AIB announced as title sponsor of the ‘Press Photographer of the Year Award 2024’ for the second year

by Alison O'Hanlon
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The Press Photographers Association of Ireland has announced AIB as its title sponsor for the 46th annual ‘Press Photographer of the Year Award’ which will take place in February 2024. The announcement was made in Kinsale at The Big Picture, Festival of Press Photography. 

The Awards showcase the extraordinary work of Ireland’s press photographers, showing the many highs and lows of the year gone by. Once again, there will be eight awards categories; News, People & Daily Life, Sports Action, Sports Features, Portrait, Arts & Entertainment, Reportage and Multimedia. 

AIB will also sponsor the AIB Sustainability Award, which will be presented for the image, reportage or multimedia entry that best reflects the theme of sustainability in daily modern life. 

Speaking about the announcement, AIB CEO Colin Hunt commented “AIB and the PPAI have enjoyed a warm relationship through the years and I am very pleased that AIB will sponsor the Press Photographer of the Year Award again this year.

Sustainability is a key strategic priority for AIB as we seek to lower our own carbon footprint and to support our customers to do the same. So we are particularly pleased that the PPAI is again this year making a special award for the image that best reflects the theme of sustainability.  We look forward to seeing all the winning images and to displaying them on screens in our branches so our customers can view them across the country again this year.’’ 

David Branigan, President of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said “We warmly welcome the return of AIB as our title sponsor that allows us to give Ireland’s most talented press photographers the recognition that they deserve,” said David Branigan, PPAI President. “This award continues to tell the visual stories of our time that have universal appeal.”

To view the winning and highly commended images of the 2023 Awards, which form the Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘AIB Press Photographer of the Year’ Exhibition, please visit

Featured Image: Pictured are PPAI President David Brannigan and AIB CEO Colin Hunt with last year’s award winner Mark Condren. Mark is holding his photo of a woman in a displaced persons camp in Mogadishu, Somalia who had walked for days when her crops failed and her animals died. Somalia is the second most climate-vulnerable country in the world.

Picture by Shane O’Neill, Coalesce

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