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 2006

1st Place Winner
Features 2006, Ray Ryan

Flood Bath by Ray Ryan

River water floods onto land where cows drink from a bath, which is used as a water trough, in Co. Galway.



2ND PLACE WINNER - FEATURES 2006

2nd Place Winner
Features 2006, Brendan Murphy

Lighting Up by Brendan Murphy

Waiting for the evening bus, Donegal Street, Belfast.

3RD PLACE WINNER - FEATURES 2006

3rd Place Winner
Features 2006, Peter Wilcock

The Answer's in the Soil by Peter Wilcock

Under a stormy Erris sunrise and a snapping Tricolour, supporters of the Rossport Five get their message across.



SHORTLISTED

Deer Park
Shortlisted

Deer Park by Graham Hughes

High Flyers
Shortlisted

High Flyers by Brenda Fitzsimons

Say Cheese
Shortlisted

Say Cheese by Mark Condren

Laytown Races
Shortlisted

Laytown Races by Patrick Bolger

In the Line of Duty
Shortlisted

In the Line of Duty by Daragh McSweeney

Well Heeled
Shortlisted

Well Heeled by Brenda Fitzsimons

Going Home
Shortlisted

Going Home by Eamon Ward

Plank Tonne
Shortlisted

Plank Tonne by Marc O'Sullivan

Heads Over Asses
Shortlisted

Heads Over Asses by Bryan O'Brien

The Matchmaker
Shortlisted

The Matchmaker by Eamon Ward

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