Next Contest

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.

Contest Details

2014 Q2 Photography Contest

This is the second quarterly contest for the WPJA in 2014. Please only enter images created by the member in 2014.

Contest Opens: Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Contest Deadline: Friday, July 25th, 2014

Contest Categories

Getting Ready
Entries which spontaneously capture the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and anticipation before the ceremony.

Ceremony
Captured moments of those who participate in the wedding (guests, family, and bridal party) during the processional, ceremony, and recessional.

Reception
“Reception" photographs document festivities from the cocktail hour through the last dance and departure.,

Shoe Details
Entries that depict shots of shoes, either set-up and controlled by the photographer or as they were found.

Kids (being kids)
"Kids" entries capture babies, children, and youth doing what they do best!

Transportation
“Transportation” images include brides in limos or carriages, bridal parties en route to the ceremony or reception, trolley rides, antique cars, buses and other transporting themes.

Cake Cutting
These images should demonstrate the photographer's ability to anticipate a moment and/or look beyond the ordinary 'Cake Cutting' images that many would come to expect from a wedding.

Creative Portrait
“Creative Portrait” employs 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.
NOTE: Though this category may resemble traditional portraiture for some, the key here is to be creative with your subjects. ,

Contest Judges

Contest judges are yet to be announced.

Contest Rules

Contest rules can be viewed by members in their log in.