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 - SPORTS ACTION 2016

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2016, Ramsey Cardy

It's Mine! by Ramsey Cardy

Keith Earls, Munster, dives for the try line despite the efforts of Iain Henderson, Ulster.



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2016

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2016, Paul Mohan

Take that by Paul Mohan

Joseph Ward, left, Ireland, exchanges punches with Julio La Cruz, Cuba, during their Men's Light Heavyweight 81kg Final bout at the World Boxing Championships in Qatar.

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2016

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2016, Ramsey Cardy

Dreadlocked by Ramsey Cardy

Paige VanZant defends a submission attempt by Rose Namajunas during their strawweight bout.



SHORTLISTED

Down and out
Shortlisted

Down and out by Matt Browne

Move Over
Shortlisted

Move Over by Matt Browne

No Surrender
Shortlisted

No Surrender by Cathal Noonan

GOTCHA
Shortlisted

GOTCHA by Caroline Norris

On The Pull.
Shortlisted

On The Pull. by John C Kelly

In Pole Position.
Shortlisted

In Pole Position. by John C Kelly

Hair raiser
Shortlisted

Hair raiser by David Maher

Giving it everything
Shortlisted

Giving it everything by Paul Mohan

ONE LAST RIDE
Shortlisted

ONE LAST RIDE by Liam McBurney

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