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.
IRON WILLS by Valerie O'Sullivan
" The legendary Mike Murphy, Dromid, winner of Ra´s Tailteann 1958, invited world champion rower Paul Griffin to his house before Paul headed to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games. Mike’s philosophy as a cyclist, acrobat, rower, weight lifter and sporting philosopher was simple; drink cows blood, eat raw meat and vegetables and run at least thirty miles a day 2nd"
ETHIOPIA'S HUNGER by Kim Haughton
"Fatima Sultan with malnourished Fetia Khalid, thirteen months-old, weighing 4.5kg, at the Dosha Clinic which is run by Concern in Shashego Woreda, Southern Ethiopia. Failure of the first rains in parts of Ethiopia, led to food shortages in many areas in 2008 "
TAKING A DIP by Mark Condren
HEAVENS ABOVE by Joe O'Shaughnessy
LAZING ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON by John D Kelly
NEW TORAH FOR DUBLIN JEWISH CONGREGATION by Bryan O'Brien
DANCING QUEENS by Kenneth O'Halloran
ME AULD FELLA by Fergal Phillips
MASTERS OF THEIR ART by Joe O'Shaughnessy
A MOTHER'S PLEA by Julien Behal
EXAM EMOTION by Dara Mac Dónaill