non-advanced.) Dieter was also awarded an Honourable Mention in the Projected Open (Intermediate). There were lots of compliments from other clubs. It has been a great year for Kilkenny Photographic Society. Well done to all!!