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Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2018

Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2018

This a NIPA Competition hosted by Ards Camera Club, with guest judge Nigel Snell, LSINWP.

Date: 7th December 2018
Viewing from 6:45pm, commencing 7:15pm.

Venue: Londonderry Park Pavilion, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co.Down BT23 8SG.

Entries: Can be in print or PDI format in accordance with the Roy Finlay Competition Rules.

Entry fee is £1 per image. All images shall be entered and paid for on the NIPA website.
A PDI copy must be provided for each printed image entered.

Printed images can be handed in to Peter Knott at the NIPA Council Meeting 5th November,

or at the NIPA Round 2 Competition Adjudication at Catchlight Camera Club on 21st November,

or on any Wednesday or Friday evening at Ards Camera Club prior to the closing date Friday 23rd November.

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This annual competition has been running for over 25 years and is held in the Autumn / Winter of each year in memory of Roy Finlay, one of Northern Ireland’s best-known wildlife photographers.

The competition itself follows the FIAP rules for wildlife, allowing minor adjustments but not digital manipulation of photographs. Entries must be of wildlife in its natural habitat, ie the faithful representation of the subject at the taking of the shot must be maintained.


Life in Mono by Ards Camera Club

Life in Mono Exhibition now displayed in Comber Library

Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10-00 to 17-00,
Tuesday 13-00 to 20-00, Thursday 10-00 to 14-00,
Saturday 10-00 to 13-00 and closed Sunday.

Life in mono will showcase some stunning images taken by
members of Ards Camera Club from across the borough
of Ards and North Down.

The iconic exhibition of black and white images will include landscapes, portraiture, architecture, wildlife and still-life.

Viewers of the exhibition will be treated to re-imaged views of
what is on their doorstop as the ‘best of the borough’ is
showcased through a collection of 28 breath-taking images.

See Facebook for gallery views