Internal Club Competitions

Although in past years we had 3 categories, Monochrome Prints, Colour Prints and a third category - Projected Images - where all images were digitally projected.  Since COVID-19 struck we could no longer provide prints because of the fear of the transmission of infection, and so, since April 2020 all images have been submitted digitally, and, as a result, they were all effectively Projected images.  

Going forward, each year we will run a league where Members are asked to submit up to 4 entries in two categories, Monochrome Images and Colour Images. The Members are divided into 3 levels of expertise and experience, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.  On the second last Tuesday of the month (normally) we invite an experienced judge from another club to discuss the images submitted, and award points out of 20 for each of the images.  

The points scored are added to a league and the winners each section are awarded Shields, medals and certificates at the end of the season.  The judges are carefully selected to ensure that they give constructive criticism, designed to help the members improve their photographic and post processing skills.

April 2021 Colour Results

CCC April 2021 Colour Competition.

Here are the results of the Colour Images Competition held on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

There were 60 images in total from 16 photographers.

The competition was judged by Julie Corcoran, AIPF, AFIAP from Boyne Valley Photographic Club.

Novice Section – there were 22 images from 6 photographers.

1st Place – 20 points – “Yellow and Green” by Ruth McConingly,

2nd Place – 19 points – “i-Phone Witnesses” by Andrew Hennessy-Behan,

3rd Place – 18 points – “Early Morning Calm” by Ruth McConingly.

Intermediate Section – there were 15 images from 4 photographers.

1st Place – 20 points – “Boffin Bliss” by Louise Skelly.

2nd Place – 19 points – 2 images shared second place – “Robin” by Brendan Kneafsey, and

Blissfully Floating” by Louise Skelly.

3rd Place – 18 points – 2 mages shared third place - “Mothers Day Flowers” and “Passing Spring”, both by Dominic Gaffney.

Advanced Section – there were 23 images from 6 photographers

1st Place – 20 points – “Tulip” by Nora Sleator,

2nd Place – 19 points – 2 images shared second place – “Nowhere to go” by Pat Kehoe, and “Smiling” by Paul Keegan.

3rd Place – 18 points – 2 mages shared third place – “Clockwork Oranges” by Liz O'Neill and “Millie” by Paul Keegan.

Congratulations to all winners.  Images to follow.

This was the last of the monthly competitions for the league for the 2020/21 season.

The next league will start after the summer recess in September 2021.


March 2021 Projected Images Competition.

Results for March 2021 Projected Images Competition. (All images were colour images).

There were 46 images from 13 authors in this competition broken down as follows:
Novice Section - 14 images from 4 authors,
1stplace – 20 points – 'Balloons' by Ruth McConigly,
2ndplace joint winners – 19 points – 'Sand Patterns' by Gay McGrath and
'Flower Basket' by Andrew Hennessy Behan,
3rdplace – 18 points – 'Anxiety' by Andrew Hennessy Behan.

Intermediate Section – 14 images from 4 authors,
1stplace – 20 points – 'Blue tit on Mahonia' by Brendan Kneafsey,
2ndplace – 19 points – 'Abstract Urban Lights' by Louise Skelly,
3rdplace joint winners – 18 points – 'Fruit Bowl' by Brendan Kneafsey,
and 'Abstract Rose Petal' by Mick Clemenger.

Advanced section – 18 images from 5 authors.
1stplace – 20 points – 'Mr. Robin' by Liz O'Neill,
2ndplace – 19 points – 'The Collectors' by Pat Kehoe,
3rdplace – 18 points – 'Spring Evening at Grange Castle' by Liz O'Neill.

The Competitions were judged by Bob Morrison FIPF, ARPS from Mullingar Camera Club.

Images to follow.


March 2021 Mono Images

March 2021 Mono Images Competition

There were 48 images from 15 authors in this competition broken down as follows:
Novice Section - 16 images from 5 authors,
1stPlace Joint Winners – 20 points – 'Deep in Love' by Caroline Long, and
'Out for a Run' by Gabrielle McGrath,
2ndplace – 19 points – 'So Cold' by Rod Kehoe
3rdplace – 18 points – 'Morning Solace' by Rod Kehoe.

Intermediate Section – 11 images from 4 authors,
1stplace – 20 points – 'Looking for Angles' by Dominic Gaffney,
2ndplace – 19 points – 'Mother and Child' by Dominic Gaffney.,
3rdplace – 18 points – 'Covid Scabious Seedhead' by Brendan Kneafsey.

Advanced section – 21 images from 6 authors.
1stplace – 20 points – 'The Anti Mask Protestor' by Liz O'Neill,
2ndplace – 19 points – 'Adolphe's Amazing Musical Machine' by Liz O'Neill,
3rdplace – 18 points – 'Killiney' by Eddie Mallin.

The Competitions were judged by Bob Morrison FIPF, ARPS from Mullingar Camera Club.

Images to follow.


Feb 2021 Colour

Feb 2021 Colour – text

February 2021 Colour Images Competition Tuesday 16 February 2021.
This Competition was judged by Graham Cashell from Greystones and the results are as follows:

Novice Section - there were 19 images from5  authors in this section.
1st place – 20 points – Fury by Andrew Hennessy Behan,
2nd place – 19 points – Chill Time by Ruth McConigly,
3rd place – 18 points – Autumn Bloom by Rod Kehoe.

Intermediate Section -  there were 16 images from 4 authors in this section.
1st place – 20 points – Watch the Birdie by Dominic Gaffney,
2nd place – 19 points – Dublin Quays by Night by Louise Skelly,
3rd place – 18 points – Swan by Dominic Gaffney.

Advanced Section =  there were 29 images from 8 authors in this section.
1st place – 20 points – Winter Worn Trees by Brian McKeown,
2nd place – 19 points – Litterbug by Liz O'Neill,
3rd place – 18 points – Ice Eye by Paul Keegan.

Judge Graham Cashell told us he scored the 20 points as follow - 4 points each for each of the following -
Technical details, Composition, Content, Impact - the WOW factor - and Preference - the judge's choice.
Graham's subjects include Landscapes, Portraiture and Art Nude.  His work can been seen on his website - here's the link - https://www.grahamcashell.com

Images to follow.


Jan 2021 Projected

Jan 2021 Projected 

Results for January 2021 Projected Images Competition. (All images were colour images).

There were 53 images from 14 authors in this competition broken down as follows:

Novice Section - 8 images from 2 authors,

1stplace – 20 points – 'Tarsier of PHP' by Rod Kehoe,

2ndplace – 19 points – 'Between the trees' by Ruth McConigly,

3rdplace – 18 points – 'It's cold out there' by Ruth McConigly.

Intermediate Section – 20 images from 5 authors,

1stplace – 20 points – 'Blue to Blue' by Brendan Kneafsey,

2ndplace – 19 points – 'Reflections on Santa' by Brendan Kneafsey,

3rdplace – 18 points – 'Covid Ivy' by Brendan Kneafsey.

Advanced section – 25 images from 7 authors.

1stplace – 20 points – 'Robin' by Suzana Radic,

2ndplace – 19 points – 'Constable comes to Kildare' by Liz O'Neill,

3rdplace – 18 points – 'Anna' by Paul Keegan.

Combined there were 106 images from 17 different authors, 12 of whom entered both competitions.

The Competitions were judged by Joe Doyle EFIAP from Malahide Camera Club.

Images to follow.

Jan 2021 Mono

Jan 2021 Mono – text

Results for January 2021 Mono Images Competition.

There were 53 images from 16 authors in this competition broken down as follows:

Novice Section - 14 images from 4 authors,

1stPlace – 20 points – 'What lies behind the door?' by Caroline Long,

2ndplace – 19 points – 'Gabrielle” by Caroline Long,

3rdplace – 18 points – 'Escape from darkness' by Rod Kehoe.

Intermediate Section – 13 images from 4 authors,

1stplace – 20 points – 'Bridge over smooth waters' by Mick Clemenger,

2ndplace – 19 points – 'Old ruin in forest' by Mick Clemenger,

3rdplace – 18 points – 'City Skyline' by Dominic Gaffney.

Advanced section – 26 images from 8 authors.

1stplace – 20 points – 'Google' by Pat Kehoe,

2ndplace – 19 points – 'Brigid's day' by Eddie Mallin,

3rdplace – 18 points – 'Extinction Rebellion' and 'Olympic Medal' shared 3rd place, 

both images by Eddie Mallin.

Images to follow.