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16th May 2016

This amateur photography competition shows Ireland at it’s best

Ireland is a beautiful place, and those with a keen eye for photography are getting the chance to display their talents in the TopOil Amateur Photo Competition.

They’ve gotten some beautiful entries in already and the level of talent is remarkable. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Ireland Alive’, showcasing the wildlife and diverse landscapes right on our doorsteps.

Here are just a handful of the entries so far to give you an idea of the standard, and make you feel a little patriotic.

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Stag in Killarney – Jim McSweeny

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Connemara Road – Martin Kalvaster

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River Shannon – Piotr Machwocyzk
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Nosy Cow (Galway) – Tracey Morris

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Ploughed Field in Meath – Tony Mullen

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Batterstown, County Meath – Alison Murray

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If you want to enter, you have until the 31st of May to do so. The 12 winning entrants’ photos will appear in the TopOil 2017 calendar, and the big winner receives a €1000 voucher.

Lead Image by Lil Dunne, Co. Kilkenny

Find out more here.