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 - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2018

1st Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2018, Cathal Noonan

EAST CORK by Cathal Noonan

Locals enjoying a late kickabout, as the evening light shines on Inch beach, Co Cork



2ND PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2018

2nd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2018, Cyril Byrne

MURMURATION CLOUD by Cyril Byrne

Starlings gather to roost at Ballywilliam, Co Wexford

3RD PLACE WINNER - NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2018

3rd Place Winner
Nature and the Environment 2018, Cyril Byrne

TAKE AWAY LUNCH IN THE GREEN by Cyril Byrne

A seagull grabs its lunch from a bin in St Stephen's Green



SHORTLISTED

REFLECTIONS IN THE RAIN
Shortlisted

REFLECTIONS IN THE RAIN by Gerry Mooney

CAPTURING SEA MONSTERS
Shortlisted

CAPTURING SEA MONSTERS by Margaret McLaughlin

LOVE BIRDS
Shortlisted

LOVE BIRDS by Marc O'Sullivan

DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Shortlisted

DOG DAY AFTERNOON by Dara Mac Dónaill

OUT FOR LUNCHÉ
Shortlisted

OUT FOR LUNCHÉ by Garry O'Neill

STAG FRIGHT
Shortlisted

STAG FRIGHT by Niall Carson

FLYING TIGER
Shortlisted

FLYING TIGER by Caroline Norris

CALM AFTER THE STORM
Shortlisted

CALM AFTER THE STORM by Mark Condren

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