Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is now accepting submissions for its annual Awards of Excellence 16×20 Print and Album Competitions. In related news, professional photographer Ken Sklute has been appointed Consulting Director, WPPI Print and Album Competitions, and will oversee the competition rules, submissions, judging and the Awards of Excellence ceremony during the WPPI Conference and Expo.
Ken Sklute has been honored as one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, a designation shared by only 60 top photographers worldwide. During his 38-year photographic career, Ken has been named Photographer of the Year a total of 32 times between Arizona, New York, and California. Ken spends much of his time teaching and lecturing, both nationally and internationally.
Photographers are welcome to submit their 16×20-inch Print entries for consideration in the following categories…
Wedding Division: Bride and Groom Together (Wedding Day), Bride and Groom Together (other than Wedding Day), Bride or Groom Alone (Wedding Day), Bride or Groom Alone (other than Wedding Day), Bridal Party; Engagement, and Wedding Details.
Portrait Division: Children, High School, Senior, Individual, Group, Animals/Pets, and Glamour/Boudoir.
Commercial Division: Scientific/Individual, Illustrative/Editorial, Advertising/Fashion, and Landscape/Nature.
Photojournalism Division: Wedding and Non-Wedding.
Composite Division: An entry comprised of multiple images or layers to create a single image.
For more information and to enter the WPPI 2013 Award of Excellence 16×20 Print Competition visit: www.wppi16x20.com.
Photographers are also encouraged to submit a series of digital images presented as a story for consideration in the WPPI Award of Excellence Album Competition. The categories include: Event/Informal Division, Engagement Division, Wedding – Multiple Photographers Division, Wedding – Single Photographers Division, and Videography Division.
For more information on the Album Competition visit: www.wppialbum.com.
The Grand Award for any given division of 16×20 Print and Album Competitions will receive a $2,000 cash prize (U.S. dollars), a complimentary Full Conference Pass for WPPI 2014 Conference and Expo, and complimentary entry into next year’s Awards of Excellence Print Competition (10 print maximum). Grand Award, First, Second and Third Place winners will receive custom-designed, engraved crystal awards.
Entry fees are $40 for WPPI Members and $60 for non-members. Return postage fees are separate and based on geographic location for the option of having prints returned. The deadline to register images online is Jan. 25, 2013. All prints and albums must be received at WPPI headquarters by Feb. 1, 2013. Judging will take place on March 9-10, 2013 and is open to all WPPI 2013 Full Conference attendees.
All WPPI 2013 classes, events and the expo will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., from March 7-14, 2013. Registration (http://registration3.experientevent.com/ShowWPP131/?flowcode=ATT) for WPPI 2013 is open now.
The early bird registration rate for access to the WPPI 2013 Conference and Expo is $199 for WPPI members and $379 for non-members through Dec. 14. On Dec. 15 registration rates increase to regular prices online: $275 for WPPI members and $399 for non-members. These rates include one free guest, all Platform classes, special events and a three-day pass to the expo. For more information about WPPI 2013 and all of its workshops and events, visit: www.wppionline.com.