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 2006

1st Place Winner
Politics 2006, Daragh McSweeney

'Eye' Spy by Daragh McSweeney

Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin TD pictured at the re-opening of the Crawford Observatory, in UCC.



2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2006

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2006, David Conachy

You've just got to laugh! by David Conachy

Minister for Justice Michael McDowell enjoys a laugh with party colleagues before the race for Leader of the PD's

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2006

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2006, Brenda Fitzsimons

The Cold Shoulder by Brenda Fitzsimons

Progressive Democrats Michael McDowell and Mary Harney photographed at their annual delegates' conference.



SHORTLISTED

Captive Audience
Shortlisted

Captive Audience by Naoise Culhane

The Political Game
Shortlisted

The Political Game by Eamon Ward

Devolved
Shortlisted

Devolved by Brenda Fitzsimons

Out of the shadows
Shortlisted

Out of the shadows by Bryan O'Brien

Head of Fianna Fail
Shortlisted

Head of Fianna Fail by Nick Bradshaw

Close to Breaking Point
Shortlisted

Close to Breaking Point by Graham Hughes

Giants of Irish Diplomacy Manseragh -Dorr
Shortlisted

Giants of Irish Diplomacy Manseragh -Dorr by Henry Wills

Head Above the Rest
Shortlisted

Head Above the Rest by Brenda Fitzsimons

Any Chance of a Crossbar
Shortlisted

Any Chance of a Crossbar by Naoise Culhane

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