Welcome to the Hook Peninsula Photography Competition for 2017. The competition now in its fourth year, is a showcase of outstanding photographs taken by both amateur and established artists.
The 2017 competition is now closed for entries.
32 images were selected from all our entries across all categories by our Judge ‘Patrick Browne’ of Brownes Photography, New Ross.
The chosen images Were featured at our official launch exhibition on 26th October 2017 in ‘Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience Visitor Centre‘, New Ross.
These images will feature in a series of travelling exhibitions throughout Ireland in 2018 with the next installment featuring in Wexford County Hall in January 2018.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 in 2018.
2017 Competition Category Winners
Our 2017 competition is kindly sponsored by:
2017 Competition Categories
2017 Hook Peninsula Map
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.