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 final contest for 2014. Enter only images created in 2014.
Contest Opens: Monday, December 29th, 2014
Contest Deadline: Friday, February 6th, 2015
Entries which spontaneously capture the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and anticipation before the ceremony.
Images that capture guests and participants throughout pre-ceremony, vow-exchange, and receiving line activity.
Photographs that document festivities from the cocktail hour through the last dance and departure.
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.
KIDS (BEING KIDS)
Entries of found moments depicting babies, children, and youth doing what they do best (kids being kids)!
Looking for images which display creative and unique usage of reflective surfaces in the events surrounding a wedding. (i.e. mirrors, glass, water, metals, etc.)
Submissions include images of musicians, DJs, bands, wedding planners, reception hall staff, florists, caterers, etc., performing their job to make the wedding day possible.
Images that employ a fresh and artistic approach to portraiture in capturing the bride, groom, bridal party, family, friends, children and/or any other posed wedding party member. Candid moments are not eligible for this category. Images must have been created on the Wedding Day.
NOTE: Though this category may resemble traditional portraiture for some, the key here is to be creative with your subjects.
Contest judges are yet to be announced.
Contest rules can be viewed by members in their log in.