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.

Previous winners

2021 James Crombie
2020 Mark Condren
2019 Tom Honan
2018 Cyril Byrne
2017 Gerry Mooney
2016 Mark Condren
2015 Alan Betson
2014 Julien Behal
2013 Mark Condren
2012 Julien Behal
2011 Mark Condren
2009 Mark Condren
2008 Steve Humphreys
2007 Niall Carson
2006 Bryan O'Brien
2005 Matt Kavanagh
2004 Alan Betson
2003 Frank Miller
2002 Bryan O'Brien
2001 Brenda Fitzsimons
2000 Bryan O'Brien
1999 Bryan O'Brien
1998 Frank Miller
1997 Alan Betson
1996 Frank Miller
1995 Bryan O'Brien
1994 Crispin Rodwell
1993 Matt Kavanagh
1992 Matt Kavanagh
1991 Dara Mac Dónaill
1990 Billy Stickland
1989 James Meehan
1988 John Carlos
1987 Jim O'Kelly
1986 Eric Luke
1985 Peter Thursfield
1984 Alan Lewis
1983 Peter Thursfield
1982 Tom Lawlor
1981 Austin Finn
1980 Peter Thursfield
1979 Brian Barron
1978 Colman Doyle


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.