The 2018 COPNI Christmas Card Competition launched on Saturday 6 October at the Ulster Museum.

Launching the COPNI 2018 Christmas card photo competition at the Ulster Museum on Age Friendly Museums Day (L to R), Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI), local photographer Sue McCrory, Paddy Gilmore, Head of Programmes, National Museums NI and Dippy the Dinosaur.

For this year’s competition we are inviting older people aged 60+ to submit a photograph for the 2018 COPNI Christmas card and e-card, with the theme of Christmas/Winter.

As the photograph will be used on a Christmas card, images and themes associated with Winter would be suitable. Photos can be taken with any smartphone or camera. We can accept digital files or old prints.

The closing date for entries is Friday 30th November and they can be submitted either via email to or by post to the following address:

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Christmas Card Competition
7-9 Shaftesbury Square

There are no restrictions on the number of entries per person. We can generally return original images if requested.

Should you have any questions, please get in touch with Turlough McAleenan on 028 90 890 897 or by emailing