PPAI

2016

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 2016, Dara MacDónaill

ARTIST PAINTS ARTISTS by Dara MacDónaill

Artist, Mick O'Dea joined by some of the people he will paint for an evolving festival portrait including Garry Hynes, Aisling O'Sullivan, Derbhle Crotty and Eugene Downes.


Daily Life & People

1st Place Winner

Daily Life & People 2016, Brenda Fitzsimons

HIP HIP by Brenda Fitzsimons

George Smith, 100th birthday in The Gravediggers Bar, with his family and friends. George has been going to this pub in Dublin every week for the past 60 years.


Nature & The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature & The Environment 2016, Don MacMonagle

BALLINSKELLIGS PERSEID by Don MacMonagle

Nocturnal view during August Perseid looking SouthWest over McCarthy's Castle and Horse Island Ballinskelligs Beach Kerry, only designated Gold Tier International Dark-Sky Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere


News

1st Place Winner

News 2016, Mark Condren

GOODBYE by Mark Condren

A young relative looks on at the funeral of those who lost their lives in the Carrickmines fire at a traveller halting site.


Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2016, Steve Humphreys

INSPECTING THE DAMAGE. by Steve Humphreys

Gertie Dunning from Carrickobrien in Athlone invites Taoiseach Enda Kenny into her flooded home following the recent flood damage to the area.


Portrait

1st Place Winner

Portrait 2016, Dan Sheridan

PETER O'MAHONY by Dan Sheridan

Ireland rugby player Peter O'Mahony poses for a picture .



Reportage

1st Place Winner

Reportage 2016, Clodagh Kilcoyne

WEATHERING THE STORM by Clodagh Kilcoyne

Several hundred determined people made the Christian pilgrimage of climbing Croagh Patrick in Mayo despite it being cancelled due to treacherous weather and poor visibility in July.


Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2016, Ramsey Cardy

IT'S MINE! by Ramsey Cardy

Keith Earls, Munster, dives for the try line despite the efforts of Iain Henderson, Ulster.


Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2016, Ryan Byrne

MELTING STATUES by Ryan Byrne

Competitors gather ahead of the Super Series Race at the Pulse Port Beach Triathlon