PWPC Winter 2018 Wedding Photography Contest


Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Cafa Liu | CAFAPHOTO | Toronto, ON 
 2-nd Place 
 Davina Palik | davina + daniel | Montreal, QC 
 3-rd Place 
 Polk Liang | AGI Studio (Polk Liang) | Richmond Hill, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 5-th Place 
 Robin Zhang | F29 Studio | Toronto, ON 
 6-th Place 
 Erin Wallis | ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY | Campbell River, BC 
 7-th Place 
 Rabih Madi | Madi Photography | Laval, QC 
 8-th Place 
 Dory Chamoun | N'Focus Productions | Montreal, QC 
 9-th Place 
 Martin McMahon | Martin McMahon Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 10-th Place 
 John Lin | AGI Studio (John Lin) | Richmond Hill, ON 
 11-th Place 
 Scott Williams | Scott Williams Photographer | New Hamburg, ON 
 12-th Place 
 Marcin Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Marcin Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 13-th Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 14-th Place 
 PingSen Wang | Sensen | Montreal, QC 
 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: GTA IMAGING
GTA IMAGING - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2018 Contest
            Prize: $350 credit towards GTA IMAGING lab services  ($350 value)
Click here to view the Prize from GTA IMAGING - $350 credit towards GTA IMAGING lab services GTA IMAGING offers $350 credit towards any of GTA IMAGING's lab services. The winner will need to have a GTA IMAGING account, or they can sign up at www.gtaimaging.com
 
     Platinum Sponsor: Technicare
Technicare - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2018 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 Winter 2018 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 Winter 2018 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.
 
     Gold Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2018 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 2018 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
   The Judges' decision on the Contest is final

PWPC Winter 2018 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Fabio Mirulla   
Fabio Mirulla   Fabio Mirulla photographer    (Italy)

Here I am, Fabio Mirulla, born in 1986 in Tuscany, in a small village near Florence, Siena and Arezzo where I still live now with my wife in our house in the countryside.
We met in Siena while I was studying at University and even if it might sound weird for a photographer, I got a degree in Archaeology.
I love art, every kind of it, from the use of light in XVII century paintings to the way modern artists see the world through their art works.
I love travelling, especially with my old Mini and my Vespa and discovering new amazing places around me, those spots that are not on road maps and are unknown for most of the people.
I enjoy reading Superheroes comics and watching cartoons, you're never to old for them, or for collecting Lego as I do.
Top 5 in WPJA POY -- 2014, 2015, 2016 | Top 5 in ISPWP POY -- 2016, 2017
  
PWPC Winter 2018 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Matthew Sowa   
Matthew Sowa   Matthew Sowa Photography    (USA)

Based in New York City, award-winning photographer with 600 weddings on his belt and over 130 international awards.
ISPWP Top wedding photographer 2016, 2017; Fearless 2015, 2017; WPS.
Named one of Best 100 wedding photographers of The United State and Canada - SLR Lounge 2016, multiple winner - Rangefinder Competitions, Lens Culture Street Photography Winner 2016 and Magnum Awards Photography winner 2017.
Creativity, passion and energy define his style. His documentary wedding approach is balanced by a contemporary portraits created in dramatic way. He infuses his work with enthusiasm, spontaneity and fresh original eye. His unique perspective and dramatic mood are based on the strong and simple composition to emphasis his images very often in black & white form, leaving nothing between the content.
  
PWPC Winter 2018 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Cristiano Ostinelli   
Cristiano Ostinelli   Cristiano Ostinelli Studio    (Italy)

Cristiano grew up in the field of photo reportage since 1995, making a name for himself in several international competitions. He photographed prestigious wedding all over the world, Italy, Greece, Spain, Austria, France, England, USA, Russia, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, always with his spontaneous and extremely refined style. He's a member of WPJA Wedding Photojournalist Association USA and ISPWP USA, fearless photographers USA, WPS UK. His style is immediately recognizable, always looking for creative photography, Cristiano collaborates with numerous magazines and with Sony international. Is active in wedding photography and in the field of photojournalism travel, Japan, India, USA, Bangladesh, Morocco, Tunisia.
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2013 WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM ASSOCIATION USA | PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014, 2015, 2016 WPS UK | TOP TEN FERARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS 2016 | FIRST PHOTOGRAPHER 2016 MY WED | PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 ISPWP USA
  


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