2023 College Contest Open for Entries!

The Boston Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year 2023 College Contest is now open for entry. The deadline is 11:59 PM on Tuesday April 16, 2024.

To enter the contest please use this form.

Here are the Rules and Guidelines for entering the contest. (**Please note there have been changes to the categories- pay attention)

All entries must have been taken by a student either currently enrolled in a college, university, or professional/ certificate level photography program located in New England; or a resident of a New England state attending a college, university, or professional/certificate level program outside of New England.

Help spread the word about the contest by encouraging any college students you know to enter. If you know a photography teacher, please let them know, too.

Contact contest@bppa.net if you have any questions.

And make sure to check out last year’s winning entries here!

The 2023 BPPA Picture of the Year winners have been announced. Best in Show went to Brian Snyder of Reuters and Photographer of the Year went to Erin Clark of The Boston Globe. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who entered!

Photo by 2023 Photographer of the Year and inaugural Elise Amendola Best in Sports Award winner Erin Clark/ The Boston Globe

This year we announced a new category in honor of our dear friend and colleague, Elise Amendola, a legendary Associated Press Photographer who we lost in 2023. There are really no words to thank Mary Schwalm for attaching an annual cash prize to this new category in her wife’s honor. We hope this will be an added incentive for all of you to hone your sports skills and make images that would make Elise proud.

BPPA officers and Board of Directors elected

A new slate of officers and Board of Directors for the Boston Press Photographers Association following the biennial election period. The results are as follows: 

President: Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

Vice President: Angela Rowlings / freelance

Secretary: Amanda Sabga / freelance

Marshal: CJ Gunther / EPA

There was a tie in the Board of Directors vote, so at the discretion of the BPPA president, there will be seven elected Board members this term.

Board of Directors:  

Jesse Costa / WBUR

David Goldman / AP

Kevin Martin / The Boston Globe

Meredith Nierman / GBH

Faith Ninivaggi / freelance

Sophie Park / freelance

Mark Stockwell /  The Sun Chronicle & freelance

As immediate past-president, Brian Snyder (Reuters) will automatically serve as the eighth board member.

Congratulations to our new officers and thank you to all BPPA members who voted in the election. 

2022 Pictures of the Year exhibit on Boston Common and Jamaica Pond

From May 14 to June 12, 2023, the Boston Press Photographers Association held its third annual outdoor exhibition in Boston Common near Park Street Station and at Jamaica Pond (near the boat house), featuring the award-winning images from the 2022 annual Pictures of the Year Contest. The images were displayed on eight separate six-foot by six-foot “photo cubes.”

We held an exhibition opening on May 18, 2023, at the Boston Common location from 6-8pm.

2022 BPPA Photographer of the Year: Erin Clark / The Boston Globe

The 2022 BPPA Pictures of the Year Contest winners have been announced. Best in Show went to Suzanne Kreiter of the The Boston Globe and Photographer of the Year went to Erin Clark of The Boston Globe. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who entered!

Best in Show: Ziyu Zhu / Boston University

The BPPA’s 2022 Pictures of the Year College Contest winners have been announced. Ziyu Zhu of Boston University was awarded Best in Show. Click through to see all the winning work.

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