NEW SEASON 2022/23

NEW SEASON 2022/23

Our new season 2022/23 kicks off on Tuesday 6th September 22 @ 8pm in the Function Room @ Keanes Bar & Restaurant, Main Street, Oranmore,County Galway.

We welcome Club Members and New Members with an interest in photography to join us for our opening night when we will present our exciting programme of Talks, Workshops, Competitions and Day Trips for the coming season

There will light refreshments available on the night

If you would like more information or you are interested in to joining Solas Photography Club please send email to:


Photographer of the Year 2022/23 and Wild Atlantic Way 2022 Competition Themes Announced

Wild Atlantic Way Annual Competition Judging: 18th Jan 2023 Entry Closing date: 31st Dec 2022 The Wild Altantic Way Annual competition will be PRINT ENTRIES ONLY with prints being judged on judging night by our Guest Judge. Members can submit a max 2 MOUNTED PRINT IMAGES in either Colour or Black & White / Mono unless stated otherwise.
More information on the Rules for Print Entries and Mounting Prints visit Competition Rules
Photographer of the Year (POTY) 22/2023 This Year’s P.O.T.Y . Competition will be over 3 Rounds with 2 themes in each round, DIGITAL ENTRIES ONLY with the 2 themes being judged on each judging night by Guest Judge.
Members can submit a max 2 Images per theme in either Colour or Black & White / Mono unless stated otherwise.
This years P.O.T.Y will have 2 categories NON-ADVANCED & ADVANCED. Both categories will have photographer of the Year awards.
Themes for this year’s Photographer of the Year (POTY)
  1. OPEN COLOUR (Digital Entries Only)
  2. OPEN BLACK & WHITE / MONO (Digital Entries Only)
  3. PEOPLE OR PET PORTRAITURE (Digital Entries Only)
  4. PLANES,TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES (Digital Entries Only)
  5. PURE LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES (No Man Made objects) (Digital Entries Only)
  6. SOLO NATURE (Digital Entries Only)
More information on the Rules visit Competition Rules

The Photographer of the Year 2022 Presentations


At the our recent Annual General Meeting and Awards presentation Night , this year’s photographer of the Year and Individual award winners were announced.
The photographer of the Year for 2022 was awarded to Sigita Playdon
The Annual Wild Atlantic Way 2021 Competition judged by Anthony Demon on the 2nd February was awarded to Sigita Playdon
Other award winnersin the The photographer of the Year 2022
2nd Des Glynn
3rd Anne Francis-Nee
H.C. Enda O’Loughlin
C. Shane Stanley
C. Martin Kalvaster
Individual award winners
Best Still Life image – Anne Francis-Nee
Best Portraiture image – Cathal Bowe
Best Nature Image – Enda O’Loughlin
Best Landscape Image – Sigita Playdon
Best Abstract Image – Joe Silke
Best Colour or B & W Image – Des Glynn
Most Improved Photographer – Shane Stanley
Wild Atlantic Way Competition 2021 award winners
2nd Des Glynn
3rd Shane Stanley
H.C. Joe Silke
C. Brendan Reaney
Congratulations to all the award winners on the night