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.
Heads up by Mark Condren
Back to the future by Mark Condren
Man from Atlantis by Mark Condren
Flower Power by Mark Condren
The fortune teller by James Horan
Jean Butler, Dancer . by Bryan O'Brien
Martin J O'Toole by James Horan
Captain Geoff Curran on The Jump Jet by Ray McManus
Survivor by Jonathan Porter
Chance Encounter/Man with Crutch by Kenneth O'Halloran
jackie in bed by Kenneth O'Halloran
Roisin, by Kenneth O'Halloran
Olive by Kenneth O'Halloran
Nuala Mc Ginley by Kenneth O'Halloran
Mother & Kids by Kim Haughton
Michael by James Horan