PWPC Summer 2018 Wedding Photography Contest


Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Davina Palik | davina + daniel | Montreal, QC 
 2-nd Place 
 Polk Liang | AGI Studio (Polk Liang) | Richmond Hill, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Cafa Liu | CAFAPHOTO | Toronto, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 5-th Place 
 Andes Lo | Andes Lo Photographer | Toronto, ON 
 6-th Place 
 Martin McMahon | Martin McMahon Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 7-th Place 
 Dorota Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Dorota Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 8-th Place 
 Robin Zhang | F29 Studio | Toronto, ON 
 9-th Place 
 Dory Chamoun | N'Focus Productions | Laval, QC 
 10-th Place 
 Betina Abrao | Betina Abrao Photo | Montreal, QC 
 11-th Place 
 Rabih Madi | Madi Photography | Laval, QC 
 12-th Place 
 Virginie & Samuel Wiss | sv photograph | Victoria, BC 
 13-th Place 
 Kristin Ireland | Mondays with Mac Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 14-th Place 
 Yi Lin | Yi Lin | Richmond Hill, ON 
 15-th Place 
 John Lin | AGI Studio (John Lin) | Richmond Hill, ON 


Contest Results
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Getting Ready 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Reception 
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 Ceremony 
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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 Humor 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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 Reflections 
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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 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 Summer 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: Fundy Designer
Fundy Designer - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2018 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 2018 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 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 Summer 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
   All Judges of the Contest are the PWPC Members
   The Judges' decision on the Contest is final

PWPC Summer 2018 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Emilie Olson   
Emilie Olson   Emilie Olson Photography    (Montreal, QC)

My career started in 2007 as a Montreal based wedding photographer when I jumped into the scene; young, bright eyed and bushy tailed. I studied within a Fine Art's photography program, which added to self-taught creativity. Studies helped me to better critic my own work and the work of others, gaining a stronger skill in story telling.

After hundreds of weddings my love continues to grow. It's the opportunity to meet vibrant new people, all of which have their own cultures, passions and stories. Weddings are also my playground to learn new skills within a high stress environment. Always with it's challenges but never without it's rewards. My sideline passions include baking; my sweet tooth cannot be matched, as well as travel.

Much like a exploring weddings; a 24 hour view into two people's lives, I also love to document the broader scale and lifestyle that happens within other parts of the world.
  
PWPC Summer 2018 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Barbara Cameron   
Barbara Cameron   Barbara Ann Studios    (Ottawa, ON)

Barbara Cameron has a wedding style that is romantic, sexy, and glamorous. She strives to create stunning images and bring an upbeat personality to her client's wedding day. It is her personal belief that the person clients choose to photograph their wedding should feel like a good friend.

Barbara Ann Studios was named a Top Inspiration Wedding Photographer in 2011 with Wedding Bells and most recently, she has expanded her business into the education side and spoke at Canada's Premiere Photography Convention in Vancouver on how to properly pose and light Plus Size Brides.
  
PWPC Summer 2018 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Geeshan Bandara   
Geeshan Bandara   Geeshan Bandara Photography    (Surrey, BC)

My name is Geeshan Bandara and I am primarily a documentary wedding photographer. I studied Photojournalism at the Western Academy of Photography in Victoria, Canada and this has provided the foundation for my documentary style.

Though I spend my time between Sri Lanka and Canada, I prefer to shoot all over the world. My biggest reward is to discover a couple in love that trusts me to narrate their day and my goal is to capture the most powerful and compelling images to which they can always return.

I love shooting weddings because I'm given this incredibly intimate access to a couple and a chance to capture the entire gamut of emotions that make that day special. I am proud to say that I have accolades with Fearless Photographers, ISPWP, WPJA, TiR and PWPC.
  
PWPC Summer 2018 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.
  


Contest Categories
 1. 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 
 2. 
 Engagement Portrait 
 
 3. 
 Getting Ready 
 
 4. 
 Bridal Portrait 
 
 5. 
 Reception 
 Images taken during reception 
 6. 
 Ceremony 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 7. 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 
 8. 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 9. 
 Humor 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 10. 
 The Wedding Dress 
 
 11. 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 12. 
 Reflections 
 Creative images taken using reflective surfaces such as mirrors, windows, etc. 

   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