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Club Competitions

The rivalry and, most importantly, the fun of competitions are usually the main talking points within any club!

The DCC is no different, and there is usually some competition in the works throughout the course of the year. Most of the competitions have separate sections for monochrome prints, colour prints, and colour slides / digital images.

Members are graded according to their level of proficiency as novice, intermediate, or advanced. All of the competitions are judged by leading experts from outside the club. Members enter competitions using a four letter nom de plume of their choice, thus protecting anonymity and leading to many a Tuesday night guessing game to identify winning shots!

Summer Competition
The summer competition takes place in September and is intended as a showcase for new work and to whet the appetite for the Winter League.

The following trophies are awarded:
• McElheron Cup - Best Monochrome Print (Advance and Intermediate)
• Allshire Cup - Best Monochrome Print (Novice)
• Hugh Marshall Trophy - Best Colour Print
• Slattery Cup - Best Projected Image (digital)

Winter League
The winter league runs during the months from October to February, with the finals taking place in March.

The following trophies are awarded:
• O'Shaughnessy Cup - Best Monochrome Print
• Colour Print Trophy - Best Colour Print
• The O'Shaughnessy Colour Cup - Best Projected Image (digital)

Annual Exhibition
The Annual Exhibition is the highlight of the Dublin Camera Club competition year. It takes place at an external location every July. Over 250 images, all taken by our members, will be on display to the general public.

The following trophies are awarded:
• Asahi Pentax Bowl - Best Monochrome Pictorial Print
• Camera Centre Trophy - Best Colour Pictorial Print
• Agfa Gevaert Cup - Best Monochrome Portraiture Print
• Allen Gray Trophy - Best Colour Portraiture Print
• Slide File Trophy - Best Nature Print
• Fuji Award - Best Photo-Journalism Print
• The Architecture Cup - Best Architecture Print
• Kodak Slide Trophy - Best Digital Projected Image
• Eddie Chandler Trophy - Best Image in Show
• Brendan Walkin Commemorative Medal - Most Improved and Consistent Club member for the year

The Arthur Murrells Panels Competition
This competition usually takes place in April or May.

Entrants submit a panel of five prints, based on a theme of their choice, and make a short presentation. The panels are voted-on by the members present on the night.  Information on preparing a panel can be found here.

A document prepared by the President for the presentation of pajnels in this COVED 19 era is available HERE

The best of the panels are usually exhibited in the club gallery later in the year. The panels competition has become established one of the most popular and fun nights in the club's calendar of events!

Theme Competitions
Themed fun competitions run during the year on some Tuesday evenings.

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