Deadline for Entry Completion Extended: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:59pm (CST \ GMT -06:00)

Pictures of the Year Online Entry

Begin Your Entry for the 77th Annual Contest

The POYi online registration and entry system provides an easy-to-navigate process to prepare and submit your files. Entries can be individually uploaded into their respective categories and your files do not need to be renamed to conform to a specific style.

Once you create a new account, you can access that account throughout the contest entry period. Please be sure to make a note of your login and password when you create the account. You can log back in to add images to categories, adjust submissions you've already uploaded, and edit captions.

Please review the Call for Entries for complete details on the guidelines and categories.

Here is an overview of the basic steps for registering and building your entry:

STEP 1 - Create an account:
Click the Login button to create a new account, or to log back in to add or edit your entries. Also, you may either submit your own work, or submit work on behalf of several photographers or editors.

STEP 2 - Registration Info:
Fill out the online form with your name and contact information.

STEP 3 - Build Your Entry:
Select categories via the drop-down menus, then "browse" to select your file(s) and then upload.

STEP 4 - Review Entry:
The system allows you to re-login to submit more images, replace images, rearrange photos within stories or projects, and edit captions.

STEP 5 - Submit
Once your entire entry is ready, the page will direct you to "Submit Entry and Proceed to Payment." On the following screen you may review your entry fee and add an optional donation to the POYi Endowment Fund, or "go to checkout."

How-To-Enter Videos

Click the dropdown bars below to view a series of short video guides for registration and entry.


Create Account

Build Entry

Portfolio Entry