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 - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2015

1st Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2015, Dara Mac Dónaill

Miley In The Money by Dara Mac Dónaill

Miley Cyrus performing on stage in Dublin

The Judges said...

"A vibrant, candid picture of a global entertainment star, captured from the chaos of a concert"


2ND PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2015

2nd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2015, Brenda Fitzsimons

Porky and Bess by Brenda Fitzsimons

Chef Kevin Thornton with a pigs head as part of his installation ‘FAT; It’s delicious’ at the Trinity Science Gallery, which explores the beauty and the stigma of fat

The Judges said...

"A well-constructed photograph, capturing an amusing image from a potentially dull photocall"

3RD PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2015

3rd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2015, Julien Behal

Fancy A Cup...? by Julien Behal

An actor playing William Dargan (1799-1867), who provided the original impetus to establish the Irish National Gallery, is offered a cup of tea during the 150th anniversary festivities

The Judges said...

"An intriguing expression lifts this theatrical picture above the ordinary"


SHORTLISTED

Hair-Raising!
Shortlisted

Hair-Raising! by Leon Farrell

Restless Souls
Shortlisted

Restless Souls by Declan Monaghan

Swan Noir
Shortlisted

Swan Noir by Gareth Chaney

'MAGNIFIKATZ' - Cat Show
Shortlisted

'MAGNIFIKATZ' - Cat Show by Nick Bradshaw

Giant Granny
Shortlisted

Giant Granny by Liam Burke

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