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 Q1 Photography Contest

The first quarter contest for 2014. Please only enter images created in 2014.

Contest Opens: Monday, March 31st, 2014
Contest Deadline: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Contest Categories

Getting Ready
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)
"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.

“Emotion" entries unobtrusively freeze intriguing expressions ranging from joy to tears.

Other Vendors
“Other Vendors” submissions include images of musicians, DJs, bands, wedding planners, reception hall staff, florists, caterers, etc., performing their job to make the wedding day possible.

Silhouettes and Shadows
“Silhouettes and Shadows” entries include candid images which contrast light and darkness and can be the result of natural and/or artificial lighting.

Lit Portrait
“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

Contest judges are yet to be announced.

Contest Rules

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