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 - POLITICS 2016

1st Place Winner
Politics 2016, Steve Humphreys

Inspecting the damage. by Steve Humphreys

Gertie Dunning from Carrickobrien in Athlone invites Taoiseach Enda Kenny into her flooded home following the recent flood damage to the area.



2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2016

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2016, Brian Lawless

When Gerry met Charlie by Brian Lawless

The Prince of Wales shakes hands with Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway during a 4 day visit to the island of Ireland

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2016

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2016, Brian Lawless

Political Colours by Brian Lawless

The Sinn Fein logo is projected onto Martin McGuinness, unbeknownst to him, at the launch of their National Programme of Events surrounding the 1916 Commemorations



SHORTLISTED

Back in the House
Shortlisted

Back in the House by Tom Honan

Hung Parliamnet
Shortlisted

Hung Parliamnet by Brendan Murphy

Rememberance Sunday
Shortlisted

Rememberance Sunday by Niall Carson

Windows of opportunity
Shortlisted

Windows of opportunity by Brenda Fitzsimons

The Piece Process
Shortlisted

The Piece Process by Brenda Fitzsimons

Howlin' with Laughter
Shortlisted

Howlin' with Laughter by Eric Luke

Lagarde Noonan1
Shortlisted

Lagarde Noonan1 by Sasko Lazarov

Two heads on the canvass
Shortlisted

Two heads on the canvass by Gerry Mooney

Political Portraiture
Shortlisted

Political Portraiture by Nick Bradshaw

Bertie at the back door
Shortlisted

Bertie at the back door by Nick Bradshaw

Back in the Limelight
Shortlisted

Back in the Limelight by Gerry Mooney

Law reflections
Shortlisted

Law reflections by Dara Mac Dónaill

Happy Union
Shortlisted

Happy Union by Dara Mac Dónaill

Stormy Water
Shortlisted

Stormy Water by Tom Burke

Howzat for you !!!
Shortlisted

Howzat for you !!! by Henry Wills

Vision of the future
Shortlisted

Vision of the future by Cyril Byrne

Fairytale Referendum
Shortlisted

Fairytale Referendum by Eamonn Farrell

The Rising
Shortlisted

The Rising by Mark Condren

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