PPAI

2009

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.


Arts and Entertainment

1st Place Winner

Arts and Entertainment 2009, Liam McBurney

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL by Liam McBurney

Cirque du Soleil acrobats performs gymnastic feats of wonder and marville.


Features

1st Place Winner

Features 2009, Marc O’Sullivan

PRESIDENTIAL EXCLAMATION! by Marc O’Sullivan

President Mary McAleese makes a speech at the opening of a newly refurbished office


Individual Study

1st Place Winner

Individual Study 2009, Julien Behal

THE INDIAN by Julien Behal

Legendary bare knuckle boxer and hard man 82 yr old James 'Indian'McCook pictured in his pigeon coop in his back yard outside the village of Armoy,North Antrim in Northern Ireland.


News

1st Place Winner

News 2009, THE MURPHY REPORT

THE MURPHY REPORT by THE MURPHY REPORT

Bishop Donal Murray of Limerick Press Conference the Murphy Report on clerical child sex abuse in the Dublin Diocese was Released.



Picture Story

1st Place Winner

Picture Story 2009, Michael Mac Sweeney

BURKINA GOLD RUSH by Michael Mac Sweeney

Artisan Gold Mining in SW Burkina Faso. Over a 3 month period a camp of 50,000 has grown around this mine in a modern day version of the Klondyke with no running water or medical facilities


Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2009, Darren Kidd

UNITED IN CONDEMNATION by Darren Kidd

Ministers of the British and Irish Governments, Dermot Ahern, Micheal Martin, Shaun Woodward and Paul Goggins stand together at Hillsborough Castle to condemn the murders of two British Army soldiers at Massereene Barracks in Antrim.




Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2009, John C Kelly

LEGLESS... by John C Kelly

Horse goes down, but jockey wants to keep on going, at Bellharbour Point To Point races in Clare.


Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2009, Seán Curtin

BREAKING POINT by Seán Curtin

66 year old Limerick man Tommy Dillon smashed the world record deadlifting 215kgs at the IPO singlelift deadlift championship 2009.