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 - PEOPLE AND DAILY LIFE 2015

1st Place Winner
People and Daily Life 2015, Eric Luke

Nothing Can Go Wrong? by Eric Luke

Oops… nothing can go wrong, or can it? A photo session with children at Dublin Castle

The Judges said...

"A winning image that never fails to make you smile"


2ND PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE AND DAILY LIFE 2015

2nd Place Winner
People and Daily Life 2015, Margaret McLaughlin

The Holy Gust by Margaret McLaughlin

A gust of wind catches the robes of Archbishop Eamon Martin, after the new Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown, is installed at St Eugene’s Cathedral, with Archbishop Charles Brown

The Judges said...

"Even the Bishops saw the funny side of it, when the elements assisted this photographer to create a wonderful picture"

3RD PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE AND DAILY LIFE 2015

3rd Place Winner
People and Daily Life 2015, Bryan O'Brien

Taking The Sun by Bryan O'Brien

Residents of Ailesbury Nursing Home, Sandymount, enjoy the sunshine on a day trip to the rose gardens of St Anne’s Park, Raheny, in July

The Judges said...

"A gently welcome posed study of senior citizens enjoying a day in the sun"


SHORTLISTED

Come Back Here
Shortlisted

Come Back Here by Valerie O'Sullivan

Come Bye O'er the Hills
Shortlisted

Come Bye O'er the Hills by Valerie O'Sullivan

Sparks fly
Shortlisted

Sparks fly by Julien Behal

Polar disorder
Shortlisted

Polar disorder by Marc O'Sullivan

Four Legged Friend
Shortlisted

Four Legged Friend by Jonathan Porter

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Shortlisted

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? by Mark Stedman

BOD baby
Shortlisted

BOD baby by Crispin Rodwell

Livestock Fashion
Shortlisted

Livestock Fashion by Justin Kernoghan

Homecoming
Shortlisted

Homecoming by Ray Ryan

Peekaboo!
Shortlisted

Peekaboo! by Ramsey Cardy

Holy Water
Shortlisted

Holy Water by Brian Arthur

Dancing Queens
Shortlisted

Dancing Queens by Steve Humphreys

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