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 FEATURE 2015

1st Place Winner
Sports Feature 2015, Matt Browne

Lighting Up The Fairway by Matt Browne

Rory McIlroy, Team Europe, plays from a bunker as the morning sun lights up the 8th fairway, during the fourball matches, at the 2014 Ryder Cup, Day 1, Gleneagles, Scotland

The Judges said...

"Brilliant use of light and composition, creating a more scenic appreciation of the game of golf"


2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2015

2nd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2015, Ramsey Cardy

Ready for Battle by Ramsey Cardy

Carl Frampton weighs-in for his IBF superbantamweight World title fight against Kiko Martinez

The Judges said...

"A picture that works really well in black and white"

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2015

3rd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2015, John C Kelly

Hell On Earth by John C Kelly

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald heads for the dressing room after the final whistle, following the loss to Tipperary in the Waterford Crystal Cup Final

The Judges said...

"A moody study of a night profile, of a well-known GAA manager"


SHORTLISTED

Respect Starts At An Early Age
Shortlisted

Respect Starts At An Early Age by Ray McManus

BOD Roar
Shortlisted

BOD Roar by James Crombie

Swimmer's Shower
Shortlisted

Swimmer's Shower by Tom Honan

Star and Sam Arrive Home
Shortlisted

Star and Sam Arrive Home by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

Letting Off Steam
Shortlisted

Letting Off Steam by Cathal Noonan

A Tearful Ending
Shortlisted

A Tearful Ending by Brendan Moran

Pain Of Defeat
Shortlisted

Pain Of Defeat by Brendan Moran

Red Rose
Shortlisted

Red Rose by Donall Farmer

Dear John
Shortlisted

Dear John by David Maher

Giro Gunmen
Shortlisted

Giro Gunmen by Justin Kernoghan

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