Mitchelstown photographer Bill Power has won the prestigious title of Best Photographer in the 93rd annual Scottish International Salon of Photography 2016.

This is the latest major success for the local photographer who also won the title of Irish Photographer of the Year from The Irish Photographic Federation.

The Scottish Salon is considered to be one of the most highly regarded international competitions and over 10,000 photographs from sixty countries were submitted to the competition.


The much coveted Federation of International Art Photography Blue Badge is considered a great achievement in the world of photography. This is the second time in less than a year that Bill has won a FIAP Blue Badge for best photographer in an international competition.

Last year he was awarded the title of Best Photographer by the Salon of International Photography Le Catalan, in France, which had an equally high entry from a similar number of countries.

“It’s a great honour to win a blue badge because it’s as much an honour for myself …”

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