ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Press Photographer of the Year Awards were established to bring the talented & memorable work of Ireland's press photographers to a wider audience. Entries are submitted by members of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland and the images should have been taken during the previous twelve months.

The Awards have gone from strength to strength and judging the entries can take several days. With over 2,000 entries to consider, all of a very high standard, difficult decisions have to be made. The Judging panel picks first, second and third places in each of nine picture categories, as well as the overall winner.

To view this years winners select from the categories below.


1ST PLACE WINNER - FEATURES 2008

1st Place Winner
Features 2008, Brian Lawless

DON'T LET GO DADDY by Brian Lawless

"A young girl clings to her father’s finger as she watches the guests arrive for her aunt’s wedding "



2ND PLACE WINNER - FEATURES 2008

2nd Place Winner
Features 2008, Julien Behal

SCARS OF THE PAST by Julien Behal

" Sahr Ngekia, seven-years-old, in Kanikay Boys Shelter, a GOAL sponsored project in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with scars on his arms from where he was tied up by his grandfather for three days, for losing one dollar "

3RD PLACE WINNER - FEATURES 2008

3rd Place Winner
Features 2008, Paul Nicholls

OUT FOR THE COUNT by Paul Nicholls

" Bare knuckle fight is held at a secret location; where only a small number of people are allowed attend "



SHORTLISTED

HEAD OVER HEELS
Shortlisted

HEAD OVER HEELS by Joe O'Shaughnessy

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH
Shortlisted

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH by Joe O'Shaughnessy

THE SILENT HUNTER
Shortlisted

THE SILENT HUNTER by Fran Veale

THE OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN
Shortlisted

THE OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN by Joe O'Shaughnessy

AN EYE FOR AN EYE
Shortlisted

AN EYE FOR AN EYE by Bryan O'Brien

HELPING HAND
Shortlisted

HELPING HAND by Kenneth O'Halloran

THE FIELD
Shortlisted

THE FIELD by Mark McCall

ALLANA'S STAR
Shortlisted

ALLANA'S STAR by Don Moloney

WALKING ON
Shortlisted

WALKING ON by Lorraine O'Sullivan

IT'S A FAR CRY FROM THE HOSPITALITY TENT
Shortlisted

IT'S A FAR CRY FROM THE HOSPITALITY TENT by Ray Ryan

WHERE IS HE?
Shortlisted

WHERE IS HE? by Don MacMonagle

AT THE END OF THE LINE
Shortlisted

AT THE END OF THE LINE by Michael McSweeney

SHELTERED EXISTENCE
Shortlisted

SHELTERED EXISTENCE by Jerry Kennelly

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