Ireland’s National School Photography Awards - Winners Announced

The INSPA team would like to congratulate every school who participated in the 2020/21 National School Photography Awards. The national winner is Meabh Lowney from St. Joseph's GNS, Clonakilty who submitted the photo entitled Our Bubble into the Senior Category of the awards. The winner of the Junior Category is Katie O'Rourke from Timoleague N.S. with her entry Good Morning Ireland.

INSPA is the national children’s photography competition and Positive Primaries Programme which is open to all primary schools in the Republic of Ireland. Throughout the 2020/21 school year, young creatives from around the country were encouraged to embed Creative Wellbeing into their school community while exploring the theme: Accessible Places | Safer Spaces in association with the Children’s Rights Alliance.

Our Bubble, Meabh Lowney, St. Josephs GNS Clonakilty

The awards are having a massive impact in classrooms and homes across Ireland as they provide an inclusive model for children of all backgrounds and abilities to get involved. Through photography, INSPA introduces creative well-being into the lives of primary school communities while building a future generation of people who are confident, resilient, connected, kind and ready.

The awards are free and offer a range of fantastic prizes alongside your schools Positive Primaries Flag. These include getaways to the Amber Springs Resort for principals, teachers, pupils and families, Instax cameras for winners and schools, framed photographs, certificates and Positive Portrait Fundraising Days at your School. All entries are judged by a national panel of experts and over 450 primary schools have already registered their accounts and taken their first Step of their Positive Primaries Journey.

Good Morning Ireland, Katie O'Rourke, Timoleague NS

INSPA would like to take this opportunity, once again, to congratulate Meabh Lowney from St. Joseph's GNS, Clonakilty and Katie O'Rourke from Timoleague N.S. on their recent successes and we look forward to working with all finalist schools throughout the duration of the current school year.

The 2021/22 awards are due to open shortly. Therefore, if your school would like to begin its Positive Primary Journey and participate in the upcoming awards, you can register your school at the INSPA website –