WAY UP NORTH AWARDS

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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 2017 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 2017 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 2017. 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 Stockholm in October.

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 2017. 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 Stockholm in October.

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 Stockholm in October 2017.

Details and Faq

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September 1st (23:59 CET) 2017

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 Stockholm in October 2017.

Details and Faq

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

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September 1st (23:59 CET) 2017

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Europe’s Best Wedding Video

You’ll need to edit your video down to 15 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 Stockholm in October 2017.

Details and Faq

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

September 1st (23:59 CET) 2017

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 2017. 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 Stockholm, October 2017.

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 2017. 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 Stockholm, October 2017.

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.

NOMINATIONS OPEN

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August 1st (23:59 CET) 2017

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Europe’s Best Young Wedding Photographer

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

NOMINATIONS OPEN

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August 1st (23:59 CET) 2017

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.

NOMINATIONS OPEN

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August 1st (23:59 CET) 2017

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.

Max Wanger

Based out of LA, this master of minimalism photographs weddings and commercial work, and his signature style makes his work immediately recognizable.

Jonas Peterson

One of the most influential wedding photographers in recent years. Jonas is a wedding photographer with Swedish roots, who has called Australia home for many years.

Yeah Field Trip

This creative ice bath is a gathering in California that has inspired entrepreneurial artists with its creativity and cool-factor for years.

Rock N Roll Bride

Kat Williams founded RNRB to showcase the uniqueness of the wedding world, and since its inception has grown to be one of the largest, most viewed wedding blogs there is.

VIDEOGRAPHY JUDGES

One part filmmaker, a dash of multitalented 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.

Velare

Based in Colorado, this four-person film making crew specializes in weddings, but also commercial projects and editorials.

Shark Pig

Shark Pig is a wedding film making team that extends their talent to broadcasting and media production based out of their home in Los Angeles, California.

NineDots

NineDots is a gathering in England run by leading wedding photographers Andy Gaines, Adam Johnson, Rahul Khona and Mick Shah.

Green Wedding Shoes

Since 2008, this US wedding blog has showcased the most breathtaking film and photography work in the industry, and is one of the largest sources of wedding inspiration online.

Frequently Asked Questions