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 - DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE 2011

1st Place Winner
Daily Life and People 2011, Cathal McNaughton

Wash Day by Cathal McNaughton

A duck, pheasants and rabbits hang from a washing line before being plucked, skinned and frozen at Garron Point.



2ND PLACE WINNER - DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE 2011

2nd Place Winner
Daily Life and People 2011, Kenneth O'Halloran

Brian Power and Family (Makayla,Caralena,Brian Junior and Willie) by Kenneth O'Halloran

3RD PLACE WINNER - DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE 2011

3rd Place Winner
Daily Life and People 2011, Eamon Ward

Country Gents by Eamon Ward

Gentlemen make use of the facilities at Muff Horse Fair,Co Cavan.



SHORTLISTED

Bogside
Shortlisted

Bogside by Cathal McNaughton

The Loneliness Of A Caring Bishop
Shortlisted

The Loneliness Of A Caring Bishop by Eamonn Farrell

The breakfast table
Shortlisted

The breakfast table by Fran Veale

Smithfield Boys
Shortlisted

Smithfield Boys by James Horan

Tales By The Fire
Shortlisted

Tales By The Fire by John D Kelly

Sitting Pretty
Shortlisted

Sitting Pretty by Ray Ryan

Winds of Change
Shortlisted

Winds of Change by Niall Carson

Home and Dry
Shortlisted

Home and Dry by Gary Ashe

Bloomsday lunch
Shortlisted

Bloomsday lunch by Cyril Byrne

JOURNEYING TOGETHER
Shortlisted

JOURNEYING TOGETHER by Eamonn Keogh

ON CAMERA
Shortlisted

ON CAMERA by Joe O'Shaughnessy

Foul play was not suspected
Shortlisted

Foul play was not suspected by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

Waiting for Business
Shortlisted

Waiting for Business by Peter Morrison

Publican with daughter
Shortlisted

Publican with daughter by Kenneth O'Halloran

Fair Day
Shortlisted

Fair Day by Kenneth O'Halloran

Michael
Shortlisted

Michael by Kenneth O'Halloran

upon these rocks
Shortlisted

upon these rocks by Don MacMonagle

In Stitches
Shortlisted

In Stitches by Eric Luke

Everything must go
Shortlisted

Everything must go by Aidan Crawley

Flat Jockey
Shortlisted

Flat Jockey by Cathal McNaughton

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