PWPC Fall 2017 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Davina Palik | davina + daniel | Montreal, QC 
 2-nd Place 
 Cafa Liu | CAFAPHOTO | Toronto, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Erin Wallis | ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY | Campbell River, BC 
 4-th Place 
 Rabih Madi | Madi Photography | Laval, QC 
 5-th Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 6-th Place 
 Jody Goodwin | Jody Goodwin Photography | Golden, BC 
 7-th Place 
 Sean LeBlanc | Sean LeBlanc Photography | Calgary, AB 
 8-th Place 
 Lisa Paradis Lacey Peoples | Island Moments Photography | Nanoose Bay, BC 
 9-th Place 
 Martin McMahon | Martin McMahon Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 10-th Place 
 Marie-Christine Genero | Genero Photo | Montreal, QC 
 11-th Place 
 Karyne Gagne | Karyne Gagne Photo | Saguenay, QC 
 12-th Place 
 Dorota Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Dorota Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 13-th Place 
 Andes Lo | Andes Lo Photographer | Toronto, ON 
 14-th Place 
 Tim Chin | TIMCHIN photography+design | Montreal, QC 
 15-th Place 
 Sunny Szpak-Holly | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 

Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Location / Structure 
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 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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 Movement and Motion 
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Fees and Eligibility
   The Contest was open to PWPC Members only
   Members have to log in  to see Contest rules
   If you are not a Member yet, please apply here

   Participants have the chance to win cash and other prizes for their winning photos
 1-st place Contest Winner 
 $500 cash 
 2-nd place Contest Winner 
 $350 cash 
 3-rd place Contest Winner 
 $250 cash 
 4-th place Contest Winner 
 First Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 5-th place Contest Winner 
 Second Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 6-th place Contest Winner 
 Third Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 7-th place Contest Winner 
 Fourth Pick of Sponsor's Prize 

Contest Sponsors

     Platinum Sponsor: Technicare
Technicare - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2017 Contest
            Prize: $250 credit towards Technicare lab services  ($250 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Technicare - $250 credit towards Technicare lab services Technicare offers $250 credit towards any of Technicare's lab services. The winner will need to have a Technicare account, or they can sign up at
     Gold Sponsor: Fundy Designer
Fundy Designer - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2017 Contest
            Prize: All-in-one Fundy Lite Design Suite  ($199 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Fundy Designer - All-in-one Fundy Lite Design Suite Free yourself from templates and get back to complete creative control. Use Fundy's patented Drop Zones® to design flush mount albums, matted albums, guest signing books and more. Never be stuck with templates again.
     Gold Sponsor: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2017 Contest
            Prize: two '6-months' Albumdraft memberships  (value $87 each)
Click here to view the Prize from Albumdraft - Two '6-months' Albumdraft memberships Online album proofing for wedding photographers. Albumdraft is the most practical and professional solution for wedding photographers to get the album design reviewed and approved by their clients.
     Gold Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2017 Contest
            Prize: Retrospective® 7  ($162 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Think Tank Photo - Retrospective® 7 Inconspicuous, soft-sided shoulder bag with a simple exterior that blends into the environment while carrying photo gear. Included a rear pocket which will hold your iPad or an 11" Mac-Book Air.
     Silver Sponsor: The Image Salon
The Image Salon - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2017 Contest
            Prize: $100 credit  ($100 value)
Click here to view the Prize from The Image Salon - $100 credit The Image Salon is a post-production service for the busy, yet discerning wedding photographer. Brought together by international, award-winning photographers Davina & Daniel Kudish.

Image size and other requirements
   You may upload up to 30 images per Photographer per Contest
   All images uploaded for the Contest must be 920 pixels on the long side in JPEG format with extension .jpg and no larger than 300 KB
   Images must have no borders, edges, strokes, studio logos, names etc.
   No specific file name required for images
   All images must be taken by the participant at actual wedding or engagement session. No images allowed from workshops, all types of commercial shots, etc.
   Each photo may be submitted only to one Category of the Contest and may not be used at any other upcoming PWPC Contests
   No collages allowed
   Judges may disqualify a photo if it does not comply with the rules of the Contest

   All Judges of the Contest are the PWPC Members
   The Judges' decision on the Contest is final

PWPC Fall 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Kristen Borelli   
Kristen Borelli   Kristen Borelli Photography    (Nanaimo, BC)

I kicked off my wedding photography business almost 5 years ago at age 23 and after shooting almost 100 weddings I still have continued to love every minute of it.
I ranked 5th in "Overall Wedding Photographer" on Vancouver Island in 2016 and will continue to push myself to be the best I can.
My work has taken me all over British Columbia, across Canada and to some of my favourite places in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Participating in workshops taught by world renowned photographers has been a huge part of my success and I couldn't be happier to be a part of such a talented industry.
I have met so many incredible couples and fellow photographers over the years and I am looking forward to seeing what the future brings.
PWPC Fall 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Polk Liang   
Polk Liang   AGI Studio    (Richmond Hill, ON)

Polk Liang, senior commercial photographer and award winning wedding photographer including PWPC Award, ISPWP Award, WPPI Award in past 8 years.

Chief Photographer of AGI studio, a wedding photography & videography studio which has been helping brides and grooms all over the Greater Toronto Area and international couples capture their special day for over 7 years.

Passionate about painting the most fantastic time and leaving an everlasting memory for wedding couples with unique photography skills.

Dedicated to create not only artistic photos, but also images full of emotions and stories.
PWPC Fall 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Dory Chamoun   
Dory Chamoun   N'Focus Productions    (Montreal, QC)

Dory Chamoun is an internationally award-winning photographer based in Montreal, QC. His passion for photography is reflected in his work. He puts at ease and brings out the best in his clients with his charismatic and humorous approach.
His love began at a young age as a boy who always had a camera in hand. Now, with 15 years experience in the field, he continues to thrive as N'Focus by Dory. He loves his work to the point of having both cameras tattooed on his arms.
He has been awarded several times in the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC) contests and has had his work featured recently in Nikon's 100th Anniversary gallery. He has also received other international awards from other photography institutions, ISPWP & MyWed amongst others. Dory will find the beauty in every event he shoots. His goal is to provide you with moments captured that not only allow you to relive that memory, but also experience again the emotions felt.

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Images taken during the Ceremony 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Location / Structure 
  Images that represent where the wedding is taking place (interior or exterior) 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
  Images taken during the Reception 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Movement and Motion 
 Creative images taken in movement and motion 

   Minor Photoshop enhancements are allowed (cropping, colour correction, blemishes removal, etc.)
   Colour, B/W, or toned images are acceptable
   Portrait images may be set up or prompted by the photographer
   Photos must be appropriate for a general audience
   All images are Copyright of their owners