PWPC Summer 2016 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 2-nd Place 
 Cafa Liu | CAFAPHOTO | Toronto, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Barbara Cameron | Barbara Ann Studios | Ottawa, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Dorota Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Dorota Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 5-th Place 
 Marcin Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Marcin Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 6-th Place 
 Ann Wen | Green Tea Photography (Ann Wen) | Ottawa, ON 
 7-th Place 
 Martin McMahon | Martin McMahon Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 8-th Place 
 John Park | John and Veronica Photography Inc. | North York, ON 
 9-th Place 
 Elfreda Dalby | Elfreda Dalby Photography | Guelph, ON 
 10-th Place 
 Adeline Leonti | Avant Garde Studio | Montreal, QC 
 11-th Place 
 Justine Boulin | Justine Boulin Photography | Vancouver, BC 
 12-th Place 
 Vivian Yue | Yueko Image | Calgary, AB 
 13-th Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 14-th Place 
 Chrystal Stringer | Chrystal Stringer Photography | Edmonton, AB 
 15-th Place 
 Jessica Thiessen | Deep Blue Photography (Jessica Thiessen) | Edmonton, AB 

One year free PWPC membership winners
 1-st winner 
 Marcin Karpowicz (Edmonton, AB) 
 2-nd winner 
 Martin Metivier (Montreal, QC) 
 3-rd winner 
 Vivian Yue (Calgary, AB) 

Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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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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 Cutting the Cake 
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 Wedding Details 
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 Dance Floor 
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 Bouquet / Garter Toss 
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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

   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 
Three of the Summer 2016 Contest participants will be randomly selected and rewarded with a FREE one year PWPC membership!

Contest Sponsors

     Platinum Sponsor: Technicare
Technicare - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2016 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
     Gold Sponsor: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2016 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 Summer 2016 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 Summer 2016 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 Summer 2016 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

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

PWPC Summer 2016 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Arjuna Kodisinghe   
Arjuna Kodisinghe   Light Delight Photography    (Calgary, AB)

Born and raised in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka, Arjuna Kodisinghe has been shooting for close to 15 years. Now living in the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta with his wife and the two boys, he started his photography career as a commercial stock photographer but soon realized that capturing people's emotions, one-of-a-kind moments and story-telling portraits are much more satisfying than technically perfect commercial photos.

While he still enjoys the technical side of photography, the best part of shooting a wedding for him is to connect with his clients through creative photography and turn those moments to life long memories. Wedding photography gives Arjuna the opportunity to capture not only the unforgettable events as they unfold throughout the day but also dramatic portraits of the couple's love story.
PWPC Summer 2016 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Jérémie Perron   
Jérémie Perron   Filisofik studio    (Trois-Rivieres, QC)

Hi all, thanks for reading me! My photographer career started the same way as so many things in my life. With a heartbeat. Didn't think, didn't planned, I just did it. No school, only Google, some books and a great desire to learn a way that would allow me to communicate the way I see the world. When people hire me, that's what they obtain: the way I see them. I am a witness. A witness of relation, a witness of joy, a witness of love. It's no surprise I kinda fell in love with all my clients. Sharing the moment with them is the only way I can do it.

I founded Filisofik studio in 2010 and have started working as a full time photographer since 2014 with a desire to give more than what I receive. It didn't worked. I always received more. I love being a souvenirs hunter, especially for all the people I have been able to meet because of this career.
PWPC Summer 2016 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Robin Zhang   
Robin Zhang   F29 Studio    (Toronto, ON)

Internationally acclaimed award winning photographer including Fearless Award, and PWPC Award. Also the owner of F29 Studio. F29 Studio is a group of passionate, award-winning wedding photographers and cinematographers based in Toronto, ON. Not only have we won multiple wedding photography contest awards both in Canada and internationally, but we also LOVE what we do: creating unique still and video images of the most important event of your life -- your wedding celebration. Our energy and enthusiasm are second to none. We don't consider photography or videography just a job -- rather it's part of our life. We believe in doing more than just capturing moments... we craft a story of love, laughter, tears and meaning. We're friendly, patient, respectful, and responsible--and we're great listeners too. The more we know about you, the better we can tailor your visual story to match your taste and personality. We REFUSE to do cookie-cutter wedding photography or videography on your once-in-a-lifetime day!

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Images taken during the Ceremony 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Movement and Motion 
 Creative images taken in movement and motion 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Cutting the Cake 
 Images of cutting the cake 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 Dance Floor 
 Guests or Bride or (and) Groom 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Bouquet / Garter Toss 
 Best moments captured during the event 

   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