2009 Q2 Contest

Results from the 2009 Q2 Contest Wedding Photojournalism Contest

The WPJA wishes to extend our congratulations to all our members who had award winning entries in this contest, as well as the work of the contest judges and support of our contest sponsors.

Category Galleries

Getting Ready
20 Winning Images
Ceremony
20 Winning Images
Reception
20 Winning Images
Kids (being kids)
20 Winning Images
Ring Details
20 Winning Images
Emotion
20 Winning Images
Cake Cutting
20 Winning Images
Creative Portrait
19 Winning Images
Trash The Dress (TTD) Portrait
20 Winning Images
Transportation
20 Winning Images

Award Winning Photographers from this Contest


Contest Judges

DENIS FINLEY, DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR
Denis Finley is the editor of The Virginian-Pilot, a 200,000 circulation daily newspaper. In the position of deputy managing editor for presentations, Denis guided The Virginian-Pilot to recognition by the Society for News Design as one of the world's best designed newspapers in 2001. Denis has twice been a Pulitzer Prize juror, judging breaking news photography and feature photography. In 2005, Denis chaired the photo jury. Read more

RENEE C. BYER, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Renée C. Byer is a Senior Photojournalist with The Sacramento Bee and the recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for her project "A Mother's Journey," an intimate portrayal of a single mother's emotional and financial struggles as her son battled neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. The story was also awarded the World Understanding Award and second place multimedia feature picture story at Pictures of the Year International 2007, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for feature photography, the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, second prize in the Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards and an honorable mention in the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award. Read more

ROSS TAYLOR, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Ross Taylor is a staff photographer for The Hartford Courant, and is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate. He was named the 2007 Region 1 (New England) Photographer of the Year and is a two-time Photographer of the Year (NC) whose work has appeared on the cover of the National Press Photographers Best of Photojournalism magazine. Taylor has won numerous international, national and regional awards as well as one of the Associated Press Photos of the Century awards. Read more

AMANDA VOISARD, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Amanda Voisard is a Washington, D.C. based multimedia journalist who specializes in social issue short-form documentaries. Her assignments have ranged from wading through chest deep waters in search of residents devastated by hurricane Sandy, documenting the struggle of the Havasupai during their fight to protect their homeland from uranium mining, to photographing in Tahrir Square during the 1st anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. Read more

Contest Sponsors

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