WIPA Awards Of Excellence Details
If you have any questions or concerns when preparing your entry, please contact us at [email protected]

Are these awards open to all wedding professionals?

Yes, submissions will be accepted from all disciplines in the wedding industry, however, you may only enter if you are a WIPA member in good standing.  

How do I enter?

Using the WIPA online submission site, you will fill out the necessary forms, upload supporting documents as instructed. Once your submissions is complete you will be sent an invoice that you may pay online.  You do not need to complete the entry all at once - you can log back in and finish your work from your home or at the office at your convenience.

Here are some important reminders for submitting your entry:

Once you log in to WIPA.org you can reach the Award Submission link -- you will be asked to set up a unique login and password for  the entry site

Each wedding event entry must be submitted individually.

The only place that your employee or company name should appear will be on the Completed Entry Form.

Each entry should be work of the person submitting the entry or their company or designated public relations representative. All entries should be of real weddings.

When is the Deadline?

Each entry must be received by September 16, 2019  by 5:00 p.m. (PST).  Once entry is complete, the WIPA office will send a confirmation email with your invoice and your entry will be judged once that invoice is paid. 

When are the 2019 WIPA Awards of Excellence presented?

The WIPA Awards of Excellence will be hosted by the WIPA NOLA Chapter on November 14, 2019 with a celebration at The Capital on Baronne in New Orleans. Tickets for the event will be available October 10, 2019 online at wipa.org. 

What does it cost to submit an entry to the WIPA Awards of Excellence? 

Entry fee for submitting awards in 2019 are as follows:

Awards completed by September 1 submissions fee is $75
Awards completed from September 2 through September 10 submissions fee is $100
Awards completed from September 11 through September 16 submissions fee is $125. 

 

WIPA Awards of Excellence Rules

All valid entries must include the following items:

1. Completed Entry Form 

2. All submissions of weddings must have taken place from: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

3. Photos and Videos - All photos and video must have proper consents from client and photographer and/or 

videographer.

4. Videos may not exceed 5 minutes and company name may not appear on submitted video or photos. 

5. Photos may not be watermarked and must be in JPEG format with a maximum resolution of 300dpi.  A maximum of 10 photos may be uploaded.

Additional Info:

A wedding event may be entered in multiple applicable categories, but must be submitted individually.

All submissions must be from real weddings. Entries may be a combination of all events from one single wedding.

The category entered must relate directly to the work completed by the submitter. Example, if you are the planner you may not submit for floral design unless you produced the floral work.

Entries will not be returned. All materials including photos and videos submitted to WIPA become the property of the organization and can be used at their discretion.

Anonymity: Please ensure your name does not appear on any materials; except for the Entry Form.

Submissions will be accepted from WIPA members only.

By their very name The Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding work in the industry.  To ensure that commitment, WIPA insists that these Awards truly recognize Excellence in the industry and that no one receives this award simply because very few submissions were completed. Because of that commitment, each category must have a minimum of  THREE (3) submissions in the category that the judges deem viable in order for the recognition and the Award to be given. 

ANY CATEGORY THAT DOES NOT MEET THIS QUALIFICATION WILL BE ELIMINATED AND NO AWARD IN THAT CATEGORY WILL BE PRESENTED THIS YEAR. 

What does it cost to submit an entry to the WIPA Awards of Excellence? 

Entry fee:

Awards completed by September 1 submissions fee is $75
Awards completed from September 2 through September 10 submissions fee is $100
Awards completed from September 11 through September 16 submissions fee is $125.