Second Place – Jed Jacobsohn, Getty Images, “Super Bowl Interception,” Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints (Super Bowl XLIV), February 7, 2010.
Dave Boss Award of Excellence, 2009 Photo of the Year - Ron Cortes, Philadelphia Inquirer, "Jackson’s Parade," Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants, December 13, 2009.
Third Place – Damian Strohmeyer, Sports Illustrated, “Flipping the Bird,” Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots, October 4, 2009.
Hon. Mention – Tracy Boulian, The Plain Dealer, “Knocked Away,” Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, October 4, 2009.
Hon. Mention – Bill Frakes, Sports Illustrated, no title, Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 8, 2009.
Hon. Mention – Tom Gannam, Associated Press, no title, New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams, November 15, 2009.
Hon. Mention – Michael C. Hebert, New Orleans Saints, “You Gotta Be Kidding Me,” Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints, November 8, 2009.