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 - PORTRAIT 2017

1st Place Winner
Portrait 2017, Morgan Treacy

Aileen Reid by Morgan Treacy

Triathlete Aileen Reid photographed for a series of portraits on Irish Olympians



2ND PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2017

2nd Place Winner
Portrait 2017, Steve Humphreys

A Mother's tears. by Steve Humphreys

Mark Burke's tearful Mother Bernadette O'Byrne pictured after his dismembered body was recovered at a recycling plant in Ballyfermot.

3RD PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2017

3rd Place Winner
Portrait 2017, Brendan Moran

Absolutely Fabulous by Brendan Moran

Actress Joanna Lumley reacts as she is presented with flowers on the occasion of her 70th birthday during a race day at the Curragh Racecourse



SHORTLISTED

Eamon Dunphy
Shortlisted

Eamon Dunphy by Paul Mohan

Pictured
Shortlisted

Pictured by Michael McSweeney

Cool as a fish
Shortlisted

Cool as a fish by Barry Cronin

Mary Lou
Shortlisted

Mary Lou by Leon Farrell

side by side
Shortlisted

side by side by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

Flames not Flowers
Shortlisted

Flames not Flowers by Julien Behal

Liam Cosgrave
Shortlisted

Liam Cosgrave by Brenda Fitzsimons

Amazing Grace
Shortlisted

Amazing Grace by Clodagh Kilcoyne

Brendan's Cutting Edge
Shortlisted

Brendan's Cutting Edge by Andres Poveda

Screenwriter / Actor Mark O'Halloran.
Shortlisted

Screenwriter / Actor Mark O'Halloran. by Steve Humphreys

Hardwired Senator
Shortlisted

Hardwired Senator by Mark Stedman

Stable Companions
Shortlisted

Stable Companions by Cody Glenn

Jim
Shortlisted

Jim by Alan Betson

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