01. Bride Getting Ready
“Bride Getting Ready” entries spontaneously capture the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and nail-biting before the ceremony.
02. Groom Getting Ready
“Groom Getting Ready” entries spontaneously capture the behind the scenes activities of the groom, sometimes with his crew, before the ceremony. The groom must be included in these entries.
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.
05. First Dance
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.
07. 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.).
09. Mirrors (creative use of)
Looking for images which reflect creative and unique usage of "Mirrors" in the events surrounding a wedding.
10. Portrait of Bridal Party
A category for portraits that feature multiple members of the bridal party. Photographers are encouraged to adopt a creative approach to their submissions.