v20 Contest and 2018 POY!

The results of the last wedding photojournalism contest for 2018 work — v20 — is live on the site. And I have to say: among the finest collection of images we've had, showing the full range of emotions and situations and stories. If anyone were to ask, "So what is wedding photojournalism?" I could almost just point them to this gallery of winners and they'd have a nearly complete conception. These are all excellent examples.

v20 Judges - 50 years of WPJA service!

Your judges for the v20 competition— esteemed professionals with years and awards under their belts in the realm of news photojournalism, as well as a combined total of more than FIFTY years of service to the WPJA! — were:

Denny Simmons

Ken Geiger

Renée C. Byer

Tom Reese

2018 Photographer of the Year

The top points earner for 2018 consistently impressed our judges time and again: 

Vinicius Fadul, of São Paulo, Brazil

In 2017, Vinicius was ranked 92 in the top 100 of WPJA photographers. Which should be encouraging for any photographers just getting started and for those who haven't entered as many WPJA contests as they will surely, now, make certain to do! He's competed also in WPJA Artistic Guild competitions, first earning a top 100 AG place in 2013.