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

2015 Q1 Photography Contest

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 1st, 2015

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.,

Details (Found)
"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.

Wildcard Portrait
Anything related to the big day goes into this new 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

Contest judges are yet to be announced.

Contest Rules

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