Celtic Challenge - Stirling 2017

The Celtic Challenge is a chance for the Celtic countries to get together over a weekend and compete for the Celtic Challenge Trophy. The Countries that come together annually are Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Eire, Northern Ireland, Wales, North Wales and occassionally Brittany. Many of these countries are Federations in their own right, but a few are members of other PAGB Federations, the common link is our Celtic heritage.

In November 2017, the Scottish Photographic Federation hosted the Celtic Challenge Competition over the weekend of the 18th and 19th Nov. 

As well as the competition itself, which will was Judged by Gwen and Phil Charnock, the weekend featured a lecture by Colin Trow-Poole as well as an opportunity for some photography with an organised outing or two, and a dinner to present all of the results and awards.

Details were added here for the visitors from the participating countries and also for any SPF members who were interested in attending. 

2017 Results

The Celtic Challenge 2017 Results will appear here soon, along with other information on the event.

2017 Event

The Scottish Photographic Federation were delighted to host the Celtic Challenge 2017. This was a chance to catch up with the many friends we have in the ‘Celtic’ group of Federations, Associations and Societies, over the weekend of 18th and 19th Nov, and take part in the Celtic Challenge Competition 2017. The main events took place on Saturday 18th November 2017 at Stirling Court Hotel, Airthrey Road, University of Stirling FK9 4LA.

Celtic Challenge Competition - The Judges were Phil and Gwen Charnock from L&CPU. On Saturday 18th Nov we also held a Celtic Challenge Print Lecture by Colin Trow-Poole MPAGB, FRPS, FIPF. The presentation dinner followed this.

You can find out more about this event by visiting the extra webpage (click here)

A very big thankyou to this year's sponsors of the event who have all given generously in the form of raffle prizes. Please support these companies, who help us keep the cost of the event down to our member Clubs - Click on the following links to visit their websites -

Nomad Cases - Boxes for Photographic Prints

Ffordes Photographic - Photographic Equipment supplier and Second Hand Equipment Specialist, Beauly 

Permajet - Paper and Ink Manufacturer and Supplier

Fotospeed - Paper and Ink Manufacturer and Supplier

Burning Pine - Business Communications Experts

Johnstons of Elgin - World Leaders in Cashmere and Woollens