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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

Competition scoring with be as follows:

  • First place – 20 points
  • Second place – 18 points
  • Third place – 17 points
  • Fourth place – 16 points
  • Fifth place – 15 points
  • Sixth place – 14 points
  • Seventh place – 13 points
  • Eighth place – 12 points
  • Ninth Place – 11 points
  • All other placings – 10 points

Exhibition scoring will be double this ( so 40 points for 1st for example)


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

Club Agenda as of 11/09/17

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Month Date Title  Presenters
September  4th Welcome back Winners from 2016-17 – Stuart, Nick
11th Studio for hire & support Presented by John Coffee
18th Creative Presented by Colm Kavanagh
25th Sports Presented by Ray McManus
October 2nd Landscape & People Presented by Tony McDonald
9th – Critique night advance members will give Constructive feed back to newer and novice members  sale of unwanted equipment
16th Brian Hopper will show us his “six of one – half a dozen of another” images Presented by Brian Hopper
23th – POTY 1 Hand in Portraits Presented by Gerry Andrews
30th Bank Holiday  NO Meeting arranged
 November  6th  POTY 1  Judging
20th Club member Turlough O’Reilly with give a talk / Presentation on Processing and Printing Presented By Turlough O’Reilly


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.

Welcome to our new website

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Welcome to the new look Celbridge Camera Club website. If you are new here, you are very welcome and if you are returning, please check out the new look! Hope you like it.

Over the next few days there may be occasional down time as we bed in the new site. Please bear with us.