Competition invites photographs of ‘New Beginnings’

Thursday March 24th 2022

The sun is shining and spring is most definitely in the air so why not grab a camera, head out and see if you can frame a winning shot!

The Church of Ireland’s Central Communications Board (CCB) has announced the theme of its 2022 photography competition is New Beginnings.

The competition is open to all members of the Church and it would be great to see some snaps from Connor Diocese!  Following judging, selected entries will win a prize and be featured on the Church of Ireland’s website and social media platforms.

The competition is sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance, and welcomes entries from photographers of all ages and experience.  The idea is to focus on signs of hopeful new beginnings as new life thrives in the season of spring and as we continue to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bishop Pat Storey, Chair of the CCB, said: “We are desperately in need of the good news of ‘new beginnings’ after two years of restrictions and isolation. Thus the theme of our photography competition this year invites you to look at photographs that represent, in some way, a new beginning for you, your parish, or indeed for our Christian faith. Use your imagination and get snapping!”

Each entrant to the competition may submit one image which should be submitted via email to along with the entrant’s name, full contact details, and parish. Images must be jpegs, and at least 300 dpi in resolution and 3 MB in size but not over 4 MB, and be submitted with the date on which the photograph was taken. The deadline for entries will be 12 noon on Tuesday April 26 2022.  Judging will be undertaken independently of the CCB and prizes will be announced at General Synod, which is this year meeting in Belfast from May 4-6.

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