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 NON-ACTION 2012

1st Place Winner
Sports Non-Action 2012, Paul Mohan

The wait is over by Paul Mohan

Dublin captain Bryan Cullen lifts the Sam Maguire cup after beating Kerry in the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final.



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS NON-ACTION 2012

2nd Place Winner
Sports Non-Action 2012, Peter Morrison

Victory Salute by Peter Morrison

England's Simon Dyson, left, reacts after winning the Irish Open Golf Championship,at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club,

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS NON-ACTION 2012

3rd Place Winner
Sports Non-Action 2012, Brian Lawless

Signs of Battle by Brian Lawless

Ireland's Marie Louise Reilly lines up for the anthems before a Six Nations match against France, showing the signs of the previous weeks match



SHORTLISTED

Shadow hurler
Shortlisted

Shadow hurler by John D Kelly

Mark Rohan
Shortlisted

Mark Rohan by Patrick Bolger

The Dive
Shortlisted

The Dive by Brian Lawless

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury
Shortlisted

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury by Kelvin Boyes

Shooting The Breeze
Shortlisted

Shooting The Breeze by Alan Place

Is It a bird, Is It a plane...
Shortlisted

Is It a bird, Is It a plane... by Diarmuid Greene

What qualification means
Shortlisted

What qualification means by David Maher

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