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THE WAY UP NORTH AWARDS

We know you’re a talented bunch. We also know you work super hard, so it’s about time you got a richly-deserved pat on the back. The Way Up North Awards exist to champion and honour the very best talent in European wedding photography and videography. Isn’t it time to recognise the best – and make sure you’re among them?

Learn About The Awards

Contests, awards categories, deadlines and prices

With two strands, the Way Up North Awards is a competition with a twist.

Put your own work forward for the three Contest categories but it’s not all ‘me me me’, so nominate your favourite professionals for the Awards categories. It’s a unique but simple way to put your work in among the best in Europe.

The Awards
Judges

The 2021 Way Up North Awards judges

Hand-picked from the world’s finest wedding professionals, our judges know a thing or two about spotting excellence.

They’ll be looking for expertise and technical knowhow – but also that little bit of indefinable magic. Want the inside track on their likes and dislikes? Read their bios for clues.

The 2021 Jury
Want to take part?

Entry requirements and frequently asked questions

Got a killer entry to submit? Bursting to nominate a brilliant photographer or videographer?

Here’s all the vital information, including deadlines, fees, rules and regulations. Read this before you jump in. And then jump in.

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THE CONTESTS

These three submission-based categories are going to decide Europe’s top 10 best wedding photographs, as well as the single best wedding story and video of 2021. From your entries, our judges will have the tricky task of curating a shortlist in each category. These will be featured here before the overall winners are crowned to whoops and cheers at Way Up North in Copenhagen in November.

THE CONTESTS

These three submission-based categories are going to decide Europe’s top 10 best wedding photographs, as well as the single best wedding story and video of 2021. From your entries, our judges will have the tricky task of curating a shortlist in each category. These will be featured here before the overall winners are crowned to whoops and cheers at Way Up North in Copenhagen in November.

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Europe’s Best

Wedding Photographs

Do you have one of Europe’s top 10 wedding photographs of the year in your portfolio? Submit it in this category and see if our judges are equally impressed. They’ll select a shortlist of 50 before announcing the top 10 at Way Up North in Copenhagen in November 2021.

 

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SUBMISSIONS START

October 17th (00:01 CET) 2021

SUBMISSIONS END

November 7th (23:59 CET) 2021

SUBMISSIONS DETAILS

3€ + vat per Entry, Unlimited Entries

Photographs must have been taken in 2021.

Full entry requirements

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Europe’s Best

Wedding Story

Send in up to 75 images from one wedding story to be in the running for this award. From a shortlist of 10 entries, the judges will pinpoint a final winner, to be announced at Way Up North in Copenhagen in November 2021.

Enter Now

SUBMISSIONS START

October 17th (00:01 CET) 2021

SUBMISSIONS END

November 7th (23:59 CET) 2021

SUBMISSIONS DETAILS

25€ + vat per Entry, Unlimited Entries

Photographs must have been taken in 2021.

Full entry requirements

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Europe’s Best

Wedding Video

You’ll need to edit your video down to around 5 minutes or less for this category. Give us your finest moments and from a shortlist of 10 entries, the judges will announce a final winner at Way Up North in Copenhagen in November 2021.

Enter Now

SUBMISSIONS START

October 17th (00:01 CET) 2021

SUBMISSIONS END

November 7th (23:59 CET) 2021

SUBMISSIONS DETAILS

25€ + vat per Entry, Unlimited Entries

Videos must have been recorded in 2021.

Full entry requirements

THE AWARDS

Who’s at the top of their game this year? Our judges are ready to be wowed by your nominations to discover the best photographers and videographers in Europe for 2021. From your nominations, they’ll curate a shortlist and invite these nominees to submit images for review. The blushing but proud winner in each category will be announced at Way Up North in Copenhagen, November 2021.

THE AWARDS

Who’s at the top of their game this year? Our judges are ready to be wowed by your nominations to discover the best photographers and videographers in Europe for 2021. From your nominations, they’ll curate a shortlist and invite these nominees to submit images for review. The blushing but proud winner in each category will be announced at Way Up North in Copenhagen, November 2021.

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Europe’s Best

Wedding Photographer

 

Tell us who’s impressed you this year in the world of wedding photography. Who deserves to be crowned top of the crop? Nominations are free and open to all, as long as your nominee is a permanent resident of a European country.

Nominate Now

NOMINATIONS START

October 17th (00:01 CET) 2021

NOMINATIONS END

November 7th (23:59 CET) 2021

Full entry requirements

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Europe’s Best Young

Wedding Photographer

 

Talented enough to make older rivals cry, under 25 and living and working in Europe? If that describes someone you know, tell us about them. Nominations are free and open to all.

Nominate Now

NOMINATIONS START

October 17th (00:01 CET) 2021

NOMINATIONS END

November 7th (23:59 CET) 2021

Full entry requirements

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Europe’s Best

Wedding Videographer

 

If you’ve seen a wedding video this year that knocked your socks off, type in a few details and give the filmmaker the recognition they deserve. As long as they’re living and working in Europe, nominations are open to all – and it won’t cost you a cent.

Nominate Now

NOMINATIONS START

October 17th (00:01 CET) 2021

NOMINATIONS END

November 7th (23:59 CET) 2021

Full entry requirements

PHOTOGRAPHY JUDGES

International photographers from both weddings and the commercial field complimented by seasoned eyes for stills, the variety of judges for the photo categories will have their work cut out for them to eventually name the winners.

Jakob Granqvist

Jakob Granqvist is co-founder of Nordica Photography and ambassador for Fujifilm Nordic. He’s photographed hundreds of weddings across the globe over the past decade.

Danelle Bohane

Danelle Bohane is a wedding photographer that hails from the small yet amazing country of New Zealand. If she isn't photographing weddings she enjoys her time being spent with her husband and their newest addition Albie; proud parents is the least you could say!

Si Moore

Si Moore is one half of Bayly & Moore, an analog obsessed destination wedding photographer duo based in Aotearoa New Zealand, with a passion for great people, perfect coffee, and wild places.

Nisha Ravji

Nisha Ravji

I’m a kiwi photographer who’s been lucky enough to live an endless summer for the past 5 years and shot countless weddings all over the show.

VIDEOGRAPHY JUDGES

Two parts filmmakers, a dash of multi-talented wedding photographers with a sprinkle of artistic trend-spotters and talent gatherers. This eclectic collection of artists will narrow the field in the filmmaker categories.

Frøydis Geithus

I’m a traveler born by the fjords in the West of Norway. Photography found me at a young age, when I was exploring different ways to express myself.

Costa Sisters

Costa Sisters

We’re the Costa Sisters, although we’re UK Videographers our style screams Americana.

Hello Tomorrow

Hello Tomorrow Films is Maclean + Erin - a husband and wife team from Vancouver creating story driven wedding films with heart.

Tomasz Wagner

Tomasz Wagner is a Vancouver-based artist whose company, Wagner & Co. Film, create Super 8 wedding films around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

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When are nominations accepted?

If you’d like to nominate someone in the Awards categories, you can do this between October 17th (00:01 CET) and November 7th (23:59 CET) 2021.