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 - NEWS 2009

1st Place Winner
News 2009, Brian Gavin

The Murphy Report by Brian Gavin

Bishop Donal Murray of Limerick Press Conference the Murphy Report on clerical child sex abuse in the Dublin Diocese was Released.



2ND PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2009

2nd Place Winner
News 2009, Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

I The Victim by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

Having been assured of her anonymity a female speaks to local and national press and outlines her story after her attacker, a local man, had been sentenced to 7 years jail on the conviction of the sexual assault on her.

3RD PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2009

3rd Place Winner
News 2009, Noel Gavin

Up Yours by Noel Gavin

Young mourner gestures obscenely at funeral of Limerick gangster Phillip Collopy- He died after accidently shooting himself in the head.



SHORTLISTED

Breaking point
Shortlisted

Breaking point by Niall Carson

"Operation Weston"
Shortlisted

"Operation Weston" by Padraig O'Reilly

RIVER RESCUE
Shortlisted

RIVER RESCUE by Gareth Chaney

Volley
Shortlisted

Volley by Jonathan Porter

Search ends in Woods
Shortlisted

Search ends in Woods by Michael McSweeney

United In Grief...
Shortlisted

United In Grief... by Matt Kavanagh

Crutch Of Hope
Shortlisted

Crutch Of Hope by Matt Kavanagh

Lost Generation
Shortlisted

Lost Generation by Sasko Lazarov

Tony's funeral
Shortlisted

Tony's funeral by Fran Veale

Seventh Count
Shortlisted

Seventh Count by Sasko Lazarov

Mark of a killer
Shortlisted

Mark of a killer by Mark Condren

Help at hand
Shortlisted

Help at hand by Mark Condren

The west’s afloat
Shortlisted

The west’s afloat by Mark Condren

Help at hand
Shortlisted

Help at hand by Mark Condren

The west’s afloat
Shortlisted

The west’s afloat by Mark Condren

Mark of a killer
Shortlisted

Mark of a killer by Mark Condren

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