Challenges

  • April 2021 – May 2022
April 2021 – May 2022

Challenge 1 – Open – 10th May 2021

Judge: Anne Cassidy, Enniskillen Camera Club

Anne has taught HNC and HND at South West Collage Fermanagh. She was a guest tutor for final year undergrads in traditional darkroom printing at Ulster University and is a current panel member for the IPF distinctions. She also sits as a panel member for the RPS in Documentary and also on the Contemporary and Conceptual panel.  She is a Fellow of the IPFA and a Fellow of the RPS and has gained her AFIAP. Anne was awarded a Masters of Fine Art in photography from Ulster University Belfast. (MFA ) in 2011.

Digital submission, 2 images, colour or black&white

Members are free to interpret the challenge widely. Subject of your choice. The Coronavirus restrictions must not be broken for this challenge. Images must have been taken within the last three years.

Deadline date for entries midnight on Wednesday 28th April, 2021 – Details of the upload link to the club’s Dropbox account will be circulated by email.

Challenge 2 – “Rain” – 28th June 2021

Judge: Helen Hanafin FIPF EFIAP/g

Helen has been active in photography since the mid-1990s. She has been an active member of the Dublin Camera Club for many years and acts as a mentor for new members. Helen is also a member of the Club’s selection committee, helping to select and prepare images to represent the Club at inter-club competitions. She has achieved the Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation with a panel of images showing the people of Nepal. She is now a member of the IPF Distinctions Assessment Panel. Helen is also a keen exhibitor at International Salons and has gained EFIAP/g. She has presented to clubs throughout Ireland and around the world and judges extensively both in Ireland and internationally. 

Digital submission. Two colour or black and white images may be submitted

Members are free to interpret the challenge, but must stick to the theme. The Coronavirus restrictions must not be broken for this challenge. Images must have been taken within the last three years.

Deadline date for entries 14th June – Details of the upload link to the club’s Dropbox account will be circulated by email.

Challenge 3 – Mini Panel – Open

Black and White images only

Deadline Monday 6th September 2021. If Covid restrictions are lifted entries to be handed in at our club meeting on the 6th September. If restrictions do not allow this then other arrangements will be made. Judge TBA.

Challenge 4 – “Decay”

Colour images only.

Deadline date for entries and name of judge TBA

Challenge 5 – “Outside The Box”

Deadline date for entries and name of judge TBA


Challenge Rules


Images will be judged on: How well an image fits the theme ; Composition; Impact; Sharp where it needs to be, unless not intended to be by the photographer


Submit: PRINT – Two A4 Prints on a firm backing for ease of handling (an A4 piece of card is adequate – do not use a full mount); Black & White or Colour (depending on the Challenge description)


DIGITAL – 2000 pixels on the longest side; Jpeg quality 10; SRGB colour space; Black&White or Colour (depending on the Challenge description); Category: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced; Entry name: Title_Category_Membership Number – (if you don’t yet have a Membership Number, please use your initials)


For example if you are Intermediate level and are entering an image titled ‘Winter Landscape’ and your club number is 99 your file should be named: Intermediate_Winter Landscape_99



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