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07th Apr 2018

Ireland’s best Instagram pics have been revealed and they are amazing

Michael Lanigan

The votes are in!

The winners of the 2018 Huawei Creatives competition have officially been announced with this year’s overall award going to a Dublin photographer.

Now in its third year, the Instagram creative photography competition aimed at celebrating Ireland’s visual talent was run by ‘The Snapys’ with support from tech company Huawei, and managed to attract over 15,000 entries.

Divided into 13 categories, including travel, food, pets and action, this year’s overall winner is Dubliner, Pete Maguire (@shotbymaguire) for a shot he took of rowers on the River Liffey at sunrise.

Pete said: “I’m absolutely delighted to win. The photo was taken in January at sunrise. I originally went out to shoot Samuel Beckett Bridge at sunrise and noticed some rowers on the Liffey which I thought would make a good shot.”

Commenting on this year’s competition, Zena Ross, Huawei Ireland’s Marketing Manager said:

“We set out this year with the aim of working with The Snapys to elevate the competition’s purpose and we have done that in spades. The creativity and passion that has come through on so many of the images is astounding.

“It was an unenviable task shortlisting and I’m thrilled that the creative community categories has allowed us to showcase so many. Huawei’s congratulations goes to all our category winners and of course to our overall winner Pete for his stunning shot.”

Check out the winning shots here:


Pete Maguire (@shotbymaguire)

Action Shot

Ger Power (@gerbinhopower)

Artistic Minds

Daniel Geesen (@danielgeesen)

Black and White

Jon Pierce (@jpmediaireland)

Change Makers

Alison Stewart (@alisonstewartphotography)

Community and Voluntary

Deirdre McCaffrey (@DeirdreMcCaffrey)


Stephen Healy (@stephenhealyphotography)


Barbara Riggi (@somethingsweetmalahide)


Eoin O’Shaugnessy (@dublincityshots)


James Parrott (@dublinstreetphotography)


Guadalupe Cabrera (@margaritamydog)

Social Entrepreneur

Declan Ryan (@ildathach)


Gui Moraes (@oguimoraes)