Calendar of Events
- IPF AV National Championships Weekend : October 15th/16th 2016 Áras Chrónáin, Clondalkin
- IPF National Shield: Sat, November 12th 2016 Clarion Hotel, Cork City
- IPF Distinctions Sitting: Sat, November 26th 2016 LIT Thurles
IPF National Shield
Planning is well advanced for the 2016 IPF National Shield competition! The venue will be the Clarion Hotel Lapps Quay on November 12th. Following a record entry for the last two years, we are hoping to have even more clubs entering this year! Full details on entering the competition are on the IPF website now.
The Shield is a club competition specifically designed to showcase the work of the non-advanced members of our member clubs. The definition non-advanced along with lots of information about this competition can be found over on our website.
We have three excellent judges coming over to assist us;
• Linda Wevill FRPS
• Jane Lines MPAGB BPE5* LRPS
• Terry Donnelly FRPS FSWPP MPAGB FBPE EFIAP
In addition, we have two super speakers – Eithne Ni Anluain and Ross McKelvey MPAGB FIPF EFIAP/S FBPE. To help us manage costs, there is a very nominal charge of just €2 per person per lecture.
In terms of times and deadlines, we want to keep this as simple as possible for everyone. Please confirm your club is taking part as soon as possible and provide payment by Paypal by 23rd October at the latest, two weeks ahead of the Shield itself 12th November. To do this, please go to this page on our website to register and pay. Completed entry forms and images must be received by October 30th. The entry fee is €75 whether you are entering one or two panels.
If anyone has any queries now, please contact Joe Doyle, the IPF National Shield Coordinator via the email account for the National Shield – firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact page on our website.
Schedule will be published closer to competition date.
IPF Photographer and NATURE Photographer of the Year Competitions
The time of year has come again when we launch into the new Photographer of the Year season for 2016/2017. With the closing date for entries just over one month away I hope you are all working on perfecting your images. Please pay particular attention to the following major announcements regarding this competition.
Photographer of the Year – The closing date for entries for all regions is November 15th 2016
Nature Photographer of the Year – The closing date for entries for all regions is November 22nd 2016
The online entry system will go live, and be available for entries in mid October – keep an eye on the website and Facebook for details! Themes were published over the summer. Entry to the competition will be via the ‘on-line’ entry system, and we will continue to use the mandatory ‘colour coded’ labelling system introduced last year. A digital copy of all images including prints must be uploaded at the time of online entry.
Fees must be paid via PayPal at the time of entry:
• One Section €15
• Two Sections €20
• Three Sections €25
• Four Sections or more €30
Full details will be published on the IPF website in the coming days.
Judging of the regional qualifying rounds start in November and run through to the end of January. Keep an eye out for details of your region! I’m looking forward very much to seeing your work and meeting many of you in person over the coming months.
Mountmellick Camera Club Exhibition
Mountmellick Camera Club will hold its Annual Exhibition on Friday October 21st – Sunday October 23rd in the Community School, Mountmellick.
The Official opening takes place Friday October 21st at 8.00p.m.
Photographs will be on display on Friday evening and Sunday from 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. The club have been in existence for the past 27 years. Photographs from all photographers in the club will be on display.
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