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June 14, 2020

The NIPA Annual Exhibition is the culmination of our photography year.  As a consequence of the ongoing restrictions associated with COVID-19 we are unable to organise our usual Annual Print Exhibition. Our 2020 Exhibition will only be accepting digital images.

The overall intention of the Exhibition remains the same, that is to provide an opportunity to display a selection of images that best represents our club photography.  

We would really like to have a large number of our clubs represented in t...

March 21, 2020

In light of the current Coronavirus situation and the Government's advice to reduce social interaction, we have reluctantly decided to cancel or postpone all NIPA events and meetings for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.

The details of the changes are as follows:

  • The scheduled adjudication evening for Interclub Round 5 at Dungannon on 25th March is cancelled. R5 has been judged, and the results, together with the overall results for the 2019/20 Interclub Competition and written comments by the judges on R5...

December 17, 2019

Rather than creating restrictive definitions for our themes we hope to simply give some guidance to our participants and judges. We hope that the guidance given will be open enough to encourage participants to get out there and produce interesting, creative, well crafted interpretations of the theme that our judges will be instructed to view with an open mind.

Guidance for transport

To transport something is to move it from one location to another. Modes of transport both past and present could include, but are not...

October 1, 2019

The NIPA 2019 Annual Exhibition is now on display in Magherafelt. It will be there until 25th October 2019. Don't miss out, if you didn't catch it in Belfast now is your chance to view just short of 100 beautifully printed and framed colour and monochrome prints, all the work of local amateur photographers, all of them members of local Camera Clubs and Societies. The images are on display at The Bridewell, Church St, Magherafelt BT45 6AN. They have been selected from over 550 entries so they've gotta be good and...

November 22, 2018

It is with regret that we pass on sad news of the death of Bob McDonald this morning. Bob as you know is a past President of NIPA, represented NIPA to the PAGB, was a past Chairman and founder member of the NIE photographic Society and represented NIE as NIPA rep for a number of years at council. Bob was an active member of the NIE Photographic Society until September this year from which time he could no longer attend due to ill health.

October 24, 2018

The online entry system for the Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2018 is now open.

Login / Register to submit your Entries.

October 14, 2018

Six regions took part in the 2018 Celtic Challenge. Each region submitted ten images in each category (PDI, Colour Prints and Mono Prints). The Judge, Robert Millin MFIAP, FBPE, MPSA, EFIAP/p, DPAGB, SPSA, GPU Hermes and member of Wigan 10 Foto Club, scored each image. All of the regions scores were totalled and NIPA came out on top. The Irish Photographic Federation won the colour section, with NIPA coming in 2nd 2 marks behind. NIPA won both the PDI and Mono categories. 

July 31, 2018

Inter-Regional Wildlife Competition

This Wildlife 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 a 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 c...

June 29, 2018

The NIPA Annual Exhibition is the culmination of our photography year.  The Exhibition gives us an opportunity to display a selection of images that best represents our club photography in Northern Ireland. 

Opening Night

7pm Thursday 5th July 2018



43b Rosemary Street



After the initial display in the Artcetera Gallery, the Exhibition travels throughout the year to many venues in NI.

May 29, 2018

Just a reminder about the theme / genre for the 2018/19 NIPA Interclub Competition.

Round 3

Photographs that illustrate a book or song title

Round 5


Please note that there will be no definition outlined for any of our non-open rounds. The definition for Photojouralism' previously circulated should be disregarded.

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Covid-19, Coronavirus: Remaining NIPA Events Cancelled

March 21, 2020

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