phParkOne of the main activities of the group is the monthly competition. Each competition is themed and also has an ‘Open’ category. Members can enter 3 images, one based on the theme and two in the ‘Open’ category. The format is print or digital.

As we have a mixed ability the membership is broken into 3 sections, novice, intermediate and advanced and all competition entries should include:

  • Image Title
  • Section
  • Category (Theme or Open)
  • Membership Number

e.g. “Me and My Dog-Novice – Open – 068 “

Print Competitions:
Images submitted can be any size but must be mounted on a 16” x 12” (40 x 30 cm.) board. Mount boards can be black, white or cream and are available through the club for €1.

Digital Competitions:
Entries for digital competitions should be submitted by e-mail to and should be resized so that they are no longer than 2000 pixels on the longest side and not more than 2MB in size. The resolution should be set at 72 DPI (dots per inch). Images should be renamed using the naming convention i.e. Title-Section-Category-Membership Number.

For details of upcoming competition dates and themes see our calendar.

All competitions are assessed external judge who awards points. They critique the entry explain he rational behind the points awarded

Points are recorded and prizes are presented at the end of the year.

Some Competition Rules to keep in mind.

  • Entries will only be accepted from paid-up members of the group.
  • Late entries will not be accepted.
  • The same picture cannot be entered more than once in a club competition no matter what changes have made to it,  however, another similar picture that was taken at the same time can be entered
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