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 2017

1st Place Winner
Politics 2017, Gerry Mooney

Campaign Turbulence by Gerry Mooney

Taoiseach Enda Kenny campaigning during the general election despite reports that he and his party were losing the support of voters.



2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2017

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2017, Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

Vote Heely Rae by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

The vote worked for Healy-Rae - a voting badge gets stuck to the heel of a man as Danny Healy-Rae TD wins a seat in the general election 2016

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2017

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2017, Fran Veale

Future Vision by Fran Veale

Stephen Donnelly at a Social Democrats press conference the party which he founded and left shortly after.



SHORTLISTED

Election Campaign HQ
Shortlisted

Election Campaign HQ by Margaret McLaughlin

Independent woman
Shortlisted

Independent woman by Niall Carson

Island Voting
Shortlisted

Island Voting by Niall Carson

Well holy Mother of God
Shortlisted

Well holy Mother of God by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

Friends and Foes
Shortlisted

Friends and Foes by Ray McManus

Are you seriously wearing that?
Shortlisted

Are you seriously wearing that? by Gerry Mooney

Best Putt Forward
Shortlisted

Best Putt Forward by Colin O'Riordan

The Healy Rae Amigos
Shortlisted

The Healy Rae Amigos by Frank McGrath

Ooh la la ...
Shortlisted

Ooh la la ... by Eric Luke

Lined up
Shortlisted

Lined up by Brendan Moran

Back to the Future
Shortlisted

Back to the Future by Jonathan Porter

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