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 - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2009

1st Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2009, Liam McBurney

Cirque du Soleil by Liam McBurney

Cirque du Soleil acrobats performs gymnastic feats of wonder and marville.



2ND PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2009

2nd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2009, Mark Condren

Portrait of an artist by Mark Condren

Artist Martin Bengtsson working inside his caravan which is his studio/home

3RD PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2009

3rd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2009, Michael McSweeney

The Firstnighters by Michael McSweeney

Young ballerinas prepare to perform at the Cork School of Dance's 'CHRISTMAS CRACKER' in the Firkin Crane Theatre in Cork



SHORTLISTED

Young At Heart
Shortlisted

Young At Heart by Graham Keogh

Jellyfish
Shortlisted

Jellyfish by Keith Heneghan

In The Picture
Shortlisted

In The Picture by Brenda Fitzsimons

Bringing it back home
Shortlisted

Bringing it back home by Tony Gavin

Feet First
Shortlisted

Feet First by Daragh McSweeney

Show time
Shortlisted

Show time by Leon Farrell

City of blinding lights
Shortlisted

City of blinding lights by Mark Condren

Portrait of an artist
Shortlisted

Portrait of an artist by Mark Condren

City of blinding lights
Shortlisted

City of blinding lights by Mark Condren

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