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 - SPORTS ACTION 2018

1st Place Winner
Sports Action 2018, Ryan Byrne

SNAP by Ryan Byrne

Ireland's Seamus Coleman is tackled by Neil Taylor, of Wales, resulting in a broken leg, during their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier



2ND PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2018

2nd Place Winner
Sports Action 2018, Morgan Treacy

FLATTENED by Morgan Treacy

Horses in the middle of the field flatten a hurdle, during the Newry RFC Maiden Hurdle at Fairyhouse

3RD PLACE WINNER - SPORTS ACTION 2018

3rd Place Winner
Sports Action 2018, Dan Sheridan

SCRUM TIME by Dan Sheridan

Ireland's Tadhg Furlong goes up against South Africa's Malcolm Marx and Tendai Mtawarira, in a scrum during the Ireland vs South Africa match



SHORTLISTED

MY BALL
Shortlisted

MY BALL by Stephen McCarthy

THE JUMP
Shortlisted

THE JUMP by Seb Daly

CALL FOR IT!
Shortlisted

CALL FOR IT! by David Fitzgerald

RIDERS ON THE STORM
Shortlisted

RIDERS ON THE STORM by Clodagh Kilcoyne

SAND AND DELIVER!
Shortlisted

SAND AND DELIVER! by David Fitzgerald

STRONG RIGHT
Shortlisted

STRONG RIGHT by Stephen McCarthy

LIGHTHOUSE LEAP
Shortlisted

LIGHTHOUSE LEAP by Dara Mac Dónaill

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