Presentation of Awards

John Hughes, Chairman of Kilkenny Photographic Sociey, presenting members who had success in the recent in-house and national competitions with their medals and certificates. Photos courtesy of Mark Desmond Photography

KPS are IPF National Shield Champions 2017

It was a dream result! Waiting for the judges to deliver their verdict went on forever but once the announcements were made the realisation that KPS were in there with a very definite chance of honours took hold. First the individual honours were announced and KPS members figured prominently – Dieter Setz Rowe (Honourable Mention in the Colour Panel), Denis O’ Reilly (Bronze Medal in the Colour Panel) and Richard Dore (Silver Medal in the Colour Panel).  The signs were good and Kilkenny Photographic Society was announced winner of the Best Colour Panel 2017.

Could things get any better? They did! Kilkenny was announced as the Most Improved Club 2017. Dare we dream of the ultimat prize? Why not? When Bill Power proclaimed Kilkenny as the IPF National Shield Champions 2017 the KPS contingent exploded with sheer euphoria and pride. What a Day in Limerick!

Our thanks to all the members who submitted photos for selection for the National Shield Competition and to our selection committee who spent long hours selecting and printing photos and making sure our panels were in perfect condition to represent the KPS in this prestigious competition. All your hard work has paid off and was a major factor in our success.

Kilkenny Photographic Society – KPS are Irish Photographic Federation National Shield Champions 2017. The Shield is on its way to Kilkenny!

Overall Winners of the IPF National Shield 2017!

Best Colour panel 2017!

Most improved club 2017!

Individual Awards:

Richard Dore- Silver medal- Colour panel

Denis O’Reilly- Bronze Medal – Colour panel

Dieter Setz Rowe – HM – Colour panel.

IPF National Shield 2017

The IPF National Shield 2017 will be held in the Castletroy Court Hotel, Limerick, this Sunday 26th November. A full account of the programme can be found here

Congratulations to the members of KPS whose photographs have been selected for the panels to represent the club. The full list of members is here <2017 IPF National Shield Entry Form v1> Also a very sincere thanks to the members of the selection committee who spent long hours in selecting and preparing photos for the panels.

We hope as many club members as possible will attend this event as it’s a great opportunity to view and assess the work of other clubs throughout the country.

National Shield 2016 and KPS

The National Shield Competition 2016 was held last Saturday, 12th November in the Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork. 25 clubs participated in the competition and word is that the standard of photographs was extremely high. Kilkenny Photographic Society entered 2 panels – one colour and one black and white. The black and white panel came 7th overall and the colour panel 13th. We were placed 12th overall in the competition. Congratulations to those members whose photographs were selected for the panels and who represented us in the competition. Thanks to the selection committee – Andy, Derville, Karen, Ned and Mark who did so much work in preparing the panel and to all those who helped with boards, mounting photographs etc or who attended the event in support of our entry – John Cuddihy, Fiona Long, Ann Dowling, Patrick Quinn, Pat Brennan, Dieter Rowe Setz, Billy Culleton, Ian Dolan, Mark Desmond, John Hughes and Brian Deering.. Indeed the contribution of KPS members to the successful running of the competition was commented on. Below are the two panels and these can also be viewed here. ‎ and





National Shield 2016

Preparations are well underway for the National Shield Competition that will be held this Saturday, 12th November in the Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork. There are 25 clubs participating in the competition and word is that the standard of photographs is extremely high and well worth seeing.

The day kicks off at 09.00 with the hanging of panels. There will be talks from two terrific photographers – Paul Reidy LIPF, EFIAP at 10.15 am and Eimhear Collins LIPF at 12.15 pm. There will be a small cover charge of €2 per talk. The judges on the day will be Terry Donnelly FRPS, FSWPP, MPAGB, FBPE, EFIAP; Linda Wevill FRPS; Jane Lines MPAGB, BPE5*, LRPS.

Judging starts at 14.30 and this is followed by the Awards Ceremony at 15.30. Best of luck to our club, Kilkenny Photographic Society.