PWPC Winter 2013 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 Leslie Biggar | Sakura Photography | New Westminster, BC 
 3-rd Place 
 Blair Gable | Blair Gable Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Kelly Redinger | Kelly Redinger | Photographer | Sherwood Park, AB 
 5-th Place 
 Bernie Aho | Bernie Aho Photography | Sudbury, ON 
 6-th Place 
 Shelley Weber | As I See It Photography | Calgary, AB 
 7-th Place 
 Abby Taylor & Dave Moss | Abby + Dave | Calgary, AB 
 8-th Place 
 Vera Varley | LaVimage | Montreal, QC 
 9-th Place 
 Trevor Booth | Trevor Booth Photography | Tecumseh, ON 
 10-th Place 
 Becka & Bryan Heck | Twitchy Finger Photography | Red Deer, AB 

Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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Fees and Eligibility
   The Contest was open to Members only
   Members have to log in  to see Contest rules
   If you are not a Member yet, please apply 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 Silver Sponsor Think Tank Photo  ($154 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 AsukaBook  ($100 value) 

Contest Sponsors
     Silver Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2013 Contest
            Prize: Retrospective® 7  ($154 value)
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     Silver Sponsor: Totally Rad!
Totally Rad! - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2013 Contest
            Prize: RadLab  ($149 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Totally Rad! - RadLab RadLab is a revolutionary new way to style your photos. Unlike using Photoshop actions, RadLab allows you to get instant previews of how your image will change. You can layer together effects in infinite ways, and customize your Recipes with simple, intuitive sliders.
     Silver Sponsor: Kubota Image Tools
Kubota Image Tools - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2013 Contest
            Prize: Kubota Artistic Tools Viva La Vintage™  ($109 value)
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     Silver Sponsor: AsukaBook
AsukaBook - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2013 Contest
            Prize: AsukaBook Certificate  ($100 value)

AsukaBook was one of the first companies to offer professional quality coffee table style printed books for photographers. AsukaBook USA is widely endorsed by professional photographers and graphic designers because of the exceptional quality of their products. AsukaBook offers a superior product with a polished look that is very popular with photographers' clients. AsukaBook products have received the Hot One award in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. AsukaBook is proud of these accomplishments and strives to continue to be innovative and provide customer service that exceeds all expectations.

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

The Judges' decision on the Contest is final.

PWPC Winter 2013 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Yervant Zanazanian   
Yervant Zanazanian   Yervant Photography    (Melbourne, Australia)

Awarded the prestigious accolade - "Most Influential Wedding Photographer of our Times" - Lifetime Achievement Award WPPI 2010.

Today, Yervant is esteemed amongst the most significant professional photographers internationally. His signature style has evolved over 20 years to one that is highly fashionable and identified as leading in style within Australia and overseas.

-- Yervant is amongst the Top 5 international Wedding & Portrait Photographers
-- Grand Master Photographer AIPP, Fellow AIPP (Australia), Hon Fellow MPA (UK)
-- Australia's NO# 1 Wedding Photographer 2007, 2008 & 2009 Industry peer poll Capture Magazine
-- 2008 Grand Award winner WPPI (USA) Wedding Category
-- 2009 Wedding Photog of the year AIPP (Australia)
-- 2009 Wedding Photojournalist of the year AIPP (Australia)
-- 2009 Runner up Wedding Photojournalist of the year AIPP (Australia)
-- Voted as one of the TOP 30 Most Influential photographers of the decade PDN Magazine (USA)
-- "Lifetime Achievement Award" WPPI 2010 for unparalleled contributions photography as the most emulated wedding photographer INTERNATIONALLY!
-- Photojournalist of the year 2009 AIPP, Photojournalist of the year 2010 WIPP
-- Canon EOS Master
PWPC Winter 2013 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Erika & Lanny Mann   
Erika & Lanny Mann   TWO MANN Studios    (Canmore, AB)

Two Mann Studios' explosive rise to the forefront of wedding photography has been remarkable.

In just 3 short years of business, they have become one of the most highly regarded and sought-after wedding photography teams in Canada. Their unique and award-winning work is continually pushing the creative threshold of wedding photography, rapidly amalgamating an engaged fan base and drawing inquiries from around the world.

Their recent accomplishments include several Fearless Awards and being recognized 3 times in a row as the number one ranked wedding photographers in Canada by the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC).
PWPC Winter 2013 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Fran Chelico   
Fran Chelico Photography   Fran Chelico Photography    (North Vancouver, BC)

Fran Chelico moved to Vancouver seven years ago after receiving formal training in New York City.

After dabbling in all kinds of photography she found her true love with weddings. She loves the thrill and magic of weddings. To be able to capture a bride at her happiest and most radiant moment is always such a thrill. The couple are surrounded by all of the people who matter most and to capture the most tender moments as they unfold, is very magical. To be responsible for someone else's memories that years from now will be relived over and over again just makes me so proud and fills my heart with joy. It is always such an honor.

Awards: PWPC, Fearless Photographer, JuneBug Weddings, and BC Wedding awards.

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Engagement Portrait 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Images taken during reception 

   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