Wedding photographer Gerhard Nel, was awarded 1st place for photo 1445721 in the Kids (Being Kids) category for the WPJA's 2014 Q2 Photography Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Gerhard Nel, a Zuid Holland, Netherlands wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.
The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.
- This image really defines what the category is all about.