Competitions

Photographer of the Year 

The Jack Brogan Trophy is awarded annually to the Photographer of the Year. The late Jack Brogan was a stalwart member of the Club over the years. He was an excellent photographer and a great driving force in the formative years of the Club. It is a fitting tribute to him that this prestigious award bears his name.

Recent Winners of the Photographer of the Year are as follows;

  • 2008         Derek Gibbs
  • 2009         Willie Quinlan
  • 2010          Elliot Tucker
  • 2011          Meryl Yates
  • 2012          Peadar Doogue
  • 2013          Noel Kelly
  • 2014          Alan Leahy
  • 2015          Bernadette Gibbs        
  • 2016          Suzanne Behan
  • 2017          Suzanne Behan
  • 2018          Paddy Joe Ryan

Over the last number of years we introduced a Beginner / Intermediate Photographer of the Year title. The winners have been as follows

  • 2016         Suzanne Behan
  • 2017         Aisling Hyland
  • 2018         Chris Bradshaw

Click here for Picture Gallery of Winners

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

In 2016 long standing member Paddy Joe Ryan presented a trophy to the club. The trophy which beard his name is awarded annually to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Paddy Joe, an exceptional Wildlife photographer, has been a very active member of the years. He has served as a Club Officer on numerous occasions. Paddy Joe’s many wildlife images are one of the club’s Annual Exhibition

The list of winners Wildlife Photographer of the Year is as follows;

  • 2016          Suzanne Behan
  • 2017          Suzanne Behan
  • 2018          Con Doyle

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Midland Group Competition

The Midland Photography Group was established in 2015. It is open to membership for clubs in Carlow, Laois, Kildare and Offaly. Athy is a founder member and is actively involved in the group events. Each year a competition is held between the clubs. Athy’s results are as follows;

Club
  • 2015  Winner
  • 2016   Winner
  • 2017   Fourth (Winners Mountmellick)
  • 2018   Second (Winners Carlow)
individual
  • 2015   Best Athy image – Bernadette Gibbs
  • 2016   Best Athy Colour image – Suzanne Behan 
  •             (Suzanne awarded best image in entire competition)
  • 2016   Best Athy Black and White image – James Mahon
  • 2017   Best Athy Colour image – Pat Fleming
  • 2017   Best Athy Black and White image – Suzanne Behan
  • 2018   Best Athy Colour image – Con Doyle
  • 2018   Best Athy Black and White image – James Mahon