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 Q1 Contest
This is the first quarterly contest of 2013. Only images created in 2013 are allowed in this contest.
Contest Opens: Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Contest Deadline: Friday, April 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.,
For the “Dancing (Action)” category, we are looking for anything from the wedding that illustrates the festive mood often found on the dance floor.
Candid, natural moments of the couples' parents on the wedding day.,
Entries that depict shots of the rings, either set-up and controlled by the photographer or as they were found.
For the "Weather" category, entries include the effects that the weather had on the wedding day (hot, cold, rain, wind, etc.).
“Creative Portraits" employ 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.,
Full Frame (Black and White)
A category for images that have not been cropped in post production. Full frame, edge to edge, straight from the camera and ONLY in black and white. Anything goes in this wild card category – from ‘Getting Ready’ to the couple’s ‘Departure’. No portraits or details in this category, please.
“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.
This category is for images where the key element is a mobile device, such as mobile devices, mp3 players, portable gaming devices, etc.
Contest judges are yet to be announced.
Contest rules can be viewed by members in their log in.