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 - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2011

1st Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2011, Julien Behal

Leprechaun Museum - Dublin by Julien Behal

Jade Costello, aged 5, from Dublin tries to climb on a giant armchair as she enjoys a sneak preview of Ireland's first Leprechaun Museum in central Dublin



2ND PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2011

2nd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2011, Gerry Mooney

Bad Mother by Gerry Mooney

Artist Kevin Sharky pictured with one of his piece's 'Bad Mother' which he created to reflect his challenging and difficult childhood

3RD PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2011

3rd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2011, Bryan O'Brien

Music for the classroom. by Bryan O'Brien

Schoolchildren from Loreto Primary School Dalkey enjoy the National Symphony Orchestra under conductor Gearoid Grant at the National Concert Hall .



SHORTLISTED

Our Man "Colin"
Shortlisted

Our Man "Colin" by Michael Chester

Little people
Shortlisted

Little people by Mark Condren

Restoration of Russborough Tabletop.
Shortlisted

Restoration of Russborough Tabletop. by Bryan O'Brien

A thong from the throng
Shortlisted

A thong from the throng by Niall Carson

Dublin Dance Festival
Shortlisted

Dublin Dance Festival by Mark Stedman

Balancing Act
Shortlisted

Balancing Act by Dara Mac Dónaill

Back to the Future...
Shortlisted

Back to the Future... by Matt Kavanagh

Tears and tutus
Shortlisted

Tears and tutus by Aidan Crawley

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