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 - POLITICS 2012

1st Place Winner
Politics 2012, Tom Honan

The President and First Lady by Tom Honan

Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina after he was declared President elect in Dublin Castle.



2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2012

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2012, Bryan O'Brien

Brand new Taoiseach. by Bryan O'Brien

Just elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny is congratulated as he leaves Leinster House for Aras an Uachtarain to receive his seal of Office from the President.

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2012

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2012, Kelvin Boyes

McIlroy's golfing lesson with Robinson and McGuinness by Kelvin Boyes

Rory McIlroy shares a golf lessn with Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness on the lawn of Stormont Castle after returning from winning the US Open.



SHORTLISTED

State of the Nation
Shortlisted

State of the Nation by Julien Behal

HAIL THE CHIEF
Shortlisted

HAIL THE CHIEF by Tony Maxwell

All The Presidents Men
Shortlisted

All The Presidents Men by Matt Kavanagh

Battle won
Shortlisted

Battle won by Sasko Lazarov

Island poll.
Shortlisted

Island poll. by Declan Doherty

RUNNING THE GAUNTLET
Shortlisted

RUNNING THE GAUNTLET by Gareth Chaney

Beelzebub Brian
Shortlisted

Beelzebub Brian by Brenda Fitzsimons

Bear Hug
Shortlisted

Bear Hug by Julien Behal

What’s the Man in the Middle Thinking?
Shortlisted

What’s the Man in the Middle Thinking? by Barbara Lindberg

Doorstep Canvas
Shortlisted

Doorstep Canvas by Eric Luke

Political Wilderness
Shortlisted

Political Wilderness by Brian Farrell

True Grit
Shortlisted

True Grit by Don MacMonagle

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