2022 Way Up North Awards Finalists

2022 WUN Awards Finalists

Drumroll, please! The wait is over, and the moment has finally arrived! We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2022 Way Up North Awards, featuring the best of the best wedding photographers and filmmakers.

Get ready to break out the confetti and champagne, because the winners will be announced live at Way Up North in Prague this May. It’s going to be a night full of glitz, glamour, and good vibes!

And, for those of you who are new to the game, let us tell you a bit more about how these prestigious awards work. So, grab a drink, sit back, and let’s dive into the world of Way Up North Awards. Let’s go!

Below are the finalists for the various nomination contests. Each category has three exceptional individuals who have been selected as finalists, and we look forward to seeing who will be named the ultimate winner.

In addition to these contests, there are a number of submission categories that cater to a wide range of talents and skillsets. For each category, there will be ten winning images announced live in Prague.

Moment of The Year

Couple Portrait of The Year

Solo Portrait of The Year

Dance Photo of The Year

Group Photo of The Year

Epic Photo of The Year

Flash Photo of The Year

Roadie Photo of The Year

It’s an exciting time for all those who have submitted their work, and we can’t wait to celebrate the winners with you. So mark your calendars and join us in Prague for a night of inspiration and celebration!

Thank You Judges

Let’s take a moment to give a big round of applause to our amazing panel of judges who went above and beyond to dive deep into the submissions. We can’t thank them enough for their dedication and commitment to making these awards a success.

Their hard work and tireless efforts have made it possible for us to showcase the best of the best in the industry. We are beyond grateful for their contribution and enthusiasm.

So, next time you see them in Prague, or anywhere else along the way, make sure to show them some love and appreciation. Trust us, they deserve it!

The Judging Process

The judging process for the Way Up North Awards is both rigorous and fair. We have a panel of five esteemed judges who take the time to meticulously rank all of the submissions based on a set of criteria.

To ensure anonymity and impartiality, all submissions are renamed with anonymous names such as “ENTRY 123”. This way, the judges don’t know whose work they are evaluating, and everything remains unbiased.

After all of the submissions have been evaluated, the judges’ scores are compiled and averaged to determine the winners. This thorough and impartial process ensures that the most deserving submissions are recognised and celebrated at Way Up North in Prague.

JUDGES

37 FRAMES

The Framers

Liam + Bee

Anna Gadalean

Fer Juaristi

Wedding Photographer of The Year Finalists

2021 Winner – Fabio Miglio

2019 Winner – Linda Eliasson

2018 Winner – Karin Lundin

2017 Winner – The Kitcheners

Anna Ascari

Kaat De Malsche

Nina & Darek

Young Wedding Photographer of The Year Finalists

2021 Winner – Anna Ascari

2019 Winner – Jennifer Nilsson

2018 Winner – Anda Upmale

2017 Winner – Danilo & Sharon

Ingrid Tjernström

Ioana Ye

Jennifer Nilsson

Filmmaker of The Year

2021 Winner – Alberto & Yago

2019 Winner – Maru Films

2018 Winner – Kaco Films

2017 Winner – Kaco Films

Duarte Correia

Cinema of Poetry

Tobias Wögerer

Wedding Story of The Year Finalists

2021 Winner – Everbay

2019 Winner – Deux drôles d’oiseaux

2018 Winner – Chloe Lapeyssonnie

2017 Winner – Angelica Braccini

Wedding Film of The Year Finalists

2021 Winner – Maru Films

2019 Winner – Maru Films

2018 Winner – Cinema of Poetry

2017 Winner – Ben Walton

Alex Rudnitskiy

Jo Knight

Tobias Wögerer

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