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 - SPORTS ACTION 2008

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2008, Darren Kidd

SPLASH-PROOF by Darren Kidd

" A competitor ploughs through the course at the Belfast International Cross Country, at Stormont Estate "



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2008

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2008, Darren Kidd

CLASH OF THE ASH by Darren Kidd

"Antrim's Cormac Donnelly and Joe Canning of Galway clash in the first round of the Liam MacCarthy Cup "

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2008

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2008, Brian Lawless

WINNING EMBRACE by Brian Lawless

"Australia’s Heath Francis is congratulated by second place Francis Kompaon, of Papua New Guinea, while he keeps an eye on his time, after he won the Men’s 100m-T46 Final at the Beijing Paralympic Games 2008 "



SHORTLISTED

TYRONE INVASION
Shortlisted

TYRONE INVASION by Steve Humphreys

TYRONE INVASION
Shortlisted

TYRONE INVASION by Steve Humphreys

A WORD IN YOUR EAR
Shortlisted

A WORD IN YOUR EAR by Eric Luke

NO WAY THROUGH
Shortlisted

NO WAY THROUGH by Pat Murphy

STYLISH RETURN
Shortlisted

STYLISH RETURN by Gerry Mooney

RACING REFLECTIONS
Shortlisted

RACING REFLECTIONS by Brian Lawless

BREAKING POINT
Shortlisted

BREAKING POINT by Kerry Kennelly

HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
Shortlisted

HIT THE GROUND RUNNING by Lorraine O'Sullivan

HEADER BALL
Shortlisted

HEADER BALL by Brian Gavin

EYE ON THE PRIZE
Shortlisted

EYE ON THE PRIZE by Cathal Noonan

RAGING BULL
Shortlisted

RAGING BULL by David Maher

HEADS AND TAILS
Shortlisted

HEADS AND TAILS by David Maher

WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Shortlisted

WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS by John D Kelly

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