PPAI

2014

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 2014, Eric Luke

CHORAL BREAK by Eric Luke

Members of the Latvian choir ‘eLVe’ during a break in rehearsals, at Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin


Daily Life & People

1st Place Winner

Daily Life & People 2014, Tom Honan

"SUPERMEN" by Tom Honan

A view from the Trim Hay Making Festival, Co Meath


Nature & The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature & The Environment 2014, Justin Kernoghan

BEAUTIFUL CRUEL SNOW by Justin Kernoghan

Children enjoying the snow, unaware that sheep are buried beneath them, after a severe storm hit the Glens of Antrim


News

1st Place Winner

News 2014, Julien Behal

THE FINAL GOODBYE by Julien Behal

Caroline Donohoe, whose husband Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in January 2013, is flanked by Gardaí as she follows her husband’s coffin


Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2014, Julien Behal

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN…? by Julien Behal

Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. peers through an artificial fire at the opening of new facilities at Glen Dimplex


Portrait

1st Place Winner

Portrait 2014, Julien Behal

REFLECTIONS by Julien Behal

Ifrah Ahmed, a Somali campaigner against female circumcision, pictured at an event sponsored by Irish Aid, in Dublin


Reportage

1st Place Winner

Reportage 2014, Eamon Ward

JOSEF PAVELKA by Eamon Ward

Josef’s story gained attention through his appearance before a District Court Judge where it was discovered that he and his friend Piotr Baram were living in public toilets in Ennis, Co. Clare. They had come to Ireland for work during the boom, but the economic downturn coupled with chronic alcoholism left them homeless. They were not entitled to Social Welfare but relied on the kindness of strangers. After a brief time in emergency accommodation in Galway they returned to Ennis where, within a month, Josef died alone in a laneway. His friend Piotr is still homeless in Ennis.


Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2014, Dan Sheridan

AS TOUGH AS THEY COME by Dan Sheridan

Munster’s Paul O’Connell and Donnacha Ryan, with Sean Cox and Grant Gilchrist, of Edinburgh, during a Heineken Cup match


Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2014, ONLY A FEW LAPS TO GO

ONLY A FEW LAPS TO GO by ONLY A FEW LAPS TO GO

Linda Byrne, DSD A.C., in action during the Senior Women’s 8,000m, at the 2013 Woodies DIY AAI Inter Club Cross Country Championships