PPAI

2015

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 2015, Dara MacDónaill

MILEY IN THE MONEY by Dara MacDónaill

Miley Cyrus performing on stage in Dublin


Daily Life & People

1st Place Winner

Daily Life & People 2015, Eric Luke

NOTHING CAN GO WRONG? by Eric Luke

Oops… nothing can go wrong, or can it? A photo session with children at Dublin Castle


Nature & The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature & The Environment 2015, Domnick Walsh

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE OUTSIDE, MUM? by Domnick Walsh

Mary and Margaret Dennehy, of Ballylongford, stand by as Dad Michael fights to keep water out of the home, following high tides and storm force winds


News

1st Place Winner

News 2015, Crispin Rodwell

UNDER-FIRE DEPUTY by Crispin Rodwell

Tánaiste Joan Burton TD takes refuge in a Garda vehicle, after having her car surrounded by anti water-charge protesters. She was trapped for over two hours.


Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2015, Brenda Fitzsimons

UNITED WE STAND - TOGETHER WE FALL by Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter TD and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, prior to their termination of office over the Garda whistle blower scandal.


Portrait

1st Place Winner

Portrait 2015, John C Kelly

BODY BUILDER by John C Kelly

Jason Morris, of Toonagh, who came second in the Natural Bodybuilding Federation of Ireland 2014 Under-68kg category



Reportage

1st Place Winner

Reportage 2015, Alan Betson

LIFFEY SWIM by Alan Betson

Swimmers competing in the 95th Dublin City Liffey Swim 2014 – 361 swimmers registered to take part, over the 2.2 km course


Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2015, Ramsey Cardy

DISTORTED VISION by Ramsey Cardy

Everth Briceno lands a right hook on Kal Yafai, during their IBF Inter-Continental super-flyweight bout


Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2015, Private: Matt Browne

LIGHTING UP THE FAIRWAY by Private: Matt Browne

Rory McIlroy, Team Europe, plays from a bunker as the morning sun lights up the 8th fairway, during the fourball matches, at the 2014 Ryder Cup, Day 1, Gleneagles, Scotland