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Photography Competition ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER !!!

Photography Competition


St. Colman’s Cathedral is celebrating its Centenary this year.  Many events have been planned to commemorate and celebrate its 100 year milestone but nothing captures the moment better than a photo!
We are inviting all amateur photographers and hobbiests to enter a competition for this special occasion.  The theme is naturally “St. Colman’s Cathedral Centenary”.St. Colman’s Cathedral took 47 years to build and it dominates the skyline of Cork Harbour and the town of Cobh.  It is an architectural neo-gothic gem, steeped in history.  It has been home to many happy and tragic occasions since its construction i.e. weddings, baptismals, spiritual concerts, the funeral cortege for the Lusitania and was the last land-mark seen by almost 2.5 million emigrants before the departed Irish shores since famine times. Many of which would have celebrated their last mass in the Cathedral.  If only its walls could talk!All we ask is that the Cathedral features in the main body or backdrop of the photograph. The way you capture the image is up to you i.e. inside or outside the building, protrait, landscape, an event etc.

1st Prize is €100.

In addition the finalists will have their photographs displayed in the Cathedral for the month of August.

The Cathedral gets on average 50,000 visitors annually so it will be great exposure.

Some of the finalists photos will also feature St. Colman’s Cathedral 2020 Calendar.

Closing date: for the competition is Wednesday 10th July 2019

Email your entry to: stcolmans100@gmail.com with name & county in subject line

(full T&C’s below)

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your inspiration!

Photography Competition T&C’s

Sizing & spec of files:

Photos should be submitted to the address provided in a jpeg format and be at least 1800px on the longest side.  Photos may be colour or black and white, portrait or landscape orientation. Entrants, if successful may be requested to submit a higher res version of the file for printing purposes.


1. Email your entry to: stcolmans100@gmail.com with name & county in subject line. One photo entry per person and please use your name to title the image file.

2. Entrants to the competition warrant that the photograph they submit has been taken by the entrant, that it is their own and that as the owner they are fully entitled to use it for the purpose of the Photo Competition.

3. Where the photo submitted to the competition contains any recognisable person or persons the entrant warrants that those persons have given their permission for the photograph to be used in the competition.Please note that for child safeguarding purposes no photograph containing children will be considered.

4. By submitting a photograph for entry to the competition entrants grant to St. Colman’s Cathedral a full, irrevocable licence to use the photograph at any time and in any format for the purposes of promoting the competition and/or St. Colman’s Cathedral. Where an image is reproduced by St. Colman’s Cathedral, the photographer will be credited.

5. The decision of the competition judging panel shall be final.

St. Colman’s Cathedral Centenary Promotion