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International Wedding Photographer of the Year

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Photo credit: Carmelo Ucchino


International Wedding Photographer of the Year

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Photo credit: Carmelo Ucchino

The International Wedding Photographer of the Year (IWPOTY) Awards celebrate the artistry and talent of wedding photographers from around the globe.

Now into the 8th year, this prestigious competition provides a platform for professionals in the wedding photography industry to showcase their best work and gain international recognition.

Photo by 2023 Lit! category winner Van Middleton.

About the Awards

The IWPOTY Awards are held annually, with submissions opening on the 1st of July each year. The entry period extends until the 28th of September with finalists winners announced on December 1st, after 2 rounds of judging.

Photo by 2023 Epic Location category winner Aimée Flynn.

Everyone’s Invited!

The competition is purely online, allowing photographers from all corners of the globe to participate. The winners and top entries are showcased on the IWPOTY website and promoted through various media channels, giving finalists and winners widespread exposure.

Photo by 2023 I-Do Crew category winner Jeff Tisman.

Promoting Photographers

By providing a platform for recognition and exposure, the competition also helps photographers striving to build their reputations, attract new clients, and inspire others in the industry.

Photo by 2023 Engagement category winner Julian Zeman.

The IWPOTY Awards recognize excellence in wedding photography across 11 exciting categories. Photographers submit their best work, which is then evaluated by a panel of esteemed judges, including industry experts and renowned photographers.

Experienced Judges

We are super excited to have some of the World’s best Wedding Photographers on our award judging panel. 

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Inclusive Entry Rules

We’ve amended the definition of a ‘wedding’ to include the many variations of wedding celebrations that exist due to choice, country, culture, gender, religion.

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$20,000 USD Prize Pool

With more than $20,000 USD on offer and a sponsors prize pool that’s growing by the day. Check out the great prizes!

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