PPAI

2013

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 2013, Marc O’Sullivan

DUST DANCER by Marc O’Sullivan

Dancer Emmanuella Salako takes flight


Daily Life & People

1st Place Winner

Daily Life & People 2013, Eric Luke

THE GOING IS SOFT by Eric Luke

The Going is Soft , as racegoers shelter from a downpour at Galway Races


Nature & The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature & The Environment 2013, Marc O’Sullivan

ANTLER SUNSET by Marc O’Sullivan

A deer is silhouetted by the setting sun in Dublin's Phoenix Park


News

1st Place Winner

News 2013, John C Kelly

A COMMUNITY IN GRIEF... by John C Kelly

The bodies of two Quilty fishermen are taken from a rescue boat, watched by supportive locals, after a bad boating tradgedy in West Clare.


Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2013, Steve Humphreys

TAOI-SHOCK !! by Steve Humphreys

Ali Skehan aged 6 from Donnybrook can't contain her excitement while sitting beside Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of Daffodil Day.


Portrait

1st Place Winner

Portrait 2013, Brian Lawless

DARRAGH MCDONALD; SWIMMER by Brian Lawless

Paralympic swimmer Darragh McDonald, who went on to win Gold at London 2012, poses for a portrait proudly displaying his customised prosthetic legs.



Reportage

1st Place Winner

Reportage 2013, Mark Condren

FINAL JOURNEY by Mark Condren

The remains of murdered teenager Marioara Rostas, whose body was found in the Wicklow mountains, are returned to Romania for burial


Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2013, Ryan Byrne

HURLING IN THE RAIN by Ryan Byrne

Crokes' Ryan O'Dwyer and Dillon Mulligan with Darren Nolan and Garrett Sinnott of Oulart-the-Ballagh compete during the Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship


Sports Non Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Non Action 2013, William Cherry

CELEBRATING GOLD by William Cherry

Australia women celebrate after they won the final of the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games.