PWPC Summer 2017 Wedding Photography Contest


Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Cafa Liu | CAFAPHOTO | Toronto, ON 
 2-nd Place 
 Polk Liang | AGI Studio (Polk Liang) | Richmond Hill, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Rabih Madi | Madi Photography | Laval, QC 
 4-th Place 
 Sean LeBlanc | Sean LeBlanc Photography | Calgary, AB 
 5-th Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 6-th Place 
 Marcin Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Marcin Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 7-th Place 
 Andes Lo | Andes Lo Photographer | Toronto, ON 
 8-th Place 
 Jessica Thiessen | Deep Blue Photography (Jessica Thiessen) | Edmonton, AB 
 9-th Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 10-th Place 
 Justine Boulin | Justine Boulin Photography | Vancouver, BC 
 11-th Place 
 Geeshan Bandara | Geeshan Bandara Photography | Surrey, BC 
 12-th Place 
 Tim Chin | TIMCHIN photography+design | Montreal, QC 
 13-th Place 
 Robin Zhang | F29 Studio | Toronto, ON 
 14-th Place 
 Dorota Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Dorota Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 15-th Place 
 Ping Hu | Winter Lotus Photography | Calgary, 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 Summer 2017 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 Summer 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: Fundy Designer
Fundy Designer - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2017 Contest
            Prize: All-in-one Fundy Lite Design Suite  ($199 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Fundy Designer - All-in-one Fundy Lite Design Suite Free yourself from templates and get back to complete creative control. Use Fundy's patented Drop Zones® to design flush mount albums, matted albums, guest signing books and more. Never be stuck with templates again.
 
     Gold Sponsor: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Summer 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 Summer 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 Summer 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.


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 Summer 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Erin Wallis   
Erin Wallis   ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY    (Campbell River, BC)

Erin Wallis is an award-winning Vancouver Island photographer who showcases the beauty around her through her unique perspectives with her cameras and words. She shares her client stories, in a positive light, with the world on a daily basis.
Awards include Best Overall Photographer on Vancouver Island in 2015, as well as ranking #6 overall in 2015 and 2014 in the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC), Best Group photo with the BC Wedding Awards, and she has been awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award: with the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce, early on in her career Erin was also awarded an Emerging Photographer accolade with Photo Life Magazine.
Being published in numerous magazines and online blogs, Erin prides herself on her charity work with Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation having won awards and bestowed honours for her volunteer commitment to the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. She believes that life is beautiful and that if you can help make it more so, you should.
  
PWPC Summer 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Mike Tigchelaar   
Mike Tigchelaar   Zekar Photography    (Hamilton, ON)

Mike Tigchelaar is a proud husband and father as well as the founder and Lead Photographer of Zekar Photography Inc. He travels all over Southern Ontario to document weddings and lifestyle family shoots. Mike is also an active member on the Creative Advisory Board for the Mohawk College Still & Motion Program where he is able to pass on his expertise to the next generation of photographers.
Mike's professional photography career started in 2010 when Zekar Photography was made official. It was as an adventure that he stumbled into after years of doing landscape and street photography. Since then, Zekar Photography has grown to a team of three photographers.
Mike likes to keep things fun and candid letting his passion for Renaissance art shape his images. He has an uncanny knack for finding interesting angles and light sources in any situation, creating what he calls "wedding-scapes". His talent for anticipating candid moments and catching the very best moments is what keeps things fresh and fun.
Mike likes to explore other forms of art such as Japanese Bonsai and songwriting to keep things new and fresh and strives to keep finding inspiration in all aspects of life.
  
PWPC Summer 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Trevor Booth   
Trevor Booth   Trevor Booth Photography    (Tecumseh, ON)

Trevor's lust for life has brought him from traveling the world working for a world class cruise line to settling down with his family of his two children and his wife.

He is now one of the best established photographers in Southwestern Ontario with many accolades and awards from Windsor, ON. He has been shooting for over 26 years, and in business for 13 years.

Capturing the essence and uniqueness of his client's most memorable day. He focuses on documenting the spontaneity, joy and personalities of his clients using cool perspectives and innovative techniques.

His experience to capture moments with ease allow his clients to fully enjoy and to be relaxed throughout their wedding day.
  


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