The Irish Photographic Federation in association with Canon held the National Club Championships 2023 on Sat 20th & Sun 21st May 2023 in Áras An Chontae, Mount St, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. A total of 25 clubs participated this year. The judges this year were Sue O’Connell FIPF EFIAP/d2 ARPS DPAGB BPE5* , Armando Jongejon FRPS, Peter Brisley ARPS.
We were delighted to be partnered up with our sponsors Canon Ireland who sponsored two great prizes, a Canon R8 Camera and a Canon Pixma Pro 200 Printer. Held over two days there was a brilliant display of photographs on both days with the Monochrome panels on display and judged on Saturday and the Colour panels on the Sunday.
The three judges gave comments at the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon on all the panels that entered, and commended the high standard of photography that was on display. Following the judges comments the IPF President John Butler with Canon Representative Marek Biegalski presented the various prizes to both individuals and clubs who won the various prizes. Congratulations to all and especially to Drogheda Camera Club member Gabriel O’ Shaughnessy who won best print overall in the Championships 2023.
The running of the event was very much a team effort, thanks to my assistants Liam Beattie and Sheamus O’ Donoghue, Ita Pentony and Rory O Connor, The Judges Committee (Des Clinton, Paul Stanley and Gabriel O’ Shaughnessy), Bob Morrison, Brian Deering, Gerry Kerr, Mark Gorman (Webmasters) and finally to President John Butler for his support and trust that we would succeed.
National Club Championships
IPF National Club Championships Awards 2023
Individual Monochrome Awards
Monochrome Highly Commended Michelle Butler, Palmerstown Camera Club
Monochrome Highly Commended Jennifer Willis, Catchlight Camera Club
3 rd Monochrome Bronze Medal Tony McDonnell, Dundalk Photographic Society
2 nd Monochrome Silver Medal John Sheridan, Drogheda Photographic Club
1 st Monochrome Gold Medal Gabriel O’ Shaughnessy, Drogheda Photographic Club
Individual Colour Awards
Colour Highly Commended Patricia O’ Meara, Mallow Camera Club
Colour Highly Commended Jennifer Willis, Catchlight Camera Club
3 rd Colour Bronze Medal Sharon O’ Brien, Portlaoise Camera Club
2 nd Colour Silver Medal Helen Vaughan, Mallow Camera Club
1 st Colour Gold Medal Janusz Trzesicki, Mallow Camera Club
Monochrome Club Panel Awards
Monochrome Third Place Drogheda Photographic Club
Monochrome Second Place Blarney Photography Club
Monochrome First Place Catchlight Camera Club
Colour Club Panel Awards
Colour Third Place Mallow Camera Club
Colour Second Place Catchlight Camera Club
Colour First Place Drogheda Photographic Club
Overall Third Place Blarney Photography Club
Overall Second Drogheda Photographic Club
Overall Winners Catchlight Camera Club
Winner of Best Print : Gabriel O Shaughnessy