PWPC Winter 2015 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Derrick Rice | Union Eleven (Derrick Rice) | Ottawa, ON 
 2-nd Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Sean LeBlanc | Sean LeBlanc Photography | Calgary, AB 
 4-th Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 5-th Place 
 Annuj Yoganathan | Impressions by Annuj | Toronto, ON 
 6-th Place 
 Elisha Stewart | Abby Photography | Kelowna, BC 
 7-th Place 
 Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Victoria, BC 
 8-th Place 
 Ann Wen | Green Tea Photography (Ann Wen) | Ottawa, ON 
 9-th Place 
 Kelly Redinger | Kelly Redinger | Photographer | Sherwood Park, AB 
 10-th Place 
 Kendra Coupland | Love Tree Photography (Kendra Coupland) | New Westminster, BC 
 11-th Place 
 Karen McKinnon | McKinnon Photography | Comox, BC 
 12-th Place 
 Brian Di Croce | Brian Di Croce Photography | Montreal, QC 
 13-th Place 
 Dorota Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Dorota Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 14-th Place 
 Marcin Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Marcin Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 15-th Place 
 Erin Wallis | ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY | Campbell River, BC 

Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Movement and Motion 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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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

   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 or First Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 4-th place Contest Winner 
 Second Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 5-th place Contest Winner 
 Third Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 6-th place Contest Winner 
 Fourth Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 7-th place Contest Winner 
 Fifth Pick of Sponsor's Prize 

Contest Sponsors

     Platinum Sponsor: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2015 Contest
            Prize: two 'One Year' Albumdraft memberships  (value $288 each)
Click here to view the Prize from Albumdraft - Two 'One Year' 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.
     Platinum Sponsor: Technicare
Technicare - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2015 Contest
            Prize: 20"x24" Clear Metal Print  ($200 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Technicare - 20"x24" Clear Metal Print Clear Metal prints are a very unique medium for presenting images. Durability without glass - Metal Prints are weatherproof, moisture proof, hard and scratch resistant.
     Gold Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2015 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.
     Bronze Sponsor: Fundy Software
Fundy Software - Bronze Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2015 Contest
            Prize: FUNDY Studio Survival Kit  ($75 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Fundy Software - FUNDY Studio Survival Kit FUNDY Studio Survival Kit includes a fashionable hand-drawn, graphic camera Tees, Wayfarer-style sunglasses, Fundy branded coffee mug and print glass.

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 2015 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Cassie Molyneux   
Cassie Molyneux   Cassie's Camera    (Calgary, AB)

"When I first decided to start a photography blog and gave it the widely clever name Cassie's Camera, I honestly thought it would only be my mom that would visit to see the latest photos of my dog and proudly leave me encouraging comments. I never suspected it would so quickly evolve into a successful full time career and one of the most amazing adventures of my life. Photographing love makes my heart happy and to play such a big role in one of the most important days of my couples lives is so ridiculously special. I've found what makes me feel important and although I've never worked so hard in my life I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I now get a lot more visitors to my blog but I know my mom will always be my biggest fan."
PWPC Winter 2015 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Jozef Povazan   
Jozef Povazan   Povazan Photography    (North Vancouver, BC)

I started my photography adventure a long time ago, with the criminal police department in Europe for undercover operations. One day I simply quit the job and moved to the UK to study the art of black and white photography. When I 'learned enough' to know how not to ruin the film emulsion by switching the lights off in the darkroom I thought I had it all figured out and moved to Vancouver, BC to follow my dreams. While there I was lucky enough to meet the love of my life, who then traveled the world with me (and our cameras). Wedding photography came to our lives in 2009. After seeing so many beautiful places and meetings so many amazing people weddings were simply the perfect fit for us. The thrill of photography adventures in our lives remains, even though criminals, Mt. Everest hikes and sleepless nights in humid Malaysian jungles have been exchanged for brides and grooms celebrating love. My biggest award so far - apart from photography - is my wife, Maria, and our children, Sofia & Joshua.
PWPC Winter 2015 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Trevor Booth   
Trevor Booth   Trevor Booth Photography    (Tecumseh, ON)

Trevor is one of the best-established photographers in Southwestern Ontario. Award winning photographer from Windsor ON, he captures the essence and uniqueness of his clients' most memorable day. His 20+ years experience of allows his creativity to not interfere with any technical aspects while photographing. First and foremost I want my clients to have fun, they more they are the better he photos. I stay away from traditional posing but will always have a few formal portraits for Mom & Dad. If you are looking for a traditional photographer there are plenty out there with a lot less experience. What I do takes a lot more talent, a little more skill, a little more eye to get the shot without disrupting the spontaneity and candidness of my clients. Whether in your favorite local church or on your dream beach in Mexico.

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Images taken during the Ceremony 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Movement and Motion 
 Creative images taken in movement and motion 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Engagement Portrait 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 Images taken during the 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