7th place in Kids (Being Kids)

A little girl crawls up a staircase in her dress in this image composed by a Netherlands wedding photographer.
Zuid Holland, Netherlands

Gerhard Nel

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Wedding photographer Gerhard Nel, was awarded 7th place for photo 1877171 in the Kids (Being Kids) category for the WPJA's 2016 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.

2016 Q2 Photography Contest Judges


  • Strong graphic appeal and dynamic bold color. Very well executed.

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