PPAI

2020

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.


Arts & Entertainment

1st Place Winner

Arts & Entertainment 2020, Dave Meehan

EP 2019 by Dave Meehan

Fans in the crowd for Kodaline on the main stage at Electric Picnic.

Nature & The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature & The Environment 2020, Niall Carson

ON REFLECTION by Niall Carson

A cormorant in Dublin’s Grand Canal during a spell of mild weather.

News

1st Place Winner

News 2020, Tom Honan

GIRL IN THE BLACK CAP by Tom Honan

Riana Achari (8) from Gorey, Co. Wexford, pictured at “Extinction Rebellion Funeral for Humanity” on O’Connell Street, Dublin.

Daily Life & People

1st Place Winner

Daily Life & People 2020, Marc O’Sullivan

SUMMER SHOWER by Marc O’Sullivan

torrential summer rain shower on Abbey Street, Dublin.

Portrait

1st Place Winner

Portrait 2020, Mark Condren

HEAD ABOVE WATER by Mark Condren

Firefighter and open-water swimmer Rachel Lee who holds the Irish record for men and women for crossing the English Channel.

Politics

1st Place Winner

Politics 2020, Mark Condren

STORMY TIMES by Mark Condren

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shelters from the rain during the naming and commissioning ceremony of the new Naval Service vessel L.É. George Bernard Shaw on the Frank Cassin Wharf, Waterford.

Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2020, Tommy Dickson

WET IN WEXFORD by Tommy Dickson

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern scores a point during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game against Kilkenny.

Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2020, Ryan Byrne

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS by Ryan Byrne

Shelbourne fans set off flares during their FAI Cup match against Bohemians at Dalymount Park, Dublin.

Reportage

1st Place Winner

Reportage 2020, Niall Carson

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT by Niall Carson

Scenes from a year of violence in Northern Ireland which saw a resurgence of bonfires in nationalist areas and the death of journalist Lyra McKee.

Multimedia

1st Place Winner

Multimedia 2020, Mark Condren

PRISON TO PRO by Mark Condren