From all of us at WPPI HQ, we would like to thank you for entering the First Half Members Only Competition! What a great way to take your growth as an artist into 2015! We wish you the best of luck, and we’ll be announcing the winners in mid-July. Again, from all of us we humbly thank you for being a WPPI member!

All scores from First Half will be available July 8th at 10:00 a.m. EST.

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  • 2015 16x20 Wedding Division - Bride or Groom Alone: Wedding Day Second Place Winner, Guo Xubao
  • 2015 16x20 Creative Division - Landscape Second Place Winner, Nadine Saacks
  • 2015 16x20 Creative Division - Portrait Contemporary Third Place Winner, Ben Shirk
  • 2015 16x20 Portrait Division - Group Second Place Winner, Johnson Wee
  • 2015 16x20 Portrait Division - Group First Place Winner, Paul Cincotta
  • 2015 WPPI Awards Ceremony David Edmonson accepts the WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award
    from his children Luke and Lauren  (©Tim Beckford)

Growth, Honor and Prestige

10 reasons why you should enter the competition:
  • It encourages excellence, educates and motivates you to be constantly committed to your craft.
  • Share your work with your peers for mutually beneficial inspiration and learning.
  • Receive priceless feedback from respected photographers and judges.
  • Be recognized by your peers for your achievements.
  • Attend the live judging for an invaluable learning experience.
  • The new rules for the competition place all entrants on a fair and level playing field.
  • There are categories that respect and encourage all disciplines.
  • Become a "Grand Master" of WPPI - the organization's highest honor!
  • Win a category, win a Grand Award, receive a crystal trophy, win some cash!
  • It's a fun, challenging and exciting way to share your work.


Below please find rules for 1st and 2nd half competitions. Please take a moment, and read through the rules as there are specifics that pertain to 1st and 2nd half that differ from our annual 16x20 competition. Should you need assistance or have questions do not hesitate to contact us at

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$18 per entry*
(*Incurs a $10 late fee per entry after the deadline: May 26, 2015)
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  • Couple Together: Wedding day
  • Bride or Groom Alone: Wedding Day
  • Bridal Party/Family and Friends
  • Engagement
  • Wedding Details
  • Wedding Photojournalism
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  • Individual
  • Group
  • Children/Babies
  • High School Seniors
  • Animals/Pets
  • Beauty/Boudoir
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  • Commercial
  • Fashion
  • Illustrative
  • Composite
  • Couple Together: Non-Wedding Day
  • Bride or Groom Alone: Non-Wedding Day
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