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 - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2015

1st Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2015, Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

What's The Weather Like Outside, Mum? by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

Mary and Margaret Dennehy, of Ballylongford, stand by as Dad Michael fights to keep water out of the home, following high tides and storm force winds

The Judges said...

"A great illustration of man’s battle against the environment"


2ND PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2015

2nd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2015, Clodagh Kilcoyne

A Gull's Gall by Clodagh Kilcoyne

A plucky seagull attempted to steal a fish from the jaws of a common seal and was met with an unexpected reaction at Kilmore Quay, Wexford

The Judges said...

"A rarely seen confrontation in an argument over fishing rights"

3RD PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2015

3rd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2015, Margaret McLaughlin

Fresh Fish by Margaret McLaughlin

A bird collects lunch as it leaps out of the River Foyle

The Judges said...

"A perfectly timed study of natural life"


SHORTLISTED

Protector
Shortlisted

Protector by Leon Farrell

On The Fence
Shortlisted

On The Fence by Niall Carson

Reflections
Shortlisted

Reflections by Daragh McSweeney

Mirror Image
Shortlisted

Mirror Image by Eamonn Keogh

Wave Power
Shortlisted

Wave Power by Laura Hutton

A Shepherd's Delight
Shortlisted

A Shepherd's Delight by Ray Ryan

7,500-Year-Old Tree Remains
Shortlisted

7,500-Year-Old Tree Remains by Joe O'Shaughnessy

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