Boston Press Photographers Association Annual Contests

2020 Pictures of the Year


Judging took place virtually on Feb. 22, 23, and 24, 2021.

Here are the rules and guidelines for the contest.

See the winning images in the galleries below.

Best in Show

Brian Snyder / Reuters

Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year
1st. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
2nd. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
3rd. Suzanne Kreiter / The Boston Globe
HM1. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe
HM2. Brian Snyder / Reuters

01 Spot News

1st. Joseph Prezioso / Agence France-Presse
2nd. Joseph Prezioso / Agence France-Presse
3rd. Marc Vasconcellos / The Enterprise of Brockton
HM1. Joseph Prezioso / Agence France-Presse
HM2. Marc Vasconcellos / The Enterprise of Brockton
HM3. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
HM4. Greg Derr / Patriot Ledger
HM5. Matthew J Lee / The Boston Globe

02 General News

1st. Steven Senne / Associated Press
2nd. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
3rd. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
HM1. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
HM2. Elise Amendola / Associated Press
HM3. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

03 Feature

1st. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe
2nd. David Goldman / Associated Press
3rd. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
HM1. Suzanne Kreiter / The Boston Globe
HM2. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
HM3. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe

04 Sports Action

1st. Barry Chin / The Boston Globe
2nd. Alyssa Stone / The Enterprise of Brockton
3rd. Barry Chin / The Boston Globe
HM1. Adam Glanzman / Freelance
HM2. Kathryn Riley / Freelance
HM3. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe
HM4. Winslow Townson / Freelance

05 Sports Feature

1st. Barry Chin / The Boston Globe
2nd. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
3rd. Marc Vasconcellos / The Enterprise of Brockton
HM1. Maddie Meyer / Getty Images
HM2. Barry Chin / The Boston Globe
HM3. Nancy Lane / The Boston Herald
HM4. Mark Stockwell / The Sun Chronicle

06 Portrait/Personality

1st. David Goldman / Associated Press
2nd. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe
3rd. Faith Ninivaggi / Freelance
HM1. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
HM2. David Goldman / Associated Press
HM3. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe
HM4. Angela Rowlings / Freelance
HM5. Douglas Hook / MassLive
HM6. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

07 Pictorial

1st. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe
2nd. Debee Tlumacki / Freelance
3rd. Mark Garfinkel / NBC 10 Boston
HM1. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
HM2. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe
HM3. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

08 Animal

1st. Mary Schwalm / Freelance
2nd. Spenser Hasak / The Daily Item
3rd. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
HM1. Lauren Owens Lambert / Freelance
HM2. Joseph Prezioso / Agence France-Presse
HM3. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

09 Politics

1st. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe
2nd. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe
3rd. CJ Gunther / European Pressphoto Agency
HM1. Brian Snyder / Reuters
HM2. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
HM3. Brian Snyder / Reuters
HM4. Charles Krupa / Associated Press
HM5. Brian Snyder / Reuters

10 Racial Justice

1st. Amanda Sabga / Freelance
2nd. Brian Snyder / Reuters
3rd. Nancy Lane / The Boston Herald
HM1. Jesse Costa / WBUR
HM2. Allison Dinner / Freelance
HM3. Brian Snyder / Reuters
HM4. Rick Friedman / Polaris Images

11 Pandemic

1st. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
2nd. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
3rd. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
HM1. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe
HM2. Allison Dinner / Freelance
HM3. Barry Chin / The Boston Globe
HM4. Barry Chin / The Boston Globe
HM5. Angela Rowlings / Freelance
HM6. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
HM7. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe

12 News Picture Story

1st. Brian Snyder / Reuters
2nd. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
3rd. David Goldman / Associated Press
HM1. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe
HM2. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe
HM3. Brian Snyder / Reuters
HM4. Allison Dinner / Freelance

13 Feature Picture Story

1st. Suzanne Kreiter / The Boston Globe
2nd. Angela Rowlings / Freelance
3rd. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
HM1. Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
HM2. Emilio Musto / Freelance
HM3. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe
HM4. Allison Dinner / Freelance

14 Sports Portfolio

HM. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe
HM. Adam Glanzman / Freelance

15 Team

1st. Barry Chin, Erin Clark, Stan Grossfeld, Suzanne Kreiter, Jessica Rinaldi, John Tlumacki, Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

Judges

Ruth Fremson / New York Times
Bebeto Matthews / AP
Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Minneapolis Star Tribune