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

2016 Q2 Photography Contest

This is the second quarterly contest for 2016. NOTE: Be sure to read the category descriptions. The only category that allows set-up, camera aware subjects is the Wildcard Portrait category. Please do not enter any images from 2015 or earlier. This is for 2016 created images only.

Contest Opens: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Contest Deadline: Friday, July 29th, 2016

Contest Categories

Getting Ready
This is the pre-show, the running up to the main event. Here is where you'll capture all the spontaneous prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and nail-biting before the ceremony. This is not a portrait category.

Ceremony
These are authentic images of the actual marriage portion of the event, from the pre-ceremony to the vow-exchange to the receiving line. They can include any of the day's attendees. This is not a portrait category.

Reception
This is the big party. "Reception" photographs catch all the post-ceremony festivities from the cocktail hour through to the last dance and the bride and groom's departure. This is not a portrait category.

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.

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

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

Great Natural Light
“Great Natural Light” entries capture moments brilliantly lit under natural and ambient lighting conditions. NOTE: This category is not for images created with the help of any flash or strobe.,

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.