IPF Nature Photographer of the Year Competition (Entry is now closed)
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.
Congratulations to those of you who have progressed from the regional rounds to the finals.
Saturday 16th February 2019 at the Talbot Hotel, Carlow. Judging commences at 10am sharp.
- Ian Whiston DPAGB, EFIAP, BPES
- Paul Keene FRPS, MPAGB, MFIAP, EFIAP/d3
- Claudio Calosi EFIAP/s, GPU CR-5, GPU VIP-4, HON.FICS
This year entrants were 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 on Sunday afternoon 17th February 2019. Best of luck to everyone who purchased prize draw tickets with their entries.
Please support our sponsors Frametastic, One Photographic, Image Creative Supplies, nicelight and Canon who will all have stands at the venue displaying their products, with many great bargains to be had on the day!
We’d like to take this opportunity once again to thank One Photographic for sponsoring the overall IPF Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 title with a €250 voucher and Image Creative Supplies and nicelight for also donating €50 prize vouchers for the gold medalists.
- Julie Corcoran AIPF
- Deirdre Watson AIPF, EFIAP