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.
LAOS, THE SECRET WAR by Brenda Fitzsimons
Yeyang Yang and daughter Syya photographed at their home, Phonsavan, Laos. He was burning rubbish when the heat of the fire ignited a UXO in the ground and it exploded
BALLER by Brendan Moran
FRANCES FITZGERALD by Frank McGrath
BROTHERS HARRY AND TOMMY LONG OUTSIDE THE ARAS by Cyril Byrne
REFLECTIONS by James Crombie
JACK'S STARE by Ramsey Cardy
SIVE by Tony Gavin
RYAN TUBRIDY by Robbie Reynolds
IN CREATION by Gerry Mooney
TUNNEL VISION by Sam Barnes