Kerryman photo snaps up national award

Published 21/11/2012 | 16:56

Muiris Fenton of Ballincota, Ventry, feeding his farm fowl. The photo by Ted Creedon, which was published in The Kerryman in June 2011, was awarded first prize in the Guild of Agricultural Journalists bi-annual awards ceremony in Dublin in the Best...

FORMER journalist/ photographer with The Kerryman Ted Creedon has won the Best Photo Award at the Agricultural Journalism Awards 2012 with a photo that demonstrated there's nothing like being in the right place at the right time.

The bi-annual awards, which are promoted by the Guild of Agricultural Journalists, are open to submissions from journalists, media presenters and photographers in the 32 counties. There were eight categories this year including television, radio, newspapers and photography with one award in each category.

Ted's winning photo, which was published in The Kerryman in June of last year shows Ventry man Muiris Fenton feeding his farm fowl. The title of the winning photo is ' The Last Supper? ' because many of Mr Fenton's fowl were slaughtered by mink.

The judging panel, chaired by former Irish Times Editor Conor Brady said: "This photo is a perfect example of a photographer being in the right place at the right time to capture a special moment".

It was Ted Creedon's third win in the guild's competition. He was the first winner of the guild's Local Radio/ Provincial Press category for his Agritime programme

on Radio Kerry and he is a previous winner in the Best Photo category.

The awards were presented by RTE's Damien O'Reilly, who chairs the guild, and the presentation ceremony was held in the AIB Bank Centre in Ballsbridge last week.

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