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.

Press Photographer of the Year 2009

Mark Condren

Mark Condren
Some are more equine than others
Sports Feature

Some are more equine than others by Mark Condren

Snow patrol

Snow patrol by Mark Condren

Big man
Individual Study

Big man by Mark Condren

Still life
Individual Study

Still life by Mark Condren

Tidal wave

Tidal wave by Mark Condren

Help at hand

Help at hand by Mark Condren

The west’s afloat

The west’s afloat by Mark Condren

Mark of a killer

Mark of a killer by Mark Condren

A call to prayer

A call to prayer by Mark Condren

The Tender Touch

The Tender Touch by Mark Condren

Death on wheels

Death on wheels by Mark Condren

Whatever you say, say cheese:

Whatever you say, say cheese: by Mark Condren

Portrait of an artist
Arts and Entertainment

Portrait of an artist by Mark Condren

City of blinding lights
Arts and Entertainment

City of blinding lights by Mark Condren

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