Awards & Prizes

Overall Awards & Prizes

€1,000 Cash prize for Overall Winner: the Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year.

€1,000 Cash prize for Best Photograph as selected by the Judging Panel.

New this year: the People’s Choice Prize

Keep an eye out for the People’s Choice competition, which will open in June at irishtimes.com/photography. The competition judges will open a shortlisted selection from the competition to public vote and readers can chose their favourite image. The prize sponsor, Bermingham Cameras, (www.berminghamcameras.ie) have provided us with a prize of a €500 voucher for photographic equipment from their store. This will be presented to one lucky reader who chooses the winning image, and the photographer who took the photo will receive a bespoke, hand-crafted trophy.

Category Awards

Monochrome

  1. Irish Times Monochrome Photographer of the year Gold Medal
  2. Irish Times Monochrome Photographer of the year Silver Medal
  3. Irish Times Monochrome Photographer of the year Bronze Medal

Colour

  1. Irish Times Colour Photographer of the year Gold Medal
  2. Irish Times Colour Photographer of the year Silver Medal
  3. Irish Times Colour Photographer of the year Bronze Medal

Open

  1. Irish Times Creative Photographer of the year Gold Medal
  2. Irish Times Creative Photographer of the year Silver Medal
  3. Irish Times Creative Photographer of the year Bronze Medal

Travel

  1. Irish Times Travel Photographer of the year Gold Medal
  2. Irish Times Travel Photographer of the year Silver Medal
  3. Irish Times Travel Photographer of the year Bronze Medal

Nature

  1. Irish Times Nature Photographer of the year Gold Medal
  2. Irish Times Nature Photographer of the year Silver Medal
  3. Irish Times Nature Photographer of the year Bronze Medal

Street

  1. Irish Times Street Photographer of the year Gold Medal
  2. Irish Times Street Photographer of the year Silver Medal
  3. Irish Times Street Photographer of the year Bronze Medal

Portrait

  1. Irish Times Portrait Photographer of the year Gold Medal
  2. Irish Times Portrait Photographer of the year Silver Medal
  3. Irish Times Portrait Photographer of the year Bronze Medal

Distinctions

The top 100 to 300 photographers, as shortlisted by the Panel, will appear on IT.com.

Recognition

Photographers work will be published – and fully credited – in the Irish Times in both the online and print edition to promote the competition. The Photographs for publication will be picked and published by the Online Editor, Gary Quinn , in conjunction with the Irish Times Picture Editor and Competition Chairman, Frank Miller.