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 second quarterly contest for 2016. Only images created in 2016 should be entered.
Contest Opens: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Contest Deadline: Friday, August 5th, 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.
These entries will require a special talent to be able to focus on the wedding rings in a way that hasn’t already been done. Please leave all clichés at the door. Your shots of the rings can, either be set-up and controlled by the photographer or captured as they were found.
Submissions include images of musicians, DJs, bands, wedding planners, reception hall staff, florists, caterers, etc., performing their job to make the wedding day possible.
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.