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 - DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE 2018

1st Place Winner
Daily Life and People 2018, Steve Humphreys

A FUTURE BEYOND BOKO HARAM by Steve Humphreys

Children in Bulunkutu Village, Maiduguri, Nigeria, one of many villages paralysed over the past 8 years as Boko Haram attacked, abducted and raped its women



2ND PLACE WINNER - DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE 2018

2nd Place Winner
Daily Life and People 2018, John C Kelly

BLACK BEAUTIES by John C Kelly

Shadows cast by Brian McCarthy and his daughter Edwina's horses as they nuzzle together before a charity hack at Quin, in aid of Clare Suicide Bereavement Support

3RD PLACE WINNER - DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE 2018

3rd Place Winner
Daily Life and People 2018, Cyril Byrne

VIGIL FOR WHISTLEBLOWER SERGEANT MAURICE MCCABE by Cyril Byrne

A group outside Kevin Street Garda Station in support of Sergeant Maurice McCabe and other whistleblowers



SHORTLISTED

BORN TO BE WILD
Shortlisted

BORN TO BE WILD by Fran Veale

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER!
Shortlisted

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER! by Steve Humphreys

MIXED EMOTIONS
Shortlisted

MIXED EMOTIONS by Fran Veale

WAR AND PEACE
Shortlisted

WAR AND PEACE by Brendan Murphy

HAND MAID IN DUBLIN
Shortlisted

HAND MAID IN DUBLIN by Laura Hutton

JANUARY BLUES
Shortlisted

JANUARY BLUES by Valerie O'Sullivan

ELECTRICITY
Shortlisted

ELECTRICITY by Dave Meehan

PRIZE DELIGHT
Shortlisted

PRIZE DELIGHT by Dara Mac Dónaill

SNOW DAY
Shortlisted

SNOW DAY by James Crombie

THE MORNING COMMUTE
Shortlisted

THE MORNING COMMUTE by Tom Honan

ATTENTION
Shortlisted

ATTENTION by Brenda Fitzsimons

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