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.
SCARS OF THE PAST by Julien Behal
" Sahr Ngekia, seven-years-old, in Kanikay Boys Shelter, a GOAL sponsored project in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with scars on his arms from where he was tied up by his grandfather for three days, for losing one dollar "
HEAD OVER HEELS by Joe O'Shaughnessy
FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH by Joe O'Shaughnessy
THE SILENT HUNTER by Fran Veale
THE OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN by Joe O'Shaughnessy
AN EYE FOR AN EYE by Bryan O'Brien
HELPING HAND by Kenneth O'Halloran
THE FIELD by Mark McCall
ALLANA'S STAR by Don Moloney
WALKING ON by Lorraine O'Sullivan
IT'S A FAR CRY FROM THE HOSPITALITY TENT by Ray Ryan
WHERE IS HE? by Don MacMonagle
AT THE END OF THE LINE by Michael McSweeney