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 - PICTURE STORY 2007

1st Place Winner
Picture Story 2007, Denis Minihane

First day in school for an island girl by Denis Minihane

Five-year old Anna Humphreys on her first day at Lisheen National School, West Cork. She is the first child in 31 years from Heir Island to start primary school on the mainland since the island's own school closed in July 1976.



2ND PLACE WINNER - PICTURE STORY 2007

2nd Place Winner
Picture Story 2007, Morgan Treacy

Caribbean dream by Morgan Treacy

A look at the highs and lows of the Irish cricket team during their historic World Cup Campaign.

3RD PLACE WINNER - PICTURE STORY 2007

3rd Place Winner
Picture Story 2007, Seán Curtin

Everyday Limerick life: Crime, death, decay and urban recreation by Seán Curtin

Everyday scenes of contemporary Limerick



SHORTLISTED

No home here
Shortlisted

No home here by Julien Behal

Welcome to Hotel Ballymun
Shortlisted

Welcome to Hotel Ballymun by Frank Miller

Forever a free spirit
Shortlisted

Forever a free spirit by Valerie O'Sullivan

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