Wedding Award Regulation

The Wedding Awards rewards the best wedding photos of the round.  

The awards take place four times a year and the winners automatically compete for the Golden Lens award, the 20 most awarded photographers until the penultimate round of the year, will be nominated for the Golden Lens annual prize and the 3 most awarded of the year receive the Gold Lens award. 

By submitting your collections to this Inspiration Photographers’ official competition, you agree and affirm that you have read all the rules and can not claim ignorance of any irregularity under this regulation. 


Failure to comply with any of the rules contained in this regulation implies disqualification of the entire collection and losses of nominations and awards related to this collection, and may, in case of recidivism, be deleted from the directory temporarily or even indefinitely. 

1 - Who can participate?

Only members of Inspiration Photographers, if you are not a member yet join us HERE

2 - How many can I send?

Each member has 7 FREE entries and will be allowed to send up to 40 extra images for a fee, in size 1200x800px.

3 - Photos that can enter this competition?

Images must be from the wedding day, pre-wedding, post-wedding, bride’s day as long as they are from a real wedding. The images can be from any year.

Images may have been taken in any year, digital or film.


4 - Photos that CAN NOT enter this competition?

You can not enter photos that are not from real weddings. It is not allowed to send photos of the second photographer at your entrance.

They can not enter photos made in workshops, editorials of brides etc … 

5 - Golden Lens Award

The 20 most awarded photographers until the penultimate round of the year, will be nominated for the Golden Lens annual prize and the 3 most awarded of the year receive the Gold Lens award. 

6 - NEW - You can now submit photos that have won awards in other associations.

Yes, this rule has changed, and unlike before, you can now submit films that have won awards in other associations.

7 - Can not have logo!

Images may not contain logo, names, frames or any type of decoration.


8 - Can not double exposure!

No double-exposure photos are allowed, neither in post-production nor on the camera itself.

9 - About image manipulation?

Image manipulation that changes the original direction of the image is not allowed.

It is only allowed, small interventions in the image, like small touches of cleaning, crops, colors, conventional treatment.

10 - Original files?

It is mandatory to save the original file in high resolution, for at least one (1) year after the submission for this contest, for possible analysis of originality.

11 - Forensic analysis?

In cases of dubious photos, the original files will be requested and will undergo a thorough FORENSIC analysis of the pixels, edges, textures, surfaces, colors, tones, and metadata.

12 - Who selects the winning collections and what criteria?

The curatorship, selection and choice will be made by the Inspiration Photographers team. Keeping the look, sensitivity, creativity, photographic language, technique, history, originality and style of each photographer.

13 - Can I send photos that were awarded the Best Wedding Collection?

Yes, photos that have been awarded in a Best Wedding Collection can also be submitted in this individual photo contest. 

14 - Terms of use for the author

As the author of the uploaded images, you agree and allow all uploaded images to be posted on the website inspirationphotographers.com, directory facebook, other media, and also in releases made by Inspiration Photographers, at any time.

As author and photographer, you agree and assume full responsibility for the content of the images uploaded here, releasing Inspiration Photographers from any third party claim.

You, the author and photographer, declare that you have permission from any persons who are on the images sent to have your images published and if any person who is in images sent by you requests that their images be removed from our site, awards loses validity. 

15 - What are the objectives of the award?

The objective of this award, organized and conducted by Inspiration Photographers, is to promote and value wedding photography and its authors at the highest international level.