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 - PORTRAIT 2015

1st Place Winner
Portrait 2015, John C Kelly

Body Builder by John C Kelly

Jason Morris, of Toonagh, who came second in the Natural Bodybuilding Federation of Ireland 2014 Under-68kg category

The Judges said...

"A classic study superbly lit and executed"


2ND PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2015

2nd Place Winner
Portrait 2015, Donall Farmer

The Stare... by Donall Farmer

Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane, at a pitch side press conference in Malahide

The Judges said...

"The photographer gives us an insight into one of the most controversial footballers in a generation"

3RD PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2015

3rd Place Winner
Portrait 2015, John C Kelly

The Old Man And The Sea by John C Kelly

Local man Paddy Hanrahan collecting seaweed as fertilizer for his garden, near Cappa, Kilrush, Co Clare

The Judges said...

"A delightful, spontaneous, informal portrait of a man about his daily chores"


SHORTLISTED

Finding The Future Of Design
Shortlisted

Finding The Future Of Design by Naoise Culhane

Final Inspection
Shortlisted

Final Inspection by Jonathan Porter

Coming Out From The Darkness
Shortlisted

Coming Out From The Darkness by Gerry Mooney

I Am A Broken Man With No More Money
Shortlisted

I Am A Broken Man With No More Money by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

Untitled
Shortlisted

Untitled by Aidan Crawley

A Cross to Bear
Shortlisted

A Cross to Bear by David Conachy

Reflection
Shortlisted

Reflection by Julien Behal

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