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.
Bog Snorkeling by Cathal McNaughton
A competitor crosses the Start/Finish line during the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkeling Championships in Peatlands Park, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
No Fear by John D Kelly
Sole Keeper by Brendan Moran
Lone Rider by Lorraine O'Sullivan
Soccer in the Mist by Kyran O'Brien
MINNOW by Brian Lougheed
Stuck in the mud by Dan Linehan
Is it safe in here? by Andrew Paton
Hand of Lee by Cathal Noonan
The Pain of Defeat by Don Moloney
YOU should have gone to specsavers by Eamonn Keogh
From Out of the Shadows by Donall Farmer
The Football Fan by Eamon Ward