Boston Press Photographers Association Annual Contests

2019 BPPA Pictures of the Year


Judging for the 2019 contest took place Feb. 18-20, 2020, at Emerson College in Boston.

Here are the Rules and Guidelines of the contest.

See the winning images in the galleries below.

Best in Show

Erin Clark, The Boston Globe

Photographer of the Year

1st. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe
2nd. Brian Snyder, Reuters
3rd. Craig Walker, The Boston Globe
HM. Erin Clark, The Boston Globe

01 Spot News

1st. Mark Stockwell, The Sun Chronicle
2nd. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe
3rd. Marc Vasconcellos, The Brockton Enterprise
HM1. Mark Stockwell, The Sun Chronicle
HM2. Marc Vasconcellos, The Brockton Enterprise

02 General News

1st. Ken McGagh, MetroWest Daily News
2nd. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe
3rd. Pat Greenhouse, The Boston Globe
HM1. Matt Stone, Boston Herald
HM2. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe
HM3. Craig Walker, The Boston Globe

03 Feature

1st. Erin Clark, The Boston Globe
2nd. Craig Walker, The Boston Globe
3rd. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe
3rd. Jessica Rinaldi, The Boston Globe
HM1. Angela Rowlings, Boston Herald
HM2. Faith Ninivaggi, Boston Herald/Freelance
HM3. Jessica Rinaldi, The Boston Globe

04 Sports Action

1st. Stuart Cahill, Boston Herald
2nd. Matthew Healey, Freelance
3rd. Madeleine Meyer, Getty Images
HM1. Madeleine Meyer, Getty Images
HM2. Billie Weiss, Boston Red Sox/Freelance

05 Sports Feature

1st. Adam Glanzman, Freelance
2nd. Madeleine Meyer, Getty Images
3rd. Brian Snyder, Reuters
HM1. Charles Krupa, Associated Press
HM2. Barry Chin, The Boston Globe
HM3. Madeleine Meyer, Getty Images

06 Portrait

1st. Billie Weiss, Boston Red Sox/Freelance
2nd. Erin Clark, The Boston Globe
3rd. Craig Walker, The Boston Globe
HM1. Suzanne Kreiter, The Boston Globe
HM2. Spenser Hasak, The Daily Item

07 Pictorial

1st. Suzanne Kreiter, The Boston Globe
2nd. Faith Ninivaggi, Boston Herald/Freelance
3rd. Rose Lincoln, Harvard University/Freelance
HM1. Spenser Hasak, The Daily Item
HM2. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe

08 Animal

1st. Debee Tlumacki, Freelance
2nd. Elise Amendola, Associated Press
3rd. Matt Stone, Boston Herald
HM1. Debee Tlumacki, Freelance
HM2. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe

09 Politics

1st. Allison Dinner, Freelance
2nd. Brian Snyder, Reuters
3rd. Mary Schwalm, Freelance
HM1. Brian Snyder, Reuters
HM2. Charles Krupa, Associated Press
HM3. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe

10 News Picture Story

1st. Brian Snyder, Reuters
2nd. Elizabeth Frantz, Freelance
3rd. Brian Snyder, Reuters
HM1. Alyssa Stone, The Enterprise of Brockton

11 Feature Picture Story

1st. Erin Clark, The Boston Globe
2nd. Craig Walker, The Boston Globe
3rd. Jessica Rinaldi, The Boston Globe
HM1. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe
HM2. John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe

12 Sports Portfolio

1st. Billie Weiss, Boston Red Sox/Freelance
2nd. Madeleine Meyer, Getty Images
3rd. Adam Glanzman, Freelance

14 Team

1st. Reuters - Elizabeth Frantz, Mary Schwalm, Gretchen Ertl, Brian Snyder
2nd. The Boston Globe - Barry Chin, Jim Davis, Stan Grossfeld, Nathan Klima, Jessica Rinaldi, David L. Ryan, John Tlumacki

Judges

Elsa Garrison, Abel Uribe, and Matt McClain