PWPC Spring 2015 Wedding Photography Contest


Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Derrick Rice | Union Eleven (Derrick Rice) | Ottawa, ON 
 2-nd Place 
 Ludo Jacob Suissa | Black Swan Foto | Montreal, QC 
 3-rd Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 4-th Place 
 Sean LeBlanc | Sean LeBlanc Photography | Calgary, AB 
 5-th Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 6-th Place 
 Fran Chelico | Fran Chelico Photography | North Vancouver, BC 
 7-th Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 8-th Place 
 Ann Wen | Green Tea Photography (Ann Wen) | Ottawa, ON 
 9-th Place 
 Adeline Leonti | Avant Garde Studio | Montreal, QC 
 10-th Place 
 cafa liu | cafaphoto | Toronto, ON 
 11-th Place 
 Annuj Yoganathan | Impressions by Annuj | Toronto, ON 
 12-th Place 
 Andrew Geddes | Union Eleven (Andrew Geddes) | Ottawa, ON 
 13-th Place 
 Kelly Redinger | Kelly Redinger | Photographer | Sherwood Park, AB 
 14-th Place 
 Barbara Cameron | Barbara Ann Studios | Ottawa, ON 
 15-th Place 
 Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Victoria, BC 


Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Ceremony 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Location / Structure 
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 Groom's Portrait 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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 Reception 
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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


Prizes
   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: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2015 Contest
            Prize: two 'One Year' Albumdraft memberships  (value $288 each)
Click here to view the Prize from Albumdraft - Two 'One Year' 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.
 
     Platinum Sponsor: Technicare
Technicare - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2015 Contest
            Prize: 2 inch Gallery wrapped Fine Art -20"x36"  ($200 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Technicare - 2 inch Gallery wrapped Fine Art -Premium Canvas - 20"x36" The unique solvent finish is resistant to moisture, fingerprints and other similar contaminants. The full image can be used for wrapping along the sides or optionally a colour border can be added.
 
     Gold Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2015 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 Spring 2015 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.
 
     Bronze Sponsor: Fundy Software
Fundy Software - Bronze Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2015 Contest
            Prize: FUNDY Studio Survival Kit  ($75 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Fundy Software - FUNDY Studio Survival Kit FUNDY Studio Survival Kit includes a fashionable hand-drawn, graphic camera Tees, Wayfarer-style sunglasses, Fundy branded coffee mug and print glass.


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


Judges
   The Judges' decision on the Contest is final

PWPC Spring 2015 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Inbal Sivan   
Inbal Sivan   Inbal Sivan Photography    (Brooklyn, NY - guest Judge)

Inbal Sivan is an Israeli-born photographer currently based in Brooklyn but shooting all over. She studied photography in both Israel and New York, and received her degree in photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2004.
Since then, her fine art photography has been exhibited nationally and published internationally. Shooting professionally since 2003, Sivan has tried her hand at many areas of photography but found weddings to be the most challenging and satisfying, and as such has been photographing about 40 wedding per year for the better part of a decade.
Sivan has also held various faculty positions in photography programs, with courses covering studio lighting, location lighting, advanced photography technique, darkroom printing, portraiture, and long form documentary.
  
PWPC Spring 2015 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Joseph Victor Stefanchik   
Joseph Victor Stefanchik   Chrisman Studios    (Metro D.C. - guest Judge)

Joseph Victor Stefanchik an editorial and wedding photographer with Chrisman Studios lives and breathes photography.

His passion for teaching began in 2004, and to this day, his loves sharing his 15+ years of experience with other photographers.

Highlights in Joseph's photojournalism career include winning the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for International Photojournalism (twice) as well as being named a Pulitzer Prize Finalist.
  


Contest Categories
 1. 
 Getting Ready 
 
 2. 
 The Wedding Dress 
 
 3. 
 Ceremony 
 Images taken during the Ceremony 
 4. 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 5. 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 
 6. 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 
 7. 
 Location / Structure 
 Images that represent where the wedding is taking place (interior or exterior) 
 8. 
 Groom's Portrait 
 
 9. 
 Engagement Portrait 
 
 10. 
 Bridal Portrait 
 
 11. 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 12. 
 Reception 
 Images taken during the 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