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 - PEOPLE AND DAILY LIFE 2016

1st Place Winner
People and Daily Life 2016, Brenda Fitzsimons

Hip Hip by Brenda Fitzsimons

George Smith, 100th birthday in The Gravediggers Bar, with his family and friends. George has been going to this pub in Dublin every week for the past 60 years.



2ND PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE AND DAILY LIFE 2016

2nd Place Winner
People and Daily Life 2016, Brenda Fitzsimons

No options for Nona by Brenda Fitzsimons

Nona O'Reilly asleep in her caravan at Kilbarry Halting Site, The house provided by the council was so appalling her family opted to sleep in the caravan.

3RD PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE AND DAILY LIFE 2016

3rd Place Winner
People and Daily Life 2016, Alan Place

Breaking Through by Alan Place

Enjoying a dip in the Pollock Holes, Kilkee Co. Clare was, Olan Quigley, 13, Abbeyfeale Co.Limerick.



SHORTLISTED

Foggy Day at Dollymount
Shortlisted

Foggy Day at Dollymount by Eric Luke

Jack's Back
Shortlisted

Jack's Back by Eric Luke

Following in the footsteps
Shortlisted

Following in the footsteps by Dara Mac Dónaill

Beauty and the Beast
Shortlisted

Beauty and the Beast by Ramsey Cardy

Birds Eye View
Shortlisted

Birds Eye View by Ramsey Cardy

A Dog's Life
Shortlisted

A Dog's Life by Gary Ashe

That's a fine Beasht!
Shortlisted

That's a fine Beasht! by Valerie O'Sullivan

Down the mountain with Ewe
Shortlisted

Down the mountain with Ewe by Valerie O'Sullivan

Catch
Shortlisted

Catch by Andrew Downes

Carrying The Cross
Shortlisted

Carrying The Cross by Mark Condren

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