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 - POLITICS 2011

1st Place Winner
Politics 2011, Niall Carson

Trevor Sargent resigns (again) by Niall Carson

Trevor Sargent is given a standing ovation after his resignation as a government Minister during the Party Convention at the Tower Hotel in Waterford, Ireland.



2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2011

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2011, Gary Ashe

Respect to a hero by Gary Ashe

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley lays his hand on Daniel O Connell's tomb in Glasnevin cemetery

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2011

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2011, James Horan

Retreat by James Horan

Gardai hold back Sinn Féin protesters and TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh who broke through the security cordon at the gates of Government buildings calling for the immediate resignation of the Taoiseach following Ireland's bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.



SHORTLISTED

Gunning for the Aras
Shortlisted

Gunning for the Aras by Mark Condren

Seat of power
Shortlisted

Seat of power by Mark Condren

sein fein ard fheis
Shortlisted

sein fein ard fheis by Damien Eagers

MacGiolla Mourners
Shortlisted

MacGiolla Mourners by Gareth Chaney

Enda
Shortlisted

Enda by James Horan

Sacked.
Shortlisted

Sacked. by Steve Humphreys

Holy Handbook
Shortlisted

Holy Handbook by Gary Ashe

Heads of Government
Shortlisted

Heads of Government by William Higgins

Eeney, meeney, miney, moe
Shortlisted

Eeney, meeney, miney, moe by William Higgins

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