The National Fossil Photo Contest 2023


Ireland’s Fossil Heritage ran the first National Fossil Photo Contest in May 2023. The theme of the contest was Irish fossils – Hidden Treasures, and it was open to anyone aged 18 years or over living in Ireland.  

Prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with seven Highly Commended places also selected. All winners received a One-4-All voucher and a high-resolution foamcore print of their winning photo. The winning artworks featured in a public exhibition at Cork City Public Library, Mayfield Library and Cork Airport in July 2023, with a launch at Cork City Library in early July 2023. 

What our entrants say about fossils

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1st Place

2nd Place - José Fernando Marques

3rd Place - Chris Krysztof Czyz

Highly Commended

Fossil Photo Exhibit 2023

Ireland's Fossil Heritage

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30,