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 - NEWS 2014

1st Place Winner
News 2014, Julien Behal

The Final Goodbye by Julien Behal

Caroline Donohoe, whose husband Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in January 2013, is flanked by Gardaí as she follows her husband’s coffin



2ND PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2014

2nd Place Winner
News 2014, Brian Lawless

The Burial by Brian Lawless

Dr.Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar (centre) at the burial of his wife and three teenage children, who died in a suspect arson attack

3RD PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2014

3rd Place Winner
News 2014, Bryan O'Brien

Untitled by Bryan O'Brien

As the remains of poet Séamus Heaney leave Donnybrook Church for burial, his widow Marie thanks the public who lined the street and applauded



SHORTLISTED

Safe In My Mom's Arms
Shortlisted

Safe In My Mom's Arms by Frank McGrath

Supported on all flanks
Shortlisted

Supported on all flanks by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

DADDY… A CHILD’S TRIBUTE
Shortlisted

DADDY… A CHILD’S TRIBUTE by Ray Cullen

Heard it all before
Shortlisted

Heard it all before by Brian Lawless

RIGHT-TO-DIE ACTIVIST

MARIE FLEMING’S FUNERAL
Shortlisted

RIGHT-TO-DIE ACTIVIST MARIE FLEMING’S FUNERAL by Mark Stedman

Belfast's Burning
Shortlisted

Belfast's Burning by Justin Kernoghan

Standing out from the Crowd
Shortlisted

Standing out from the Crowd by Fergal Phillips

An Apology
Shortlisted

An Apology by Clodagh Kilcoyne

Eviction
Shortlisted

Eviction by Alan Betson

"A Mother's Tears"
Shortlisted

"A Mother's Tears" by Tom Honan

Into the Abyss
Shortlisted

Into the Abyss by Niall Carson

Injustice
Shortlisted

Injustice by Clodagh Kilcoyne

Eviction
Shortlisted

Eviction by Michael McSweeney

"A Helping Hand"
Shortlisted

"A Helping Hand" by Tom Honan

Injure
Shortlisted

Injure by Cathal McNaughton

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