Photographers win Shield title

DUNDALK Photographic Society has scooped the coveted national Shield title for its entries in a major competitive event in Dublin.

DUNDALK Photographic Society has scooped the coveted national Shield title for its entries in a major competitive event in Dublin.

Camera clubs from across the country battled it out for the prestigious photography award at the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) event on Sunday, November 13.

From Mallow to Mullingar, Cork to Celbridge, photographers from camera clubs around the country gathered in Ballyfermot Civic Centre for the hotly contested event.

This year Dundalk Photographic Society staved off stiff competition from Malahide Camera Club (second place) and Clondalkin Camera Club (third place) to take the overall title.

The competition is geared towards non-advanced photographers. The Dundalk club impressed the external judges with their stunning panels of black and white, and colour images.

The well attended event also saw the launch of the 2012 Photography Ireland Yearbook, a wonderful collection of images drawn from the vast pool of photography talent from across the island of Ireland.

The yearbook is produced by the IPF in association with the Northern Irish Photography Association (NIPA).

For further information about the National Shield and the IPF log onto www.irishphoto.ie or check out the IPF’s Facebook page at Irish Photographic Federation on Facebook.