PWPC Spring 2013 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Erika Mann | TWO MANN Studios | Canmore, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 3-rd Place 
 Susan & Krister Temme | Picture That Photography | Edmonton, AB 
 4-th Place 
 Ashley Macphee | Ashley MacPhee Photography | Montreal, QC 
 5-th Place 
 Diane Scaman + Mike Tan | Diane + Mike Photography | Calgary, AB 
 6-th Place 
 Jackie Au | Jackie Au Photography | Calgary, AB 
 7-th Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 8-th Place 
 Trina Lewis | Creationsphoto | Edmonton, AB 
 9-th Place 
 Frédéric Blanchet | Frédéric Blanchet Photographe | Chambly, QC 
 10-th Place 
 Adeline Leonti | Avant Garde Studio | Montreal, QC 

Contest Results
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Creative Lighting 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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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 Silver Sponsor Think Tank Photo  ($154 value) 
 5-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Kubota Image Tools  ($109 value) 
 6-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Totally Rad!  ($99 value) 

Contest Sponsors
     Silver Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2013 Contest
            Prize: Retrospective® 7  ($154 value)
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     Silver Sponsor: Kubota Image Tools
Kubota Image Tools - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2013 Contest
            Prize: Kubota Artistic Tools Viva La Vintage™  ($109 value)
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     Silver Sponsor: Totally Rad!
Totally Rad! - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2013 Contest
            Prize: RadLab  ($99 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

The Judges' decision on the Contest is final.

PWPC Spring 2013 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Christina Craft   
Christina Craft   FunkyTown Photography    (Victoria, BC)

Cristina loves mixing photojournalism, fashion, fine art, the unusual and the "funky".
In 2010/2011 she placed three times in the top 10 and once in the top 20 with the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Cristina also won several high-profile international awards from Kodak, the Wedding Photojournalist Association, Fearless, WedComp and the AGWPJA plus a few of her weddings have been published in leading magazines. Cristina takes wedding commissions all over the world and she is inspired to photograph such a variety of celebrations in so many different locations. Cristina holds a Master's degree in journalism from Carleton University and a Diploma in photography from the Western Academy of Photography. While at Western, she won the award for Best Overall Student and she is now teaching the school's wedding photography and business courses. She also offers wedding photography workshops.
PWPC Spring 2013 Wedding Photography Contest Judges: Vera Varley & Gleb Galkin   
Vera Varley & Gleb Galkin   LaVimage    (Montreal, QC)

Vera Varley & Gleb Galkin are an international award winning photographers.

On a never ending quest for true emotions: imposed and unexpected, they draw their inspiration from the human spirit, and are fascinated with the human face and form.

Their international awards include WPPI first and second place in photojournalistic category, fashioning photography award by Vermont photo gallery and several WPJA awards.

Their images have graced the pages of many magazines and gallery walls.
PWPC Spring 2013 Wedding Photography Contest Judges: Abby Taylor + Dave Moss   
Abby Taylor + Dave Moss   Abby + Dave    (Calgary, AB)

Abby + Dave are documentary wedding photographers based out of Calgary, AB.

Their work has taken them across western Canada, Mexico and Europe. They have been featured in magazines and wedding blogs and they were voted one of the 25 Most Inspiring Wedding Photographers in Canada for 2012 by Weddingbells.

At the end of the day, it's creating unique art, capturing honest moments and hearing from happy couples that reminds them why they love their work and what pushes them to continue developing their craft further.

Contest Categories
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Creative Lighting 
 Creative images with use of the available light, off camera flash, etc. 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Engagement Portrait 
 Creative images taken using reflective surfaces such as mirrors, windows, etc. 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 Images taken during reception 

   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