Whether you are a budding photographer or just like to take snaps on your compact camera or smartphone,
we want you to share your best pictures with us. Each week two pictures will be chosen and featured on the Forum pages of our Saturday edition of the Irish Examiner. The two winners will receive a high quality A3 print of the page and will go through to the 2018 Readers' Photography Competition Final at the end of the year.

First prize €1000 cheque from Irish Examiner, 2nd runner up prize €250, 3rd runner up prize €250. 

Please read the important terms and conditions below before submitting your entry.


Your Name:

Postal address will NOT be displayed or published
Postal Address:

Photographers name
Picture Credit:

Email address will NOT be published.
Your Email:

Please enter your Phone number (Preferably Mobile) - will NOT be published
Your phone no.:

Please enter full details of: Who, What, Where, When, How and Why and the Photographers name for photo credit. Example: Four years old Aidan O'Keeffe, Mallow, enjoying his visit to Gougane Barra, Co. Cork. Picture: Denis Minihane
Photo caption:
Customer promotions:

Competition Terms and Conditions apply:

* All photographs submitted must be the work of the individual who submits them. Entrants must ensure that photographs of people have been taken with the permission of the subject (where identifiable) and the subject is aware that the photograph may be used in print and online in connection with and for the promotional purposes of the Readers Photography competition.
* No digitally altered images will be accepted. (No cloning, adding or removing elements). Basic enhancements are allowed, for eg brightness, contrast, and sharpening etc.).
* The competition is open to Amateur Photographers only.
* All pictures should be submitted as JPEG files (.jpg). Please include a caption to explain your picture. Resolution should be medium / high (minimum of 1,000 pixels on shorter side of image, maximum of 4,000). Photographers will be credited (eg. Picture: Mary Smith, Waterford)
* You warrant to us that all contributions are lawful and do not infringe any rights of any third party and that you will indemnify us in respect of any breach of that warranty.
* Irish Examiner accepts no liability for any content submitted by third parties.
* Photographer will always retain full Copyright of their image.
* We respect the intellectual property of all photographers and we ask our readers to do the same. All material published is protected by copyright and no one is allowed to copy or reproduce anything without consent.
* We reserve the right to share your identity with any third party who is claiming that any photograph submitted by you violates copyright laws.
* You will not submit photograph that is offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene.
* You license us to use the photograph you provide on our newspaper, website, facebook and twitter and other social media and for more than once. You also licence us to use your photograph to promote Irish Examiner and The Readers Pictures Competition.
* You accept that we may exercise editorial control over the photograph and may decide not to allow publication or to refuse your entries at our absolute discretion.
* We reserve the right to crop any photographs submitted by you at our discretion in order to fit the overall design and format.
* No payment will be made for use of the pictures submitted to 2018 READERS' PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION.
* No relatives of employees of Irish Examiner Limited are allowed to enter the competition.
* Judges decision is final.
* Irish Examiner Limited retains the right to reject or disqualify a picture from the competition.
*You may enter only one picture each competition week. For production reasons, weekly winners will be picked each Thursday. Therefore a week for competition purposes begins each Thursday and ends on a Wednesday. In the case of multiple entries being sent by a single individual in a given competition week, the judges will choose one random image from the selection to put forward for consideration.

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Photographs can also be purchased at our counter sales offices at Irish Examiner, 80, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. T 4802 393