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 - PEOPLE 2008

1st Place Winner
People 2008, Don Moloney

LAST PRAYERS by Don Moloney

" Caoimhe and Niamh O’Gorman from Ennis Road, Limerick, say prayers for the last time in the Franciscan Church on Henry Street, Limerick, which is now closed "



2ND PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE 2008

2nd Place Winner
People 2008, Valerie O'Sullivan

IRON WILLS by Valerie O'Sullivan

" The legendary Mike Murphy, Dromid, winner of Ra´s Tailteann 1958, invited world champion rower Paul Griffin to his house before Paul headed to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games. Mike’s philosophy as a cyclist, acrobat, rower, weight lifter and sporting philosopher was simple; drink cows blood, eat raw meat and vegetables and run at least thirty miles a day 2nd"

3RD PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE 2008

3rd Place Winner
People 2008, Kim Haughton

ETHIOPIA'S HUNGER by Kim Haughton

"Fatima Sultan with malnourished Fetia Khalid, thirteen months-old, weighing 4.5kg, at the Dosha Clinic which is run by Concern in Shashego Woreda, Southern Ethiopia. Failure of the first rains in parts of Ethiopia, led to food shortages in many areas in 2008 "



SHORTLISTED

ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Shortlisted

ALEXANDER THE GREAT by Steve Humphreys

TAKING A DIP
Shortlisted

TAKING A DIP by Mark Condren

HEAVENS ABOVE
Shortlisted

HEAVENS ABOVE by Joe O'Shaughnessy

ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Shortlisted

ALEXANDER THE GREAT by Steve Humphreys

LAZING ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Shortlisted

LAZING ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON by John D Kelly

NEW TORAH FOR DUBLIN JEWISH CONGREGATION
Shortlisted

NEW TORAH FOR DUBLIN JEWISH CONGREGATION by Bryan O'Brien

DANCING QUEENS
Shortlisted

DANCING QUEENS by Kenneth O'Halloran

ME AULD FELLA
Shortlisted

ME AULD FELLA by Fergal Phillips

SITTING PRETTY
Shortlisted

SITTING PRETTY by Steve Humphreys

MASTERS OF THEIR ART
Shortlisted

MASTERS OF THEIR ART by Joe O'Shaughnessy

A MOTHER'S PLEA
Shortlisted

A MOTHER'S PLEA by Julien Behal

EXAM EMOTION
Shortlisted

EXAM EMOTION by Dara Mac Dónaill

SITTING PRETTY
Shortlisted

SITTING PRETTY by Steve Humphreys

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