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Successes for club members in the IPF POTY and NPOTY DSLR

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Judging for the Dublin and South Leinster Regional (DSLR) round of the IPF Photographer or the Year (POTY) and Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) was held in Malahide today, and we’d like to congratulate the following club members on their success in this round of the competitions:


  • Niall Whelan
    • 3rd Place Mono Print Open
    • 3rd Place DPI Open
    • 3rd Place DPI Themed
  • Michael Cusack
    • 2nd Place DPI Themed
    • 1st Place DPI Themed


  • Tom Ormond
    • 1st Place Colour Print Open
    • 2nd Place DPI Natural World
  • Michael Linehan
    • 2nd Place DPI Irish Wild Birds and Wildlife

And the big prize of Nature Photographer of the Year goes to Tom Ormond.

This is the 2nd time that Tom has won NPOTY at the DSLR round of the competition and is the 5th year in a row that a member of Celbridge Camera Club has won the regional round of the nature competition! What a great result!

IPF NPOTY Closes for Entries on Sunday 7th January

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The IPF Nature Photographer of the Year is now open for entries. Full details on the IPF website here.

Celbridge Camera Club members have done very well in this competition in recent years, so we’ll be hoping for a strong participation again!

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.