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 - NEWS 2012

1st Place Winner
News 2012, Julien Behal

Presidential Welcome by Julien Behal

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive to address the crowd in College Green, Dublin, during their visit to Ireland.



2ND PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2012

2nd Place Winner
News 2012, Cathal McNaughton

The Queen at Croker by Cathal McNaughton

Queen Elizabeth steps out into Ireland's Croke Park stadium, scene of a massacre by British troops.

3RD PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2012

3rd Place Winner
News 2012, Jonathan Porter

Goodbye Kiss by Jonathan Porter

John McArevey kisses the coffin of his wife, of one week, Michaela who was murdered on their honeymoon in Mauritius



SHORTLISTED

The Director's Chair
Shortlisted

The Director's Chair by Jonathan Porter

Obama
Shortlisted

Obama by Keith Arkins

Nothing Compares TOWEL You
Shortlisted

Nothing Compares TOWEL You by Paul Nicholls

Norris Quits
Shortlisted

Norris Quits by Julien Behal

BILLIONS BINNED
Shortlisted

BILLIONS BINNED by Eamonn Farrell

United In Grief
Shortlisted

United In Grief by Peter Morrison

Built In Belfast
Shortlisted

Built In Belfast by Peter Morrison

Captivating the nation.
Shortlisted

Captivating the nation. by Brenda Fitzsimons

Buy one get one free.
Shortlisted

Buy one get one free. by Declan Doherty

Homage to an Irish Icon
Shortlisted

Homage to an Irish Icon by Brenda Fitzsimons

Smithfield Horse Fair Shooting Scene
Shortlisted

Smithfield Horse Fair Shooting Scene by Barbara Lindberg

Is Feidir Linn
Shortlisted

Is Feidir Linn by Eric Luke

The long awaited visit
Shortlisted

The long awaited visit by Damien Eagers

Remembering the Fallen Heros
Shortlisted

Remembering the Fallen Heros by Naoise Culhane

One is very amused
Shortlisted

One is very amused by Valerie O'Sullivan

Broken Hartes
Shortlisted

Broken Hartes by Niall Carson

Final Lift Off
Shortlisted

Final Lift Off by Michael Chester

A Tear for The Brave
Shortlisted

A Tear for The Brave by Garry O'Neill

Free after Twenty Nine Years..
Shortlisted

Free after Twenty Nine Years.. by Kyran O'Brien

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