1. Entries must be the work of the entrant (all elements in the photograph).
  2. The levels for competitions are Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
  3. New members may decide to enter Beginner or Intermediate depending on their own experience. The Advanced level is for Distinction holders and Intermediate COPTY winners who win out of their level.
  4. Entrants in the Beginner section may use images taken at club workshops. Club workshop images are not permitted in the Intermediate or Advanced levels.
  5. Entries are judged out of 10 points.
  6. Along with points, judges will be ask to select a 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd place for each level and section. If two or more members have equal points following the final round of CPOTY then placing’s over previous rounds will be taken into consideration to decide winners.
  7. 1 st place winners in the Beginner and Intermediate sections automatically move up a level in the next CPOTY. The winner of the Beginner level moves into the Intermediate Section and the winner of the Intermediate Section moves into the Advanced Section.
  8. If a member gains a distinction during the club year and is not already in the Advanced level, they must remain in their section and wait until the end of the current CPOTY competitions before progressing into the Advanced section.
  9. Members may submit three entries per section at a cost of €2 per entry.
  10. Print entries must be mounted and be no larger than 16” x 20” (or vice versa) including mount. The club recommends a 10”x15” print sized on 12”x16” paper. Mounts can be obtained from club member Jim Costello.
  11. There is no restriction on mount colour.
  12. Digital entries for projector must be no larger than 2400 pixels on their longest side and saved to at least JPEG quality 10. Entries to breffnicomp@gmail.com.
  13. Images may only be entered once into club competitions.
  14. Judges must hold an IPF/RPS/FIAP distinction or equivalent.
  15. Judges will be paid expenses as per IPF Guidelines.
  16. The Judge’s decision is final.

A copy of the club rules can be donwloaded here:

Breffni Camera Club Rules