The Artistic Wedding Photojournalism Contests are provided with the hope of establishing a bridge between the worlds of photo manipulation and wedding photojournalism. Details of the next photo contest run by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA are provided on this page.
The AG|WPJA 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.
This is the 3rd contest for 2016. Enter only images that were created in 2016. Thank you!
Contest Opens: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Contest Deadline: Friday, November 4th, 2016
These images should tell us exactly what kind of wedding we’re in for before it even takes place. We want to see emotion and personality as it’s revealed through the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and anticipation before the ceremony. This is not a portrait category.
The most stunning images with the greatest opportunity for visual harmony and alliteration come from wedding ceremonies. The ceremony starts with the pre-show, climaxes with the vow exchange and finishes with the receiving line. Your entries should include fresh takes on age-old traditions. This is not a portrait category.
Check your watch – it’s party o’clock. Your creative documentation of the reception, from the cocktail hour to the last dance, should perfectly define the personality of the wedding in one image. This is not a portrait category.
Entries that depict shots of the cake. These can be either set-up and controlled by the photographer or as they were found.
KIDS (BEING KIDS)
Entries of found moments depicting babies, children, and youth doing what they do best (kids being kids)!
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.
Anything related to the wedding day goes into this category. It’s all about your creative approach to portraiture during a pre-wedding engagement session, or capturing the bride, groom, bridal party, family, friends, children and/or any other posed wedding party member on the big day. We are open to images that display the photographer's skill in using lighting techniques like off-camera flashes and strobes.
Contest judges are yet to be announced.
Contest rules can be viewed by members in their log in.