Great Result for ECCG at IPF Nature Competition

A great result for East Cork Camera Group at the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year competition in Carlow last weekend, along with Eileen Upton who won a gold medal for her image “Blasket Seals”, Kevin Day picked up 2 Silver medals and 2 honourable mentions.
Below is one of Kevin’s winning images of a jumping red squirrel.

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ECCG Awards Night 2016

ECCG members, their families and friends gathered in The Midleton Park Hotel on Saturday 26/11/15 for the annual awards night. With over fifty shoots done and six internal competitions throughout the year feeding into the prestigious Photographer of the Year award, the final results were eagerly awaited.

Photographer of the Year was not the only award on offer on the night however, as best website gallery, best Panel, best in Category, best in Grades A, B and C, best New Photographer and Club Person of the Year also had to be revealed.

Judging was carried out by Mr. John Hooton, Ms. Vivian Buckley and Mr. Neily Curtin from Mallow Camera Club.

Following a fine meal expertly provided by the staff of Midleton Park Hotel, the formal proceedings were opened by Competitions Secretary, Anthony O'Connor and ECCG chairman, Denis Barry, the award winners were announced as follows:

Best Website Gallery
Grade C: Keith Johnson
Grade B: Noelle Lowney
Grade A: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF

Best Panel
Third Place: Denis Barry LIPF
Second Place: Zane Llewellyn LIPF
First Place: Kevin Day

Best in Category
Landscape (J): Zane Llewellyn LIPF
Landscape (J): Anthony O'Connor LIPF
Seascape: Zane Llewellyn LIPF
Portrait: Denis Barry LIPF
Nature: Kevin Day
Sport (J): Noelle Lowney
Sport (J): Denis O'Flynn
Macro: John Tait LIPF
Architecture: John Tait LIPF
Travel: Kevin Day
Black and White: Zane Llewellyn LIPF
Black and White: Anthony O'Connor LIPF
HDR: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF
Reportage/Documentary: Kevin Day
Open: John Tait LIPF

Best in Grade
Grade C
Third Place: Jim Curtin
Second Place: Keith Johnson
First Place: Eileen Upton

Grade B
Third Place: Jim O'Neill
Second Place: Noelle Lowney
First Place: Zane Llewellyn LIPF

Grade A
Third Place: Denis Barry LIPF
Second Place: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF
First Place: Anthony O'Connor LIPF

Best New Member: Zane Llewellyn LIPF

Club Person of the Year: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF

Photographer of the Year
Third Place: Finbarr O'Shea LIPF
Runner Up: Anthony O'Connor LIPF
POTY: Zane Llewellyn LIPF

Congratulations to all award winners and especially, Photographer of the Year, 2016, Zane Llewellyn. Well done too to everyone else who entered as scores were close in many competitions and a point or two given in another direction would have seen some of these in the prizes.

A big thank you goes to the three judges who did a stellar job. While the important task of awarding points was their main function, their feedback is equally important as it is vital that everyone gets an objective assessment of their work which can be factored into the fine tuning for the future.

Finally, thanks to our sponsors (click on the links to visit their websites) for the night O'Leary's Camera World, Oliver Plunkett St, Cork and Art and Frame, Model Farm Rd, Cork and also to The Midleton Park Hotel for providing a beautiful meal and surroundings for a memorable night.

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Click here for all the results in detail..

All images from the Awards night by Finbarr O'Shea LIPF.

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ECCG Awards Night 2015

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Anthony O'Connor receiving the ECCG perpetual trophy for having won ECCG's Photographer of the Year 2015 competition from John Finn ARPS

ECCG members and their families and friends gathered in The Midleton Park Hotel on Saturday 28/11/15 for the annual awards night. With competitions throughout the year feeding into the prestigious Photographer of the Year award, the build up to this night was palpable in recent weeks.

Awards Night 2014-5To add to the positivity in the room, we were delighted that ECCG member, John Tait had been awarded a Licentiateship of the Irish Photographic Federation, earlier in the day at the Distinction Sitting at Thurles. Richly deserved, John had worked hard towards the award in the last few years. Well done John.

Photographer of the Year was not the only award on offer on the night however, as best website gallery, best Panel, best in Category, best in Grades A, B and C, best New Photographer and Club Person of the Year also had to be revealed.

Judging was carried out by Mr. John Finn, ARPS, Mr. Bill Power, FIPF and Ms. Niamh Whitty, FIPF, ARPS.

Following a fine meal expertly provided by the staff of Midleton Park Hotel, the formal proceedings were opened by Competitions Secretary, Anthony O'Connor and, following short speeches by chairman, Denis Barry and special guest, Mr. John Finn ARPS, the award winners were announced as follows:

Best Website Gallery
Grade C: Noelle Lowney
Grade B: Denis O'Flynn
Grade A: Andrew Corkbeg

Best Panel
Third Place: Michael Hickey
Second Place: Finbarr O'Shea
First Place: Anthony O'Connor

Best in Category
Landscape: Anthony O'Connor
Seascape: Fidelma Read
Portrait: Fidelma Read
Nature (J): John Tait
Nature (J): Fidelma Read
Sport: John Tait
Macro: John Tait
Architecture: Anthony O'Connor
Travel: Finbarr O'Shea
Black and White: Fidelma Read
HDR: Anthony O'Connor
Reportage/Documentary: Anthony O'Connor
Open: Fidelma Read

Best in Grade
Grade C
Third Place: James Brady
Second Place: Noelle Lowney
First Place: R.J. Mani

Grade B
Third Place: Denis O'Flynn
Second Place: Trevor O'Connell
First Place: Kevin Day

Grade A
Third Place: Fidelma Read
Second Place: Finbarr O'Shea
First Place: Anthony O'Connor

Best New Member: Eileen Upton

Club Person of the Year: Finbarr O'Shea

Photographer of the Year
Third Place: Fidelma Read
Runner Up: Finbarr O'Shea
POTY: Anthony O'Connor

Congratulations to all award winners and especially, Photographer of the Year, 2015, Anthony O'Connor. Well done too to everyone else who entered as a point or two given in another direction would have seen some of these in the prizes, such was the closeness of the final scores.

A big thank you goes to the three judges who did a stellar job. While the important task of awarding points was their main function, their feedback is equally important as it is vital that everyone gets an objective assessment of their work which can be factored into the fine tuning for the future.

Finally, thanks to our sponsors (click on the links to visit their websites) for the night O'Leary's Camera World, Oliver Plunkett St, Cork; Barker Photographic, Unit 18, South Link Park, Frankfield, Cork and Art and Frame, Model Farm Rd, Cork and also to The Midleton Park Hotel for providing a beautiful meal and surroundings for a memorable night.

Click here to check out all the images. Enjoy!

Click here for all the results in detail..

All images from the Awards night by Finbarr O'Shea and James Brady.

 

 

 

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Exhibition – Photographer of the Year 2014 – Midleton Library

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An exhibition of images from East Cork Camera Group's Photographer of the Year competition, 2014 went on display on Tuesday 24/11/15 at The Library, Main St, Midleton.

Comprising twenty-two images in all, the exhibition features the entire portfolio of ten images by ECCG's Photographer of the Year, 2014, Karen Fleming, as well as the twelve winning Category images.

Judging in the competition was carried out by Mr. John Finn, ARPS, Travel and Portrait photographer, Mr. Rowan Thornhill and pictures editor of The Evening Echo, Mr. Brian Lougheed.

corkcocoThe exhibition will continue until January, 2016. A gallery of the images on display can be viewed here.

ECCG would like to thank the staff of Midleton Library for supporting the exhibition.

 

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