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.




2ND PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE 2009

2nd Place Winner
People 2009, Gary Ashe

A Wink Translation by Gary Ashe

Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni and his interpreter Manuela Spinelli during a private function in Dublin

3RD PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE 2009

3rd Place Winner
People 2009, Frank Miller

ROYAL MEETING by Frank Miller

Queen Elizabeth meeting Ronan O'Gara and other members of the Irish rugby squad at Hillsborough Castle to celebrate the team's Grand Slam season. 7.5.09



SHORTLISTED

Kids on the Block
Shortlisted

Kids on the Block by Billy Stickland

Now these are the Rules  ........I'm the Boss.....
Shortlisted

Now these are the Rules ........I'm the Boss..... by Kyran O'Brien

Far from Happy !!!
Shortlisted

Far from Happy !!! by Henry Wills

Brothers
Shortlisted

Brothers by Kenneth O'Halloran

A Mothers Love
Shortlisted

A Mothers Love by Noel Gavin

Reflections of you.
Shortlisted

Reflections of you. by Steve Humphreys

Death on wheels
Shortlisted

Death on wheels by Mark Condren

The Tender Touch
Shortlisted

The Tender Touch by Mark Condren

The Tender Touch
Shortlisted

The Tender Touch by Mark Condren

Death on wheels
Shortlisted

Death on wheels by Mark Condren

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