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 - REPORTAGE 2015

1st Place Winner
Reportage 2015, Alan Betson

Liffey Swim 2014 by Alan Betson

Swimmers competing in the 95th Dublin City Liffey Swim 2014 – 361 swimmers registered to take part, over the 2.2 km course

The Judges said...

"A well-structured chronological essay, with an easily followed narrative"


2ND PLACE WINNER - REPORTAGE 2015

2nd Place Winner
Reportage 2015, Stephen McCarthy

Brian O'Driscoll's Final Year by Stephen McCarthy

A selection of images featuring the final year of Ireland and Leinster rugby star, Brian O’Driscoll

The Judges said...

"A beautifully presented tribute to an iconic Irish sportsman"

3RD PLACE WINNER - REPORTAGE 2015

3rd Place Winner
Reportage 2015, Paul Nicholls

A Beautiful Friendship by Paul Nicholls

Five-year-old Sophie Ella and her three and a half year old Bull Terrier ‘Megan’. The pictures show a special bond between child, dog and pups. ‘Bullys’ get so much bad press that is mostly untrue. Both dog and child adore each other

The Judges said...

"A beautiful and original emotional selection of images, which portray the relationship between a young girl and her canine best friend’s family"


SHORTLISTED

Thy Kingdom Come
Shortlisted

Thy Kingdom Come by Denis Minihane

Special Olympics
Shortlisted

Special Olympics by Diarmuid Greene

Outbreak
Shortlisted

Outbreak by Mark Condren

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