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POTY - Novice Final

Tonight is the final of the Novice Photographer of the year when the inaugural winner of the Lesley Porter Shield will be announced.

This is a print only round with an 'open' theme.



The rules and guidelines regarding mounting and sizing of printed images for POTY finals reflect those for NIPA Inter Club rounds:

  • Prints should be on mounts of 30cm x 40cm, or smaller.
  • In all cases the print size must be equal to, or smaller than, the mount size.
  • If using BPIC standard mounts (not mandatory!) the usual printing size is 8x12in or A4. 
  • Members can use a different aperture size if they wish e.g. letterbox, square etc.
  • All prints must be labelled to the top right of the reverse of the print.  This also indicates the orientation of the print for display purposes.
  • Print entries to be submitted to the club by 19:40 hours on the date of the relevant competition round.




  • Each print must show on the back of the mount:
  • POTYNF (Novice Final)

  • Title of image (untitled is not acceptable as a title)

  • Photographer’s Name



  • 1st placed Photographer of the Year (Novice) - The Lesley Porter Shield + £30 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd placed Photographer of the Year (Novice) - £20 Amazon voucher
  • 3rd Placed Photographer of the Year (Novice) - £10 Amazon Voucher
  • Top Mono Print on the night - £10 Amazon voucher
  • Top Colour Print on the night - £10 Amazon voucher

Full POTY rules are here.

Prizes to be awarded at end of season dinner and prize-giving night.

Earlier Event: April 19
Guest Speaker - Paul Hanley LRPS
Later Event: April 27
Club Outing - Donegal