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 - PORTRAIT 2018

1st Place Winner
Portrait 2018, Gerry Mooney

HARD MAN, SOFT HEART by Gerry Mooney

Despite a breakdown of their professional relationship, the love of Pete Taylor for his daughter Katie remains strong



2ND PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2018

2nd Place Winner
Portrait 2018, Brenda Fitzsimons

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

3RD PLACE WINNER - PORTRAIT 2018

3rd Place Winner
Portrait 2018, Don MacMonagle

OH, CHRISTMAS TREE by Don MacMonagle

Juno Hussey collects her very own Christmas tree in Cahersiveen, Co Kerry



SHORTLISTED

BALLER
Shortlisted

BALLER by Brendan Moran

FRANCES FITZGERALD
Shortlisted

FRANCES FITZGERALD by Frank McGrath

BROTHERS HARRY AND TOMMY LONG OUTSIDE THE ARAS
Shortlisted

BROTHERS HARRY AND TOMMY LONG OUTSIDE THE ARAS by Cyril Byrne

REFLECTIONS
Shortlisted

REFLECTIONS by James Crombie

JACK'S STARE
Shortlisted

JACK'S STARE by Ramsey Cardy

SIVE
Shortlisted

SIVE by Tony Gavin

RYAN TUBRIDY
Shortlisted

RYAN TUBRIDY by Robbie Reynolds

IN CREATION
Shortlisted

IN CREATION by Gerry Mooney

TUNNEL VISION
Shortlisted

TUNNEL VISION by Sam Barnes

BRAGGER
Shortlisted

BRAGGER by Andres Poveda

WORDS OF WISDOM
Shortlisted

WORDS OF WISDOM by Morgan Treacy

LET US PRAY
Shortlisted

LET US PRAY by David Conachy

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