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 - SPORTS FEATURE 2008

1st Place Winner
Sports Feature 2008, John C Kelly

WATER BOY by John C Kelly

"Shannon swimmer and 2012 Olympic hopeful Chris Bryan goes through his early morning paces at Shannon pool, Co. Clare "



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2008

2nd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2008, Darren Kidd

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 "

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2008

3rd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2008, Bryan O'Brien

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 "



SHORTLISTED

THE MAJOR LEAGUE
Shortlisted

THE MAJOR LEAGUE by Steve Humphreys

THE MAJOR LEAGUE
Shortlisted

THE MAJOR LEAGUE by Steve Humphreys

WE DID IT
Shortlisted

WE DID IT by Dan Linehan

SOILED SOLDIER
Shortlisted

SOILED SOLDIER by John C Kelly

STABLE MATES
Shortlisted

STABLE MATES by Cyril Byrne

THAT WINNING FEELING
Shortlisted

THAT WINNING FEELING by Lorraine O'Sullivan

POC FADA 2008
Shortlisted

POC FADA 2008 by James Crombie

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AND THEY’RE OFF "
Shortlisted

" AND THEY’RE OFF " by Brenda Fitzsimons

WINNING IS SO SWEET
Shortlisted

WINNING IS SO SWEET by Ray McManus

FINAL TEARS
Shortlisted

FINAL TEARS by Ray McManus

WELL MAYBE NEXT YEAR
Shortlisted

WELL MAYBE NEXT YEAR by Valerie O'Sullivan

LEAN ON ME
Shortlisted

LEAN ON ME by Julien Behal

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WHO'S COUNTING? "
Shortlisted

" WHO'S COUNTING? " by Declan Doherty

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