Offaly schoolboy claims national photography award

The Offaly youngster has been presented with his award

Justin Kelly

Reporter:

Justin Kelly

Email:

justin.kelly@iconicnews.ie

Offaly student claims national photography prize

Offaly student claims national photography prize

An Offaly schoolboy has been selected as the overall winner of Ireland's National School Photography Awards.

The INSPA Winners Presentation recently took place at Scoil Bhride, Ballyboy where representatives of the awards presented national winner Seán Gill with his prizes.

Seán was selected as Ireland's overall winner by a national panel of judges for his entry entitled, 'Grandad's Hands.' Alongside receiving his winners’ certificate, Seán won a professional camera for himself and his school and free entry into Dublin Zoo for his classmates.

Ireland's National School Photography Awards [INSPA] saw over 150 Irish Primary Schools request to participate in its inaugural awards. As well as Seán's overall winning entry there was a list of highly commended and finalist entries selected from all over Ireland.

INSPA is a national children’s photography competition which is open to all primary schools located in the Republic of Ireland. This year’s award partners were The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Image Masters Photography, MummyPages and Dublin Zoo. 

The inaugural awards brought a national judging panel together including John Boyle (INTO President), Ronan Smith (Chair of the ASI Irish Dementia Working Group), Aideen Howard (Director: The Ark), Catherine Bowe (Visual Art Manager, Wexford Art Centre) and Richard Carr (Artist & School Liaison for Image Masters).

If your school missed the opportunity to participate this year, registrations will re-open in September.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

If you have a story for us, sports news, an event happening in your area, or if you want to submit pictures or videos, contact the Offaly Express team via email to justin.kelly@iconicnews.ie, or through our Facebook.