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 ACTION 2009

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2009, John C Kelly

Legless... by John C Kelly

Horse goes down, but jockey wants to keep on going, at Bellharbour Point To Point races in Clare.



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2009

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2009, Barry Cronin

Ready, Steady... by Barry Cronin

Orla Brady from Clare taking part in the U12 Girls Relay in the 2009 HSE Community Games in Athlone.

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2009

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2009, John D Kelly

Snow Screen by John D Kelly

The hare gives the dogs the slip during a snow storm at the National Coursing Meeting in Clonmel



SHORTLISTED

I won, I won, I won, I won
Shortlisted

I won, I won, I won, I won by Barry Cronin

Catch me if you can
Shortlisted

Catch me if you can by Ray McManus

Taming the Warrior
Shortlisted

Taming the Warrior by Paul Mohan

Goal!
Shortlisted

Goal! by Richard Mills

Track Crash
Shortlisted

Track Crash by Stephen McCarthy

DANGER HERE
Shortlisted

DANGER HERE by Eamonn Keogh

Spot The Ball
Shortlisted

Spot The Ball by Donall Farmer

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