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Deadline: 6th November 2009
Entry Fee: $10

[AG]WPJA Q3 ’09 Photography Contest

agwpja[AG]WPJA contests are only open to members who are in good standing with the organization, who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at time of entry, and who agree to the terms in these Official Rules.

Employees, officers and directors of the [AG]WPJA or any of their affiliates, and their immediate family members, are excluded. The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited.


The Q3 ’09 [AG]WPJA contest will consist of seven categories.

1. Bride
Images from the wedding day in which candid, natural moments of the bride are captured. The bride must be depicted as the main subject in photos submitted in this category. Portraits are not allowed in this category.

2. Groom
Images from the wedding day in which candid, natural moments of the groom are captured. The groom must be depicted as the main subject in photos submitted in this category. Portraits are not allowed in this category.

3. Sense of Place / Architecture
Images that capture the feeling, majesty, and ambiance of the ceremony/reception, and highlight the most appealing aspects of the structures/settings (churches, reception halls, tents, patios, beachfronts, woods, etc.) where the events of the day transpired.

4. Emotion
Entries that unobtrusively freeze intriguing expressions ranging from joy to tears.

5. Off-Camera Flash / Strobe
Photographs that depict images which are crafted using off-camera flash or strobe techniques. In these entries, the photographer is controlling the lighting, often overpowering the existing ambient light. Portraits are not allowed in this category.

6. Dancing
Anything from the reception dance floor that illustrates the mood of a particular moment (from the first dance to the end of the party).

7. Trash The Dress (TTD) Portrait
Any image, created AFTER the wedding ceremony (typically from a different day), that depicts the bride or couple in formal wedding attire, trashing the dress, regardless of setting.

The following types of submissions are encouraged: Photoshop manipulated, darkroom manipulated, in-camera manipulated, toned, infrared, cross-processed, Polaroid, Holga, toy camera, 4×5, etc…

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Medallions, PIX Pages, Contest Points, Cash, Free Contest Credits ELIGIBILITY: 21 Membership Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

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