Wedding photographers from around the world submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s popular photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized for their work.
January 10, 2019
January 23, 2019 (11:59pm EST)
The WPJA contest judges have worked as staff picture desk editors at major news publications or are working photojournalists having won the highest news industry awards. Therefore, it is a natural progression for us to pool their talents to identify images with the same attributes as the high quality news images they work with on a daily basis.
From our deep roster of judges, four will be selected for each of our contests. The WPJA staff will make a pre-pass of the entries to ensure that the judges are presented with strong documentary wedding work that will measure up to the elements of the good photojournalism they are used to seeing, a list not limited to creativity, composition, lighting, technical qualities, cropping, emotional appeal, and good moments.
Awards & Prizes
The WPJA Awards will be presented as follows:
- Gold Medallions = All Four Judges Selected the Image
- Blue Medallions = Three Judges Selected the Image
- Purple Medallions = Two Judges Selected the Image
Winning images are placed in the Photo Award Galleries on the WPJA site, as well as the individual Member Profile Galleries.