IPF Newsletter May 2008


Newsletter of the Irish Photographic Federation
May 2008

In This Issue

EPSON 2008 National Club Finals

SACC Creative Digital Competition

Tony Dunne, RIP

Sponsor of the
IPF National Club Finals
The IPF wish to acknowledge the continuing support and sponsorship provided by EPSON for the National Club Finals.

Upcoming IPF Events
The summer months are upon us so there is a lull in the IPF calendar until the autumn.
The National Audio Visual Championships will take place in Shannon on the weekend of 18th & 19th October.
Distinctions Judging
(L and A distinctions panels) will take place during the National Shield Finals in Mullingar in November. Application forms are available for download from the IPF website. Completed application forms and fees must be with the Distinctions Secretary before 1st November.
Check the IPF website for further details on these and other upcoming events.

Photography Ireland 2009
Closing Date
Don’t forget the closing date for Photography Ireland 2009 is 1st June 2008. See the IPF Website for more details and entry forms.
Copies of Photography Ireland 2008 are still available from Seán Casey.

Audio Visual News
Congratulations to Kieran O’Loughlin, Shannon Camera Club, on winning the annual ‘battle’ between the IPF and the NIPA. Kieran won with his sequence ‘Where Poetic Champions Compose’ which won the IPF AV National Championships held in Collins Barracks last October.
The AV group hold workshops or a regular basis and often have guest speakers over from the UK.
If you are interested in Audio Visual send your details to Lillian Webb, AV Secretary, 66 Roseville, Naas, Co. Kildare, 045 866160, for inclusion on their mailing list.

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Dear Member,

Welcome to the May 2008 issue of the IPF Review. In this issue you will find the results of the National Club Finals held in Thurles in April. Well done to Dundalk Photogrphic Society, outright winners, and all clubs who participated in the competition.
At the distinctions judging the same weekend two thirds of the applicants were successful. Congratulations and well done to all.
A special word of thanks to Thurles Camera Club who hosted this years event. They did an excellent job, and ensured that a great photography weekend was had by all who attended.
Keep an eye on the IPF Website for up to date information on upcoming competitions, exhibitions, and lectures. If your club is running an event why not send details to the website or review for publication.

EPSON 2008 National Club Finals
A great weekend of photography was had by all at the EPSON National Club Finals hosted by Thurles Camera Club in the Tipperary Institute, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The competiton was judged by three renowned international judges and events over the weekend included distinctions judging and workshops.
The new format attracted a large attendence of photographers from all over the country.
The Best Club in the competition was Dundalk Photographic Society, who also won best monochrome panel. Drogheda Photography Club won the best colour panel.
Results (Overall)
Dundalk Photographic Society
Drogheda Photographic Club
Celbridge Camera Club
Monochrome Prints
Dundalk Photographic Society
Drogheda Photographic Club
Mallow Camera Club
Colour Prints
Drogheda Photographic Club
Dundalk Photographic Society
Dunamaise Photograpic Society
Click here to see full results.

SACC Creative Digital Competition
The 2008 SACC Creative Digital Competition will be hosted by Thurles Camera Club on Sunday, 11th May at the Community Hall, Ballycahill, Thurles. Although this competition is held under SACC auspices it is open to all members of IPF or SACC affiliated clubs. Competition rules can be found at
2008 Winner of SACC Creative Digital Competition, Seán O’Brien, Dungarvan Camera Club.

Tony Dunne RIP
The whole photographic community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Tony who was a lifelong member of Drogheda Photographic Club.
Tony was a great supporter of IPF events, and was alway busy working away in the background ensuring the smooth running of many competitons and distinctions judgings.
The Irish Photographic Federaton and its members clubs wish to extend their sympathy to Tony’s mother and father.
Click here to read more.

Don’t Forget: If you have any items for inclusion in the IPF Review or Website send me an email with the details. Don’t forget to include photographs.

John Doheny
Irish Photographic Federation
6th May 2008

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