PPAI

2017

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 2017, Gerry Mooney

STEP TOGETHER by Gerry Mooney

Members of the Defence Forces march through the streets of Dublin during the Easter rising centenary celebration parade.


Black and White

1st Place Winner

Black and White 2017, Steve Humphreys

RUGBY MATCH by Steve Humphreys

Ireland and Leinster Rugby player Devin Toner and Mary Scott celebrate their Wedding Day at the Church of the Nativity in Moynalvey Summerhill Co Meath.


Daily Life & People

1st Place Winner

Daily Life & People 2017, Gary Ashe

MASK PROTEST by Gary Ashe

Cystic Fibrosis sufferer Charlotte Donohoe protests at Dail Eireann to make a treatment drug more affordable


Multimedia

1st Place Winner

Multimedia 2017, Bryan O’Brien

THE ARTIST WHO LIVES IN THE PAST by Bryan O’Brien

The strange world of American artist David McDermott in his Mullingar mansion.


Nature & The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature & The Environment 2017, Cathal Noonan

ALL ABROAD THE SKY TRAIN by Cathal Noonan

The 'Sky Train' created by Michael Bulfin at Lough Boora Discovery Park Co. Offaly



Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2017, Gerry Mooney

CAMPAIGN TURBULENCE by Gerry Mooney

Taoiseach Enda Kenny campaigning during the general election despite reports that he and his party were losing the support of voters.


Portrait

1st Place Winner

Portrait 2017, Morgan Treacy

AILEEN REID by Morgan Treacy

Triathlete Aileen Reid photographed for a series of portraits on Irish Olympians



Reportage

1st Place Winner

Reportage 2017, Mark Condren

ARMED REACTION by Mark Condren

The Garda Armed Support Unit which was put on the streets of Dublin after the murder of David Byrne at the Regency hotel in Dublin.


Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2017, ONE ARM. ONE LEG. NO LIMITS.

ONE ARM. ONE LEG. NO LIMITS. by ONE ARM. ONE LEG. NO LIMITS.

Juan Jose Méndez Fernandez of Spain competes during the Men's Road Race during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.


Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2017, Stephen McCarthy

BROTHERS IN ARMS by Stephen McCarthy

Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan of Ireland celebrate following the Men's Lightweight Double Sculls final during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.