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.
THE GLAMOUR OF RUNNING by Darren Kidd
"Deirdre Byrne of Sli Cualann rests her feet after finishing third in the Belfast International Cross Country at Stormont Estate "
RUGBY BLUES by Bryan O'Brien
"Heart broken St. Mary’s fans after a one-point defeat by Belvedere College in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final in March "
WE DID IT by Dan Linehan
SOILED SOLDIER by John C Kelly
STABLE MATES by Cyril Byrne
THAT WINNING FEELING by Lorraine O'Sullivan
POC FADA 2008 by James Crombie
" AND THEY’RE OFF " by Brenda Fitzsimons
WINNING IS SO SWEET by Ray McManus
FINAL TEARS by Ray McManus
WELL MAYBE NEXT YEAR by Valerie O'Sullivan
LEAN ON ME by Julien Behal