WPPI Announces “My WPPI Challenge” Photo & Video Contest

By // February 17, 2012 // Posted in WPPI News


Attendees to show the world what WPPI 2012 in Las Vegas is like through their eyes

Hollywood, CA (February 17, 2012) – Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces today the “My WPPI Challenge” photo and video contest. Open to all WPPI 2012 registered attendees, WPPI is looking for the best single photos or 30-second video clips creatively expressing what makes the WPPI 2012 Convention so special. Photographers are encouraged to submit their most imaginative, original and memorable “My WPPI Challenge” photos and videos covering six different categories for a chance to win the Grand Prize – an Apple iPad 2 as well as free round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and Conference Pass to WPPI Mexico May 7-9, 2012 or WPPI 2013 in Las Vegas, NV, March 11-13, 2013.

“Our recent pre-convention ‘This is My WPPI’ Video Contest was such a hit we had to bring it back for an on-site attendee challenge during WPPI 2012,” said George Varanakis, Show Director of WPPI and Publisher of Rangefinder. “I know there is no lack of creativity and fun-loving spirit among our show attendees and this contest ensures that what happens at WPPI 2012 doesn’t just stay in Las Vegas. We’re looking forward to seeing photographers express the energy and excitement they feel while attending the Convention through their photos and videos.”

In addition to the Grand Prize, one winner in each category will receive a one–year Nielsen Photo Group Membership Package ($125 value) as well as their work published in the MY WPPI event page in the May 2012 WPPI wrap-up issue of Rangefinder magazine. One People’s Choice Winner will be selected by popular vote and will appear in the My WPPI gallery in print and online. Judging will be conducted by Nielsen Photo Group staff.

Categories include:

  • Hero/Mentor/Crush
  • The Scene at WPPI
  • Friends and Favorite Exhibitors
  • Object of Desire (Encounters in Vegas, Street Life, Architecture, Material World)
  • Video
  • Photo Booth Moments (Come to the official “My WPPI” Photo Station just outside the Grand Ballroom and Print Comp Row)

Entry fee is $20 per image/video submitted, $15 for WPPI members. The contest is open to entries until Wednesday, February 29, 2012 (at 11:59 p.m. PT). The winner will be announced the week of March 11th, 2012. For full “My WPPI Challenge” Contest Rules click here. Contestants may be disqualified if directions and rules are not met.

All WPPI 2012 classes, events and trade show will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, from February 16-23, 2012. WPPI is the biggest show in the world for wedding and portrait photographers. Last year, more than 16,000 professional photographers gathered in Las Vegas, NV, to learn from the best and see the latest and greatest products from the hundreds of exhibitors that participate in the trade show.

Registration for all WPPI 2012 classes, workshops, events and the trade show is open now: http://www.wppionline.com/show/register.shtml . The Full Registration pass is $275 for WPPI members and $399 for non-WPPI members. These rates include one (1) free guest pass, 90 Platform classes to choose from and admission to special evening events and the biggest 3-day trade show for wedding and portrait photographers. For information on class offerings and schedules please visit: http://www.wppionline.com/show/classes.shtml

For more information about WPPI 2012 and all of its workshops and events, please visit: www.wppionline.com .


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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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