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 - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2018

1st Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2018, Sasko Lazarov

COLOURFUL CULTURE by Sasko Lazarov

Pictured are Laura Sarah Dowdall, Dance Ireland, Blackrock and Dagmara Jerzak, Dance Ireland, Portobello, at the launch of Culture Night 2017



2ND PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2018

2nd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2018, Alan Betson

VASE by Alan Betson

Master florist Lamber de Bie inspecting a special floral installation at VASE, an international display of contemporary vessels at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

3RD PLACE WINNER - ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2018

3rd Place Winner
Arts and Entertainment 2018, Cyril Byrne

U2 JOSHUA TREE HOMECOMING AT CROKE PARK by Cyril Byrne

U2 during their performance of "The Joshua Tree", at Croke Park, Dublin



SHORTLISTED

FACE MASK
Shortlisted

FACE MASK by Leah Farrell

ROOM
Shortlisted

ROOM by Mark Stedman

JUMPING IN
Shortlisted

JUMPING IN by Ramsey Cardy

BALLERINA
Shortlisted

BALLERINA by Julien Behal

ARLINGTON BY ENDA WALSH ON THE ABBEY STAGE
Shortlisted

ARLINGTON BY ENDA WALSH ON THE ABBEY STAGE by Cyril Byrne

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Shortlisted

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN by Mark Stedman

WAITING FOR GODOT
Shortlisted

WAITING FOR GODOT by Valerie O'Sullivan

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