AG Q4 2015 CONTEST WINNERS
The AG|WPJA has some business to tend to today. Big business. As many of you know, 2015 was a great year for the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Our community has reached farther across the globe and the creativity of our members has soared to exhilarating new levels. Your passion for your art often left us speechless. And thatís no small task. This is why we are beyond thrilled to reveal the final winners for the AG Q4 photography contest.
It seemed like many of you saved the best for this last quarterly contest for 2015 images. There were many times when we wished we could have added more winning levels to a category. Thatís a great problem to have. Visit the link below to view all the winning entries and youíll see our pain:
AG PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - POY!
All four quarterly contests lead up to the ultimate AG award for 2015 Ė Photographer of the Year.
The AG proudly recognizes the Photographer of the Year (POY), that member holding the most contest points (except those awarded from categories designated for portraits and/or details) at the end of each year.
Please join us in congratulating the following:
2015 AG Photographer of the Year
DANIELE VERTELLI - Arezzo, Italy
Daniele has raised himself in the ranks, right beside Emin Kuliyev, as being a multiple year AG POY title holder. Congratulations to him on achieving the title of both the 2013 and 2015 AG Photographer of the Year, as well as his 1st Runner Up title for 2014.
He will be presented with a cash prize of $1000 USD. View Daniele's profile
2015 AG Photographer of the Year -- First Runner Up
PINO CODUTI - Foggia, Italy
A $500 USD cash prize will be sent to Pino. View Pino's profile
2015 AG Photographer of the Year -- Second Runner Up
MATTEO ORIGINALE - La Spezia, Italy
A $250 USD cash prize will be awarded to Matteo. View Matteo's profile
It was an Italian POY sweep in the AG for 2015. Their work has certainly created a new gold standard. Ottimo lavoro!
Congratulations to all our winners and a special thanks to everyone who entered our contests and shared their amazing work with us in the past year. We are honored to be a part of your professional journeys in artistic wedding photography. A new competition will be announced very soon, so start making your Q1 2016 selections and stay tuned.