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.
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
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 .
Our Man "Colin" by Michael Chester
Little people by Mark Condren
Restoration of Russborough Tabletop. by Bryan O'Brien
A thong from the throng by Niall Carson
Dublin Dance Festival by Mark Stedman
Balancing Act by Dara Mac Dónaill