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.
Ballinskelligs Perseid by Don MacMonagle
Nocturnal view during August Perseid looking SouthWest over McCarthy's Castle and Horse Island Ballinskelligs Beach Kerry, only designated Gold Tier International Dark-Sky Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere
The Royal Burren. by Steve Humphreys
Light And Life. by John C Kelly
Deluge by Brenda Fitzsimons
Sign of Spring by Cyril Byrne
Rising Fog on Caherconree by Valerie O'Sullivan
Whale Watching by Margaret McLaughlin