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.
ROYAL MEETING by Frank Miller
Queen Elizabeth meeting Ronan O'Gara and other members of the Irish rugby squad at Hillsborough Castle to celebrate the team's Grand Slam season. 7.5.09
Kids on the Block by Billy Stickland
Now these are the Rules ........I'm the Boss..... by Kyran O'Brien
Far from Happy !!! by Henry Wills
Brothers by Kenneth O'Halloran
A Mothers Love by Noel Gavin
Reflections of you. by Steve Humphreys