November 23, 2020 | Awards

IPPVA Irish Professional Photographer and Videographer of the Year Awards 2021 – The Results

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November 2020Michael Hayes is named the Irish Professional Photographer of the Year and Gavin Gallagher is named the Irish Professional Videographer of the Year at the IPPVA Irish Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2021. 

Left: Award-Winning Image by Michael Hayes. Right: Screenshot from Award-Winning video by Gavin Gallagher

The Irish Professional Photographers & Videographers Association (IPPVA) is delighted to announce that Michael Hayes was announced as the Irish Professional Photographer of the Year at the IPPVA Professional Photographer of the Year Awards held online on Sunday 22 November 2020. Michael Hayes was also named as Commercial Photographer of the Year and Fine Art Photographer of the Year.

Michael Hayes’s reaction to the announcement last night!

Gavin Gallagher was announced as the Irish Professional Videographer of the Year at the IPPVA Professional Photographer of the Year Awards.  Gavin Gallagher also won the Short Film Award and Instagram Edit Award.

Gavin Gallagher and his dog looking stunned and delighted after the announcement.

In addition, the following photographers and videographers were announced as overall runners-up, category winners, and category runners-up:

Overall Awards

Irish Professional Photographer of the Year 2021 – Michael Hayes

Second Place – Sinead NiRiain
Third Place – Daragh Muldowney

IPPVA Awards 2021 Winners Video

Category Awards – Photography

Architectural Photographer of the Year – Áine Saunders

Second Place – Enda Cavanagh
Third Place – Donal Murphy

Commercial Photographer of the Year – Michael Hayes

Second Place – Neil Lennon
Third Place – Jason Finnane

Fine Art Photographer of the Year – Michael Hayes

Second Place – Brendan Lyon
Third Place – Greta Dominaityte

Landscape Photographer of the Year – Daragh Muldowney

Second Place – Enda Cavanagh
Third Place – Michael O’Leary

Newborn Photographer of the Year – Lidi Lima Conlon

Second Place – Joanna Sieczkowska
Third Place – Marha Valseca Ruiz

Open Creative Photographer of the Year – Rashida Keenan

Second Place – Brendan Lyon
Third Place – Michael O’Leary

Portrait Photographer of the Year – Sinead NiRiain

Second Place – Rashida Keenan
Third Place – Gerry Dolan

Press Photographer of the Year – Naoise Culhane

Second Place – David Farrell

Wedding Photographer of the Year – Gareth Lima Conlon

Wedding subcategory winners:

Classic Wedding – First Place – Elaine Barker

Second Place – Gareth Lima Conlon
Third Place – Emma Russell

Creative Wedding – First PlaceJohn Gillooley

Second Place – Creative Wedding – Emma Russell
Third Place – Creative Wedding – Gareth Lima Conlon

Documentary Wedding – First Place – Gareth Lima Conlon

Second Place – Documentary Wedding – Kevin Kheffache
Third Place – Documentary Wedding – Elaine Barker

Category Awards – Videography

Wedding Instagram Edit – First Place – Gavin Gallagher

Second Place – Shane Prunty
Third Place – Ronan Quinn

Short Film – First Place – Gavin Gallagher

Second Place – Hitched Films
Third Place – Shane Prunty

Chairman’s and President’s Awards.

Chairman’s Award – Lidi Lima Conlon

President’s Award – Johanna King

Congratulations to all of the winners & finalists!

A massive thank you to our sponsors: Our fabulous sponsors – Bermingham Cameras, Bespoke & Co, One Photographic, DreambooksPro, WineOnline.ie and Soundstripe!

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