After a very busy few months in the regions with regional rounds of the Nature Photographer of the Year and Photographer of the Year, it is now the moment of truth, who will be crowned Nature Photographer of the Year 2018 and Photographer of the Year 2018? To find out you will have to come to Carlow, where all will be revealed!
The finals will be held on 17th and 18th of February in the Talbot Hotel Carlow.
The Nature Photographer of the Year will be held on Saturday and the Photographer of the Year will be held on Sunday.
A full programme is available below.
We would like to thank our sponsors who will be at the finals weekend.
NICE LIGHT – LIGHTING MADE EASY.
FrameTastic – Bespoke Framers, Canvas, Print and specialised products for your photographic needs
Image Creation Supplies – ICS install and supply a range of a Photo Kiosks, event printers, paper media and other accessories for your photographic business.
One Photographic – One Photographic the Irish owned and managed one stop shop for photographers.
We would like to thank all our regional representatives for a wonderful job they have done.
Bob Morrison & team – Midwest & North West Region
Ita Martin & team – Dublin and South Leinster Region
Mark Gorman & team – Southern Association of Camera Clubs
Gabriel O’Shaughnessy & team – NorthEast Region
And thank you to all the people behind them in running their regional rounds.
Our judges for the weekend are:
Nature Photographer of the Year:
- Karen Berry FRPS AFIAP – Scotland
- Mark Sedgwick FIPF – Celbridge Camera Club
- Des Conors FIPF – Breffni Camera Club
Photographer of the Year:
- Leif Alveen MPSA, EFIAP/g, ASDF – Denmark
- Rod Wheelans FRPS FIPF MPAGB HonPAGB MFIAP – Scotland
- Anne Greiner MPAGB – Scotland
We’re looking forward to seeing all our photographic friends on the 17th and 18th of February.
All times are approximate and may change due to the nature of the competition, we will endeavor to keep you updated via social media.
Saturday 17th of February – Nature Photographer of the Year Finals
10:00am: Introduction of judges
10:15am – 11:00am: Judging of Projected Open
11:30am – 12:15pm : Judging of Projected Theme – Irish Wildbirds & Wildlife
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:15pm Judging of Projected Theme – The Natural World
2:30pm – 3:15pm Judging of Print Open
3:45pm – 4:30pm Judging of Print Theme – Flora & Fungi
5:00pm – 5:30pm Nature Photographer of the Year Awards
8:00pm until Late – Join us for a celebration dinner in the Liberty Restaurant (Talbot Hotel) and enjoy an evening of socialising with photographers from around the country!
Dinner is only 30 euros can be booked via the website (PayPal), there will be only a limited number of spaces available, so book early! Booking form at the bottom of this page.
Sunday 18th of February – Photographer of the Year Finals
10:00am – 10:45am: Judging of Projected Open
11:00am – 11:45am: Judging of Project Theme – The Human Face and Body
12:00pm – 1pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 1.45pm : Judging of Colour Print Open
2:00pm – 2:45pm: Judging of Colour Print Theme – Creative/Experimental
3:15pm – 4:00pm: Judging of Mono Print Open
4:15pm – 5:00pm Judging of Mono Print Theme – Environmental Portraiture
5:30pm – 6:00pm Photographer of the Year Awards
We have a handful of rooms reserved with the hotel, the cost is
Friday night – Single Room – €110
Saturday night – Single Room – €130
To reserve one of the rooms, please contact the coordinator before the 4th of February via the contact page on our website.
Avalon Guesthouse – http://www.carlowbedandbreakfast.com/
Carlow Guesthouse – http://carlowguesthouse.com/
Red Setter B&B – http://redsetterbandb.ie/
Celtic B&B – http://www.celticbedandbreakfast.com/