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 - PORTRAIT 2014

1st Place Winner
Portrait 2014, Julien Behal

Reflections by Julien Behal

Ifrah Ahmed, a Somali campaigner against female circumcision, pictured at an event sponsored by Irish Aid, in Dublin



2ND PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2014

2nd Place Winner
Portrait 2014, Julien Behal

Out of the Darkness by Julien Behal

Praveen Halappanavar, outside Galway County Hall, after the jury at the inquest into his wife’s death returned a unanimous verdict of death by medical misadventure

3RD PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2014

3rd Place Winner
Portrait 2014, Leon Farrell

A Young Mother by Leon Farrell

A 16-year-old mother waits to be seen to by the charity GOAL, who help to take young mothers off the streets in Ethiopia



SHORTLISTED

Digital Students
Shortlisted

Digital Students by Naoise Culhane

Paulie
Shortlisted

Paulie by Brian Gavin

Past Lessons
Shortlisted

Past Lessons by Julien Behal

Portrait of an artist
Shortlisted

Portrait of an artist by David Conachy

Selfie
Shortlisted

Selfie by Seán Curtin

Teresa Freeman - Last to Leave
Shortlisted

Teresa Freeman - Last to Leave by Brian Lawless

Shining Light
Shortlisted

Shining Light by Brian Arthur

SÉAMUS
Shortlisted

SÉAMUS by Michael McSweeney

World Champion - Robert Heffernan
Shortlisted

World Champion - Robert Heffernan by Stephen McCarthy

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