PWPC Winter 2016 Wedding Photography Contest


Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Sean LeBlanc | Sean LeBlanc Photography | Calgary, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 cafa liu | cafaphoto | Toronto, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Erin Wallis | ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY | Campbell River, BC 
 4-th Place 
 Fran Chelico | Fran Chelico Photography | North Vancouver, BC 
 5-th Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 6-th Place 
 Mugunthan Sundaran | EM Photography | Ajax, ON 
 7-th Place 
 Kendra Coupland | Love Tree Photography (Kendra Coupland) | New Westminster, BC 
 8-th Place 
 Robin Zhang | F29 Studio | Toronto, ON 
 9-th Place 
 Karen McKinnon | McKinnon Photography | Comox, BC 
 10-th Place 
 Abby Taylor | Abby + Dave (Abby Taylor) | Calgary, AB 
 11-th Place 
 Martin McMahon | Martin McMahon Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 12-th Place 
 Geoff Wilkings | GW Photography | Calgary, AB 
 13-th Place 
 Jody Goodwin | Jody Goodwin Photography | Canmore, AB 
 14-th Place 
 Barbara Cameron | Barbara Ann Studios | Ottawa, ON 
 15-th Place 
 Dorota Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Dorota Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 


Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Ceremony 
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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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 Parents at Wedding 
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 Humor 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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 Reception 
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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: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2016 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 2016 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: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2016 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 Winter 2016 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.
 
     Bronze Sponsor: Fundy Software
Fundy Software - Bronze Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2016 Contest
            Prize: FUNDY Image Brander and Blog Collage  ($78 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Fundy Software - FUNDY Image Brander and Blog Collage FUNDY Image Brander and Blog Collage help you tell the story of your brand, your way. Create beautiful web collages and watermark your images in seconds to share with the world.


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 Winter 2016 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Christina Craft   
Christina Craft   FunkyTown Photography    (Victoria, BC)

Christina has ranked #2 in Canada in 2012 and #3 in Canada in 2014 with the PWPC.

She has also placed in the top ten three times with the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and she currently holds 22 Lifetime Fearless Awards.
Ten years ago Christina quit a ladder-climbing corporate gig to pursue her passion for photography full-time.
She attended the Western Academy of Photography where she won the award for Best Overall Student and eventually became a faculty member.
Christina also has a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University with a specialization in documentary broadcast journalism, which was a great background for visual story-telling.
She teaches creative workshops for professional photographers throughout Canada.
  
PWPC Winter 2016 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: John Lin   
John Lin   AGI Studio    (Richmond Hill, ON)

Toronto based top photography & cinema studio - AGI Studio lead photographer and founder.

AGI Studio received 2015 the best readers' choice award by Canadianspecialevents.com.

Our productions received a few awards from PWPC, WPPI and some other international photography contests.

Our works were often featured on Wedluxe.com, Elegant wedding, The Knot and eventsource.ca
  
PWPC Winter 2016 Wedding Photography Contest Judges: Ann Wen + Mathieu Louis-Seize   
Ann Wen + Mathieu Louis-Seize   Green Tea Photography    (Ottawa, ON)

Better than cheesecake on a Wednesday, Ann and Matt of Green Tea Photography are internationally acclaimed photographers with a love of life and a passion for everything awesome.

With more awards under their belts than you can shake a stick at (including over 140 from the PWPC) they do their best to meld both creative fine-art and photojournalistic storytelling into the most colourful, vibrant and emotional impactful images possible.

So why did we call ourselves Green Tea Photography? Apart from being good for the soul and a fresh and timeless mix of East meets West, we met for the very first time on a cold winter's day over a cup of deliciousness. Green tea is where Our Story began.
  


Contest Categories
 1. 
 Getting Ready 
 
 2. 
 The Wedding Dress 
 
 3. 
 Ceremony 
 Images taken during the Ceremony 
 4. 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 5. 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 
 6. 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 
 7. 
 Parents at Wedding 
 
 8. 
 Humor 
 Funny images of the Wedding Day, from beginning to the end 
 9. 
 Engagement Portrait 
 
 10. 
 Bridal Portrait 
 
 11. 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 12. 
 Reception 
 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