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 - POLITICS 2015

1st Place Winner
Politics 2015, Brenda Fitzsimons

United We Stand - Together We Fall by Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter TD and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, prior to their termination of office over the Garda whistle blower scandal

The Judges said...

"Two of the highest profile people in public life that have lost their position in political scandals of the year"


2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2015

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2015, Niall Carson

Put The Whole Lot On Troika by Niall Carson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD pretends to answer the phone in Michael O’Leary’s office, at the opening of the new Ryanair head office in Swords, Co Dublin

The Judges said...

"A fun juxtaposition of a background to create an amusing picture of the Taoiseach"

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2015

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2015, Tom Honan

Political Whirlwind by Tom Honan

Fine Gael local elections candidate Nadine Meisonnave struggles with her dress in windy conditions

The Judges said...

"Shades of the famous Marilyn Monroe picture brilliantly captured in a split second"


SHORTLISTED

Elected
Shortlisted

Elected by Gerry Mooney

Lucinda's Call
Shortlisted

Lucinda's Call by Cyril Byrne

Winner Takes All
Shortlisted

Winner Takes All by Colin Keegan

Photo Bombing Taoiseach!
Shortlisted

Photo Bombing Taoiseach! by Colin Keegan

By-Election Win
Shortlisted

By-Election Win by Alan Betson

Reaching Out
Shortlisted

Reaching Out by Jonathan Porter

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