Annual Wedding Photographers Contest

MyWed Award 2018

  • Entry submission
    20 September — 31 October
  • Short list
    1 — 28 November
  • Judging
    29 November — 10 December
  • Announcement of the winners
    20 December

Photographer of the year

The nomination requires a series of photos taken
at one wedding.

The winner will receive Nikon D5

View top 10

And 20 nominations with total prize fund


The winners of one shot nominations
will receive $300.

Nikon D5

held annually

12 main nominations

change every year

8 additional nominations

Fantastic judges

Ken Pak
Ken Pak

Photographer of the Year by MyWed in 2017. Ken's sense of humour and vivacity are the main foundations for the emergence of his unique photographic style. The key credentials are Top 10 WPJA and WPS Photographer in 2017, Top 10 Fearless Photographers in 2016, Rangefinder and Junebug Best of the Best awards.

Jorge Romero
Jorge Romero

It is noteworthy that Jorge is a graphic designer, and the combination of the photographer's and the designer's skills allows him to create pixel-perfect images full of sincerity and artistic sophistication. The best Mexican photographer according to MyWed, he was honoured for the results of the MyWed Award in the previous years and is frequently awarded by ISPWP.

Fabio Mirulla
Fabio Mirulla

A fan of superheroes comics, cartoons and Lego, and a wedding photographer based in Tuscany, Italy. Top 5 WPJA 2014 – 2016, Top 5 ISPWP in 2016 and 2017, Top 10 Fearless Photographers in 2017 and Italian photographer of the year by ANFM in 2017.

Fedor Borodin
Fedor Borodin

Candid photojournalism addict. He ranked the 4th best score in the Best Wedding Story category of the MyWed Award in 2017. Besides, he collaborates with White Sposa, Wedding Magazine and other publishing companies.

Steven Rooney
Steven Rooney

Currently, the best photographer in the UK according to MyWed. He was ranked the 1st photographer in the UK by Fearless Photographers in 2016, 2017 and by WPS in 2015, 2016. Among his other accolades: Top 10 Fearless Photographers in 2016, Top 5 Wedding Photojournalist by MyMemory in 2017, and Best Wedding Photographer North West by TWIA in 2015.

Dries Lauwers
Dries Lauwers

A lover of good food, Belgian beer, photography, a bearded man and a father of 2 kids. Besides, Dries is the winner of the "Details" nomination of the MyWed Award in 2017. As a former graphic designer, he is always searching for a fresh angle, lines and a vantage point to create a modernistic graphic and geometric photographic style.

Pavel Kritchko
Pavel Kritchko

Pavel has an eye for detail, and he knows fairly well when it is the right time to press the shutter. He was the finalist of three MyWed Award categories and currently has 4 Fearless Awards, being honoured by SLR Lounge as well. Pavel believes that one should incessantly work on self-enhancement to deliver top-grade photos to the customers.

Yves Scheppers
Yves Scheppers

Rising star in the wedding photography industry. With only 4 years into the game, he is named the Best Wedding Photographer of Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg by Masters of Wedding Photography in 2017, Top 10 of BeNeLux in 2015 and 2016, and Top 10 Fearless Photographers in 2017.

Hendra Lesmana
Hendra Lesmana

Outstanding photo shooter from Indonesia, Top 10 Fearless Photographers in 2015 and 2016, ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter in 2015, Top 10 in 2015 and 2017. Hendra was the winner of Junebug Best of the Best Destination and Best of the Best Weddings in 2015, and a jury member of the Junebug Best of the Best Engagement in 2016 and of the 7th round of Master of Dutch Wedding Photography.


Who can participate?

Any professional photographer of legal age.

Sizes and formats

Everyone enjoys looking at the beautiful shots in high quality. Please upload photos with resolution of at least 2400 pixels on the longer side or bigger.
Original size photos are very welcome.

How to take part?

You need to be a MyWed member to take part.
Sign Up on MyWed, upload 20 photos to your portfolio and wait for the approval from our editors.
After being approved, you will be able to send your photos to the contest.
Already a member? Simply choose photos for the contest from your portfolio.

Number of series and photos

You can submit one photo for each single-shot nomination and one series of photos for the "Photographer of the year" nomination. The series must consist of 40 to 60 photos.

Participation fee

45 USD for all nominations. Free for MyWed Pro members.


Total prize fund: $6000 and Nikon D5 camera provided by our great sponsor – the Nikon company.
The winners of one shot nominations will receive $300.
The winner of the “Photographer of the year” nomination (the best series) will get the Nikon D5 camera. The single-shot nominations have a total prize fund of 3000 (winners in each of 20 nominations will receive $150).

What photos should be submitted?

Only wedding photos are accepted (excluding the Engagement nomination).
Note that a series must include photos taken at one wedding.
Submit your 2017 – 2018 photos.

Authorship of photographs

It is considered that the author of a photo is the person who held the camera and pressed the shutter button.
By sending a photo to the MyWed Award contest, you confirm that you are its author.
It is permissible to use up to 10 photos from assistants in the "Photographer of the Year" nomination (series of photos).
You also guarantee that there are no third party objections against the participation of your photos in the contest.

What photos can be submitted?

Do not submit photos with frames, huge watermarks or logos.
Avoid pictures with diptychs, triptychs, multiple exposure, excessive post-production, design elements, etc.
Photos from workshops are not allowed.

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