About our 2019 Competition and Exhibition

Welcome to the Hook Peninsula Photography Competition 2019. The competition now in its sixth year, is a showcase of outstanding photographs taken by both amateur and established artists.

32 images will be selected from all our entries across all categories by our Professional Photography Judge, to be announced soon.

The chosen images will be featured at our official launch exhibition in 2020.

These images will feature in a series of traveling exhibitions throughout Ireland in 2020. These series of exhibitions are a great way to showcase the unique beauty and interest of the Hook Peninsula and are a great platform to promote the talent of all the individual Photographers.

Our 2017 Winners were Catherine White who was our ‘Peoples Choice Winner, Jennie Byrne Was our ‘Hook Peninsula Experience Winner, Michael Carroll was our ‘Man-Made Category Winner. Mark Simpson was winner of ‘Discovering the Hidden Category, Padraig Molloy- Padraig was our winner for ‘Up Close & Personal’ and was the Overall competition winner.

Hook Tourism Limited is a community organisation which has been in existence for over 50 years. Its aim is to promote the Hook Peninsula as a premier tourist destination and to protect its unspoiled natural landscape and built heritage. The organisation runs the peninsula tourist office in the village of Duncannon and led on the restoration of the Georgian walled gardens at Tintern Abbey and now operates the ‘Colclough Walled Garden’ as a tourist attraction. Hook Tourism also developed and maintains three woodland walking trails in the woods at Tintern Abbey.

Scroll down to check out past winners and finalists which may inspire you to enter this year.

2019 Competition Categories

Categories to be announced shortly

cultural heritage
off the grid
fleeting moments
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2018 Competition Winners

2017 Competition Category Winners

2016 Competition Category Winners

The 2015 exhibition was seen by over 20,000 people at five different venues, and the 2016 travelling exhibition has been viewed by over 35,000 people in eight venues by end August 2017. These exhibits provide a fantastic platform for professional and amateur photographers to showcase their stunning photos and the Hook Peninsula.

2015 Competition Category Winners

2019 Hook Peninsula Map

All areas covered by the map below are allowed as entries.