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Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2023

Celebrating its 40th year the Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition was held in the Fountain Centre Bangor

on 1st Dec 2023.

Many thanks to Ards Camera Club for hosting this event.

We had a special touch this year as Kayleigh and Isla Finlay were with us to celebrate their Grandas legacy. Kayleigh gave a wonderful speech that Roy would have been proud of.

Many thanks to

Nigel Snell LISNWP

for giving his time to Judge and feedback on the images on the night.

Friday, 1st December 2023


Fountain Centre, 2 Queen's Parade, Bangor BT20 3BJ


This annual competition has been running for over 25 years and is held in the Autumn / Winter of each year in memory of Roy Finlay, one of Northern Ireland’s best-known wildlife photographers.


The competition itself follows the FIAP rules for wildlife, allowing minor adjustments but not digital manipulation of photographs. Entries must be of wildlife in its natural habitat, ie the faithful representation of the subject at the taking of the shot must be maintained.

Print and PDI sections, £1 per Image, Max 10 entries per section

Closing date Saturday 11th November

ALL digital files must be uploaded via your NIPA account and prints left at Wex Photo Video by the closing date, or by arrangement with

Claire Russell or Marlene Hazlehurst, Ards CC 


Nigel Snell LISNWP

Competition Rules

Placed Images
Remaining Entry
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