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 - NEWS 2018

1st Place Winner
News 2018, Justin Kernoghan

END OF THE ROAD by Justin Kernoghan

A tired and extremely gaunt looking Martin McGuinness leaving Stormont after handing in his resignation as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland



2ND PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2018

2nd Place Winner
News 2018, Mark Marlow

MARTIN'S FAREWELL by Mark Marlow

Crowds of mourners walk behind the coffin of Martin McGuinness, during his funeral in Derry

3RD PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2018

3rd Place Winner
News 2018, Laura Hutton

THE LAST LAUGH? by Laura Hutton

Former Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean Fitzpatrick leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after he was acquitted, on charges of misleading Anglo Irish Bank's auditors, by direction of the judge



SHORTLISTED

BISHOP INTERRED
Shortlisted

BISHOP INTERRED by Tony Gavin

HANDMAIDEN'S PROTEST
Shortlisted

HANDMAIDEN'S PROTEST by Gareth Chaney

IBRAHIM'S RETURN
Shortlisted

IBRAHIM'S RETURN by Colin Keegan

LEO LEADING
Shortlisted

LEO LEADING by Frank McGrath

INNOCENCE TAKEN AWAY
Shortlisted

INNOCENCE TAKEN AWAY by Leon Farrell

SEARCHING FOR RESCUE 116
Shortlisted

SEARCHING FOR RESCUE 116 by Steve Humphreys

FORENSICS IN THE MOONLIGHT
Shortlisted

FORENSICS IN THE MOONLIGHT by Fergal Phillips

BROKEN HEARTED
Shortlisted

BROKEN HEARTED by David Conachy

STREET LIFE
Shortlisted

STREET LIFE by Mark Condren

FRAIL FACE OF WAR
Shortlisted

FRAIL FACE OF WAR by Mark Condren

CONVICTED
Shortlisted

CONVICTED by Michael Chester

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