SACC Interclub Competition 2013

Thank you to all the clubs who pre-registered for this years SACC Interclub Competition.  We are delighted to announce that we have received a record number of entries from clubs in SACC region, with both long-established and shiny new clubs competing.  Best of luck to all!

We’ll be releasing full details of the schedule for the day shortly, (including some special treats that we’re keeping under wraps for the moment!), but for now, please find all the information you need to enter.

Please direct all queries to or use the contact page on this website.

Where? Hotel Kilkenny (
When? Sunday, March 24th 2013

Full schedule will be posted closer to the date, however, for your information, panels must be hung between 9am-10.30am that morning.
How much is entry fee? One panel: €20
Two panels: €30
Three panels: €40
How do I pay? Payment options are outlined here:
How do I enter?            SACC Interclub 2013-entry form must be completed and emailed to by midnight Friday, March 22nd 2013.
Where are the rules? SACC Interclub Rules 2013
Who are the judges? Ciaran Whyte FIPF EFIAP – Celbridge Camera Club
Gerry Kerr AIPF AFIAP – Celbridge Camera Club
Judy Boyle FIPF FRPS – Drogheda Photographic Society
Closing date Pre-registration closed on midnight,  March 1st.
For clubs that registered, completed entry forms must be received by midnight, March 22nd.
Note Change of rules from previous years:

We require digital copies of all images (both print and projected), along with digital panel layouts for all panels and additionally, a printed A4 layout of all print panels to be submitted. Printed layouts are for admin use only and don’t need to be printed on photographic paper. See rules & entry form for more info.

SACC Interclub Competition 2013 – Registration closes today!

Final Reminder:

If your club wishes to enter the 2013 SACC Interclub Competition, then you need to register by midnight today, March 1st, via the form on the link below.
Please note that we are asking for registration at this point so we can organise logistics. Register now to secure your place!

SACC Interclub Competition 2013 Registration


IPF Print & Projected Finals – February 23rd & 24th

The IPF Canon Print & Projected Finals take place this coming weekend (February 23rd & 24th) at Athlone Institute of Technology.

Full details, including lectures  and the programme of events for the day can be found on this link on IPF website.
Lectures can be booked from IPF website.

We would like to wish all competitors who qualified from SACC clubs the very best of luck and we hope to see lots of familiar faces from our region in Athlone.

SACC Interclub Competition 2013 open for entry

The date for the SACC Interclub Competition 2013 has been set for Sunday March 24th. We will be announcing details of the venue, schedule and updated rules shortly and we may even have a treat or two in store on the day to keep you entertained while judging is underway…

For now, we need to know how many clubs will be entering as we have logistics to work out. To that end, competition is now open for entries and we need a committee representative from every club who is going to enter to fill out the form below and click the ‘submit’ button. Closing date for entry is two weeks time (March 1st 2013). You will be sent information on how to pay entry fee after you register.

The format of the competition will remain the one that we are familiar with:

Panels are colour print, monochrome print and projected image.
A club may enter one, two or all three panels.
10 images per panel.
No photographer may be represented more then twice on any given panel.
Entry fee remains the same as last year.

One panel: €20
Two panels: €30
Three panels: €40

SACC Nature Competition 2013 – Results

On Sunday, January 27th, the SACC held the regional qualifying round of the IPF National Nature Competition at The Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny in association with Kilkenny Photographic Society

Congratulations to all our winners on the day and to everyone who took part. Best of luck to everyone whose images qualified for national finals next year.

Thank you to our judges; Mark Sedgwick FIPF EFIAP and Des Connors FIPF who did an outstanding job not only scoring the images but also providing ongoing commentary and invaluable feedback to the audience on many of the images they were judging.

The competition was powered by Picturk and its online system once again proved itself on Sunday. Thanks to Paul Geraghty from Picturk who was with us for the day to ensure smooth running of the competition.

Thanks are due to the hotel for providing outstanding facilities and to Kilkenny Photographic Society who hosted the events and supplied a great team of volunteers for the event.

Huge thanks also to the SACC committee, without whom this event would not have taken place.  We look forward to our next event – The SACC Interclub Competition which takes place on March 24th and we’ll be posting details about it over the next few weeks.

Finally, full results available via link below:

SACC Regional Round of IPF National Nature Competition Results 2013

SACC Nature Competition 2013 – Cut off points

We’ll be posting the results from the SACC Nature Competition shortly.

Please bear with us while we verify scores and compile results. We appreciate your patience.

For now though, we can tell you that the cut off points for qualifying scores for the National Finals are as follows:

Colour Prints (open): 12 points
Colour Prints (themed): 12 points
Projected Images (open): 11 points
Projected Images (themed): 11 points

Schedule for Nature Competition – Sunday 27th January 2013

Please note that while we will do our best to manage schedule as outlined below, times are approximate and subject to change as the day progresses.

10am-11am Handover of pre-registered prints.
Prints for Nature Competition must have been pre-registered via online system  by midnight on Thursday January 24th.
Prints that have not been pre-registered will not be accepted on day of competition.
No action is required on your part for projected images on the day, provided you have uploaded them with your competition entry before the deadline.
11am-11.30am Judges preview of prints
11.30am Judging begins, starting with colour prints and will continue until all colour prints are judged (both open and themed section).
Lunch break will follow
Lunch The Newpark Hotel offers full carvery service. Lighter options also available
2.30pm onwards The sequence of events for afternoon will be:
Judging of projected images (open & themed)
Tea break
Awards ceremony
Images that qualify for national finals will be forwarded to IPF
Images that do not qualify for national finals can be collected AFTER awards ceremony only. Please do not attempt to collect them beforehand.
Note Kilkenny Photographic Society are hosting this event and will be running a raffle on the day.
Tickets €2 each, three for €5.