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 - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2012

1st Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2012, Liam McBurney

Getting a Grip by Liam McBurney

Rihanna on stage in Belfast



2ND PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2012

2nd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2012, Paul Sharp

FROM RUSSIA WITH POISE by Paul Sharp

Ballerinas Ludmila Titova, Anastasia Emelianova and Maria Sokolnikova, dancers of The Moscow Ballet pictured performing scenes from the Nutcracker at the Convention Centre Dublin.

3RD PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2012

3rd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2012, Steve Humphreys

Bieber Fever ! by Steve Humphreys

Justin Bieber emerges on stage as he opens his first Irish Concert at the O2 in Dublin.



SHORTLISTED

In the frame
Shortlisted

In the frame by Naoise Culhane

Theres Wally
Shortlisted

Theres Wally by Leon Farrell

Waiting to perform
Shortlisted

Waiting to perform by Julien Behal

Bad hair day
Shortlisted

Bad hair day by Leon Farrell

Singing in the rain
Shortlisted

Singing in the rain by Cathal McNaughton

Fire Starter
Shortlisted

Fire Starter by Seán Curtin

Waking The Titanic Set
Shortlisted

Waking The Titanic Set by Alan Place

Enchantment
Shortlisted

Enchantment by Brian Arthur

SPECIAL VISITOR
Shortlisted

SPECIAL VISITOR by Eamonn Keogh

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