Our Portrait themed competition proved very successful with many striking images. There was a great range of photos from candid to posed using natural light, studio lights and even torch light. Thanks to all of you who entered.

Well done to Mary on her first win in the Novice category. And congratulations to Ade for taking the honours in the Unrestricted category with his impactful image.

Here are the podium placings in each category.

Unrestricted Category:

1st Place: Ade Desbrow, Image 1, Me, 174 points
2nd Place: Seamus Long, Image 13, Cow Girl, 166 points
3rd Place: Tina Costigan, Image 8, Portrait, 164 points

Novice category:

1st Place: Mary O’Sullivan, Image 22, Portrait, 161 points
Joint 2nd Place: Maryann Heidtke, Image 3, Hannah, 154 points
Joint 2nd Place: Anne Kelly, Image 14, Ellen, 154 points
Joint 2nd Place: Noel O’Neill, Image 20, Dara – playground-0291, 154 points
3rd Place: Deirdre Donohue, Image 21, Quizzical, 153 points

Click here to see the gallery of all the images in this competition.