Overview

2017 Winners Announced!

ENTERING THE COMPETITION

The IWPOTY Awards allows photographers from all over the globe to showcase and enter their work in a wide variety of categories. When entering, the Photographer will select the category they believe best suits the image being entered.  The image will be judged based on its merits within that category.

GRAND WINNER

The 3 Highest scoring entries from the 8 Categories will the be re-judged by the 6 judges and the winner of the IWPOTY will be the highest scoring image from those 24 entries.

The Runner Up will be the 2nd Highest scoring image from those 24 entries.

CATEGORIES

PHOTOJOURNALISM

A single capture image that’s seen, not created by intervening with the scene. Post production can include contrast, colour adjustments, dodge & burn and any process that does not involve the physical cloning or masking/removal of content from the image.

SOLO PORTRAIT

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

BLACK & WHITE

A black and white photograph with no color – just black, white and every shade of grey in between.

FROM ABOVE

A photograph taken from the perspective ‘from above’ the subject within the photograph – this can include photographs taken by drones as well as hand held cameras. It also includes from fixed wing aircraft and helicopters (or trees, off the side of buildings, rooftops, building, ladder etc.) imagination and gravity are the only limitations.

BRIDAL PARTY

It can be a struggle to create a unique and memorable perspective with the whole Bride Tribe / Bridal Party so this category is all about the Bridal Party. This consists of the wedded couple with their attendees (bridesmaids and or groomsmen). It does not have to include them all, it may be only the bride and her maids or the groom and his groomsmen, but needs to be more than the bride and groom only.

DANCE FLOOR & PARTY

Celebrating the release and relief of the big day that Weddings generally are, this category is all about the party, the dance, the fancy reception and everyone celebrating an epic wedding day. It can include any part of the reception, from sparkler exits to dance floor antics, anything goes.

EPIC DESTINATION

A wedding or elopement photograph that you feel fits the bill of Epic. The image must reflect a moment that is adventurous and grand with awe inspiring scenery.

WEDDING ALBUM

Paying homage to the art of wedding album design and presentation, we want to see your greatest album designs. Show us your storytelling journey of the Wedding day / Elopement. Up to 40 pages (20 spreads). Judges will consider impact, style, technique, lighting, posing, expressions, composition, design, creativity and the storytelling qualities of the album. Entries to this category are open to single or multiple photographer weddings (ie. wedding albums containing images taken by the principal photographer + second photographer are allowed). All photographs within the design must be taken on the scheduled wedding day.

See full entry requirements here.

COUPLES

A couple portrait includes bride & groom, bride & bride or groom & groom together in the same image. There is no boundary on whether it is a close up of the couple or a wide landscape with them within it, it just needs to be “the couple” who’s wedding day is being celebrated.

OVER $25,000USD IN PRIZES TO BE WON!
2017 COMPETITION ENTRIES NOW CLOSED