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.
BECAUSE I'M WORTHLES by John C Kelly
Once loved dolls, which were salvaged from rubbish skips adorn almost every nook and cranny of the Wasted Junky salvage yard at Raheen, Co Clare. Visitors to the yard, where everything from a needle to an anchor can be purchased, are often startled by the quirky nature and random positioning of the toys where the owner says he saves them from the tip because they once obviously meant a great deal to their former owners. They now keep watchful eyes on the premises
HEAD SPACE by Tom Honan
Children who wish to remain anonymous from a Homeless Hub in Dublin, pictured making and displaying models depicting where they will be spending Christmas, at a Focus Ireland art workshop