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.
WINNING EMBRACE by Brian Lawless
"Australia’s Heath Francis is congratulated by second place Francis Kompaon, of Papua New Guinea, while he keeps an eye on his time, after he won the Men’s 100m-T46 Final at the Beijing Paralympic Games 2008 "
A WORD IN YOUR EAR by Eric Luke
NO WAY THROUGH by Pat Murphy
STYLISH RETURN by Gerry Mooney
RACING REFLECTIONS by Brian Lawless
BREAKING POINT by Kerry Kennelly
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING by Lorraine O'Sullivan
HEADER BALL by Brian Gavin
EYE ON THE PRIZE by Cathal Noonan
RAGING BULL by David Maher
HEADS AND TAILS by David Maher