About the Awards

West Coast Wedding Awards gives feedback on every image submitted.

Contestants will receive the scores of the judges in an atmosphere of transparency and scores from three judges on on every submission. Judging categories are: composition, creativity, lighting, aesthetics, editing

 

Our goal is to create a community that recognizes the hard work photographers put into their craft and to grow our skills together as an industry.

 

For new photographers, a special discounted rate is available to make this contest accessible to everyone.

 

The West Coast Wedding Awards are for photographers who reside in Alaska (USA), British Columbia (Canada), Washington (USA), Oregon (USA) and California (USA) at the time of submission.

Rules SUMMARY

Deadline for entry is October 24, 2021.

 

Each photo gets feedback and comments from three judges on a score out of 100 on the following categories: composition, creativity, lighting, aesthetics, editing.

 

Pricing is $30CAD for one photo, or $25CAD for multiple. Student and New Business Category is $15/image.

 

EARLY BIRD PRICING: From October 11-17, early bird pricing is $25 CAD for one photo, or $20 CAD for multiple

Meet the founders

Tanja Aelbrecht

 

I’m originally from Belgium, where I worked as a physiotherapist, before moving to Vancouver BC in 2011 and starting my career as a wedding photographer. I’ve been a full-time photographer since 2013, together with my hubby, in our niche business that focuses on outdoorsy, adventurous and spontaneous couples. We have been rewarded with numerous magazine publications and a couple of awards.

 

When starting out in the wedding photography industry 8 years ago, I quickly learned how important it is to have access to feedback to grow in my craft. I was lucky to have great mentors in my environment, but when it comes to contests, I felt there was often a lack of feedback and transparency. So I’m beyond excited to start the West Coast Wedding Awards with the talented Caroline Ross!

 

Website: jelgerandtanja.com

Facebook: facebook.com/jelgerandtanja

Insta: instagram.com/jelgerandtanja

Twitter: twitter.com/jelgerandtanja

Pinterest:pinterest.com/jelgerandtanja

Caroline Ross

I’m from Northern Ontario and spent a few years living in St Maarten before moving to Vancouver where I live with my spouse. I studied at Laurentian University for my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and Cambrian College for Digital Art Diploma. I have been working as a photographer since 2008, and have separate wedding and commercial/fashion photography businesses.

 

As a college instructor, I recognize it’s hard for an artist to get feedback on their art and sometimes difficult to find working industry professionals who are willing to do so. I think it's important for artist to get feedback regardless of how many years they have been working in their field. It's never to late to learn something new.

 

Wedding Work: www.carolinephotography.ca

Fashion Work: www.carolinecharlotteross.ca

Instagram: instagram.com/carolineross

Youtube: youtube.com/carolineross

 

 

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West Coast Wedding Awards is an awards program for photographers residing on the west coast of Canada and USA.

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