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 - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2016

1st Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2016, Dara Mac Dónaill

Artist paints artists by Dara Mac Dónaill

Artist, Mick O'Dea joined by some of the people he will paint for an evolving festival portrait including Garry Hynes, Aisling O'Sullivan, Derbhle Crotty and Eugene Downes.



2ND PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2016

2nd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2016, Niall Carson

Light Headed by Niall Carson

Festival goers on the opening night of the Metropolis Festival at the RDS in Dublin.

3RD PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2016

3rd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2016, Steve Humphreys

iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE by Steve Humphreys

Bono has Edge in the palm of his hand as U2 triumphantly return home to the 3Arena in Dublin for the first night of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour.



SHORTLISTED

Temple of Light
Shortlisted

Temple of Light by Niall Carson

Mr. Toons
Shortlisted

Mr. Toons by Sasko Lazarov

Aerial Ballet
Shortlisted

Aerial Ballet by Alan Betson

Iron Man
Shortlisted

Iron Man by Don MacMonagle

Circle of Friends
Shortlisted

Circle of Friends by Leon Farrell

Winter Flower
Shortlisted

Winter Flower by Andres Poveda

Horse Play
Shortlisted

Horse Play by Leon Farrell

DIVAS
Shortlisted

DIVAS by Andrew Downes

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