PWPC Spring 2018 Wedding Photography Contest


Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Davina Palik | davina + daniel | Montreal, QC 
 2-nd Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 3-rd Place 
 Polk Liang | AGI Studio (Polk Liang) | Richmond Hill, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 5-th Place 
 Kendra Coupland | Love Tree Photography (Kendra Coupland) | New Westminster, BC 
 6-th Place 
 Rabih Madi | Madi Photography | Laval, QC 
 7-th Place 
 Cafa Liu | CAFAPHOTO | Toronto, ON 
 8-th Place 
 Joey Rudd | Joey Rudd Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 9-th Place 
 Robin Zhang | F29 Studio | Toronto, ON 
 10-th Place 
 John Lin | AGI Studio (John Lin) | Richmond Hill, ON 
 11-th Place 
 Betina Abrao | Betina Abrao Photo | Montreal, QC 
 12-th Place 
 Adeline Leonti | Avant Garde Studio | Montreal, QC 
 13-th Place 
 Amer Nabulsi | Amer Nabulsi Photography | Hamilton, ON 
 14-th Place 
 Lisa Paradis Lacey Peoples | Island Moments Photography | Nanoose Bay, BC 
 15-th Place 
 Dorota Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Dorota 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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 Movement and Motion 
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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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 Dance Floor 
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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: GTA IMAGING
GTA IMAGING - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2018 Contest
            Prize: $350 credit towards GTA IMAGING lab services  ($350 value)
Click here to view the Prize from GTA IMAGING - $350 credit towards GTA IMAGING lab services GTA IMAGING offers $350 credit towards any of GTA IMAGING's lab services. The winner will need to have a GTA IMAGING account, or they can sign up at www.gtaimaging.com
 
     Platinum Sponsor: Technicare
Technicare - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2018 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: Vistek
Vistek - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2018 Contest
            Prize: 2 Vistek Shopping Gift Cards  (value $100 each)
Click here to view the Prize from Vistek - 2 Vistek Shopping Gift Cards A Vistek Gift Card is a great way to make sure they get just the gift they want. With Canada's widest selection of imaging gear to choose from, the convenience of no expiration date and both in-store and online redemption, giving great gear has never been easier.
 
     Gold Sponsor: Fundy Designer
Fundy Designer - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2018 Contest
            Prize: All-in-one Fundy Lite Design Suite  ($199 value)
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     Gold Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2018 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 2018 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


Judges
   The Judges' decision on the Contest is final

PWPC Spring 2018 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Fran Chelico   
Fran Chelico   Fran Chelico Photography    (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Fran Chelico moved to Vancouver seven years ago after receiving formal training in New York City.

After dabbling in all kinds of photography she found her true love with weddings.
She loves the thrill and magic of weddings. To be able to capture a bride at her happiest and most radiant moment is always such a thrill. The couple are surrounded by all of the people who matter most and to capture the most tender moments as they unfold, is very magical.
To be responsible for someone else's memories that years from now will be relived over and over again just makes me so proud and fills my heart with joy. It is always such an honor.

Awards: PWPC, Fearless Photographer, JuneBug Weddings, and BC Wedding awards.
  
PWPC Spring 2018 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Laura Segall   
Laura Segall    Laura Segall Photography    (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

I am an Arizona based photographer who loves the desert, Boston Terriers and has a serious addiction to bright & colorful sneakers.
I studied photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and began my career working for newspapers all over the U.S. Currently, as a freelance photographer in Phoenix my work has been published in countless national and international publications.
Whether photographing an editorial assignment or a couple on their wedding day I approach each subject with thought, care and passion. I think about my own wedding as I photograph weddings for other people. That day was magical from start to finish for my husband and me. I will never forget how special it was to be surrounded by all of our friends and family. My goal is to capture that feeling for each and every one of my clients.
  
PWPC Spring 2018 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Dory Chamoun   
Dory Chamoun   N'Focus Productions    (Montreal, QC, Canada)

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 16 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.
His accolades include several awards from Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC), as well as WPPI, ISPWP and 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
 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. 
 Movement and Motion 
 Creative images taken in movement and motion 
 6. 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 
 7. 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 
 8. 
 Emotion 
 
 9. 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 10. 
 Dance Floor 
 Guests or Bride or (and) Groom 
 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