PWPC Winter 2012 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Elaine + Kenneth Soong | Just Married Photography | Edmonton, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Victoria, BC 
 3-rd Place 
 Jun Ying | Kunio Photography | Surrey, BC 
 4-th Place 
 Raymond Leung | Raymond & Jessie Photography | Richmond, BC 
 5-th Place 
 Leslie Biggar | Sakura Photography | New Westminster, BC 
 6-th Place 
 Maggie Habieda Nowakowski | Fotografia Boutique | Oakville, ON 
 7-th Place 
 Haley Shandro | Shandro Photo | Edmonton, AB 
 8-th Place 
 Eunice Montenegro | Eunice Montenegro Photography | Antigonish, NS 
 9-th Place 
 Heather MacEachern | HRM Photography | London, ON 
 10-th Place 
 Adeline Leonti | Avant Garde Studio | Montreal, QC 

Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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 Creative Lighting 
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Fees and Eligibility
   The contest was open to Members only. If you are not a Member yet, please visit this link to apply
   Member has to log in to his/her Profile page to upload images. Please log in here

Participants had 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 
 Prize  from the Gold Sponsor Think Tank Photo  ($279 value) 
 5-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Totally Rad!  ($149 value) 
 6-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Kubota Image Tools  ($109 value) 
 7-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Vistek Canada  ($100 value) 

Contest Sponsors
     Gold Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2012 Contest
         Airport Acceleration® V2.0  ($279 value)
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     Silver Sponsor: Totally Rad!
Totally Rad! - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2012 Contest
            Prize: RadLab  ($149 value)
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     Silver Sponsor: Kubota Image Tools
Kubota Image Tools - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2012 Contest
            Prize: Kubota Artistic Tools Viva La Vintage™  ($109 value)
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     Silver Sponsor: Vistek Canada
Vistek Canada - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2012 Contest
            Prize: Vistek Gift Card  ($100 value)
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Image size and other requirements
   You may upload up to 30 images per Photographer per Contest
   All images uploaded for the Contest must be 780 pixels on the long side in JPEG format with extension .jpg and no larger than 200 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

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

PWPC Winter 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Klaudia Bednarz   
Klaudia Bednarz   Blueberry Studio    (Montreal, QC)

Klaudia grew up in Europe and started her wedding photography career at the age of 17. Throughout the years, her unique style has become easily recognizable and has earned her several awards. Her immense passion and talent enables her to see the unseen beauty that surrounds her. With a photojournalistic and candid eye, she captures images in a colorful imaginative way. Her photos express her creativity and originality.
Klaudia is the founder and owner of Blueberry Studio based in Montreal and photographs weddings all over the world. Her natural talent is complemented by the seminars and workshops she regularly attends to learn new or different approaches to wedding photography.
PWPC Winter 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Derek Cheng   
Derek Cheng   Pure White Studio    (Vancouver, BC)

Derek has been a full time photographer since 2005 working in the Vancouver, West Coast area. His work has been published in magazines locally and internationally, with the most recent one in Real Weddings magazine. At the 2011 Professional BC Wedding Awards, he was the finalist in the best candid / photojournalism category. With a passion to give back to the community, he has an active presence in the photography industry in Vancouver. He's organized and led other photographers at the Worldwide Photo Walk and the Ultimate Vancouver Shootouts. Having established his studio as one of the top in Vancouver, he has moved on in creating a new and bigger studio with two other photographers and has many new exciting things planned.
PWPC Winter 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Juan Manuel Garcia   
Juan Manuel Garcia   Avenida Garcia    (Ottawa, ON)

When I was very, very young I was moved by anything and everything creative around me: people, places, magazines, ads, billboards, TV, comedy, movies... anything visually beautiful.
I still am.
Photography has changed my life. It made me a better person. It made me think about our surroundings and how we impact the world. It made me see life as an amazingly fragile gift. Photography brought me the love of my life. I couldn’t do anything else.
So now, I'm a professional wedding and special moments photographer in Ottawa, Canada, married (to the eternally beautiful Maddy) with a cat named "Sasha". We thrive on creative challenges and capturing those fleeting moments and changing them into forever moments.

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 Images taken during the preparations, before the wedding (hair studio, hotel room, at home, etc.) 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Beauty of the wedding gown worn by the bride or hanging up 
 Engagement Portrait 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Creative images taken using reflective surfaces such as mirrors, windows, etc. 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Creative, fun images of the bridal party 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Images that represent where the wedding is taking place (interior or exterior) 
 Images taken during reception 
 Creative Lighting 
 Creative images with use of the available light, off camera flash, 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