PPAI

2018

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 2018, Sasko Lazarov

COLOURFUL CULTURE by Sasko Lazarov

Pictured are Laura Sarah Dowdall, Dance Ireland, Blackrock and Dagmara Jerzak, Dance Ireland, Portobello, at the launch of Culture Night 2017


Daily Life & People

1st Place Winner

Daily Life & People 2018, Steve Humphreys

A FUTURE BEYOND BOKO HARAM by Steve Humphreys

Children in Bulunkutu Village, Maiduguri, Nigeria, one of many villages paralysed over the past 8 years as Boko Haram attacked, abducted and raped its women


Multimedia

1st Place Winner

Multimedia 2018, Bryan O’Brien

CARS UNDER COVER by Bryan O’Brien

Some owners of cars keep them under canvas cover for many reasons. In this video a number of people reveal what's underneath the large tarpaulin in their front driveway and detail the relationships they have with their vehicles.

 


Nature & The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature & The Environment 2018, Cathal Noonan

EAST CORK by Cathal Noonan

Locals enjoying a late kickabout, as the evening light shines on Inch beach, Co Cork.


News

1st Place Winner

News 2018, Justin Kernoghan

END OF THE ROAD by Justin Kernoghan

A tired and extremely gaunt looking Martin McGuinness leaving Stormont after handing in his resignation as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland


Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2018, Gerry Mooney

HOLDING THE PARTY LINE by Gerry Mooney

Fine Gael TD's Josepha Madigan, Kate O'Connell, Maria Bailey and Hildegarde Naughton return to Government buildings, following an International Women's Day event


Portrait

1st Place Winner

Portrait 2018, Gerry Mooney

HARD MAN, SOFT HEART by Gerry Mooney

Despite a breakdown of their professional relationship, the love of Pete Taylor for his daughter Katie remains strong



Reportage

1st Place Winner

Reportage 2018, Stephen McCarthy

MAYMAC by Stephen McCarthy

UFC fighter Conor McGregor and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr take to the ring for their Super Welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA


Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2018, Ryan Byrne

SNAP by Ryan Byrne

Ireland's Seamus Coleman is tackled by Neil Taylor, of Wales, resulting in a broken leg, during their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier


Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2018, Morgan Treacy

SHADOW PLAY by Morgan Treacy

A general view of the shadows cast by athletes on a wet track, during the Men's 5,000m heats at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London