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 - POLITICS 2018

1st Place Winner
Politics 2018, Gerry Mooney

HOLDING THE PARTY LINE by Gerry Mooney

Fine Gael TD's Josepha Madigan, Kate O'Connell, Maria Bailey and Hildegarde Naughton return to Government buildings, following an International Women's Day event



2ND PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2018

2nd Place Winner
Politics 2018, Mark Condren

VICTORY by Mark Condren

Leo Varadkar TD celebrates, after being elected as the new Fine Gael leader

3RD PLACE WINNER - POLITICS 2018

3rd Place Winner
Politics 2018, Cyril Byrne

THE LONG GOODBYE FROM FRANCES FITZGERALD by Cyril Byrne

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD seen through a window on the eve of her resignation from office, in the national interest, following mounting pressure from colleagues and opposition members



SHORTLISTED

MARTIN MCGUINNESS
Shortlisted

MARTIN MCGUINNESS by Liam McBurney

HARD BORDER
Shortlisted

HARD BORDER by Jonathan Porter

A FINAL GESTURE
Shortlisted

A FINAL GESTURE by Eamonn Farrell

RULE OF THUMB
Shortlisted

RULE OF THUMB by Justin Farrelly

LEO SUPPORTERS
Shortlisted

LEO SUPPORTERS by Fergal Phillips

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT
Shortlisted

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT by Caroline Quinn

AN TAOISEACH IN TWILIGHT
Shortlisted

AN TAOISEACH IN TWILIGHT by Gerry Mooney

DALKEY DETANTE
Shortlisted

DALKEY DETANTE by Tony Gavin

DOING THE 'SHUFFLE'!
Shortlisted

DOING THE 'SHUFFLE'! by Steve Humphreys

HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL
Shortlisted

HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL by Andres Poveda

A TOUCHING FAREWELL
Shortlisted

A TOUCHING FAREWELL by Niall Carson

BOWING OUT - GERRY ADAMS
Shortlisted

BOWING OUT - GERRY ADAMS by Nick Bradshaw

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