WPJA & AG|WPJA Awards Compilation
Every year the WPJA and AG|WPJA host quarterly wedding photography competitions that are judged by world renown photojournalists. Thousands of images are submitted to various categories by photographers from all over the world. After the judging process, the top 20 images in each category are awarded. It’s a tough contest with the bar set high and some amazingly talented photographers submitting. So it’s an honour and inspiration to be among the award-winning winners.
Below are all the awards we’ve received from both organisations so far. I’ll be using this post as a compilation and will update it each time we receive any awards, so do check back occasionally.
What is the WPJA?
For those of you who don’t know, The Wedding Photojournalist Association is an international membership based organisation representing the world’s best photographers who shoot weddings with an artistic, documentary approach. Find out more here or go to their websites below.
Posted on: 22nd Dec 2016
Five Awards – AG|WPJA Q3 2016
I’ve been a member of AG|WPJA since 2010 but didn’t submit to the contests very often. So it means a lot when we do submit and end up getting an award for our images. Imagine our excitement when we received an email of the 3rd quarter contest results last Saturday, to learn that 5 of our images had placed in the top 20 of the quarterly AG|WPJA Awards!!
We’re really chuffed with the result because 4 out of the 5 images are from one wedding. And 3 of those had already been awarded in the WPPI competition earlier this year. We’re really proud and can’t thank our couples enough for trusting our vision and allowing us the freedom to create images in our own unique way.
Here are the winning images along with some judges comments where applicable.
Posted on: 30th Mar 2015
WPJA Award – Q4 2014
There are two main reasons why we’re really pleased this image placed in the WPJA Q4 contest.
First, it sums up our bride Sita’s sense of humour and personality. She could be the female version of Jim Carey with the numerous faces she makes. After a long day, this was the first time she had something to eat. And judging from her expression, it’s clear she was enjoying it.
The second reason we’re happy about this award is because it was Sita’s older sister Rani, also one of our brides from 2013, that kept encouraging us to submit our images to competitions more often. Unfortunately, WPJA only accepts submissions of weddings shot during the same year of the contest, so we couldn’t submit anything from Rani’s wedding. And since it was the last contest of 2014 we didn’t want to miss the chance to submit something from Sita’s too. So this one’s for Rani. Thank you for pushing us.