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 - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2017

1st Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2017, Cathal Noonan

All abroad the Sky Train by Cathal Noonan

The 'Sky Train' created by Michael Bulfin at Lough Boora Discovery Park Co. Offaly



2ND PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2017

2nd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2017, Brenda Fitzsimons

Aran by Brenda Fitzsimons

Dun Aengus the prehistoric fort on the Aran Islands has emergency support work done aided by the Irish Air Corps as it supplies materials for remedial work.

3RD PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2017

3rd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2017, Niall Carson

Locking Horns by Niall Carson

Fallow deer clash antlers during rutting season in Phoenix Park Dublin.



SHORTLISTED

Somme 100
Shortlisted

Somme 100 by Aidan Crawley

Down for the night
Shortlisted

Down for the night by Marc O'Sullivan

Shower
Shortlisted

Shower by Marc O'Sullivan

Surfer's Solace
Shortlisted

Surfer's Solace by Diarmuid Greene

Duck!
Shortlisted

Duck! by Piaras Ó Mídheach

Do you come here often?
Shortlisted

Do you come here often? by Mark Marlow

Spring Lambs
Shortlisted

Spring Lambs by Fran Veale

Tranquil Waters...
Shortlisted

Tranquil Waters... by John C Kelly

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