PWPC Spring 2012 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Erika Mann | TWO MANN Studios | Canmore, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Victoria, BC 
 3-rd Place 
 Elaine + Kenneth Soong | Just Married Photography | Edmonton, AB 
 4-th Place 
 Vera Varley | LaVimage | Montreal, QC 
 5-th Place 
 Maggie Habieda Nowakowski | Fotografia Boutique | Oakville, ON 
 6-th Place 
 Jasser Abu-Giemi | Jasser Abu-Giemi | Toronto, ON 
 7-th Place 
 Kelly Redinger | Kelly Redinger | Photographer | Sherwood Park, AB 
 8-th Place 
 Brent Foster | Brent Foster Photography | Wallaceburg, ON 
 9-th Place 
 Sophie Asselin | Sophie Asselin photographe | Montreal, QC 
 10-th Place 
 Trina Lewis | Creationsphoto | Edmonton, AB 

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

Participants had 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 
 Prize  from the Gold Sponsor Think Tank Photo  ($279 value) 
 5-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Kelly Moore Bag Store  ($199 value) 
 6-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Totally Rad!  ($149 value) 
 7-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Kubota Image Tools  ($109 value) 

Contest Sponsors
     Gold Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2012 Contest
            Prize: Airport Acceleration® V2.0  ($279 value)
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     Silver Sponsor: Kelly Moore Bag Store
Kelly Moore Bag Store - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2012 Contest
            Prize: Winner's choice of any camera bag from Kelly Moore, up to $199
Prize: Winner's choice of any camera bag from Kelly Moore Bag Store
     Silver Sponsor: Totally Rad!
Totally Rad! - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2012 Contest
            Prize: RadLab  ($149 value)
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     Silver Sponsor: Kubota Image Tools
Kubota Image Tools - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2012 Contest
            Prize: Kubota Artistic Tools Viva La Vintage™  ($109 value)
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Image size and other requirements
   You may upload up to 30 images per Photographer per Contest
   All images uploaded for the Contest must be 780 pixels on the long side in JPEG format with extension .jpg and no larger than 200 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

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

PWPC Spring 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Cassandra Leslie   
Cassandra Leslie   C2 Studios Photography    (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Weddings are timeless moments - capturing them is a feat and a pleasure. Cassandra is a full time photographer and educator living in Montreal, Canada. Having earned a Masters Degree focusing on the works of Canadian photographers and trained in creative education, Cassandra continues to broaden her learning and creative experience while developing and running seminars and workshops for every level of photography in her Montreal-based studio. With commissions from all over the U.S. and Canada her whimsical style echoes the importance of fun and the uniqueness of each moment that expresses connection. A visual artist for over 20 years, she specialises in the production of creative, diverse pieces from painting, illustration, to graphics and photography and works actively within the local community, teaching courses and seminars at different creative centres in and around Montreal.
PWPC Spring 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: James Paul Correia   
James Paul Correia   James Paul Correia Photography    (Montreal, QC)

James is a constantly growing wedding photojournalist with a strong belief in natural storytelling in a fun and creative manner. He strives to document more than just visuals, focusing on capturing the emotions of the day. In his eyes, our role as wedding photojournalists is to preserve memories and capture moments that tell us exactly how you feel at that instant.

James is based in Montreal but has strong roots in Toronto splitting his time shooting weddings in both cities. Always looking to hone his craft and try something new, he builds upon his skills through workshops and constant self-improvement. He has won awards in previous PWPC contests and looks forward to seeing all the talent in this years competition.
PWPC Spring 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Jean Chartrand   
Jean Chartrand   DigitalPixs    (Ottawa, ON)

I have been working in the photography field for 30 years. I worked for the National Film Board of Canada, Kodak Canada, Danka International and myself. I have made prints for Karsh, photographed a couple of Prime Ministers, Princess Diana, Paul Gross, Caroline Dhavernas but I also photograph everyday people's weddings, family portraits and special events.

Always looking to improve myself, I attend seminars, workshops and enter print shows to challenge myself as a photographer. In 2011, I received my Masters designation from the PPOC.
For me photography is more than just a job, I love the creativity, I love the challenges of a shoot, I love the teachers who share their knowledge with us.
I look forward to see all of your images.

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 Images taken during the preparations, before the wedding (hair studio, hotel room, at home, etc.) 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Beauty of the wedding gown worn by the bride or hanging up 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Creative, fun images of the bridal party 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Images taken during reception 
 Images taken on dance floor 

   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