** World Champions 2017 - Catchlight Camera Club! **

08th December 2017
On Tuesday 5 December 2017, word came through that Catchlight Camera Club had won the 2017 FIAP World Championships for Camera Clubs! This was the 12th FIAP World Cup, and only 1 Irish Club had won it previously - Dundalk PS in 2010! Traditionally, Irish Clubs have featured very well in the competition, so it was fantastic news for our Club to win it in 2017, particularly as we are currently the Top Club in Ireland, both North and South!
The Competition was entered by 201 Clubs from 48 different Countries around the World, with a total of 4020 images.
This completes a hat-trick this Season as Catchlight CC is the reigning IPF Champion Club, the reigning NIPA Top Club, and now the winners of the FIAP World Cup. The competition involves a real Club effort, as it consists of 20 individual images with a maximum of 2 from any one person. Our entry of 20 images is shown below, from a total of 13 club members. Hugh Wilkinson had a tremendous individual result, winning a FIAP Bronze Medal and a Judges Award with his 2 images, Orangutan with Butterfly, and Fox with Quarry.
Just last week, several of these contributing members were successful in obtaining LIPF Distinctions from the IPF at Thurles, Tipperary - where we had 9 out of 9 successful on the day!

This follows our performance in the UK PAGB Print Championships at Blackburn in October, when we made the Final for the 3rd time in 4 years, coming 4th overall.

The only way is down after this!

A Strong Arm by Keith Elgin:

Alone with his Thoughts by Laurie Campbell:

Autumn Cape by Ross McKelvey

Brexit by Brian McClure

Bridge Player by Joe Carberry

Conor by Kenny Gibson

Crash 'n' Splash by Keith Elgin

Ebony Dove by Ross McKelvey

Esmerelda by Bob Given

Fibber Magee by Joe Vize

Fox with Quarry by Hugh Wilkinson (Judges Choice Award)

Kirkjufell Waterfall by Gregory McStraw

Lady in Red by Kenny Gibson

Mr Wizzy is not Happy by Bob Given

Orangutan with Butterfly by Hugh Wilkinson (FIAP Bronze Medal)

Space and Time by Gregory McStraw

The Fugitive by Brian McClure

The Ice Queen by Dean Irvine

To the Manor Born by Gerald Gribbon

Winner Takes All by John Tinneny