The finals of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition 2015/2016 take place on Saturday February 20th at The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. The competition this year is once again very generously sponsored by Canon.
Judging will begin at 10am and will be carried out by an international panel of three very experienced judges;
- Paul Keene FRPS MPAGB EFIAP/p MFIAP
- Riccardo Busi MFIAP EFIAP/p HonEFIAP
- Rikki O’Neill FPRPS MPAGB FIPF Hon SPF
Judging is open to public viewing and the judging sessions is free of charge to attend. We encourage all photographers to attend as it’s a great opportunity to not only view the judging process, but also to see some gorgeous images and find out what it takes to win at national level!
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.
The following day, Sunday February 21st, 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 first-class dinner at the renowned Newpark Hotel, one of Kilkenny’s finest, and avail of the opportunity to chat to four judges who are among the most highly regarded internationally. Not to be missed! Book and pay now via the form below – we close for dinner bookings on February 17th.
B&B Room rates at the Newpark Hotel (056 7760500) are as follows – mention IPF when booking:
Single Room: €85 Friday 19th;
Single Room: €100 Saturday 20th;
Single Room: €70 Sunday 21st.
Double: €100 Friday 19th;
Double: €130 Saturday 20th;
Double: €90 Sunday 21st