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 - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2016

1st Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2016, Don MacMonagle

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



2ND PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2016

2nd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2016, Niall Carson

Ploughing through by Niall Carson

Traffic driving along flooded roads in Banagher Co Offaly as the Shannon burst its banks

3RD PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2016

3rd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2016, Cyril Byrne

The Storm Cock (Mistle thrush) by Cyril Byrne

A Mistle thrush feeding on a Rowen Tree. The bird has been described as a Storm Cock.



SHORTLISTED

The Royal Burren.
Shortlisted

The Royal Burren. by Steve Humphreys

Light And Life.
Shortlisted

Light And Life. by John C Kelly

Deluge
Shortlisted

Deluge by Brenda Fitzsimons

Sign of Spring
Shortlisted

Sign of Spring by Cyril Byrne

Rising Fog on Caherconree
Shortlisted

Rising Fog on Caherconree by Valerie O'Sullivan

Whale Watching
Shortlisted

Whale Watching by Margaret McLaughlin

Polluted waters
Shortlisted

Polluted waters by Joe O'Shaughnessy

Frozen Dawn
Shortlisted

Frozen Dawn by Daragh McSweeney

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