The National Finals of the IPF Photographer of the Year Competition take place in February each year. The finals are a culmination of regional qualifying rounds from our four regions (SACC, Mid-East, Mid-West, and North-East). The regional qualifying rounds take place between December and January.
This competition is open to individual photographers, both amateur and professional, who are members of clubs affiliated to the Irish Photographic Federation. Entries are made online between October and November.
The competition is now closed for entries.
Full Set of IPF POTY 2020 Rules with Regional Dates
The purpose of the competition is to allow photographers showcase their work and compete with their peers. 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.
At the finals, images are assessed and scored by three international judges. This is done in front of an audience and is open to the public. The unique nature of this competition draws large crowds from all over the country and we are grateful to our sponsors for supporting this unique event.
If you’re interesting in sponsoring this year’s competition please get in touch.
Finals 2020 – Sponsored by Camera Filters Ireland, One Photographic, Explore Light Workshops and Canon Ireland.
Sunday 23rd February 2020 at the Talbot Hotel, Carlow
Judging commences at 10am sharp
- Jenny Hibbert MPAGB
- Riccardo Busi MFIAP, EFIAP/p, Hon.MWPG
Jacky Panhuyzen EFIAP/b, MPSA
Canon Ireland prize draw, €5 per entry paid through the online entry system. Winner announced at the finals.
- Julie Corcoran AIPF, AFIAP
*may be subject to change