PWPC Spring 2017 Wedding Photography Contest


Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Sean LeBlanc | Sean LeBlanc Photography | Calgary, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 cafa liu | cafaphoto | Toronto, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Tim Chin | TIMCHIN photography+design | Montreal, QC 
 5-th Place 
 Polk Liang | AGI Studio | Richmond Hill, ON 
 6-th Place 
 Martin McMahon | Martin McMahon Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 7-th Place 
 Barbara Cameron | Barbara Ann Studios | Ottawa, ON 
 8-th Place 
 Sandra Walker | Walker Photography (Sandra) | Airdrie, AB 
 9-th Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 10-th Place 
 Rabih Madi | Madi Photography | Laval, QC 
 11-th Place 
 John Lin | AGI Studio | Richmond Hill, ON 
 12-th Place 
 Scott Walker | Walker Photography (Scott) | Airdrie, AB 
 13-th Place 
 Jody Goodwin | Jody Goodwin Photography | Canmore, AB 
 14-th Place 
 Genelle Giblett | Genelle Amber Studios | Prince Albert, SK 
 15-th Place 
 Marcin Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Marcin Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 


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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 Location / Structure 
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 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Emotion 
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 Wedding Details 
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 Reception 
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 Humor 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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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: Technicare
Technicare - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Spring 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 www.technicare.com
 
     Gold Sponsor: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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.
 
     Bronze Sponsor: Fundy Software
Fundy Software - Bronze Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2017 Contest
            Prize: FUNDY Image Brander and Blog Collage  ($78 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Fundy Software - FUNDY Image Brander and Blog Collage FUNDY Image Brander and Blog Collage help you tell the story of your brand, your way. Create beautiful web collages and watermark your images in seconds to share with the world.


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


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

PWPC Spring 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Curtis Moore   
Curtis Moore   Moore Photography    (Winnipeg, MB)

Curtis Moore's career in photography began over ten years ago. With a love for cinema and documentaries, he was immediately drawn to the unique storytelling opportunities that came with wedding photography. He has studied alongside many of the industry's greats, including Mike Colon, Cliff Mautner, Lanny and Erika from TwoMann Studios, and Ben and Erin Chrisman.

Curtis is now a celebrated photographer himself, with a list of accolades and awards including 2016 PWPC Photographer of the year, Fearless Awards and JuneBug Best of the Best.

Armed with a lust for life, his keen curiosity and boldness enable him to produce incredible storytelling imagery. Curtis' work abounds with authenticity. He captures powerful moments with great emotional depth, unique shots with shocking comedic value, and every beautiful moment in between, with ease and greatness.
  
PWPC Spring 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Jeff Cooke   
Jeff Cooke   Cooked Photography    (Halifax, NS)

As the leader of Cooked Photography, Jeff has travelled the world visually narrating captivating stories of couples caught up in life's most romantic adventure while shattering the status quo of wedding photography.

With creativity and innovation at the core of everything he does, his pure heart is exposed in his ability to fuse jaw-dropping, moment-driven imagery and raw emotion, artistically documenting your love story from the most honest and fresh perspective. He's also an active photography educator, speaking on international photography conferences such as Mystic Seminars in Portland, Oregon, Hi On Life in Hawaii, Nine Dots in London, and Fearless Europe in Budapest, and he was also a recent judge for the 2016 Masters of Italian Wedding Photography contest.

Jeff is also proud to be an award-winning member of organizations like PWPC, Fearless Photographers, Junebug Weddings, and the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
  


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. 
  Location / Structure 
 Images that represent where the wedding is taking place (interior or exterior) 
 6. 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 
 7. 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 
 8. 
 Emotion 
 
 9. 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 10. 
 Reception 
 Images taken during the Reception 
 11. 
 Humor 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 12. 
 Bridal Portrait 
 

   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