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 Q3 Contest
Third quarterly contest for 2013.
Contest Opens: Monday, September 16th, 2013
Contest Deadline: Friday, October 25th, 2013
Bride Getting Ready
“Bride Getting Ready” entries spontaneously capture the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and nail-biting before the ceremony.
Groom Getting Ready
“Groom Getting Ready” entries spontaneously capture the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and nail-biting 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.,
For the "First Dance" category, we are looking for images of the bride and groom hitting the dance floor for the first time as a married couple.
This category encompasses the tighter shots of the day's decorative details, as they were found. Entries should not be set-up detail shots--no images should contain content controlled by the photographer.
Musicians & DJs
"Musicians & DJs" submissions can include images of musicians in action, playing strings, winds, keyboards, guitars, etc. at the ceremony or cocktail hour; as well as shots of bands/DJs doing their "thing"!
For the "Weather" category, entries include the effects that the weather had on the wedding day (hot, cold, rain, wind, etc.).
Mirrors (creative use of)
Looking for images which reflect creative and unique usage of "Mirrors" in the events surrounding a wedding.
Portrait of Bridal Party
Dennis Brack is past President of the White House News Photographers Association. Brack has won awards from the National Newspaper Photographers Association, the White House News Photographers Association and the World Press Association. Brack is also the secretary/treasurer of the United States Senate Standing Committee of Press Photographers. Read more
Contest rules can be viewed by members in their log in.