Top prize for photographers

Out of more than 3,000 entries last year, two Kilkenny men Aedan Coffey and Edward Dullard had their photograph’s featured in the TOP Calendar. Mr Coffey capturing a picture perfect winter landscape and Mr Dullard depicted a beautiful nightime scene outside of a local church.

Out of more than 3,000 entries last year, two Kilkenny men Aedan Coffey and Edward Dullard had their photograph’s featured in the TOP Calendar. Mr Coffey capturing a picture perfect winter landscape and Mr Dullard depicted a beautiful nightime scene outside of a local church.

Top are calling on all budding photography enthusiasts in Kilkenny to get snapping and enter the sixth annual TOP Photo Competition. This annual initiative held by TOP, one of Ireland’s leading fuel importers, aims to find 12 winning pictures for the TOP 2012 Calendar. The winning shots will be chosen by one of Ireland’s leading photographers Lili Forberg and printed in the 2012 calendar, with 40,000 copies being printed and distributed throughout Ireland.

“There is so much potential and creativity in Ireland and it is an honour to be a part of the search for Ireland’s undiscovered photographic talent. It is always interesting to see the world through other photographers eyes and I know I will have a tough job picking the winners - I can’t wait to see the amazing images captured this year,” said Ms Forberg.

“Top are proud to support up and coming talent in the very competitive area of photography – this initiative offers a wonderful launch pad for entrants, with several of our previous winners having turned professional since the competition began in 2006. The overall winner and cover shot photo will win a €1000 prize voucher, and runners up will receive a €300 prize voucher but more importantly all 12 photos will feature the 2012 TOP Calendar! Our expectations are higher than ever this year – last years winner has set the bar very high for this years competition.” said Martin Daly from TOP.

To enter the TOP Photo Competition, simply upload your potential winning shots to the TOP competition website www.topphotocompetition.ie/ <http://www.topphotocompetition.ie/> . To qualify, you must be over 18 and an amateur photographer; your picture must have been taken in Ireland and not previously entered into the TOP Photo Competition. For more information about the competition, including some previous winning shots and full terms and conditions go to facebook.com/topphotocompetition. Closing date is 31st May 2011.