IPF Nature Photographer of the Year Competition
The National Finals of the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year Competition take place in February each year. The finals are a culmination of regional qualifying rounds from our five regions (SACC, Mid-East, Mid-West, and North-East). The regional qualifying rounds take place between November 1st and January 31st each year. This competition was previously known as the IPF National Nature Print & Projected Image Competition.
This competition is for photographers, both amateur and professional, who are members of clubs affiliated to the Irish Photographic Federation. Its purpose is to allow these photographers showcase their work and compete with their peers and given the very high standard of work submitted, especially that of the award winners, it’s one of the highlights of the Irish Photography calendar. Each image is scored by three international judges. This is done live and open to the public and draws large crowds from all over the country each year.
To enter, click on the link below:
IPF Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 opens for entries 8th December 2018 and closes at midnight on 29th December 2018
Regional Rounds 2019
|SACC||Saturday 12th January 2019||The Wetlands Centre, Thurles, Co. Tippperary|
|North-East||Saturday 12thJanuary 2019||The Workhouse, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan|
|Mid-East||Saturday 19thJanuary 2019||Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin (prints to be handed in at same venue, 12th January between 9:30am and 12pm)|
|Mid-West||Saturday 26thJanuary 2019||The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone (updated venue Jan 2019)|
|Nature Photographer of the Year/Photographer of the Year||Weekend of 16th & 17thFebruary 2019||Talbot Hotel, Carlow|
- Romain Nero EFIAP/g, HonEFIAP
- Ian Whiston DPAGB, EFIAP, BPES
- Paul Keene FRPS, MPAGB, MFIAP, EFIAP/d3
This year entrants will also be given the opportunity to enter our Canon Ireland prize draw at a cost of €5 per entry (max 5 entries per competition). Canon Ireland have kindly donated a Canon Mirrorless M50 camera with EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Lens as the prizes, terms and conditions apply, more details can be found in the prize draw rules document. Winner to be announced.
Payment for entries and prize draw are made through Paypal.
Please read through the Conditions of Entry documents and our FAQs document as they will answer most questions and queries. It is important to note that you must have your files ready to upload when you click on the upload link you will receive by email. Once images are uploaded and paid for they cannot be changed, so please check your files before uploading.
- Julie Corcoran AIPF,
- Deirdre Watson AIPF, EFIAP.