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 2012

1st Place Winner
Daily Life and People 2012, Fran Veale

A girl and her dog, royal canal, Dublin. by Fran Veale



2ND PLACE WINNER - DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE 2012

2nd Place Winner
Daily Life and People 2012, Michael McSweeney

The Hands That Bind by Michael McSweeney

A homeless couple sleeping on a Cork City backstreet this morning.

3RD PLACE WINNER - DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE 2012

3rd Place Winner
Daily Life and People 2012, Matt Kavanagh

Fashion Stakes by Matt Kavanagh

Best dressed competitors unwind before the annual style event at Punchestown Racing Festival in Co.Kildare



SHORTLISTED

Home To Vote
Shortlisted

Home To Vote by Julien Behal

Blood Of The Travellers
Shortlisted

Blood Of The Travellers by Paul Nicholls

Elvis Impersonators
Shortlisted

Elvis Impersonators by Julien Behal

On the hoof
Shortlisted

On the hoof by Mark Condren

Blue Rinse Brigade
Shortlisted

Blue Rinse Brigade by William Cherry

Easy Living on Rough Terrain
Shortlisted

Easy Living on Rough Terrain by Alan Place

Walking tall
Shortlisted

Walking tall by Joe O'Shaughnessy

Bringing Home the Clamp
Shortlisted

Bringing Home the Clamp by Alan Place

Prize Possession
Shortlisted

Prize Possession by Eamon Ward

Brothers Apart
Shortlisted

Brothers Apart by Michael McSweeney

RELIGIOUS CYCLE
Shortlisted

RELIGIOUS CYCLE by Philip Fitzpatrick

It's not what you think
Shortlisted

It's not what you think by Valerie O'Sullivan

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