2022 Wedding Photo of the year contest
Each and every year I run a little bit of a contest for all the married couples I covered their wedding for in the previous year (2021). I ask for each couple I was their wedding photographer for to select a single favourite photo from all of the wedding photos I took on their day and put them up for vote to win the title of ‘SvenStudios 2022 wedding photo of the year’.
This past year – despite it being super haphazard with COVID restrictions and sillyness that is the world we live in now – has been my most busy to date covering 37 weddings, with quite a few of them being soley videography coverage – which makes it tricky to involve those coules in this little contest. If anyone has any ideas on how to involve videography clients let me know!
As with any of my wedding photo of the year contests, I always keep completely hands off with selecting any of the images, allowing my wedded couples to select their own personal favourite photos, or none at all! This means that these images are not necessarily the same images I would have chosen if I were to do the same thing when looking at their images. If you were interested in what images I would have chosen however I’ve put together a simple slideshow video of some of my favourite images from each of the weddings I have covered in 2021.
To entice as many people to vote as possible, I also always offer a AU$100 cash prize to one random voter chosen once voting has ended. I record and vette each vote as they come in and have a rather sophisticated anti-duplicate detection system in place so as to deter any cheating or duplicate voting to keep things fair. To make things a little more interesting this year, I’m also going to add an additional entry into this $100 draw for each person who shares their vote on their social media!
Keep in mind you do not need to share on your social media in order to submit a vote as not everyone has social media accounts.
The owner of the winning photo will recieve a $500 voucher to use in their personal cloud-based store to produce and print whatever products they wish!
In past contests, and I’m sure it will be the same in the 2022 wedding photo of the year contest, the winning image has been not only the most voted on, but also the most shared on social media – remember every individual vote, and sharing individual that is recorded goes into the draw to win a simple $100, so after voting, share your favourite photo on facebook to support it as much as possible!