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 - REPORTAGE 2017

1st Place Winner
Reportage 2017, Mark Condren

Armed Reaction by Mark Condren

The Garda Armed Support Unit which was put on the streets of Dublin after the murder of David Byrne at the Regency hotel in Dublin.



2ND PLACE WINNER - REPORTAGE 2017

2nd Place Winner
Reportage 2017, Eamon Ward

St Bridget's Well by Eamon Ward

As Winter slowly gives way to Spring Pilgrims continue the ancient tradition of Celebrating the feast of St Bridget and visiting her Holy Well high above the Atlantic Shore on the Clare Coast. Traditional prayer rounds along a winding path through the trees to the stone Cross culminate with many leaving offerings and petitions as well as drinking the water from the Well.

3RD PLACE WINNER - REPORTAGE 2017

3rd Place Winner
Reportage 2017, Robbie Reynolds

Journey through the battle fields by Robbie Reynolds

Photographer Aidan Crawley retraces the footsteps of his Great Uncle Lawrence Crawley's who was killed fighting in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.



SHORTLISTED

Taking of the GPO
Shortlisted

Taking of the GPO by Nick Bradshaw

The Closure
Shortlisted

The Closure by Clare Keogh

Best of the Best
Shortlisted

Best of the Best by Gary Ashe

The Seafarers Pilgrimage
Shortlisted

The Seafarers Pilgrimage by Clodagh Kilcoyne

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