We’ve pulled together a judging panel of respected judges who represent the best photography practitioners and curators in Ireland today. Frank Miller (the Chair), Amaia Arenzana, Monika Chmielarz, John Duncan, Brenda Fitzsimons, Angel Luis Gonzalez, Tanya Kiang, Barry McCall, Daniel McCaughan, and Michael O’Sullivan.
The Photographer of the Year will receive a cash prize of €1,000 for the best portfolio or set of images entered in the awards. The photographer who is judged to have taken the overall Photograph of the Year will also receive a cash prize of €1,000 for a single outstanding image selected by the judges as the most impressive image entered in the awards. This year, we have also introduced a people's choice award, sponsored by Bermingham Cameras
Photographs entered in this year’s Awards will appear online at irishtimes.com and in print editions of The Irish Times showcasing individual photographers work – the photographers will be fully credited when their work appears, and the work will only appear in connection with the Awards. Weekly galleries of entries will be displayed at irishtimes.com/photography for the eight-week duration of the competition.