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 - SPORTS ACTION 2012

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2012, Ray McManus

Determination by Ray McManus

7 August 2011; Shane O'Neill, Clare, in action against Owen Teagle, Galway. GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2012

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2012, Morgan Treacy

Battle for the line by Morgan Treacy

Great Britain's Mo Farah wins the Men's 5000m final ahead of the USA's Bernard Lagat at the IAAF World Athletics Championship Daegu

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2012

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2012, Brendan Moran

Heading for Victory by Brendan Moran

Philip Duffy, St Paul's Swimming Club, in action during his heat of the Men's 200m Butterfly at the Irish National Long Course Swimming Championships



SHORTLISTED

Leader Fall
Shortlisted

Leader Fall by Julien Behal

John Condie; One Armed Golfer
Shortlisted

John Condie; One Armed Golfer by Brian Lawless

Ironman swimmers
Shortlisted

Ironman swimmers by Joe O'Shaughnessy

In the Spotlight
Shortlisted

In the Spotlight by Brendan Moran

Mountain View
Shortlisted

Mountain View by Matt Browne

Scrum Half Under Pressure
Shortlisted

Scrum Half Under Pressure by Ray McManus

Hanging on by a thread
Shortlisted

Hanging on by a thread by Brendan Moran

Hanging Around
Shortlisted

Hanging Around by James Crombie

Under Pressure
Shortlisted

Under Pressure by James Crombie

Take Off
Shortlisted

Take Off by Billy Stickland

Whoops!!!
Shortlisted

Whoops!!! by Lorraine O'Sullivan

Over The Hill
Shortlisted

Over The Hill by Declan Monaghan

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