The Wedding Photojournalist Association is excited to announce that the 2019 v03 contest results are now live on the site.
Gold, Blue, and Purple Medallions were awarded by the following judges:
Mary F. Calvert is committed to using photography to effect meaningful social change and is known for producing work on gender-based human rights issues. Calvert believes that journalists have a duty to shine a light into the deepest recesses of the human experience and provide a mirror for society to examine itself.
For her work on sexual assault in the US Military, she is the recipient of numerous honors including the 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship; First Prize, Long-Term Projects in the 2016 World Press Photo Contest; the 2016 Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography; the 2015 and 2016 National Press Photographers Association Cliff Edom New America Award; the 2015 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Fellowship; and the 2014 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. In 2013 Calvert was awarded the Canon Female Photojournalist Award at Visa Pour L‘Image in Perpignan, France, for her project “The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military.” The resulting work was featured in a solo exhibition at the 2014 Visa Pour L’Image, International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France.
Calvert has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award twice and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography.
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. This six member committee determines the photographic coverage of the House and Senate, the conventions and the Inauguration.
From JFK to today, Dennis Brack has photographed the Presidents of the United States and he hopes to continue this coverage for years to come. Represented by Black Star, the clients have changed through the decades: LIFE, NEWSWEEK; were major clients over these years. Brack averaged a picture a week in TIME for twenty-three years.
Joe Weiss has worked as a photojournalist, multimedia reporter, designer, programmer, producer and editor in print and online media since 1996. He is currently an independent interactive producer and the developer of Soundslides, a multimedia authoring application for journalists. Previously he was an interactive producer at The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Director of Photography at The Herald-Sun in Durham, North Carolina, and worked for MSNBC.com as a multimedia producer in Redmond, Washington.
His multimedia reports have garnered national and international recognition including the Online Journalism Award for Creative Use of the Medium from the Online News Association and two Digital Edge awards from the NAA. His work has also received a Gold medal in the Society for News Design's Interactive Design competition. in 1996, he was named North Carolina Photographer of the Year.
For his development of Soundslides, he was awarded the 2007 J. Winton Lemen Award from the National Press Photographers Association.
He has judged several awards including Pictures of the Year International, Society for News Design's Interactive Design Awards, College Photographer of the Year, and the Online News Association's Online Journalism Awards. Weiss frequently speaks at seminars and workshops concerning the integration of photojournalism, audio reportage and multimedia technology, and has taught photojournalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Lisa Krantz has been a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News since March 2004. In the spring of 2018, Lisa was an Adjunct Profession at Texas A&M-San Antonio. Previously she worked at the Naples, Florida, Daily News for five years.
Among her notable honors, she was a 2018 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography. She received the American Society of News Editors Photojournalism Award in 2018; first place for Best Published Picture Story (Large markets) in NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Awards, 2018; the Award of Excellence, Newspaper Photographer of the Year, from POYi, in 2018; the Award of Excellence, Newspaper Local Picture Story, from POYi, 2018; the Award of Excellence, Feature, from POYi, 2017; an Editor & Publisher EPPY Award for Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website, 2016. She was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Feature Photography in 2015, for documenting the hard road Central American migrants must follow to seek refuge in the United States.
At the Express-News she covers everything from hurricanes to the NBA Championship, although her true love is telling intimate untold stories in communities. Most recently she spent close to two years documenting life in the small city of Helotes, Texas, as it struggles to maintain its identity in the face of suburban growth.