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Deadline: 30th October 2009
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WPJA Q3 2009 Wedding Photo Contest

wpjaThis is the third quarterly photo contest offered by the Wedding Photojournalist Association for 2009.

The contest is exclusively for images created by WPJA photographers.

CATEGORIES – Q3 ’09 WPJA CONTEST

01. Getting Ready
“Getting Ready” entries spontaneously capture the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and nail-biting before the ceremony.

02. Ceremony
“Ceremony” shots catch guests and participants throughout pre-ceremony, vow-exchange, and receiving line activity.

03. Reception
“Reception” photographs document festivities from the cocktail hour through the last dance and departure.

04. Details (Found)
“Details (Found)” encompasses tighter shots of the day’s small slices AS THEY WERE FOUND.
NOTE: This category is NOT for set-up detail shots. It’s important that images submitted in this category don’t contain content controlled by the photographer.

05. Dancing
Photos submitted into “Dancing” will display the varied emotions that take place on a wedding reception dance floor. Anything from the reception dance floor that illustrates the mood of a particular moment (from the first dance to the end of the party).

06. Emotion
“Emotion” entries unobtrusively freeze intriguing expressions ranging from joy to tears.

07. Humor
“Humor” photographs document the lighter side of the wedding day.

08. Creative Portrait
“Creative Portrait” employs a fresh and artistic approach to portraiture in capturing the bride, groom, bridal party, family, friends, children and/or any other posed wedding party member. Candid moments are not eligible for this category.
NOTE: Though this category may resemble traditional portraiture for some, the key here is to be creative with your subjects.

09. Scene Setters
“Scene Setters” provide the essence of the story through one image. Such photographs are derived when the photographer steps back and takes it all in.

10. Toasting
For the “Toasting” category, we are looking for images of individuals toasting.

11. Weather
For the “Weather” category, entries include the effects that the weather had on the wedding day (hot, cold, rain, wind, etc.).

12. Other Vendors
“Other Vendors” submissions include images of musicians, DJs, bands, wedding planners, reception hall staff, florists, caterers, etc., performing their job to make the wedding day possible.

The WPJA proudly recognizes the Photographer of the Year (POY), that member holding the most contest points (except those awarded from categories designated for portraits and/or details) at the end of each year.This recipient is recognized with a permanent engraving of his or her name on the perpetually Traveling Trophy.

Each year, this trophy is returned to the WPJA and awarded to their successor the following year.

The WPJA PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR wins an additional $1,000.00 CASH (USD) GRAND PRIZE BONUS.

First runner up wins a $500.00 CASH (USD) AWARD.
Second runner up wins $250.00 CASH (USD) AWARD.

These CASH AWARD BONUSES are in addition to all other awards earned from each category.

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PRIZE DETAILS: Medallions, Contest Points, POY Trophy ELIGIBILITY: 21+/ Member Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

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