PPAI

2012

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 2012, Liam McBurney

GETTING A GRIP by Liam McBurney

Rihanna on stage in Belfast


Daily Life & People

1st Place Winner

Daily Life & People 2012, Fran Veale

A GIRL AND HER DOG, ROYAL CANAL, DUBLIN. by Fran Veale


Nature & The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature & The Environment 2012, Nick Bradshaw

MONSTER RAIN, CLOTHES LINE REEMERGING FROM FLOOD WATERS by Nick Bradshaw

The Floods that hit Dublin and Wicklow resulted from 'monster rain' a phenomenon that is increasing in Europe


News

1st Place Winner

News 2012, Julien Behal

PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME by Julien Behal

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive to address the crowd in College Green, Dublin, during their visit to Ireland.


Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2012, Tom Honan

THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY by Tom Honan

Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina after he was declared President elect in Dublin Castle.


Portrait

1st Place Winner

Portrait 2012, Brian Lawless

INDIVIDUALITY NOT ORIGINALITY by Brian Lawless

Amateur boxer Glenn Murray after a bout during the IABA Senior Open Elite Competition.



Reportage

1st Place Winner

Reportage 2012, Brenda Fitzsimons

WORLD IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS by Brenda Fitzsimons

A collection of photographs taken on the day of the World irish Dancing Championships held at Citywest, Dublin.


Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2012, Ray McManus

DETERMINATION by Ray McManus

7 August 2011; Shane O'Neill, Clare, in action against Owen Teagle, Galway. GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final


Sports Non Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Non Action 2012, THE WAIT IS OVER

THE WAIT IS OVER by THE WAIT IS OVER

Dublin captain Bryan Cullen lifts the Sam Maguire cup after beating Kerry in the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final.