The IPF National Shield Club competition 2013 will be held on Saturday, 9th of November and will be hosted by Malahide Camera Club and held in Malahide Community School.

The National Shield is an inter-club competition for all members of camera clubs who are deemed to be intermediate photographers. The formal definition of an intermediate photographer is posted below.

Eligible KPS members are asked to submit images for inclusion in the Society’s entry in this competition. We’ll be putting together 2 panels of 8 images – one in colour and one in monochrome. The submission date for members has been extended, so please submit your images on CD, thumb drive or to the designated Dropbox before Oct 24th.

Please submit your images in either .TIFF or .PSD file types as this facilitates the subsequent printing process.

The KPS selection committee are:

  • John Cuddihy (President IPF)
  • Seamus Costelloe (FIPF)
  • Ronan Doyle (LIPF)
  • Diarmuid O’Riordan (ARPS)

The following definition of an Intermediate photographer is from the IPF Website:

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Photographers who come under any of the following categories will not be deemed to be Intermediate workers:

Persons who have:

(a) Received IPF or similar ie. FIAP, PSA, RPS or any other distinctions;
(b) Been awarded more than one IPF medal in IPF national competitions;
(c) Whose image(s) have represented the IPF in international competitions;
(d) Received acceptances with more than two image titles in international exhibitions/salons.
(e) Persons whose club considers them to be of advanced standard in any discipline of photography (eg. Monochrome, Colour Print, Projected Image, AV etc.). Photographers who, in the opinion of the Federation, are of advanced standard.

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