KPS ‘Photographer of the Year’

and Monthly Club Competitions

We run eight competitions each year, to test our skills in the hopes of impressing our guest judges, who critique entries and offer advice to the authors. These competitions can be a good way to improve our craft and get critical feedback on our techniques and themes. These themes challenge different aspects of your photography.

The competition has three levels: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. The judges scores are tallied, revealing which member the club is awarded our prestigious ‘Photographer of the Year’ (PotY) title. The themes for this year’s competitions are listed below.

KPS PotY 2021 (Advanced)
1st    Ned Mahon
2nd   Derville Conroy
2nd   John Cuddihy
3rd    Denis O’Reilly

KPS PotY 2021 (Intermediate)
1st   Carla Ennis
2nd  Eamon McArdle
3rd   Ann Dowling

KPS PotY 2021 (Novice)
1st   Laura Carmen
2nd  Canice Ryan

Ned Mahon is the KPS ‘Photographer of the Year’ 2021


Closes | 30th January 2022

Mono (Open)

Black and white photography are images that only use only black white and variations of grey. A monochrome photo can be created with variations of blue red or any other colour in the spectrum.


Closes | 27th February 2022


Passion is a strong feeling of love or enthusiasm for something or about the feelings of love between two people. Passion can be defined as your love of something.


Closes | 27th March 2022

Depth of Field

In photography Depth of Field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects, giving a focused image. Use DOF to produce a blurred or sharp effect in your image.


Closes | 24th April 2022


Vintage denotes something from the past or of old. Recognised with interest or quality, a real classic!


Closes | 29th May 2022

Everyday Objects

Something which is used every day or forms a regular and basic part of your life. Not especially interesting or unusual in itself, but you can make it so!


Closes | 25th September 2022

Photographer's Choice (Open)

Anything you like!


Closes | 30st October 2022

Landscape / Seascape

Landscape photography shows spaces within the world – some big, some small. Includes traditional land and seascapes, abstracts, urban and rural.


Closes | 27th November 2022

Guess the Movie

Lights... Camera... Action! Create an image to describe a movie title without naming the film. Let your imagination go wild.
Please resize your images: Landscape: 3200 pixels on the longest side, at 300 dpi. Portrait: 2400 pixels on the tallest side, at 300 dpi. Square images sized 2400 x 2400 pixels. KPS PotY competitions are open to members only. Submit a maximum of two images for each competition. You must not have submitted them for previous KPS PotY competitions. Email your entries to
See KPS PotY competitions from previous years: 2021.