The national finals of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition 2016/2017 take place on Saturday February 18th at The D Hotel, Drogheda. This year the competition is sponsored by Bermingham Cameras and we are delighted to announce that they will be onsite throughout the weekend so please make the most of the opportunity to chat with their very knowledgeable staff! They’ll have a large selection of camera equipment available to purchase too.. so don’t forget to pack the credit card!
Judging will begin at 10am and will be carried out by an international panel of three very experienced judges;
- Gwen Charnock FRPS MFIAP
- Phil Charnock FRPS MFIAP
- Rikki O’Neill MPAGB FIPF Hon SPF
All images in the final have qualified from regional qualifying rounds around the country and we wish all photographers the very best of luck.
10.00am: Judging commences – sequence below:
- Colour Print – Open
- Colour Print – Theme
- Monochrome Print – Open
- Monochrome Print – Theme
- Projected Image – Open
- Projected Image – Theme
- Awards ceremony
There will be a break for lunch and other shorter breaks throughout the day as necessary. We expect to be finished by approximately 5pm. Given the nature of judging, it is not possible to provide an exact schedule for the day or fix break times. We appreciate your understanding in this.
The following day, Sunday February 19th, the finals of the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year Competition take place. Why not stay for the weekend and join your photography friends for a social dinner at The D Hotel with fellow photographers and judges! Book and pay now via the form below – we close for dinner bookings on February 16th. Dinner costs €25 per person.
B&B Room rates at The D Hotel (041 9877700) are as follows – mention IPF when booking:
€99 per room per night based on two sharing – Friday 17th
€99 per room per night based on two sharing – Saturday 18th
€89 per room per night based on two sharing – Sunday 19th