Find out who won the IFA Countryside Photo Competition 2023 ‘Exploring the Countryside’ and view all the shortlisted images.

The winner of the IFA Countryside Photo Competition was announced on Tuesday 5th December 2023.  Read on to find out who was chosen for 2023 and view the final 12 images that made up the shortlist.

The theme of this inaugural competition was ‘Exploring the Irish Countryside’.  The winning photographer was the lucky recipient of €500.

Hey Foxy Lady by Tom Scally

December Frost by Oliver Gargan

Orange Parade by Robert O’Leary

Molly’s Cottage, Co Kerry by James Creaney

Young Rabbits by Padraig Kavanagh

Waiting for Mother by Marie Hayes

Sheep with a View by Eoin Fealy

The Vee, County Tipperary by James Creaney

Who’s the Boss by Christopher Howes

Ballynafagh Church View, Co Kildare by Robert Ledwith

Feeding Time by Christopher Howes

Sunflowers at Ballycrossaun by Robert Riddell

Who won the IFA Countryside Photo Competition for 2023?

The winner of the IFA Countryside 2023 Photo Competition; Exploring the Countryside was Tom Scally with his image ‘Puffection’.

“The photo was taken on the Saltee Islands just off the southern coast of Wexford in late May. Parts of the island where the Puffins were was covered in a carpet of pink flowers in full bloom. This little fellow was standing watch on the side of a cliff overlooking the sea on a very hot sunny day. It was such a magical little place.”

Puffection by Tom Scally