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 - SPORTS ACTION 2017

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2017, Diarmuid Greene

One arm. One leg. No limits. by Diarmuid Greene

Juan Jose Méndez Fernandez of Spain competes during the Men's Road Race during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2017

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2017, Donall Farmer

Dropping Ball by Donall Farmer

Eoghan Rua and Glemore players battle for the ball in the Final of The All Ireland junior Club Hurling final

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2017

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2017, Ramsey Cardy

Face Ripple by Ramsey Cardy

Ireland's Joe Ward lands a left hook on Ecuador's Carlos Andres Mina during their Light-Heavyweight bout during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.



SHORTLISTED

Eyes on the prize
Shortlisted

Eyes on the prize by Caroline Quinn

Riding into the sunset
Shortlisted

Riding into the sunset by Niall Carson

Sprayway
Shortlisted

Sprayway by Morgan Treacy

Stride by Stride
Shortlisted

Stride by Stride by Piaras Ó Mídheach

Catch Me if You Can.
Shortlisted

Catch Me if You Can. by Dan Sheridan

Putting your head in where it hurts...
Shortlisted

Putting your head in where it hurts... by Garry O'Neill

White Water
Shortlisted

White Water by Keith Heneghan

Foggy morning training
Shortlisted

Foggy morning training by Emma Jervis

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