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 - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2012

1st Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2012, Nick Bradshaw

Monster Rain, Clothes line reemerging from flood waters by Nick Bradshaw

The Floods that hit Dublin and Wicklow resulted from 'monster rain' a phenomenon that is increasing in Europe



2ND PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2012

2nd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2012, Eamonn Farrell

Bog Fire by Eamonn Farrell

Coilte firefighters look on as a helicopter water bombs a bog fire in County Mayo as large tracts of land went up in flames.

3RD PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2012

3rd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2012, Don MacMonagle

Kerry Dew by Don MacMonagle

Dew drops dangle in a spider's web suspended from roadside heather outside Waterville in County Kerry during a low pressure July day.



SHORTLISTED

Joey The Old Sea Dog
Shortlisted

Joey The Old Sea Dog by Paul Nicholls

New Reflections on the Liffey
Shortlisted

New Reflections on the Liffey by Mark Maxwell

Herbert Park.
Shortlisted

Herbert Park. by Fran Veale

Sunrise over the poles
Shortlisted

Sunrise over the poles by Marc O'Sullivan

Green Technology
Shortlisted

Green Technology by Niall Carson

WINGS OVER THE BAY
Shortlisted

WINGS OVER THE BAY by Frank Miller

Double Trouble....Rescued Baby Hedgehogs
Shortlisted

Double Trouble....Rescued Baby Hedgehogs by Kyran O'Brien

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