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 2015

1st Place Winner
News 2015, Crispin Rodwell

Under-fire Deputy by Crispin Rodwell

Tánaiste Joan Burton TD takes refuge in a Garda vehicle, after having her car surrounded by anti water-charge protesters. She was trapped for over two hours

The Judges said...

"A great news picture, made under difficult, fast-moving circumstances"


2ND PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2015

2nd Place Winner
News 2015, Julien Behal

Goodbye Dear Neighbour by Julien Behal

Margaret Kenny, a neighbour of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, is overcome with emotion as he lies in state at the Mansion House, Dublin

The Judges said...

"An emotional insight to the regard in which the former Taoiseach was held"

3RD PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2015

3rd Place Winner
News 2015, David Sleator

Under Pressure by David Sleator

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan leaving Leinster House after attending a sitting of the Public Accounts Committee investigating the penalty points affair

The Judges said...

"An excellent car shot of the former Garda Commissioner showing the stress of being in the spotlight"


SHORTLISTED

Just Outside Our Gate
Shortlisted

Just Outside Our Gate by Dara Mac Dónaill

The Last Stand!
Shortlisted

The Last Stand! by Steve Humphreys

Inspecting the Guard
Shortlisted

Inspecting the Guard by Alan Betson

Commander in Chief
Shortlisted

Commander in Chief by Frank McGrath

State Examination
Shortlisted

State Examination by Gerry Mooney

Reflecting on Tuam
Shortlisted

Reflecting on Tuam by Laura Hutton

People Power
Shortlisted

People Power by Gary Ashe

The Ploughman
Shortlisted

The Ploughman by Mark Condren

In the spotlight
Shortlisted

In the spotlight by Julien Behal

Farewell!
Shortlisted

Farewell! by Steve Humphreys

New Heights For Flag Protest
Shortlisted

New Heights For Flag Protest by Justin Kernoghan

A Load of Ball Cocks
Shortlisted

A Load of Ball Cocks by Brenda Fitzsimons

Goodbye, Dad
Shortlisted

Goodbye, Dad by Clodagh Kilcoyne

Before His Time
Shortlisted

Before His Time by Finbarr O'Rourke

Viva Papa
Shortlisted

Viva Papa by Niall Carson

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