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 2009

1st Place Winner
Features 2009, Marc O'Sullivan

Presidential Exclamation! by Marc O'Sullivan

President Mary McAleese makes a speech at the opening of a newly refurbished office



2ND PLACE WINNER - FEATURES 2009

2nd Place Winner
Features 2009, Mark Condren

A call to prayer by Mark Condren

A Muslim at prayer in the Anwar e-Madina mosque on Talbot Street, Dublin.

3RD PLACE WINNER - FEATURES 2009

3rd Place Winner
Features 2009, Julien Behal

THE VIEW ONTO RIVER STREET by Julien Behal

The view from the Murray house onto River Street in Ballinasloe in Co.Galway after severe flooding from the nearby River Suck.



SHORTLISTED

Drumcree
Shortlisted

Drumcree by Cathal McNaughton

You and who's army?
Shortlisted

You and who's army? by Niall Carson

Lead, Kindly light
Shortlisted

Lead, Kindly light by Valerie O'Sullivan

Ghost Estate
Shortlisted

Ghost Estate by Kim Haughton

Cave Dwelling
Shortlisted

Cave Dwelling by Kim Haughton

Knockfierna Festival
Shortlisted

Knockfierna Festival by Don Moloney

Taking Cover
Shortlisted

Taking Cover by Jonathan Porter

ISLAND VOTE
Shortlisted

ISLAND VOTE by Peter Morrison

Death in a Gold Mine
Shortlisted

Death in a Gold Mine by Michael McSweeney

Tidal wave
Shortlisted

Tidal wave by Mark Condren

Snow patrol
Shortlisted

Snow patrol by Mark Condren

Snow patrol
Shortlisted

Snow patrol by Mark Condren

Tidal wave
Shortlisted

Tidal wave by Mark Condren

A call to prayer
Shortlisted

A call to prayer by Mark Condren

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