Photo Contest 2014 – Echoes of the Past

Our photo competition for Féile na Tuaithe returns this year with the theme, Echoes of the Past.

Cemetry in fog

We are encouraging photographers to use their creativity when interpreting this theme, as the past can be as recent as yesterday or reaching back generations.

We have some fantastic prizes this year, kindly sponsored by Angela Campbell of The Kodak Shop, Castlebar, in the following age groups:

Adult over 18 Yrs

• Powerful Spotting Scope (Value €150) plus photo enlargement gift voucher €50

• Two runner-up photo enlargement gift vouchers - value €50 each

Juvenile over 12 Yrs

• Vanguard Binoculars (10x50 magnification) presented in metal case (value €150)

• Two runner-up photo enlargement gift vouchers - value €50 each

Under 12 category

• Personalised photogifts voucher (value €50)

• Two runner-up personalised photo gift vouchers - value €25 each

Old fence and blue sky

As with everything there are a few rules to follow

1. Entries must be emailed; print entries cannot be accepted. If you don’t use email, ask a friend or family member to help!

2. Black-and-white or colour shots accepted.

3. A maximum of three photos per person may be entered.

4. Entries can only be accepted up to 12 noon, Wednesday 14 May.

5. Images which have been significantly digitally manipulated will not be accepted.

6. Professional photographers are not entitled to enter.

7. Staff of the National Museum of Ireland, their family members, contractors or associates of the Museum are not eligible to enter.

8. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Canvassing will disqualify.

9. All rights relating to the photos submitted are assigned to the Museum to reproduce and publish the images in print, social media and on our website.

10. Model releases must be submitted for photos with people in them. (Releases can be requested from the museum).

11. Winners will be notified during the week of 19th May, and the prizes will be awarded during Féile na Tuaithe (date and time to be determined).

Technical Requirements

Email entries to:, using 'Féile Photo Comp' in the subject line of the email.

Include your name, address, age group & contact details with your entry.

Include a title for each picture submitted

Photos must be formatted to print 6”x 8”.

Photos must not be larger than 3MB per photo.

So get out there and let’s see your pictures!

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