For this category Judges were looking for stylish, entertaining, authoritative criticism which offer a fresh or illuminating view on a popular cultural topic, film, performance or album.

Adam Lawler was the deserved winner of the Features Writer of the Year-Arts and Pop Culture, sponsored by the Daily Star. Adam is a freelance journalist from Wicklow and is a graduate of Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin and Gaelcholáiste na Mar . Congratulations to Adam for his win!

The Daily Star publish stories on a number of different topics including sports, entertainment and current affairs but also report on Arts and Pop Culture. It was fantastic to have such a popular newspaper sponsor our awards and we would like to extend our thanks to them for their support.

To present the award we had Christine Bohane, editor of It was great to have a face of such a reputable news site with us on the night. We would like to express our gratitude to Christine for joining us on the night!