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 - POLITICS 2008

1st Place Winner
Politics 2008, Julien Behal

NO LOOKING BACK by Julien Behal

" Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Dr. Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness sit on a platform at the opening of the new Victoria Square Shopping Centre, on the evening Dr. Paisley announced he was stepping down as First Minister "



2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2008

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2008, Christoper Doyle

GOODBYE TO ALL THAT by Christoper Doyle

" Former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern T.D., makes his way across the front cobblestone paths of Government Buildings, shortly after announcing his intention to step down as leader of the country and the Fianna Fáil Parliamentry Party "

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2008

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2008, Jonathan Porter

LAST ENGAGEMENT by Jonathan Porter

"Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Dr. Ian Paisley, accompanied by Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, speaking at his last official engagement as First Minister "



SHORTLISTED

MEDALLION MAN
Shortlisted

MEDALLION MAN by Bryan O'Brien

LISBON EXIT
Shortlisted

LISBON EXIT by Emma Jervis

HUMBLE HOMECOMING
Shortlisted

HUMBLE HOMECOMING by Fergal Phillips

DR. IAN
Shortlisted

DR. IAN by Denis Minihane

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DECLAN
Shortlisted

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DECLAN by Steve Humphreys

WAVING GOODBYE TO IT ALL
Shortlisted

WAVING GOODBYE TO IT ALL by Steve Humphreys

ALONE
Shortlisted

ALONE by Eric Luke

CHANGING OF THE GUARD
Shortlisted

CHANGING OF THE GUARD by Frank Miller

WAVING GOODBYE TO IT ALL
Shortlisted

WAVING GOODBYE TO IT ALL by Steve Humphreys

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DECLAN
Shortlisted

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DECLAN by Steve Humphreys

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