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 - SPORTS ACTION 2015

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2015, Ramsey Cardy

Distorted Vision by Ramsey Cardy

Everth Briceno lands a right hook on Kal Yafai, during their IBF Inter-Continental super-flyweight bout

The Judges said...

"Ouch! A world class photograph that made the judges feel the pain"


2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2015

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2015, Ray McManus

Big Clearance by Ray McManus

The Limerick goalkeeper Eoghan McNamara clears under pressure from Waterford corner forward Patrick Curran

The Judges said...

"Split second timing captures the peak of the action"

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2015

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2015, Donall Farmer

Sand Storm by Donall Farmer

Christina Sandu, of Romania, competes in the long jump at the Cork City Sports athletics meet in July

The Judges said...

"A random explosion transforms an ordinary photograph into this visually striking picture"


SHORTLISTED

Lineout
Shortlisted

Lineout by Cathal Noonan

The Wild Atlantic Way
Shortlisted

The Wild Atlantic Way by Lorraine O'Sullivan

My Ball....
Shortlisted

My Ball.... by Ray McManus

Splashdown
Shortlisted

Splashdown by Julien Behal

Ironman
Shortlisted

Ironman by Valerie O'Sullivan

Angle of Descent
Shortlisted

Angle of Descent by Niall Carson

Flying Tackle
Shortlisted

Flying Tackle by Cathal Noonan

Head Tackle
Shortlisted

Head Tackle by Donall Farmer

In Hot Pursuit
Shortlisted

In Hot Pursuit by Matt Browne

Blowing Bubbles
Shortlisted

Blowing Bubbles by Donall Farmer

In Front by a Nose...
Shortlisted

In Front by a Nose... by Garry O'Neill

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