Documentary Wedding Photography Contests for 2018

Wedding photographers from around the world submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's popular photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized for their work. They know that their photographs are going to be scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry, and they appreciate that winning these competitions is a true accomplishment.

2018 ContestS

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2018 v01 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v02 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v03 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v04 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v05 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v06 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v07 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v08 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v09 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v10 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v11 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v12 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v13 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v14 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v15 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v16 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v17 Wedding Photography Contest - View Results

2018 v18 Wedding Photography Contest:
Contest Opens: December 1, 2018
Submission Deadline: December 12, 2018 (11:59pm EST)

2018 v19 - Submission Deadline: January 2, 2019

2018 v20 - Submission Deadline: January 16, 2019

(This contest schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.)

Judges and Awards

The WPJA contest judges have worked as staff picture desk editors at major news publications or are working photojournalists having won the highest news industry awards. Therefore, it is a natural progression for us to pool their talents to identify images with the same attributes as the high quality news images they work with on a daily basis.

From our deep roster of judges, four will be selected for each of our contests. The WPJA staff will make a pre-pass of the entries to ensure that the judges are presented with strong documentary wedding work that will measure up to the elements of the good photojournalism they are used to seeing, a list not limited to creativity, composition, lighting, technical qualities, cropping, emotional appeal, and good moments.

The WPJA Awards will be presented as follows:

Gold Medallions = All Four Judges Selected the Image

Blue Medallions = Three Judges Selected the Image

Purple Medallions = Two Judges Selected the Image

Winning images are placed in the Photo Award Galleries on the WPJA site, as well as the individual Member Profile Galleries.