KPS Monthly Club Competitions 2024

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.

01

Closes

March 3rd 2024

Results

April 11th 2024

Open Colour

It's your choice - COLOUR and OPEN

02

Closes

April 7th 2024

Results

May 9th 2024

Environmental Awareness

Any interpretation of your awareness of our environment

03

Closes

April 28th 2024

Results

June 13th 2024

7 Deadly Sins

It's your creative choice

04

Closes

May 30th 2024

Results

July 4th 2024

Nature

This is a print competition

05

Closes

August 31st 2024

Results

October 10th 2024

Favourite Song

Photographic interpretation of a song title or a line from a song

06

Closes

October 26th 2024

Results

November 14th 2024

Blur / ICM / Bokeh

Print Image

07

Closes

November 30th 2024

Results

December 7th 2024

Fashion on the Streets

Your interpretation & your photographic eye

08

Closes

January 16th 2025

Results

TBC

The Four Seasons

Images taken from the same location, depicting each of the four seasons
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 competitionsecretary@kilkennyphoto.net.
See KPS PotY competitions from previous years: 20232022 | 2021.

See past KPS Wildlife competitions: 2022.

2023 KPS ‘Photographer of the Year’

Matt Whitby is KPS ‘Photographer of the Year’ 2023

Advanced
1st: Matt Whitby – GOLD MEDAL – 99pts
2nd: Ned Mahon – SILVER MEDAL – 97pts
Joint 3rd: Suzanne Behan – BRONZE MEDAL – 95pts
Joint 3rd: Carla Ennis – BRONZE MEDAL – 95pts

Intermediate
Joint 1st: Krissi Igoe – GOLD MEDAL – 95pts
Joint 1st: Frank Corcoran – GOLD MEDAL – 95pts
2nd: Ann Dowling – SILVER MEDAL – 91pts
3rd: Liam Kirwan – BRONZE MEDAL – 87pts

Novice
1st: Tony Michael Barry – GOLD MEDAL – 95pts
Joint 2nd: Rebecca Dolan – SILVER MEDAL – 90pts
Joint 2nd: Claire Kenny Griffin – SILVER MEDAL – 90pts
3rd: Arina Arlukova – BRONZE MEDAL – 70pts

Special Award
For Continued Improvement: Fergal Murphy