ARTISTIC WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM
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Anna Kuperberg, California
Dino Lara, Philippines Emin Kuliyev, New York
Artistic Wedding Photojournalism - Fine Art From Real Moments.
AGWPJA Q2 08 PHOTO CONTEST NOW OPEN FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS
The deadline for the current Q2 '08 photo contest is Friday, August 1st at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please keep in mind that the contest credit system is manually operated so there will be a short delay between paying for contest credits and having them added to your account. Enter the current contest by clicking here.
DEADLINE CLOCK
There is a contest deadline countdown clock located on all the contest-related pages on the site.

 

New AGWPJA Trophies

NEW METAL TROPHIES FOR AGWPJA CONTESTS


New for 2008, all 1st through 3rd place winners from each category will receive one of our newly-designed AGWPJA trophies, measuring 10 1/2", 8" and 7" respectively. These high-quality metal trophies have a polished, glossy black base. The engraved plate at the bottom will display the ranking and category of the winning image.

AGWPJA Members with New Trophies

Top: Emin Kuliyev, NY - Bottom: Kori Hudson, AR and W. Scott Chester, GA

 

CONTEST CATEGORIES


Getting Ready
Entries which spontaneously capture the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and anticipation before the ceremony.

Ceremony
Images that capture guests and participants throughout pre-ceremony, vow-exchange, and receiving line activity.

Reception
Photographs that document festivities from the cocktail hour through the last dance and departure.

Details (Found)
Entries that encompass tighter shots of the day's small slices AS THEY WERE FOUND.
NOTE: This category is NOT for set-up detail shots. It's important that images submitted in this category don't contain content controlled by the photographer.

Sense of Place / Architecture
Images that capture the feeling, majesty, and ambiance of the ceremony/reception, and highlight the most appealing aspects of the structures/settings (churches, reception halls, tents, patios, beachfronts, woods, etc.) where the events of the day transpired.

Kids (Being Kids)
Entries of found moments depicting babies, children, and youth doing what they do best (kids being kids)!

Engagement Portrait
Photographs that demonstrate the photographer's ability to create an interesting environmental portrait of their clients prior to the wedding day.
NOTE: This is the only category where non-wedding day images are allowed.

 

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS FROM TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS:

(Top Left) Dino Lara, Philippines (Top Right) Anna Kuperberg, California
(Top Middle) Emin Kuliyev, New York