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 - PORTRAIT 2012

1st Place Winner
Portrait 2012, Brian Lawless

Individuality Not Originality by Brian Lawless

Amateur boxer Glenn Murray after a bout during the IABA Senior Open Elite Competition



2ND PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2012

2nd Place Winner
Portrait 2012, Mark Condren

Lifelines by Mark Condren

A young Pakistani boy touches the face of his 96-year-old grandmother

3RD PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2012

3rd Place Winner
Portrait 2012, Alan Place

Hats of To Harper (A) by Alan Place

The inspiration behind Led Zepplins Hats of to (Roy) Harper, Musician Roy Harper, 70 relaxes at De Barra's Clonakilty Co. Cork.



SHORTLISTED

Waiting for Obama
Shortlisted

Waiting for Obama by Julien Behal

Spiritual Vison
Shortlisted

Spiritual Vison by Julien Behal

Easter 1916
Shortlisted

Easter 1916 by Julien Behal

The Veiled Lady
Shortlisted

The Veiled Lady by Marc O'Sullivan

Sir Bob by window light
Shortlisted

Sir Bob by window light by Marc O'Sullivan

Paddy Bassett as Colonel of Artillery Confederate
Shortlisted

Paddy Bassett as Colonel of Artillery Confederate by Clare Keogh

Eye
Shortlisted

Eye by David Conachy

Seeing Double
Shortlisted

Seeing Double by Morgan Treacy

Conservationist, Prof Kevin B Nowlan
Shortlisted

Conservationist, Prof Kevin B Nowlan by Dara Mac Dónaill

Soldier Joe
Shortlisted

Soldier Joe by David Conachy

On the land
Shortlisted

On the land by David Conachy

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