Wedding Photojournalism Contests are provided exclusively for members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. The details of the next photo contest run by the WPJA can be found below.
The 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.
2013 Q2 Contest
This is the second quarterly contest. Please do not manipulate your entries.
Contest Opens: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Contest Deadline: Friday, July 26th, 2013
Entries which spontaneously capture the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and anticipation before the ceremony.
Captured moments of those who participate in the wedding (guests, family, and bridal party) during the processional, ceremony, and recessional.
“Reception" photographs document festivities from the cocktail hour through the last dance and departure.,
"Details (Found)" encompasses tighter shots of the day's small slices AS THEY WERE FOUND. This includes clothes, rings, food, linens, flowers, faces, etc. 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)
"Kids" entries capture babies, children, and youth doing what they do best!
Found moments depicting animals at any point of the pre-wedding, ceremony, or reception. The animals can be intentionally or unintentionally involved in the days’ activities (i.e., a flower dog or a horse at the location).
“Emotion" entries unobtrusively freeze intriguing expressions ranging from joy to tears.
Food & Drinks
For the "Food & Drinks" category, we are looking for anything food related; particularly, images showing the wedding party or guests enjoying the tastes of the wedding celebration. We especially appreciate submissions with a human element to them. Any shots illustrating the process of preparation, serving, and partaking of any part of the meal are most welcome.
Entries that record the action surrounding the departure of the bride and groom from the reception at the end of the wedding day.
“Lit Portait” contains images that use creative lighting techniques in capturing portraits of the bride, groom, bridal party, friends, children and/or other posed wedding party member. The key here is creativity in the use of off-camera flashes and strobes.
Contest judges are yet to be announced.
Contest rules can be viewed by members in their log in.