NIPA Managed and Other External Competitions

 --   NIPA Interclub competition entrance and results are on their own page:  HERE    



  • Click/tap on underlined sections below for more information.

  • Check emails from Frances, our secretary, for final details closer to each event.





NIPA Novice Competition 

Information for this year's NIPA Novice Competition is now on the NIPA website:

NIPA - Northern Ireland Photographic Association (niphoto.co.uk)


Entries are now open via your NIPA account, log in and look for the Novice 2022 button on the left side of your user profile page.


If you do not have a NIPA account, simply select sign up instead of log in to create an account.


This is a Print and PDI competition, but all digital versions must be uploaded via your NIPA account. Prints should be left at WEX Photo Video, Boucher Road.


Closing date is 26th March.

Results and images are available Friday 22nd April 2022 at 8pm





Will McCrum Memorial Cup Competition 


The Committee of the CPA have decided to run the Will McCrum Memorial Competition for Portraiture this year after missing out last year due to Covid.

The print only competition is in honour of Will McCrum. This is a celebration of the passion Will had for portraiture and in particular large prints and is one of the few large print competitions in Northern Ireland.

Entry is open to all members of a NIPA affiliated club - see entry details below.

Closing date is the 7th December 2021.

Entry fee is £1 per print


Information for this year's competition is available here:  will-mccrum-memorial-cup


The entry form can be found here:  entry form

You can find further information on the last competition here:  results 2019


Prints can be left with Vittorio or Chelle.

Judges comments and results will be on Tuesday 11 Jan 2022 at 7:30pm via zoom. 

See email from Frances  (5th Jan)  for joining instructions.

----------------------------Results are available here.

Inter-Regional Wildlife Competition

More information can be found on the NIPA website at the following link:

Inter-Regional Wildlife Competition 2021 | NIPA (niphoto.co.uk) 

Entries should be emailed to me by return to this address.


Entries are free, up to 4 images. 


Deadline for entries is Saturday 18th December.


Competitions now closed and Results.




The closing date for receipt of images for the NIPA Panel was extended to Monday, 27 September and entries are now closed.

  • Submit up to 5 and please put your name in the image title eg. Landfill_Joe Bloggs

  • Click or Tap on this link to upload your photos:  NIPA PANEL 


At the AGM, Alan felt we should get a theme, even if its loose at this stage and get people to submit images as an interim and then fine-tune the images down to the 10 required for the panel.  The general theme suggested was "Mans Effect on the Environment".  This would also tie in with the NIPA themed round for next season as well.  It could be seen from a contemporary or a historical viewpoint and the recent fire in the Mournes would fit the brief for example.   Alan would like to see several images from as many people as possible by Monday, 27 September 2021.  The images need to be taken this year and within 20 mile radius of Ballynahinch.


The club decided not to submit a panel and due to low overall entries NIPA decided to not hold the Panel competition.


Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition

The Roy Finlay image upload on the NIPA Website is now enabled. Log into your account, select "user profile" and click on the link Roy Finlay 2021 and follow the instructions:


Competition information can be found here: 

Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2021

Deadline for entries is: Wednesday 10th November 2021

Congratulations to Terry Hanna for his Highly Commended images: 

Snakeskin Brownies and Looking for Lunch

and also to Brian Shields for his 3 Commended Images: 

Scottish Red Squirrel and Kingfisher 1 and Juvenile Scottish Red Squirrel


Details of other NIPA led competitions which you may enter are also available on the NIPA website.