EPA Association

Contests



The competition is divided into several modalities and designed for members or non-members EPA can participate. There are several categories that cover various niches of photography and are judged by some of the most respected photographers, from around the world. The judgment will be blind, or a juror does not know the author of the work, the judgment will be as impartial as possible and the work will be judged on its quality, and not by the author. All photos submitted that obtain the coveted "Diamond" award are presented at the annual EPA trial and if considered the best, the artist can win the prestigious "The Best of EPA" award (within its category).

The Expression Photography Awards have several differentials. In addition to offering the EPA Advantages with special discounts in workshops, mentoring and bookbinders, it has the exclusive Área do Saber so that everyone can grow in photography. Based on this policy of seeing each member evolve, EPA believes that everyone has a chance to shine in their careers. So we are pleased to welcome members of varying levels such as the beginner, the intermediate and the more advanced level. However, in the competitions, photos are awarded that strictly follow the criteria of item 16 of the EPA regulation.

All awards are presented on the EPA website and widely publicized on social media. By submitting your photos and participating in the association's contests, you agree to have read and fully understood the rules of each competition and the definitions or rules of the chosen category.

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Why submit photos to EPA Contest

Worldwide recognition
Appreciation of your work
Increased Self-Esteem
Photo evaluated and commented by each judge
EPA Certificate
Social Outreach

About the Contest

The competitions are divided into several categories and you can participate as a member by sending up to five free photos per edition, totaling 20 photos per year.​

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I want to participate! Rules

Our categories​

  • Wedding Day - Photojournalism


    Only photos made on the wedding day. Photos made in workshops are not allowed. Composites are not permitted
  • Wedding Day - Groom Alone


    Images entered into this category must be from the wedding day where the entrant was the main photographer. The judges are looking for images of the Groom alone in a style or photojournalistic style. Photos made in workshops are not allowed. Composites are not permitted
  • Wedding Day - Details


    Only photos made on the wedding day. Photos made in workshops are not allowed. Composites are permitted
  • Wedding Day - Couple Together


    Images entered into this category must be from the wedding day where the entrant was the main photographer. The judges are looking for images of the Bride and Groom together in a style or photojournalistic style. Photos made in workshops are not allowed. Composites are not permitted
  • Wedding Day - Bridal Party / Family and Friends


    Images entered into this category must be from the wedding day where the entrant was the main photographer. Style or photojournalistic style are permitted. Photos made in workshops are not allowed. Composites are not permitted
  • Wedding Day - Bride Alone


    Images entered into this category must be from the wedding day where the entrant was the main photographer. The judges are looking for images of the Bride alone in a style or photojournalistic style. Photos made in workshops are not allowed. Composites are not permitted
  • Non-Wedding Day - Couple Together


    Love session photoshoot will be accepted, such as pre-wedding, post-wedding, engagement, among others. Models are permitted in this category. Composites are allowed.
  • Non-Wedding Day - Bride or Groom Alone


    Love session photoshoot will be accepted, such as pre-wedding, post-wedding, engagement, among others. Models are permitted in this category. Composites are allowed.
  • Portrait - Teen (Sweet 15 and 16 & Senior)


    Ages between 13 and 19 years old are accepted. Models and Composites are permitted in this category
  • Portrait - Pets


    Composites are permitted in this category
  • Portrait - Newborn


    Images must be of children aged 45 days and below. Models and Composites are permitted in this category
  • Portrait - Maternity


    This category is specifically for images of pregnant women. Partners and siblings are permitted. Models and Composites are permitted in this category.
  • Portrait - Individual


    Models and Composites are permitted in this category
  • Portrait - Group + Families


    Models and Composites are permitted in this category
  • Portrait - Fashion/Beauty


    Models and Composites are permitted in this category
  • Portrait - Boudoir


    Models and Composites are permitted in this category
  • Portrait - Baby & Children


    Age range from 2 months to 12 years is accepted. Models and Composites are permitted in this category
  • Extra - Documentary/Street Photography


    Images entered into this category may include, but are not restricted to, images depicting significant events or environments relevant to society, street photography, and real-life reportage.
  • Extra - Sport


    Images entered in this category must have been taken in action. Judges are looking for a perfectly captured moment. Portraits of athletes must be entered into the Individual category.
  • Extra - Natural World


    Landscape, Nature, Wild animals (only natural environment)
  • Extra - Food


    Composites are permitted in this category
  • Extra - Digital Art Illustrative


    Here you'll be able to send composites of product or service photoshoot for sale or use
  • Extra - Dance/Ballet


    Images entered in this category must have been taken in action. Judges are looking for a perfectly captured moment. Portraits must be entered into the Portrait categories.
  • Extra - Architectural


    Images from buildings and houses facade as well as its interiors or exterior gardens.

Our Medals

Between 80 and 84 points
Between 85 and 89 points
Between 90 and 94 points
Between 95 and 99 points
100 points

Top 3 photos by contest - Winners of the |nome_ultimo_concurso|

All
Love Session/Pre Wedding
Wedding Day
Newborn / Maternity
Portrait Composite
Non-Wedding Day - Couple Together
Pre Wedding Bride Alone
Wedding Day - Photojournalism
Fashion/Beauty
Wedding Photojournalism
Family
Portrait - Individual
Wedding Day - Bride Alone
Wedding Day - Couple Together
Digital Art Illustrative
Sweet 15 and 16/Senior
Portrait - Maternity
Bride Alone Wedding Day
Portrait - Fashion/Beauty
Fine Art Nude
Street Photography
Non-Wedding Day - Bride or Groom Alone
Portrait - Baby & Children
Landscape
Portrait - Teen (Sweet 15 and 16 & Senior)
Extra - Dance/Ballet
Extra - Digital Art Illustrative
Portrait - Boudoir
Portrait - Group + Families
Extra - Documentary/Street Photography
Wedding Day - Details
Wedding Day - Bridal Party / Family and Friends
Commercial
Extra - Natural World
Wedding Day - Groom Alone
Groom Alone Wedding Day
Pre Wedding Groom Alone
Food
Portrait - Pets
Portrait - Newborn
Wedding Details
Sports
Bridal Party
Extra - Sport
Extra - Food

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