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 - REPORTAGE 2016

1st Place Winner
Reportage 2016, Clodagh Kilcoyne

Weathering the Storm by Clodagh Kilcoyne

Several hundred determined people made the Christian pilgrimage of climbing Croagh Patrick in Mayo despite it being cancelled due to treacherous weather and poor visibility in July.



2ND PLACE WINNER - REPORTAGE 2016

2nd Place Winner
Reportage 2016, Billy Stickland

The Rugby Match by Billy Stickland

Connacht rugby club at a match at the SportsGround in Galway

3RD PLACE WINNER - REPORTAGE 2016

3rd Place Winner
Reportage 2016, William Cherry

24 hours in Ulster by William Cherry

24 hours in Northern Ireland during 'The Twelfth' which is the most important date in the Orange Order calendar and marks the anniversary of King William's Battle of the Boyne victory. Bonfires are set on fire the night before Orangemen and women parade across the Province. Police prevent the Belfast parade passing the Catholic Ardoyne which is a known flashpoint and are then caught between Loyalist and Nationalist demonstrators. This year a young woman was run over and seriously injured when a driver drove his car through Nationalist protesters, but most of the parades passed off peacefully.



SHORTLISTED

Goodbyes
Shortlisted

Goodbyes by Clodagh Kilcoyne

13 Seconds
Shortlisted

13 Seconds by Ramsey Cardy

Waxing lyrical
Shortlisted

Waxing lyrical by Brenda Fitzsimons

Behind closed doors
Shortlisted

Behind closed doors by David Maher

Karen
Shortlisted

Karen by Gary Ashe

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