Last night we had the results of round 1 in the club league.
Big congrats to Thomas Healy on winning the Advanced section and to Sheila Horgan & Eamonn O Dea who were tied on points and joint winners in the Non Advanced section.
The runners up in the advanced section were John Flynn and Kieran O Mahony while Colm Doyle and Billy Cashman were runners up in the Non Advanced section.
A massive thank you to our two judges, Jim McSweeney of Mallow camera club and to Terry McSweeney of Killarney camera club for all the time and effort they put into going through each image and providing some fantastic critique.
Thanks also to our competition secretary Paul Maddigan for all the work put into running the competition.
Well done all !!!


Last night was our first night back after the summer break and it was great to see many new faces in the crowd along with returning members.
There was a presentation on the night of framed prints and gift vouchers to the recent Mallow arts festival Photography competition winners.
Paddy Lane of Mallow Arts Alliance and Blackwater Photographic Society Chairman Sean Murphy presented the winners with their prizes.
Well done once again to Ralph De Kramer, Rebecca Murphy and Cian O Mahony on winning their categories.
Our next Meeting takes place at 8pm on Monday September 16th in The Social Services Center with our new members / Beginners course starting at 7.30pm.
New members are welcome to come along anytime during the season

Mallow Arts festival Photography competition winners

The winners of The Blackwater Photographic society and Mallow Arts Festival photography competition were announced recently.
We had a fantastic entry and big thanks to all that entered.
Results as follows.
Adult – Ralph De Kramer (Baby Bump)
Secondary school – Rebecca Murphy (lighthouse)
National school – Cian O Mahony (storks)
The winning images went on display in Herlihys Centra along with others images from The Blackwater Photographic members on the main Street in Mallow for the duration of the Arts festival.

Well done to the winners

Mallow Arts Festival Photography Competition

Mallow Arts Festival in association with Blackwater Photographic Society are running a photography competition as part of this years festival.The framed winning images will be displayed during the festival at Herlihys Centra on Mallows Main Street.

There will be 3 categories:


đź”»Secondary school pupils

đź”»National school pupils

The theme is open so anything goes.

Maximum of 3 entries per person

Email your images along with your name and phone number to blackwaterartsfestival@gmail.com before July 20th

The 2019 Mallow arts festival runs from July 24th – 28th

* Members of camera clubs not allowed to enter.



We are delighted to announce the fantastic results from the SACC Interclub 2019 competition, which was judged in the Horse and jockey Hotel Thurles Yesterday 27th April 2019.

We received 2nd in the Colour Section and we were 3rd overall in both colour and monochrome in the southern region with Mallow camera club.

We would also like to congratulate Mallow Camera club on their achievements Yesterday. Well done to all.


We are delighted to announce the great results from the National final of the Nature IPF Photographer of the Year competition, which was judged in the Talbot Hotel in Carlow 17th Feb 2019.

Non Advanced Colour Print: (Kingfisher)Paul Madigan. Gold Medal

Non Advanced Projected Colour: (Red Squirrel) Paul Madigan. Honourable Mention

Advanced Projected Open. (Sparrowhawk) Pakie O’ Donoghue. Honourable Mention.

We would also like to congratulate Mallow Camera club on their achievements in the competition, well done to all especially Vincent Higgins