The NIOC's annual photographic competition provides an opportunity for bird photographers resident in Northern Ireland to share their work with a larger audience. The show depends on the support of bird photographers like you for content and of course it costs nothing to enter. This year they have introduced a new Junior category for photographers who are aged 15 or under on 22nd January, 2014. If you know of anyone who would qualify please let them know about this and encourage them to enter. Remember sophisticated camera equipment is not essential. Perfectly good photographs can be taken on Point & Shoot cameras or even Mobile Phones.

Full details of the competition Rules, a Code of Conduct, FAQs and Categories can be viewed on the club's website and Entry Forms can be downloaded.  Also on view are pictures of the various trophies including the latest award for the new Junior category. You will also find background details for David Cottridge who will be judging the entries for the 2014 show and who will be delivering the 2014 Sam Penney Memorial lecture 'Birds of the Sacred Mountain, Nepal'. 

The Work of Northern Ireland Bird photographers 2014 will be shown in the Lecture Hall of the Ulster Museum on 19th March, 2014. The club now has to pay for the use of this accommodation and so there will be a small charge for those who wish to attend. For NIOC members admission is £1:00 and for non-members it is £3:00. So if you are a keen bird photographer please consider entering one of the categories but do please take note: the last date for submission of entries is Wednesday, 22nd January, 2014

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