Crann – Trees for Ireland/Coillte Open  Photographic  Competition  2017
Photo competition run by Crann Magazine and Coillte, the State Forestry Agency.

We have an autumn deadline this year for our annual photographic competition, which makes more practical sense than the usual spring deadline.

Theme: Trees, Hedgerows & Woodlands

Closing Date: 15th October, 2017

Sponsored By: Coillte

First Prize €250, Second Prize €100, Third Prize €50


Prints should be posted to Crann – Trees for Ireland, Photo Competition, Crann, P.O. Box 860, Celbridge, Co Kildare. 

Digital entries should be emailed to


•           This competition is open to all amateur photographers.

•           Entries can be digital (emailed) or prints (posted).

•           Emailed images must be in jpg/jpeg format, minimum file size 2MB, maximum file size 8MB.

•           NOTE: Emailed entries must be as attachments to the email.

•           Prints of photos should be minimum size 6×4 inches (15x10cm) up to maximum size A4.

•           A certain amount of manipulation of digital images to enhance the subject matter is allowed but gimmicky special effects are not.

•           Each photographer may submit up to 3 entries.

•           Prints should have the following information on the back: Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address, Title of Print, Location and Date Taken.

•           Prints should NOT be mounted.

•           Prints cannot be returned.

•           Emails should have the following information: Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address, Title of Picture, Location and Date Taken.

•           The copyright of the image remains the photographer’s. However, Crann and Coillte retain the right to use any images in future publications and on related social media and websites.  You may be requested to supply the images in high resolution eps/jpeg format for this purpose.

•           Entering this competition implies full and whole acceptance of the competition rules.

•           The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence or communications will be entered into in relation to the results.


Our sally into the Camera Phone competition in 2016 was interesting. We had very few entries (eight in all) in this section but the technical standard was impressive. Our inclination was to drop the Camera Phone section due to the poor level of interest but we are going to give it one more go!

Entries for the Camera Phone section should be emailed to, with the  words ‘Camera phone’ entered in the subject line.

The winner will receive a special prize of €50.

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