Photogrpaher of the Year Results

Photographer of the year 2016 was a great success. Well done to everyone who took part and a big Congratulations to the winners . Thanks to Kieran O Mahony and Sean Murphy for all the hard work getting the images and the score sheets ready for the competition . A very special thank you to Killarney club judges , John, Terry and Marek for traveling to judge the competition and all the advice the gave on the night, we really appreciate all your help. Another big thank you to cork County Mayor John Paul O Shea for taking time to come along on the night to present the prizes. Finally, thank you to all our club members for making our club such a great success. See you all in September.

The Winners of Novice Photographer of the Year 2016.

1st Oliver Deady

2nd Paddy Mcauliffe

3rd John Mullane

Intermediate Photographer of the Year 2016.

1st Tom Healy

2nd Sinead Salter

3rd Angela Coughlan .

Advanced Photographer of the Year 2016.

1st Kieran O Mahony

2nd Sean Murphy

3rd John Flynn.

Black & White Photographer of the Year 2016 .

1st John Flynn

2nd Sinead Salter

3rd Angela Coughlan

The overall Photographer of the year (highest scoring photographer on the night, regardless of category Was Kieran O’Mahony.

Kieran also won highest scoring image on the night with a whopping 30 points out of 30.




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Photographer of the Year cut-off date for entries Monday 9th May

To all our members – tonight (Monday 9th May) is the cut off date to bring in your images for Photographer of the Year. A maximum of 10 images per member. Print or projected, your choice. Remember to write your name on the back of all printed images.You must have 3 printed Black and White images if you want to take part in the Black & White Photographer of the Year section. Best of Luck to everyone.

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Proposed changes to the Club Constitution

The following is a suggestion Amendment To Club Constitution by a club member. The amended parts are underlined. Please read them as they will be voted on at the upcoming AGM

The selection Committee.
The Selection Committee is responsible for the selection of members work to be entered into any external competitions or exhibitions entered by the Club.

The Selection Committee consists of Competition Secretary and assistant Competition Secretary and five elected members who can also be members of the general Committee. Selection Committee members are elected at the AGM.

A selection committee meeting can not take place unless there is at least five members present. If five of the selection Committee are not available for a selection committee meeting the Competition Secretary can invite any paid up club member or members, to take a position on the selection committee for that meeting.

When selecting images for national and international competitions all selection committee members shall have an initial vote for shortlisting images followed a numerical vote to form the basis of a panel.

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Busy month of May for BPS

Hi everyone,
Here are a few club notices they you’ll be interested it.
Firstly – Our annual club outing to the Saltee Islands will take place on Saturday 21st of May. We really need you to decide if you’re going or not so we can book the boat and transport if we have enough numbers. The price will be determined by the number of club members that are going. Please call or text John Flynn on 087 6528801 as soon as you can if you definitely going.
Next – our Club AGM (Annual General Meeting) will be held on Monday 16th of May. This is so we can have our committee in place for September and get any arrangements required done over the summer break.
Photographer of the Year competition will also take place in May so you have to get your images to Kieran O’Mahony by the 9th of May. Maximum of 10 images in any format you want, B&W, colour, digital or printed it’s up to you. Kieran’s email address is
There’s no meeting this coming Monday 2nd of May as it’s a bank Holiday.
That’s it for now. see you soon.

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BPS takes 5th place in the Rebel cup

Congratulations to Blackwater Photographic society member Kieran O’Mahony on   receiving his award of best image from our club’s entry into The Rebel Cup photographic competition. Hosted by Cork Camera Group, the inaugural edition of The Rebel Cup is an interclub photography competition and exhibition for all   camera clubs and societies located within County Cork. Blackwater Photographic Society came in 5th place out of 10 competing clubs which was a great achievement. Well done Kieran and all the other BPS members who had competition images and also to the Competition committee for organising our Club entry. Below is Kieran receiving his award from Cork Camera Club Chairperson Noel O’Connell and out club panel.

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Update to remaining nights program

Hi Everyone – here’s what’s happening for the next few nights in Blackwater Photographic Society.

Monday April 11th – Sean Murphy will Show his Wedding Portfolio and give a talk and tips on the same subject.
Monday April 18th  – Random Themed Competition – contact Kieran O’Mahony if you haven’t received your competition ThemeApril 25th – problem solving night with cameras & computers – also small group discussions on Photoshop
Monday May 2nd – Bank holiday – no meeting
Monday May 9th – Portfolio from Kieran O’Mahony
May 16th – AGM for Blackwater Photographic Society – Any changes that members wish to make to the Club constitution must be submitted in writing before the 1st of May so they can be heard at the AGM.
23rd May BPS Photographer of the Year Competition.
Club outings: on April 23rd – trip to Foto Wildlife Park and Cobh.
21st May we’ll have our Annual outing to the Saltee Islands.

Established is 2013, Blackwater Photographic Society was founded by a group of photography enthusiasts in the North Cork area. The purpose of the society is to share and promote photography amongst its members in an informal welcoming environment. We meet every Monday night from September to May in function room of The Arches Bar Mallow and new members are always welcome.

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Call for images and upcoming competitions – updated

Hi all, I’ve made a correction in this post. next Monday 4th April, we’ve a themed competition (not an open competition) The theme is Nature or Macro or both. Maximum of 5 images per person. Please email your images to Kieran’s email:                                            before Friday. Also – please bring in any of your images that you would like to enter in the upcoming National IPF club competitions and Cork’s own Rebel Cup competition. The more we receive, the more the club can choose from when entering these Club competitions. Thanks everyone.

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