‘TOP’ Amateur Photography Competition


I hope you are well. I work for TOP (the fuel company – formerly TOP Oil) and we’re running a photography competition which is open to any amateur photographer in the country, which I thought would be of interest to many of your members.

The photo can be of any subject, taken anywhere in Ireland and the winning photos will be compiled to make the TOP Calendar for 2011 – distributed to 50,000 homes. So if there are any budding photographers out there who want immediate exposure, we’d be delighted to receive their entries!

More information can be found on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/topphotocompetition and entries can be sent to photo@top.ie with the why, when and where the photo was taken. And don’t forget to include names and addresses! The closing date is 30th June. You can also follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/TOPOil for all updates.

I really hope this is something you think Navan Camera Club members might be interested in!

If you have any questions or require any further info, you can reach me on 01 293 99 77.

Many thanks,


Lorraine Cronin



Dear Secretary

I hope this email finds you well.  My name is Bryony Byrne and I am the Marketing Officer for Aesthetica Magazine. Aesthetica is one of the UK’s leading arts and culture publications and engages with critical debate and contemporary artistic trends.  I am getting in touch today because we also run a Creative Works Competition and I thought that your members at Navan Camera Club might be interested to learn about the opportunity.

We are really keen to see photographers from Ireland well-represented in the competition and it is a fantastic opportunity for both new and established artists to nurture their reputations on an international scale.  Previous finalists have achieved success and recognition with accolades including: writing commissions from Channel 4, selection to represent Australia in the Florence Biennale, exhibitions at DACS (London), John Martin Gallery (London), Flores Fine Art Gallery (New York), inclusion in the International Drawing Competition exhibition (Poland) and the National Geographic International Photographic exhibition.

Given the versatile nature of photography, it is always a popular choice in the competition and I would be really grateful if you could pass the details below on to your mailing lists and any other interested contacts:

Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010

The Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is now open for entries! Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, writers and poets to submit their work into the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010. Now in its third year, the Creative Works Competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent across three disciplines, identifying new artists and writers and bringing them to international attention.

  • The Competition has three categories, Artwork & Photography, Poetry and Fiction.
  • Winners and finalists are published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual.
  • Winners of each category receive £500 prize money plus other prizes.
  • Entry to the Creative Works Competition is £10 (apx. ?12).
  • The entry fee allows the submission of 2 images, 2 poems or 2 short stories.
  • The deadline for submissions is the 31st August 2010.
  • More guidelines on how to submit can be found online at http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm

Many thanks for your time and I do hope that your photographers will be interested in the opportunity.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance at all.

Kindest regards


Bryony Byrne

Marketing Officer

Aesthetica Magazine

PO Box 371

YO23 1WL

01904 479168



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Irish Meteorological Society 2010 Photo Competition

Dear All,

I would be very grateful if you could inform your club or society
members about this year’s Irish Met Society photography competition.
Our 2009 competition was extremely successful with the winner, Anthony
Byrne, going on to achieve first place in the European Met Society
competition (http://www.emetsoc.org/newsarchive/news_20100331.php)


Most of our 2009 entries can be found here:
some of these appeared in our Winter and Spring Newsletters. With the
photographers’ permission, we also submitted these photos to An Post
for a possible stamp series and are keeping our fingers crossed!

Weather over the past few months has been very diverse so I am sure we
will receive a lot of great photographs again this year. The
competition rules are below. Please also see our website
http://www.irishmetsociety.org for further details on the competition
and the Irish Met Society.

What to photograph:
Any Irish location but the photograph must have a seasonal or weather theme.

Some rules:
The competition is open to everyone with a maximum of 3 entries per
person. Only colour photographs are accepted and there must not be
people in the picture.
Closing date: September 30th 2010.

How to enter:
E-mail your photograph(s) to:   irishmetsoccompetitions@gmail.com
include your name, photograph location and photograph title.

1st: 150 Euro
2nd: 75 Euro
3rd: 50 Euro.

The Irish Meteorological Society will nominate a panel of judges and
their decision will be final.
Please note that photographs submitted as entries may be selected to
feature on the IMS website and related links as well as in IMS
publications. The author will always be acknowledged.

Best of luck to all!

…. Sinéad
PRO,  Irish Met Society

And the Winner is :

Andrew Kelly, our new Chairman, won a couple of Regional and National Competition this year. Below are the winning images. Well done Andrew.

The whale image won the best mammal at the IPF National Nature Competition.

The brown bear catching the salmon won the IPF North East Nature print image.

Members Webpages

The Links to members websites, blogs etc is now back up on the site.

If you have a website etc and would like it displayed on the Links please contact the club using the email address: navancc@gmail.com with your details and we will put them up.

New Committee

The new Committee Members for the 2010-2011 season starting in September 2010 are as follows:

Chairman Andrew Kelly

Assistant Chairman
Dave McLean

Secretary Andrew Ellis

Assistant Secretary Betty Brennan

Liam Dalton

PRO Ita Boyle

Programme Committee
Dave Mullen
Denis O’Donovan
Susie Dwyer
Mary Martin

Committee Members

Hugh O’Brien
Kev Mynes
Neil McShane
Michael Buchanan
Maria Brady

RTÉ Weather Photo Competition

RTÉ Weather Photo Competition

Calling all budding photographers…

The summer quarter of the RTÉ Weather Photo Competition in support of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity recognises the importance of biodiversity on earth and in particular we want to celebrate the beauty of Irish native plant life.

Even though the weather in Ireland can be changeable and indeed challenging at times, it is our unique climate that fosters the growth of magnificent plant life which is often at its best when summer begins.

For the summer quarter we are calling for amateur photographers to submit photographs depicting Irish native plant life.

Enter a photograph which best encapsulates some aspect of plant life in Ireland which can span from large and small trees and shrubs, to low-growing flowering plants and ferns, to climbers such as ivy and honeysuckle.

One winner and five runners up from the season will have their photographs used as the backdrop for RTÉ Weather’s on-screen weather bulletins so get snapping now!