PWPC Summer 2019 Wedding Photography Contest


   The PWPC is pleased to announce our Summer 2019 Wedding Photography Contest
   Photo submissions are accepted from July 10, 2019 until July 24, 2019
   The winning photos will be announced on our website


Fees and Eligibility
   The Contest is 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 Summer 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.
 
     Silver Sponsor: The Image Salon
The Image Salon - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2019 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 2019 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Emily Senyk   
Emily Senyk   Stardust Photography    (Winnipeg, MB)

Emily Senyk, founder of Stardust Photography, is honoured to be able to combine creative artistry and a passion for people and epic love stories into her job!
She leads a team of five photographers, but takes pride in editing every session herself. In her four years of professional photography, Emily has been accepted into the Fearless Photographers Collective - "the world's best wedding photographers who are not afraid to push the limits of professional wedding photography to surprise you with extraordinary photos of your wedding day." She also earned a spot in the International Society of Professional Photographers - "a rarity among wedding photography organizations; photographers cannot simply buy an ISPWP membership, they have to earn it." Emily was also listed as one of the top 20 photographers in Canada with the PWPC in 2018 and 2019.
  
PWPC Summer 2019 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: John Lin   
John Lin   AGI Studio    (Richmond Hill, ON)

AGI Studio founder and creative director

WPPI master

ISPWP awards winner

Awards winner of Masters of North America

2016 PWPC judge                                                                                                                                                      
  
PWPC Summer 2019 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Saurabh Salopal   
Saurabh Salopal   Reminiscences Wedding Studios    (Calgary, AB)

I am Saurabh Salopal the owner and lead photographer with Reminiscences Wedding Studios, Calgary.
I took photography as a profession in 2005 as an editorial photographer.
After getting married we moved to New Zealand and started Reminiscences Wedding Studios in 2010 with my wife Rashmi Salopal.
Rashmi and I with our team have shot 400+ wedding since 2010 in New Zealand, Australia, China, Fiji, US, UK and Now in Canada. We moved to Canada in 2017 and made Calgary our home. We have a Studio in Kensington, Calgary and specialize in Wedding photography and videography. We also started YYC PHOTO STUDIO in Calgary which specialize in Corporate and Commercial photography and content creation for web-based marketing.
  
PWPC Summer 2019 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Chris Beck   
Chris Beck   Chinook Photography    (Bragg Creek, AB)

Originally from Alaska, Chris relocated to Canada 3 years ago with his wife.
As a full time professional wedding photographer Chris spends most his time photographing weddings in Banff and Canmore as well as Seattle where he owns another successful wedding photographer studio.
Chris has been shooting weddings professionally for 12 years.
Chris' work has been published in numerous publications to include Backpacker Magazine, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Seattle Bride and Groom, Alaska Bride and Groom, The Knot, UK Daily, Huffington Post, and Cosmopolitan.

In 2014 Chris' photo made Cosmopolitan Magazines list of top 14 Wedding Photos in the World.
  


Contest Categories
 1. 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 
 2. 
 Engagement Portrait 
 
 3. 
 Getting Ready 
 
 4. 
 Bridal Portrait 
 
 5. 
 Reception 
  Images taken during the 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