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JCSP Libraries SNAP Photography Challenge

JCSP Libraries

Closing date : 15th March 2024

JCSP Libraries are running an exciting new photography challenge. This inclusive challenge can be enjoyed by students in post-primary JCSP/DEIS schools across all year groups. The aim is to support young people to develop their artistic practice, creativity, originality and self-expression through the medium of photography.

The main idea behind this initiative is to promote visual literacy and creative thinking. To take part, students are encouraged to take a daily photo inspired by daily prompt words throughout February. Students can snap photographs of people, places or things around them. The prompt list encourages students to study the world around them and to focus on visual features including texture, pattern, colour and shape. Extra resources on jcsplibraries.com will also allow students to make connections between photography and numeracy, learn new tips and tricks, and to develop their literacy with photography keywords. The challenge is very flexible: individual students, clubs or classes can participate.

The Challenge is open to students in all post-primary JCSP/DEIS schools and that winners will be selected in 3 categories:

1. Junior

2. TY and Senior

3. Special Needs


  • This exciting new photography competition is open to students in 2nd Level JCSP and DEIS schools across Ireland.
  • There will be three prizes categories: Junior Cycle, Senior Cycle, Special Needs.
  • Each school can submit a maximum of 5 entries per category.
  • All entries must be the original work of the students.
  • All entries must be submitted via the school and using the official entry form. Students should not submit entries directly.
  • Send a digital file or make a scan of all of your student entries and send them to info@jcsplibraries.ie along with a copy of the entry form detailing your school and participating students’ details.

Read more and download the entry form here https://jcsplibraries.com/2024/02/01/jcsp-libraries-snap-photography-challenge/