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 - NEWS 2016

1st Place Winner
News 2016, Mark Condren

Goodbye by Mark Condren

A young relative looks on at the funeral of those who lost their lives in the Carrickmines fire at a traveller halting site.



2ND PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2016

2nd Place Winner
News 2016, Colin Keegan

Tiger Raid by Colin Keegan

Armed Gardai approach a cash in transit van during a 'tiger raid' at a cargo terminal at Dublin Airport.

3RD PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2016

3rd Place Winner
News 2016, Jonathan Porter

Officer Down by Jonathan Porter

A PSNI Inspector is given assistance by colleagues in riot gear after his ear is badly damaged during trouble at the Ardoyne shops in Belfast following an Orange Order Parade.



SHORTLISTED

Aerial View of Halting Site Fire
Shortlisted

Aerial View of Halting Site Fire by Tom Honan

The End Result
Shortlisted

The End Result by Tom Honan

Carreys Grief
Shortlisted

Carreys Grief by Niall Carson

Memories of Mountbatten.
Shortlisted

Memories of Mountbatten. by Steve Humphreys

Finally
Shortlisted

Finally by Alan Betson

Lost in their thoughts
Shortlisted

Lost in their thoughts by Dara Mac Dónaill

I've Done my Time
Shortlisted

I've Done my Time by Fergal Phillips

Always My Champion
Shortlisted

Always My Champion by Justin Kernoghan

Out Of Control
Shortlisted

Out Of Control by Justin Kernoghan

Our same sex marriage is legal
Shortlisted

Our same sex marriage is legal by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

Celebration of Light
Shortlisted

Celebration of Light by Andres Poveda

Geology On The Move
Shortlisted

Geology On The Move by Eamonn Farrell

Parents Worst Nightmare
Shortlisted

Parents Worst Nightmare by Mark Condren

Sealed With A Kiss
Shortlisted

Sealed With A Kiss by Mark Condren

Garda of Honour
Shortlisted

Garda of Honour by Arthur Carron

Sit-down/stand-off
Shortlisted

Sit-down/stand-off by Dave Meehan

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