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.

Press Photographer of the Year 2012

Julien Behal

Julien Behal
Presidential Welcome
1st Place - News

Presidential Welcome by Julien Behal

Shantytown Life
2nd Place - Reportage

Shantytown Life by Julien Behal

Waiting to perform
Arts and Entertainment

Waiting to perform by Julien Behal

Waiting for Obama

Waiting for Obama by Julien Behal

State of the Nation

State of the Nation by Julien Behal

Spiritual Vison

Spiritual Vison by Julien Behal

Norris Quits

Norris Quits by Julien Behal

Leader Fall
Sports Action

Leader Fall by Julien Behal

Home To Vote
Daily Life and People

Home To Vote by Julien Behal

Elvis Impersonators
Daily Life and People

Elvis Impersonators by Julien Behal

Easter 1916

Easter 1916 by Julien Behal

Bear Hug

Bear Hug by Julien Behal

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