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 - SPORTS FEATURE 2006

1st Place Winner
Sports Feature 2006, Morgan Treacy

Horse & Jockey by Morgan Treacy

A jockey tries to calm his horse after suffering a broken leg, whilst racing on the strand, at Laytown Races.



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2006

2nd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2006, Alan Betson

Horse Whisperer by Alan Betson

Groom, Cillian Murphy, shares a moment with Madges Lane Eric, in the stables at the RDS, during the Dublin Horse Show.

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2006

3rd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2006, Dara Mac Dónaill

Thinking Tiger by Dara Mac Dónaill

Tiger Woods on the 18th Fairway, during the American Ryder Cup Team practice round, at the K Club, Co. Kildare.



SHORTLISTED

Lights On at The Ryder Cup
Shortlisted

Lights On at The Ryder Cup by David Maher

Curragh Dawn
Shortlisted

Curragh Dawn by Lorraine O'Sullivan

Peak Performance
Shortlisted

Peak Performance by Valerie O'Sullivan

The Final Lockup
Shortlisted

The Final Lockup by David Maher

One to Remember
Shortlisted

One to Remember by Cathal Noonan

Walking on Air - The Golfer
Shortlisted

Walking on Air - The Golfer by Tom Honan

Dazed and Confused
Shortlisted

Dazed and Confused by Morgan Treacy

Studying the Form
Shortlisted

Studying the Form by Alan Betson

81, 754
Shortlisted

81, 754 by Donall Farmer

Anyone Buying or Selling A ticket?
Shortlisted

Anyone Buying or Selling A ticket? by Ray McManus

Splash Down
Shortlisted

Splash Down by Marc O'Sullivan

Man's Got Ball ('S')
Shortlisted

Man's Got Ball ('S') by Frank McGrath

Mud, Glorious Mud
Shortlisted

Mud, Glorious Mud by Morgan Treacy

Wait for me
Shortlisted

Wait for me by Bryan O'Brien

Light Run
Shortlisted

Light Run by Brian Lawless

The Taste of Victory
Shortlisted

The Taste of Victory by David Conachy

Shadows and Light
Shortlisted

Shadows and Light by Morgan Treacy

Up Periscopes
Shortlisted

Up Periscopes by Alan Betson

white black
This is on the to-do list