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 - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2008

1st Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2008, Gerry Mooney

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE by Gerry Mooney

" Stage actor George Seremba sees the stage from a different angle, during a visit to Dublin’s Abbey Theatre "



2ND PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2008

2nd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2008, Barry Cronin

BAD HAIR DAY by Barry Cronin

" The Celtic Warrior, in red shorts and Joe Legend, with long hair, wrestling at The Venue, Ratoath, Co. Meath "

3RD PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2008

3rd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2008, Graham Keogh

SAY HI TO THE BOSS by Graham Keogh

" Bruce Springsteen gets connected with the crowd at a concert in Dublin’s RDS Showgrounds "



SHORTLISTED

SWAN LAKE
Shortlisted

SWAN LAKE by Steve Humphreys

TOM WAITS IN THE RAT CELLAR
Shortlisted

TOM WAITS IN THE RAT CELLAR by Steve Humphreys

THE FACE OF FASHION
Shortlisted

THE FACE OF FASHION by Steve Humphreys

TOM WAITS IN THE RAT CELLAR
Shortlisted

TOM WAITS IN THE RAT CELLAR by Steve Humphreys

THE WILD ROVER
Shortlisted

THE WILD ROVER by Gerry Mooney

MUSIC ROOM
Shortlisted

MUSIC ROOM by Seán Curtin

THE FACE OF FASHION
Shortlisted

THE FACE OF FASHION by Steve Humphreys

OPENING NIGHT
Shortlisted

OPENING NIGHT by Lorraine O'Sullivan

ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL
Shortlisted

ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL by Lorraine O'Sullivan

GARDEN OF EDEN
Shortlisted

GARDEN OF EDEN by Julien Behal

THE HEIGHT OF SURPRISE
Shortlisted

THE HEIGHT OF SURPRISE by Brian Farrell

EYE SPY
Shortlisted

EYE SPY by Daragh McSweeney

SWAN LAKE
Shortlisted

SWAN LAKE by Steve Humphreys

white black
This is on the to-do list