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2010 BRIDES Magazine

For the fourth consecutive year, BRIDES Magazine and the WPJA are joining forces to sponsor the BRIDES|WPJA Photography Contest, exclusive to WPJA members. Winners of this year’s competition will have their photos published in the November/December issue of BRIDES Magazine and online on and Only images created in 2009 by WPJA members are eligible. First-place winners from each of the contest’s 10 categories will be published in the magazine and online. The top 10 winners in each category will be published on

Contest Judges

The editorial staff of BRIDES Magazine will select and rank the first through tenth place winning images from each category.Read more

The WPJA provided another top-notch judging panel consisting of Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalists and picture editors for this round. CAROL GUZY, PHOTOJOURNALIST Carol Guzy is a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer with The Washington Post. Guzy originally studied to be a nurse, but changed course after taking a photojournalism class. She received her most recent Pulitzer in... Read more