In the Spirit of Father Browne

Amateur Photo Contest

Rules & Regulations


ELIGIBILITY: The ICCANB Photo Contest is open to any amateur photographer, except ICCANB volunteers acting as administrators of this contest, prize-sponsoring individuals or companies or their employees, judges, and their immediate families. Professional and semi-professional photographers (any photographers who earn more than $5,000 a year selling their photographs) are not eligible to enter.

Only the photographer has the right to submit a photograph. Photographs previously published in any print publication, in full or in part, are not eligible for entry.  Prizes will be awarded to the photographers.



  • Entries must be received by March 17, 2021. ICCANB takes no responsibility for lost entries.
  • To be eligible to win, a photograph must have been taken in New Brunswick within the 12 months leading up to submission deadline (from Mar 17, 2020 – Mar 17, 2021).
  • Participants are limited to 2 contest entries but each photograph must be accompanied by a separate email entry.
  • As the purpose of the contest is to emulate the spirit captured in the photographs of Father Francis Browne, all entries must be black-and-white photographs. Moderate digital adjustment (cropping, sharpening, etc) is acceptable, but any image with a watermark or signature will be automatically disqualified. 
  • The photographer must have the written consent of all individuals in the photo and consent from individuals who own personal property (buildings, gardens, etc) featured in the photograph.
  • By submitting a contest entry, the photographer grants to the Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick (ICCANB) and its Photo Contest Sponsors, if any, the right to publish the photographer’s winning entry along with the photographer’s name for marketing and promotional purposes. The photographer will not receive further compensation for such publication.
  • By submitting a contest entry, the photographer also agrees that, without further payment, their submitted photograph entry may be used in print or electronic form to promote future photo contests by the ICCANB and/or to be used in producing fund-raising products for the support of the ICCANB. The ICCANB agrees that, if any such use is made of a contestant’s photograph, credit for said photograph shall be clearly identified and the photographer retains all other rights to their work.
  • It is the responsibility of the contestant to ensure that use or publication of the contestant’s photographs by ICCANB raises no legal claims. The photographer must own all rights to any photographs entered in this contest.
  • No person may win more than one prize. Only one winner per household (same home address) is permitted.
  • Contest winners will be announced during Celtic Awareness Week 2021 (25 Apr—01 May/2021)
  • The names of the winners, and as many of the entered photographs as space permits, are scheduled to be published in the June 2021 issue of  The Shamrock Leaf, ICCANB’s twice-annual newsmagazine.


PRIZES:  1st prize:  $100      2nd prize:  $60      3rd prize:  $40  

Each person entering the contest, will receive a one-year complimentary membership to the ICCANB. If already a member, the contestant will be allowed to gift the complimentary membership to another party.
TO ENTER:   There is no entry fee. 

  • Contestants must submit original, high resolution digital files, for reproduction purposes, so winning pictures can be published. These Digital entries must be at least 3MB in size. (Maximum file size: 6MB), and be sent electronically as jpg files to:        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
  • Each entry must be sent as an attachment to a separate email, and each email shall include the contestant’s name, mailing address, phone number, caption for photo, date and location photo was taken. By submitting an entry to this contest, the photographer agrees that: (a) they do not work as a professional photographer; (b) the photograph submitted is their original work; (c) the photograph was taken at the location specified on the entry email, and (d) that any required permissions have been obtained.

JUDGING:  Judging will be done by professional photographers, on a volunteer basis. Entries will be judged on the degree to which the contestant has been able to use light, composition and subject matter to achieve the spirit of Fr. Browne’s ability to capture the poignancy of everyday people, places and events in black & white format.

FOR Information about Father Browne and his photographic legacy,  CLICK HERE