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Christmas Party 2017

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This year, our annual Christmas Party will be held in the Village Inn, Celbridge from 8pm (until late).
Tickets are priced €10 and will be available from the club over the coming weeks.

It’s always a great night so do come along.

Events calendar updated

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More events have been added to the calendar for the remainder of the season ahead. While not all events are in the calendar as yet, it is complete out to the end of December, and shows the POTY hand in and judging nights for up to round 5 of the POTY competition. The nature competition dates are also shown.

Club closed Monday 30th October

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Just a reminder that there will be no meeting this coming Monday (30th October) as it is a bank holiday. The next club meeting will be Monday week (6th November) when we will have the judging for the 1st round of the league competition. Before that, there is an outing to Cloughlea on Saturday morning (28th), see the events page for details.

Club successes at IPF National AV

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Well done to the club and to the following club members who were successful at the 35th IPF National AV championships which took place Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017 in Aras Chronain Irish Cultural Centre, Watery Lane, Orchard Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

NoviceFirst PlacePat CollinsIsland of the Pelicans
IntermediateHonourable MentionMichael Linehan FIPFJust Birds
First PlaceMichael Linehan FIPFA Grand Canal
AdvancedSecond PlaceRita Nolan LIPFThe Enchanted Way
ClubFirst PlaceCelbridge Camera ClubThe Incredible Arthur
OverallBest First Time EntryMichael Linehan FIPFA Grand Canal
Best HumourLilian Webb, AIPFTwo of the Three
Best SoundPat CollinsIsland of the Pelicans
Best PhotographyMichael Linehan FIPFA Grand Canal
Audience VoteMichael Linehan FIPFA Grand Canal

The following people worked on the club sequence: Dallas Camier, Pat Collins, Cliff Hutchinson, Bridie Maughan, Rita Nolan, Liam O’Reilly, Brendan O’Sullivan and Lilian Webb.

Presentation Photos.

POTY Competition Themes

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The optional themes for this year’s POTY league competition are as follows:

Round 1: Shapes
Round 3: Solitude
Round 5: Texture

Please note that themed images apply to all grades, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced, and only apply to rounds 1, 3 and 5.
If the photographer chooses they may enter an additional (i.e. 7th) image adhering to the theme in any media in that round of the competition. The best 6 scores will count.

Full details of the POTY competition for the 2017/2018 season can be found here.

Celtic Challenge

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The IPF is requesting photographers to submit images for consideration to represent Ireland in the forthcoming Celtic Challenge being held in Scotland. The Biennial Selection Committee will be choosing a total of thirty images for the competition, but images may also be considered for future selection to represent Ireland in other competitions. Please forward this email to your club members and encourage them to submit images. The criteria for submission are as follows.

  • The photographer must have had images entered in an IPF competition after 1st January 2016. The qualifying competitions are the IPF POTY, Nature POTY, National Shield and National Championships. Photographers who submitted successful distinction panels to the IPF in the past year may also submit images.
  • Images must be accompanied by an image title (no longer than thirty characters), name of the photographer, his/her distinctions, club name and a contact telephone number.
  • Photographs can be of any subject. The do not have to be the ones you entered in competitions. There are no restrictions on this. We will be entering a variety of images in future competitions so we would like a choice of subjects to choose from.
  • Images MUST be in JPEG format; 3000dpi on the longest side. Images smaller than 2,400dpi will not be considered.
  • Not more than five images per photographer may be submitted.
  • Images should be sent to this email address no later than Wednesday 4th October 2017.

For any queries, please email me at this address -For any queries, please email me at 

Thank you,

Bill Power, FIPF, EFIAP/b, ARPS,

IPF Biennial Selections Co-ordinator.

Competition Rules update

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We are making a few changes to the 2018 season competitions.  The purpose of the changes are twofold:

  1. Promote creativity and encourage photographers to take risks with images or new techniques of processing
  2. We are hoping that the winners will not be decided until the exhibition, encouraging participation right up to the end and enhancing the importance of the end of year exhibition.

This year, there will be 5 competition rounds with the exhibition counting as the 6 POTY round. Scoring in the exhibition with be double the normal scores. Three of the five rounds will have an optional theme. Any photographer can enter an additional image in the theme – the entry will be highlighted on the form. This means that a photographer entering a themed image, can enter 7 images (with the best 6 scores counting)

Full details of the POTY competition for the 2017/2018 season can be found here.


Our judge for the 1 competition will be Eddie Malin. Eddie is a long standing member of Clondalkin Camera club and an experience judge and always offers good advice. You can see his work on

Grading committee review

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The grading committee met last week to consider the results of the 2017 POTY league and the following grading changes were agreed.

From Novice to Intermediate grade

  • Jennifer Kerins
  • Michelle Field
  • Stuart Bould
  • Colm Byrne
  • Aidan Daly

Intermediate to Advanced grade

  • Nick Matthews
  • Michael Cusack

If anyone wishes to discuss their grading and request a re-assessment (either up or down) please contact the undersigned




Gerry Kerr

Competition Secretary

Photographers of the year 2017 Season

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As we start back  into a new  season with Celbridge camera club, we thought it worth while to congratulate and celebrate our 2017 winners.  We look forward to presentation from our photographers of the year 2017 on Monday night – Stuart , Nick and Niall

Photographer of the Year 2017

Novice Photographer of the year 2017 – Stuart Bold
Intermediate Photographer of the Year 2017 – Nick Matthews
Advanced Photographer of the Year 2017 – Niall Whelan

Nature Competition Winners 2017

Nature portfolio 2017 – Advanced – Michael Linehan
Nature Portfolio 2017 – Non Advanced – Ruth Kelly
Best overall Nature image 2017 – Tom Ormond

Best of the 2017 Exhibition

Best Novice image 2017 – “Stephens Green Shopping Centre”, Stuart Bold
Best Intermediate image 2017 – “Dress Rehearsal”, David Wolohan
Best Advanced Image 2017 – “Cheeky Smile”, Gerry Kerr
George Morris Award for best Monochrome 2017 – “Liffey Swimmer”, Nick Mathews
Best image overall 2017 – “Harbour Mist”, Stuart Bould 

Individual Sections Winners

Novice Projected Image Section

First Place – Stuart Bould
Second Place – Michelle Field
Third Place – Jennifer Kerins

Novice Monochrome Section

First Place – Stuart Bould
Second Place –Jennifer Kerins
Third Place – Colm Byrne

Novice Colour Section

First Place – Stuart Bould
Second Place –Jennifer Kerins
Third Place – Aidan Daly

Intermediate Projected Image Section

First Place – Michael Cusack
Second Place – David Wolohan
Third Place – Ruth Kelly

Intermediate Monochrome Section

First Place – Nick Matthews
Second Place – Austin Crowe
Third Place – Philip Grehan

Intermediate Colour Section

First Place – George Pacini
Second Place – Nick Mathews
Third Place – Austin Crowe

Advanced Projected Image Section

First Place – Niall Whelan
Second Place – Colm Kavanagh
Third Place – Ashley Lowry

Advanced Monochrome Section

First Place – Turlough O’Reilly
Second Place – Niall Whelan
Third Place – Christine taylor

Advanced Colour Section

First Place – Turlough O’Reilly
Second Place – Niall Whelan
Third Place – Christine Taylor

Celbridge Library Exhibition

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There is a exhibition from Celbridge Camera Club running in Celbridge Library. It is open to the public from Thursday the 20th of July until Wednesday the 26th of July.

Admission is free and all are welcome.