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 FEATURE 2017

1st Place Winner
Sports Feature 2017, Stephen McCarthy

Brothers in Arms by Stephen McCarthy

Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan of Ireland celebrate following the Men's Lightweight Double Sculls final during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2017

2nd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2017, Stephen McCarthy

Conlan by Stephen McCarthy

Boxer Michael Conlan reacts towards the judges following his Bantamweight Quarter final defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS FEATURE 2017

3rd Place Winner
Sports Feature 2017, Brendan Moran

Remembering a legend by Brendan Moran

Munster's Simon Zebo sheds a tear during a minute's silence in memory of the late Munster head coach Anthony Foley before a match the day after his funeral



SHORTLISTED

Mucking about
Shortlisted

Mucking about by Paul Mohan

Weighing Up
Shortlisted

Weighing Up by Joe O'Shaughnessy

Figure of Eight
Shortlisted

Figure of Eight by Billy Stickland

Here's Roy!
Shortlisted

Here's Roy! by Donall Farmer

Tounge in Cheek
Shortlisted

Tounge in Cheek by Donall Farmer

A son's tears
Shortlisted

A son's tears by Lorraine O'Sullivan

Sleep boxing
Shortlisted

Sleep boxing by Morgan Treacy

Robbie's lot...
Shortlisted

Robbie's lot... by Colin Keegan

Sailing to Silver
Shortlisted

Sailing to Silver by Brendan Moran

Selfie Time.
Shortlisted

Selfie Time. by Dan Sheridan

Soaring
Shortlisted

Soaring by Cody Glenn

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