2019 v01 Photography Competition

The Wedding Photojournalist Association's v01 photography competition for 2019.

Contest Judges

WPJA Judge since 2007 - Pulitzer Prize winner David Leeson is a Dallas-based photojournalist and visual artist, freelancing in still and video photography. He worked as a newspaper photographer from 1977 to 2008. Leeson was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times prior to winning the award in 2004 for photographs made for The Dallas Morning News during the war in Iraq. He has also... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2009 - Michael Ainsworth is a former staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News. A graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, with a degree in journalism, he has won awards for his coverage of spot news and sports. He was one of the staffers at the DMN who were honored to receive the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina and... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2006 - A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Susan Walsh matriculated at Boston University hoping to become an aerospace engineer. However, her first semester Ds in physics and calculus led her looking for classes that would improve her grade point average. Her work in a second semester basic photography course won her an A and a new interest. She continued taking photography... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2018 - Jen Tse is a photo editor and writer based in New York. In 2017, she was Newsweek's acting Director of Photography. Prior to Newsweek, she worked for TIME Magazine, NOOR Images, and 500px. She worked as a visual journalist and editor in Toronto, Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Bangkok before moving to New York in 2015. Her photo editing, photography,... Read more