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Category image taken by 2021 winner Shari & Mike Vallely.

A portrait of any singular person attending the wedding, taken on the wedding day.

Can I enter a photo from their pre-wedding or engagement shoot?

No you cannot. It must be from the day of a civil marriage / marriage. By way of definition for the purposes of these awards ‘The Wedding Day’ or ‘Elopement’ is – The event where a ceremony occurs (civil, religious or symbolic) between two people that celebrates their union, that includes the exchange of vows or promises.

The entry must be from “The Wedding Day or Elopement” that can be supported by official documentation to support the union of the 2 people. An entry is considered valid if the officiated documentation has been completed before the time of submission to the IWPOTY Awards and photographic evidence to support this can be provided upon request. This could include, but is not limited to photos showing getting ready, first look, ceremony, cocktail hour, couple portraits, reception etc.

Enter your images into the Engagement / Pre-Post Wedding Category if the above did not occur on the day the image was taken.

Who needs to be included in the Solo Portrait?

Just one person, any person from the day that you feel has created a striking, compelling image. It does not have to be the couple being celebrated, it may be any single individual attending the occasion.

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