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 first quarterly contest for 2015. Remember that you have 60 entries to use throughout the whole year. This would not be 60 entries per contest.
Contest Opens: Friday, April†10th,†2015
Contest Deadline: Friday, May†8th,†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.
Anything related to the big day goes into this new category. Itís 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.