Deadline: September 25, 2020
Entry Fee: €12 to €300
Prizes: €500, €2,000
The foundation of the WPE Awards was laid in 2014 in Paris.
After 5 years working on the infrastructure of this project, the first competition was carried out with great success in 2019. WPE has reached 5500 members in 1 year and became the center of attention of photographers.
The main purpose of WPE is to encourage photographers to adhere to their art, and to constantly motivate them.
Open to international professional and amateur photographers, WPE consists of 24 categories in total.
Voting at WPE is done by an international jury, each of whom is expert in its field and has proven itself worldwide.
Who Can Participate in the Competition?
- The WPE Competition is open to professional photographers from all over the world ages 18 and over.
- Working judges cannot participate in the contest in order to preserve neutral voting.
- Judges can only enter the competition when they have no judging duty.
The program’s main objective is to encourage, educate, and to continuously motivate photographers so that they remain committed to their craft.
- First Place
A Cash Prizes €2000 (USD 2200$) is awarded to the highest ranked photographer with the maximum number of points.
- Second Place
Will be awarded with 15 free entries to the next competition.
- Third Place
Will be awarded with 10 free entries to the next competition.
These above prizes are limited to top 3 photographers attaining the most points overall (not per category) in every competition.
The overall highest scoring photographer will win the WPE’s biggest trophy.
1st, 2nd and 3rd places in every category will be awarded a crystal trophy.
Trophies will be given at the end of the year.
Cost for Entries
From opening date until the first deadline: €12 per Image.
- Package 5 + 1 free Credits 60€
- Package 10 + 3 free Credits 120€
- Package 20 + 10 free Credits 240€
From the first deadline until the final deadline: €15 per Image.
- Package 5 + 1 free Credits 75€
- Package 10 + 3 free Credits 150€
- Package 20 + 10 free Credits 300€
You may enter any number of Entries in any of the following categories:
- Bride Alone Wedding Day
- Groom Alone Wedding Day
- Wedding Couple Together Wedding day
- Wedding Details (Real wedding accessories)
- Bridal Party (Family and Friends)
- Wedding Photojournalism (Composite images are not allowed)
- Creative Wedding (Composite images are authorized in this category. Models are permitted in this category)
- Pre Wedding Bride Alone (Models are permitted in this category)
- Pre Wedding Groom Alone (Models are permitted in this category)
- Pre Wedding Couple Together (Models are permitted in this category)
- Fashion/Beauty (Models are permitted in this category)
- Portrait Composite (Models are permitted in this category)
- Individual (Models are permitted in this category)
- Newborn/Maternity/Families (Celebrating pregnancy and Up to 1 year)
- Fine Art Nude (Non pornographic, Body painting and artistic portraits of nude and semi-nude subjects)
- Street Photography
- Landscape/Flowers/Buildings (Flowers, Landscape, Seasons, Sky, Trees, Cityscapes, Bridges, Buildings, Historic, Industrial, etc…)
- Coronavirus (€500 cash prize for the 1st place of this category)