To post photo of the year to relevant group, please follow the conventions:
Please re size the image to 800 pixels on longer side. More details here.
Mention your Name and Email id with the image.
A short write up or story behind photo informing why you feel it is "The photo of year 2009" is integral part and is posted with the photo.
Remember to make the subject line of the message as Photo of the Year 2009
And remember you have to send only One or Two of the best photos.
If you want to check out some archives are here. 2008 for all groups and ButterflyIndia Photo of Year 2008.