‘Ireland Uncovered’ has been announced as the theme for this year’s Top Oil National Amateur Photography Competition. At the launch, Top Oil called on all Meath’s amateur photographers to pick-up their cameras and uncover the beauty of Modern Ireland.
This year’s theme ‘Ireland Uncovered’ encourages amateur photographers to uncover the splendour of modern Ireland as seen through their lenses by capturing rural or urban city scenes, landscapes or landmarks, wildlife, seascapes or beyond. Hundreds of years have been spent admiring Ireland’s beautiful landmarks and tourist attractions but ‘Ireland Uncovered’ is about looking at Ireland with fresh eyes. None of Ireland is truly ‘hidden’ but many Irish people and tourists pass through too fast to notice its splendour. This year’s theme focuses on uncovering the beauty that modern Ireland has to offer – be it a secret hideaway, a colourful graffiti wall, a bustling city scene, a unique attraction or spectacular views.
The Top Oil annual photography competition is open to all amateur photographers who submit a shot that reflects this year’s theme ‘Ireland Uncovered’. The twelve winning entries from this year’s competition will feature in the 2015 Top Oil calendar with the overall winner landing the coveted cover shot. In addition the overall winner will receive at €1,000 voucher and the other eleven winners a €200 voucher. Closing date for entries is May 31st 2014.
Niamh Killeen, Marketing Manager at Top Oil said: “At Top Oil we are proud to support Irish amateur photographers and have been overwhelmed with the quality and number of entries received in previous years. This year’s theme ‘Ireland Uncovered’ is about encouraging these talented amateur photographers to uncover modern Ireland by capturing all it has to offer in their own unique way. Ireland is constantly changing and its splendid beauty goes way beyond our lush greens and every popular tourist attractions. We look forward yet again to seeing this year’s photographic entries.”
Returning once again is the popular People’s Choice award. Fans of Top Oil’s Facebook page will have the chance to vote for their favourite photograph, which will be chosen from a selection of shortlisted entries by the competition’s judging panel. The People’s Choice winner will make up one of the final 12 photographs that will feature in the 2015 calendar.
To enter this year’s Top Oil amateur photography competition simply upload your photos to www.topphotocompetition.ie. Each shot must have been taken in Ireland and should be no lower than 2MB in size, as high resolution as possible and entrants must be willing to have it published in the calendar if chosen. Closing date for entries: May 31st 2014.
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