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 - INDIVIDUAL STUDY 2008

1st Place Winner
Individual Study 2008, David Conachy

POET'S DEN by David Conachy

"Poet, author and playwright Ulick O’Connor at his home in Dublin "



2ND PLACE WINNER - INDIVIDUAL STUDY 2008

2nd Place Winner
Individual Study 2008, Pat Murphy

SAFE HANDS by Pat Murphy

" Netherlands Goalkeeper, Jeroen Zoet, trains on the beach in Turkey during the Under-17 European Championship "

3RD PLACE WINNER - INDIVIDUAL STUDY 2008

3rd Place Winner
Individual Study 2008, Brenda Fitzsimons

KATHERINE HAMNETT by Brenda Fitzsimons

" Sustainable clothing designer Katherine Hamnett in Buswell’s Hotel "



SHORTLISTED

THE WORLD ON HIS SHOULDERS
Shortlisted

THE WORLD ON HIS SHOULDERS by Steve Humphreys

THE HEALTH HEADACHE
Shortlisted

THE HEALTH HEADACHE by Steve Humphreys

THE HEALTH HEADACHE
Shortlisted

THE HEALTH HEADACHE by Steve Humphreys

JERRY HALL 'LOVE LETTERS'
Shortlisted

JERRY HALL 'LOVE LETTERS' by Steve Humphreys

MODEL 3
Shortlisted

MODEL 3 by Sasko Lazarov

A HAIR-RAISING READ
Shortlisted

A HAIR-RAISING READ by John C Kelly

DEREK BURNETT
Shortlisted

DEREK BURNETT by Dan Sheridan

COLM TÓIBÍN
Shortlisted

COLM TÓIBÍN by Kim Haughton

THE WORLD ON HIS SHOULDERS
Shortlisted

THE WORLD ON HIS SHOULDERS by Steve Humphreys

SWIFT RELEASE
Shortlisted

SWIFT RELEASE by Denis Minihane

MAN OF ERRIS
Shortlisted

MAN OF ERRIS by Henry Wills

THE MAIN DISCOURSE
Shortlisted

THE MAIN DISCOURSE by Marc O'Sullivan

JERRY HALL 'LOVE LETTERS'
Shortlisted

JERRY HALL 'LOVE LETTERS' by Steve Humphreys

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