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 2008

1st Place Winner
Picture Story 2008, David Conachy

IN GOD WE TRUST by David Conachy

" Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s final official visit to the USA, before he stepped down as Taoiseach "



2ND PLACE WINNER - PICTURE STORY 2008

2nd Place Winner
Picture Story 2008, John C Kelly

A DAY’S DANCING by John C Kelly

" Love is in the air; daytime dance at the Pavillion Hall, Lisdoonvarna, during the Annual Matchmaking Festival 2nd"

3RD PLACE WINNER - PICTURE STORY 2008

3rd Place Winner
Picture Story 2008, Eamon Ward

MY UNCLE’S HOUSE by Eamon Ward

" The week of my uncle’s passing and time seems to have stood still in his home "



SHORTLISTED

HEROIN CHIC
Shortlisted

HEROIN CHIC by Kim Haughton

A YEAR AT THE RACES
Shortlisted

A YEAR AT THE RACES by Dan Sheridan

A DAY IN DECEMBER
Shortlisted

A DAY IN DECEMBER by David Conachy

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