2012 Q3 Contest

Results from the 2012 Q3 - Wedding Photography Contests of the WPJA.

Award Winning Photographers from this Contest

Contest Judges

Chris Curry began his career at Houston’s Lufkin Daily News. His elevation in photojournalism quickly migrated to Burlington, Iowa’s The Hawk Eye followed by the Peoria Journal Star in central Illinois. Curry is recipient of the Cliff Edom New America Award, the Missouri School of Journalism Photographer of the Year and the Japanese Sasakawa Sports Foundation’s Canon Award. Most recently, Curry facilitated for the 2004 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, participated in a five-city tour and...

David Leeson has been a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News since 1984. In 2004, he was a Pulitzer Prize Winner for his photographs depicting the violence and poignancy of the war with Iraq. In 1985, Leeson was also a Pulitzer finalist for his photo coverage of apartheid in South Africa. In 1986, he lived on the streets of Dallas with the homeless for two months. The photos, published in a 24-page special section by The Dallas Morning News, won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award...

For the past eight years Jeanie Adams-Smith has been a professor in the photojournalism department at Western Kentucky University, one of the top college programs in the country. Jeanie is an award-winning photojournalist and has published three books of her photography. Jeanie’s multiple awards range from Kentucky Photographer of the Year in 2006 to first place in Pictures of the Year International for a multimedia piece of children of divorce in 2000. In the past year-and-a-half Jeanie has...

John Kaplan is one of America's most accomplished photographers, having been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, POY National Newspaper Photographer of the Year, the Overseas Press Club Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, and the Nikon Documentary Sabbatical Grant. John has been featured on the PBS’ program, Now with Bill Moyers, on CNN, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. John’s first feature length film, Not As I Pictured: A Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer’s...