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Inter-Regional Wildlife Competition

This Wildlife only competition will be between the Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA) and the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF). The definition of Wildlife will be as per FIAP rules. While this is competition between the respective Nature Groups, the entry will be an individual one, with no selection process. The competition will be hosted by alternative organisations, with the IPF hosting the first one in November 2018. NIPA will host it in 2019. It is a PDI only competition.


In Summary:

  1. This will be an annual competition hosted by alternative organisations.

  2. It will be PDI only.

  3. Closing date for entries will be Sunday 29th December 2019, emailed to

  4. There is no entry fee.

  5. Entries will be restricted to Wildlife only as per FIAP rules.

  6. Entries will be limited to 4 PDIs per person. They should be jpg format,  not exceed 1600px by 1200px and be in the sRGB colour space.

  7. The format of file names is not important so long as we can identify the author e.g "ImageTitle_YourName_Your Club"

  8. 3 prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, with certificates for other placed images, 2 highly commended and 3 commended.

  9. Where the top images score the same mark, the judge will be asked to pick their 1st, 2nd and 3rd and placed images.

  10. The overall honours will go to the organisation with the highest score after summing the scores of the top 30 images from each organisation.

  11. No trophy will be awarded for the top organisation, just the honour of winning.

  12. Date:      1pm, Saturday 18th January 2020

  13. Venue:    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT66 6NJ  Google Maps

This year's Inter-Regional Wildlife Competition, the 2nd running of this perpetual competition was hosted by NIPA.


We had a fantastic entry from both the IPF and NIPA, with a total of 306 PDIs.


These were independently judged by two Wildlife Photographers, Danny Gibson and Tom McDonnell. Each judge scored the images out of 20.


On Saturday 18th at Oxford Island we had the show and tell. We had around 130 people in the room, including 15 from the IPF, some who travelled from as far as Limerick,

I hope you enjoyed the day. Both judges provided excellent feedback on all images, many thanks, Danny and Tom.


Congratulations to everyone who entered and to those who had placed images.


Congratulations to the IPF who just pipped us by 2 points to take the overall honour of the top Federation.


Looking forward to next year.

Placed Images

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