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.

Arts And Entertainment

1st Place Winner

Arts And Entertainment 2019, Tom Honan

The Music Man by Tom Honan

U2's Bono pictured peforming at the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour

Nature And The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature And The Environment 2019, Ramsey Cardy

Greenkeeper by Ramsey Cardy

A greenkeeper at Le Golf National works on the 18th fairway ahead of the opening of the Ryder Cup 2018 in Paris, France


1st Place Winner

News 2019, Gary Ashe

Court March by Gary Ashe

Mohamed Morei arrives at Dundalk courthouse charged with murder

DaiLy LiFe And PeopLe

1st Place Winner

DaiLy LiFe And PeopLe 2019, Brenda Fitzsimons

Dr. Rhona Mahony by Brenda Fitzsimons

Dr. Rhona Mahony makes history as the first female Master at the National Maternity Hospital


1st Place Winner

Portrait 2019, Tom Honan

Eskimo Boy by Tom Honan

A young boy feels the force of the Beast from the East during the snowstorm


1st Place Winner

Politics 2019, Tom Honan

Winning Feeling by Tom Honan

President Michael D. Higgins with his wife Sabina at Dublin Castle after winning the presidential election

Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2019,

Pettis Power by

Anthony Pettis and Tony Ferguson during their UFC lightweight bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, USA

Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2019, Michael Chester

Shower Power by Michael Chester

A lady contestant showers after the 2018 Liffey swim on the quays in Dublin


1st Place Winner

Reportage 2019, James Crombie

Wind Swept Racegoers by James Crombie

A view of wind swept racegoers at the Cheltenham Festival


1st Place Winner

Multimedia 2019, Bryan O’Brien

Work Riders by Bryan O’Brien

Work riders turn up at training yards and stables early every morning to exercise hundreds of thoroughbred horses out on the gallops