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.
Shantytown Life by Julien Behal
Daily Life and its struggles for the poor tenants of the shantytowns around Cape Town, South Africa Series of Pictures taken on a assigment to the Shanty Towns around Cape Town to explore whether life has changed for the poor shack dwellers since the World Cup 2010 and after twenty years of the ANC in power.
In the Orbit of Planet Jedward by Marc O'Sullivan
The hardest working showbiz act in the world - Jedward. From interviews first thing in the morning, to photocalls and concerts, their unboundless energy, enthusiasm and sense of fun is absolutely infectious. Having entered Planet Jedward's orbit with a cynical frown I was spun out that evening feeling strangely happy and giddy with huge admiration for the young twins from Lucan.
The Dark Ages by Cathal McNaughton
A Tale of Two Cities by Cathal McNaughton
Silence Please by Darren Kidd