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 - POLITICS 2009

1st Place Winner
Politics 2009, Darren Kidd

United in Condemnation by Darren Kidd

Ministers of the British and Irish Governments, Dermot Ahern, Micheal Martin, Shaun Woodward and Paul Goggins stand together at Hillsborough Castle to condemn the murders of two British Army soldiers at Massereene Barracks in Antrim.



2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2009

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2009, Darren Kinsella

Hand Gesture by Darren Kinsella

Minster for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin clasps her hands as she is questioned by the media at the opening of a new Social Welfare office in Ballymun.

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2009

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2009, Kenneth O'Halloran

1916 Commemoration Ceremony by Kenneth O'Halloran

Flagbearer with comrades at the Fianna Fail annual Arbour Hill 1916 Commemoration Ceremony



SHORTLISTED

Making A Point
Shortlisted

Making A Point by Declan Monaghan

Rubbing Noses
Shortlisted

Rubbing Noses by Jason Clarke

A WORD IN YOUR EAR...DICK ROCHE AND DECLAN GANLEY
Shortlisted

A WORD IN YOUR EAR...DICK ROCHE AND DECLAN GANLEY by Tom Burke

Political wave
Shortlisted

Political wave by Gary Ashe

About Face...Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore
Shortlisted

About Face...Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore by Matt Kavanagh

Brian Lenihan
Shortlisted

Brian Lenihan by Frank McGrath

The Party's Over
Shortlisted

The Party's Over by David Conachy

Reaching Out
Shortlisted

Reaching Out by David Conachy

Whatever you say, say cheese:
Shortlisted

Whatever you say, say cheese: by Mark Condren

Whatever you say, say cheese:
Shortlisted

Whatever you say, say cheese: by Mark Condren

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