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 2017

1st Place Winner
People and Daily Life 2017, Gary Ashe

Mask Protest by Gary Ashe

Cystic Fibrosis sufferer Charlotte Donohoe protests at Dail Eireann to make a treatment drug more affordable



2ND PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE AND DAILY LIFE 2017

2nd Place Winner
People and Daily Life 2017, Gerry Mooney

Taking a break by Gerry Mooney

James Derwin (7) from Athlone takes a break with Yorkie a 128cm Jumping Pony at the RDS Dublin Horse show.

3RD PLACE WINNER - PEOPLE AND DAILY LIFE 2017

3rd Place Winner
People and Daily Life 2017, Justin Kernoghan

SEAMUS HEANEY HOME by Justin Kernoghan

A young girl admires a huge portrait of Seamus Heaney at the official launch of a new Seamus Heaney museum 'SEAMUS HEANEY HOME' in Bellaghy



SHORTLISTED

Country Life
Shortlisted

Country Life by Joe O'Shaughnessy

Boxing Clever
Shortlisted

Boxing Clever by Niall Carson

iWreath
Shortlisted

iWreath by Niall Carson

Hurling Stronghold
Shortlisted

Hurling Stronghold by Diarmuid Greene

MY LITTLE PONY
Shortlisted

MY LITTLE PONY by Justin Kernoghan

Parade Ground Review
Shortlisted

Parade Ground Review by Eamonn Farrell

Swimmer interupted
Shortlisted

Swimmer interupted by Morgan Treacy

Plane Sailing
Shortlisted

Plane Sailing by Clodagh Kilcoyne

Preparing for the President
Shortlisted

Preparing for the President by Colin Keegan

Electric High
Shortlisted

Electric High by Fergal Phillips

Me myself and Airborne
Shortlisted

Me myself and Airborne by Mark Marlow

Jack and Beth
Shortlisted

Jack and Beth by Tom Honan

Rising Damp
Shortlisted

Rising Damp by Henry Wills

Precious life
Shortlisted

Precious life by Alan Betson

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