April 28, 2017: The winners of the BPPA Pictures of the Year 2016 College Contest have been announced. View the results below.

 

Judges

Brian Snyder, Reuters
Amy Sweeney, North of Boston Media Group
M. Scott Brauer, freelance

Rules for the 2016 BPPA College Contest

Best in show

Alexandra Wimley, Boston University

Alex Pei (center left) practices arm wrestling with a fellow competitor as Joshua Grant (right) and his son Callum Grant, 6, look on in Allston, Mass., on April, 24, 2016.

Alex Pei (center left) practices arm wrestling with a fellow competitor as Joshua Grant (right) and his son Callum Grant, 6, look on in Allston, Mass., on April, 24, 2016.

01 News

1st. Sarah Silbiger, Boston University

Nov. 9, 2016 – Shortly after 1 a.m. on Election Night 2016 Hillary Clinton supporter Marielle Riveros, 21, of Boston, reacts to presidential election results indicating a Trump victory at a viewing party at Club Café in Downtown Boston.

Nov. 9, 2016 – Shortly after 1 a.m. on Election Night 2016 Hillary Clinton supporter Marielle Riveros, 21, of Boston, reacts to presidential election results indicating a Trump victory at a viewing party at Club Café in Downtown Boston.

2nd. Nick Pacino, New England School of Photography

Mother of Rosa Julia Tobar cries over her daughter's coffin during funeral ceremony. Rosa was one of at least 40 girls killed in the Virgen de la Asunci—n fire in Guatemala City this past March.

Mother of Rosa Julia Tobar cries over her daughter’s coffin during funeral ceremony. Rosa was one of at least 40 girls killed in the Virgen de la Asuncion fire in Guatemala City this past March.

3rd. Alastair John Pike, Northeastern University

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady raises Super Bowl trophies along with head coach Bill Belichick during a victory parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017, following the Patriots' win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady raises Super Bowl trophies along with head coach Bill Belichick during a victory parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017, following the Patriots’ win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51.

HM. Evan Sayles, Tufts University

Firefighters extinguish a car fire in the parking lot of Health Service on Monday, May 9, 2016. The fire accompanied bomb threats which caused cancellations of final exams campus-wide.

Firefighters extinguish a car fire in the parking lot of Health Service on Monday, May 9, 2016. The fire accompanied bomb threats which caused cancellations of final exams campus-wide.

02 Feature

1st. Alexandra Wimley, Boston University

Alex Pei (center left) practices arm wrestling with a fellow competitor as Joshua Grant (right) and his son Callum Grant, 6, look on in Allston, Mass., on April, 24, 2016.

Alex Pei (center left) practices arm wrestling with a fellow competitor as Joshua Grant (right) and his son Callum Grant, 6, look on in Allston, Mass., on April, 24, 2016.

2nd. Alexandra Wimley, Boston University

Campers at Camp Harbor View, a non-profit summer camp serving Boston's inner-city youth, explore the abandoned military forts on Long Island, Mass. on Aug. 12, 2016.

Campers at Camp Harbor View, a non-profit summer camp serving Boston’s inner-city youth, explore the abandoned military forts on Long Island, Mass. on Aug. 12, 2016.

3rd. Ann Misaki Singer, Boston University

A Boston University ROTC student plays dead during a leadership field training exercise at Stonehill College on March 26, 2017.

A Boston University ROTC student plays dead during a leadership field training exercise at Stonehill College on March 26, 2017.

HM. Michael DeSocio, Boston University

A boy plays beneath an oversized flag of the The Republic of San Marco during the festival of San Marco in Venice, Italy on April 25, 2016.

A boy plays beneath an oversized flag of the The Republic of San Marco during the festival of San Marco in Venice, Italy on April 25, 2016.

03 Sports

1st. Evan Sayles, Tufts University

Tufts midfielder Dexter Eichhorst, '18, celebrates his goal in the third round of the NCAA DIII men's soccer tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

Tufts midfielder Dexter Eichhorst, ’18, celebrates his goal in the third round of the NCAA DIII men’s soccer tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

2nd. Nick Pacino, New England School of Photography

Katie Benzan (Harvard) falling after being tripped up in an Ivy League Conference matchup versus Yale. Harvard won the game 76-56.

Katie Benzan (Harvard) falling after being tripped up in an Ivy League Conference matchup versus Yale. Harvard won the game 76-56.

3rd. Thomas Parker Fish II, Endicott College

2/25/17- Dudley, MA: Nichols College Forward Devin Stallings cries tears of joy immediately after winning the CCC Mens Basketball Championship. The Bison defeated Endicott 67-64.

2/25/17- Dudley, MA: Nichols College Forward Devin Stallings cries tears of joy immediately after winning the CCC Mens Basketball Championship. The Bison defeated Endicott 67-64.

HM. Sarah Silbiger, Boston University

Nov. 30, 2016 — A member of the 5:30 a.m. section of the free exercise group The November Project is illuminated by a fellow runner’s headlamp as he scales the stone steps of Harvard Stadium.

Nov. 30, 2016 — A member of the 5:30 a.m. section of the free exercise group The November Project is illuminated by a fellow runner’s headlamp as he scales the stone steps of Harvard Stadium.

04 Portrait

1st. Alexandra Wimley, Boston University

Ihssane Leckey, of Philadelphia, cries during the Women's March on Washington, Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2017.

Ihssane Leckey, of Philadelphia, cries during the Women’s March on Washington, Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2017.

2nd. Jenny Yuan Chun Ibsen, Bowdoin College

Hama stitches small bags and purses as a subcontracted worker for a tailor, earning 7 rupees a piece (about 10 cents USD). Though she only makes about $2 a day, she works incredibly hard to support her husband and two children.

Hama stitches small bags and purses as a subcontracted worker for a tailor, earning 7 rupees a piece (about 10 cents USD). Though she only makes about $2 a day, she works incredibly hard to support her husband and two children.

3rd. Sarah Silbiger, Boston University

Nov. 7, 2016 – President Barack Obama laughs as he recounts moments from his election process at a rally in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the University of New Hampshire.

Nov. 7, 2016 – President Barack Obama laughs as he recounts moments from his election process at a rally in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the University of New Hampshire.

HM. Sarah Silbiger, Boston University

Nov. 13, 2016 – Samantha Morse, 21, of Boston, models in a bathtub composed of half milk, half water for a fall 2016 fashion spread.

Nov. 13, 2016 – Samantha Morse, 21, of Boston, models in a bathtub composed of half milk, half water for a fall 2016 fashion spread.

05 Picture story

1st. Lucas O’Neil, New England School of Photography
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2nd. Sarah Silbiger, Boston University
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3rd. Michael DeSocio, Boston University
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HM. Samantha Johnson, New England School of Photography
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06 Multimedia

No awards.