The May Sitting takes place on Saturday May 17th at the Mullingar Arts Centre, Co.Westmeath. Schedule available here.
The September Sitting takes place on Saturday September 20th at The Barbican, St. Peter’s Parish Centre, William St, Drogheda, Co. Louth. The application deadline is August 9th, or once quotas have been reached if this happens earlier. Website will be updated periodically with details of places remaining.
The November Sitting takes place on Saturday November 22nd at LIT Tipperary, Nenagh Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The application deadline is October 11th, or once quotas have been reached if this happens earlier. Website will be updated periodically with details of places remaining.
Quotas remain unchanged – Licentiateship 40, Associateship 10, Fellowship unlimited.
Please note, to apply for a distinction, you must pay the application fee AND submit an application form. Until both are received, your application is not processed and your place is not secured. For more information, please refer to Distinctions Menu on website. Should you have any queries, you may contact Bob by using the form on our ‘Contact Page‘ and choosing ‘Distinctions’ as the area to direct your query.
Submissions for our first Distinctions DVD Project are now closed. The DVD is due for release at the May Distinctions Sitting/Club Championship Weekend. Further details to follow in a separate post.
It has been decided at National Council that if holders of a Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation wish to submit a new panel of prints for assessment as a Fellowship standard body of work, they should be facilitated in doing so.
Cognisant that the Fellowship is first and foremost a standard to be attained, Council are anxious to emphasise that the awarding of the Fellowship for additional work in no way mitigates the originally awarded Fellowship. Accordingly, when the “additional Fellowship” comes on stream it will be for images in a different genre from the original work.
Council feels that this will encourage photographers who already have a Fellowship to expand the scope of their body of work. It will also benefit the membership of IPF clubs as a whole as it will lead photographers who have already achieved the highest standards to explore new avenues and consequently enhance the variety of quality images from which others may learn.
It will take some little time to define matters such as definitions of genres, but the work on this will begin immediately. Council has decided that the “second Fellowship” will begin with the May distinctions session of 2015, and that full guidelines will be made available as soon as possible to enable interested persons to prepare applications.