SACC Regional Qualifier for IPF National Nature Competition 2014
eMail receive form John Doheny on Jan 18th:

Reminder – All images must be entered via Picturk (http://sacc-nature.picturk.combefore midnight on Friday 24 January 2014

Dear SACC Club Representatives,

 Just a reminder that there are just over six days left for members of your club to enter the SACC Regional Qualifier for IPF National Nature Competition 2014.

The 2014 competition is being hosted by Mallow Camera Club in The Amelian Theatre, St Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow, Co. Cork on Sunday next, 26 January 2014.

This is an individual competition, open to all photographers who are members of clubs affiliated to the SACC and the IPF.

There are a couple of important changes to the competition this year, including the introduction of a new projected category called ‘The Natural World’.  Images in this category only do NOT need to meet the FIAP Nature requirements.  The other change relates to the introduction of advanced/intermediate levels at National Finals.

 There are a number of sections in the competition:

Open Sections:

  • Colour Print (FIAP definition)
  • Projected Image (FIAP definition)
  • NEW – Projected – The Natural World

Themed Sections:

  • Colour Print – Peatland Ireland (FIAP definition)
  • Projected Image – Birds Feeding (FIAP definition)

In addition, the SACC will be awarding certificates for Best Flora, Best Fungi and Best Bug.

Judges: The judges for the competition are Mark Sedgwick, FIPF, EFIAP (Celbridge Camera Club) and Jack Malins, ARPS (Wicklow Camera Club).

All images must be entered via Picturk (http://sacc-nature.picturk.combefore midnight on Friday 24 January 2014.  Projected images must be registered and uploaded, while print entries must have their titles entered online and the identifier number provided during registration written on the back of the photograph by the author.  For those not comfortable entering online there is an option to enter on behalf of someone else, or have someone else enter for them.

Prints must have a mount size of 20 X 16 inches (50.8 X 40.6 cm).  Smaller or larger mount sizes will not be accepted.

The above is only a general outline of the competition.  Please go to for more details.  

The IPF website also has information on the competition

 Each competitor is encouraged to read the rules to ensure that their print entries are properly labelled,their digital images uploaded, and that they are competing at the correct level.

 The programme for the day will be published during the upcoming week; please check the SACC website for updates, including directions to the venue.  Signs will be erected at strategic points on approach roads to Mallow on the day.

 Important Note: Please ensure that your club has paid affiliation fees to both the SACC and IPF prior to the competition.

 Remember – Entries must be registered by midnight on Friday next, 24 January.

John Doheny, LIPF
SACC Secretary


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