Boston Press Photographers Association Annual Contests

2018 BPPA Pictures of the Year


2018 contest now open

The annual Boston Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year contest is now open and accepting entries. Please refer to the Rules and Guidelines sheet for some minor changes from last year. Good luck to all and get your entries in by end of day January 15, 2019. Judging will take place Feb. 19, 20, and 21, 2019.

The rules for the contest are available in the following pdf: BPPA Pictures of the Year 2018 rules.

Use the entry form to create and complete your submission. Fields in the entry form should be able to be filled out. You need to download the entry form to your computer to properly fill it out. The entry form must be completed using Adobe Acrobat or the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (other programs such as Preview will not work). When you click through to the entry form, there should be a button at the top right of the screen with a downward arrow that you must click to download the form. See screenshot below with the download button in red.

Screenshot of BPPA 2018 contest entry form. Download link circled in red.

NOTE: Team entries require a separate entry form, which again must be downloaded to your computer to fill out for submission. Download it here: Team Entry Form

Also, as usual, there will be a student contest announced later in 2019.


Wondering what sort of work might win in the contest?

Take a look at the 2017 contest winners.