The Celtic Challenge is a fun competition between the Celtic Nations of these islands.
It was started over 20 years ago by the late Sean Casey of Ireland and Rod Wheelans of Scotland initially as a competition between the two counties but has now expanded to include the other photographic federations from the Celtic Nations.
This year it was hosted by the Northern Ireland Photographic Association in Newtownards. A party of 12 people from the IPF travelled to the event and a great time was had by all.
The judge this year was Robert Millin MFIAP FBPE EFIAP/p DPAGB MPSA SPSA GPU Hermes – of the Wigan 10 photo group.
The IPF did very well – being placed:
Projected image – 4th place
Monochrome – 2nd place
Colour – 1st place
As well as the placings, The IPF took 3 of the 4 individual awards:
Best projected image – Marek Biegalski – “Generations”
Best Colour print – Vadim Lee – “The Apple Thief”
Best mono print – Ross McKelvey – “Mischa”
Best overall image – “The Apple Thief”
The full report is available here:
Our panels are as follows: