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 - SPORTS ACTION 2011

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2011, Jonathan Porter

Jump For Joy by Jonathan Porter

Adam McBurney celebrates after winning his fight against Philip McClelland.in Antrim Intermediate Championships at the Dockers Club, Belfast.



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2011

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2011, James Crombie

We are in support by James Crombie

Ireland's David Wallace supported by Jonathan Sexton, Keith Earls and Jamie Heaslip during RBS Six Nations Championship game against Wales

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2011

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2011, David Farrell

Kicking And Splashing! by David Farrell

Young players from Breaffy and Carras GAA Clubs battle the elements during the Mayo U-16 football championship in Breaffy.



SHORTLISTED

You Trip 'em Up...And I'll race ahead!..
Shortlisted

You Trip 'em Up...And I'll race ahead!.. by John C Kelly

Heading  for victory
Shortlisted

Heading for victory by Oliver McVeigh

Eye of the storm
Shortlisted

Eye of the storm by Ray McManus

Having A Swinging Time!
Shortlisted

Having A Swinging Time! by David Farrell

Hop Skip and a Putt
Shortlisted

Hop Skip and a Putt by Cathal Noonan

Down but not out
Shortlisted

Down but not out by Paul Mohan

Joe Sheridan, goal, chaos, and controversy ensue.jpg
Shortlisted

Joe Sheridan, goal, chaos, and controversy ensue.jpg by David Maher

Ball watching
Shortlisted

Ball watching by Brendan Moran

Winner alright
Shortlisted

Winner alright by Brendan Moran

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