Cathaoirleach Photography Award winners

The winners of Roscommon County Council’s Cathaoirleach Awards, the theme of which was ‘We’re in this together’, received their prizes recently.

The Cathaoirleach Award was introduced in 2018 as part of the Creative Ireland Roscommon Programme. ‘A picture paints a thousand words’ sums up perfectly the response this year.

Cathaoirleach Cllr. Paschal Fitzmaurice and Chief Executive Eugene Cummins presented awards to the winners on Friday last at Roscommon Arts Centre.

The Cathaoirleach thanked all entrants for their interest and creative endeavours, saying “the theme this year was inevitable. The Covid pandemic has introduced many new terms – lockdown, cocooning, social distancing – but the meaning of ‘we’re in this together’ touches the hearts and souls of each and every one of our citizens”.

All photographs will be presented in an online exhibition later this year, making the job of adjudicator Brian Farrell that bit easier. Mr. Eugene Cummins (Chief Executive, Roscommon County Council) commented that “the winning entries show how photography can express our responses in a very strong, a very personal and a very creative way”.