Wednesday, 6th June 2012
Young Waterford photographer awarded as Epson announces winners of the Epson BirdWatch Ireland National Photo Competition
Adam Hefferenan of Dunhill, Co. Waterford received the top prize in the Junior Category of the Epson BirdWatch Ireland National Photo Competition. The competition, which called on photographers to enter their favourite images under the theme 'Ireland's Winter Birds', received a fantastic response from photographers and bird watchers alike.
Adam, aged 14 years old, surpassed judges expectations with his image 'Coal Tit' to take the top prize. For his huge effort, Adam goes home with the Epson Stylus Photo PX660 which delivers glossy, better than lab quality photos.
The judging panel comprised of Oran O'Suillivan, Head of Operations at BirdWatch Ireland and Katrina Timmis, Channel Manager for Epson Ireland who were particularly impressed with how the entrants captured their natural heritage and the high technical quality of the images.
Katrina Timmis of Epson Ireland said: "The Epson BirdWatch Ireland photo competition has showcased some of the very best in amateur Irish photography and we have been highly impressed by the standard of entry to this competition throughout. We would like to congratulate the winners and indeed all entrants- we have been overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and extraordinary creativity."
Oran O'Sullivan, Head of Operations at BirdWatch Ireland said: "This photo competition has offered bird enthusiasts and photographers the opportunity to share their common interest in their natural habitat as well as celebrate their creative output. It is wonderful to see the growing interest in this space and we thank all entrants for taking part."
Coal Tit' by Adam Heffernan of Dunhill, Co.Waterford. Adam's image won him first place in the junior category of the Epson Birdwatch Ireland Photo Competition.
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