WPD Creative Wedding Photo Contest Finalists Revealed for Public Voting and Critique

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With the $1,000 grand prize at stake, the leading 100 wedding photo contest finalists are now selected for public viewing throughout the entire contest.

Wedding Photography Directory (WPD) announced its latest 2007 Summer Creative Wedding Photo Contest has received over 1,500 entries from WPD members and outside photographers. After careful internal review, the leading 100 finalists are now selected for public viewing throughout the entire contest. With the $1,000 grand prize award at stake, contest photos are judged by public viewers to determine the final three winners and runner-up contestants.

Daily Leads - Daily Wedding Photographer Contest Leaders Page reveals leading photographers on the latest date, and a small aggregated portion of the entire contest period. The data is displayed to the public for statistical entertainment purposes.

Unique Photography Contest Voting Tracking System - Public visitors' votes are analyzed to determine the final three winners. Information such as a visitor's IP Address, ISP, Internet Gateway, Computer Setup, Geographic Location, and Duplicated Votes Filtering are automatically collected to determine the authenticity of each vote. No privacy sensitive information of the visitors is collected or exposed to third parties. The detail of how WPD uses the public visitors' information to determine the authenticity of each public vote is concealed in order to maximize the voting integrity.

Moderated Public Contest Critiques - Public critiques are strictly moderated by the WPD staff to ensure that all comments are constructive. The goal for the public critique is to promote positive open artistic discussion, sharing of knowledge and community building.

Fair Contestant Photo Placement - Due to human nature of favoring content toward the top of a page, the order of contestants' wedding photographs is randomly displayed. The photos are shuffled on a daily basis to maximize fairness of placement and voters' judgment.

Introducing Blurb, Official WPD Wedding Photo Contest Sponsor

Blurb is a creative publishing service that enables anyone to create, publish, share, and sell professional-quality books: make a wedding book, guestbook, shower book, bridal party gift book. Blurb also works with professional wedding photographers to create bookstore-quality, custom-logo wedding albums.

In addition to the $1,000 grand prize, Top three winners and all finalists will receive Blurb gift certificates upon contest closing on 10/15/2007.

About Wedding Photography Directory - (Created by Artists, For Wedding Photographers)

The WPD is a project created by a team of photo enthusiasts and visual artists. The WPD site features the most extensive photographer portfolio and biography representation on the web. The WPD's aim is to present quality wedding photographers with equally deserved portfolio and service presentation to consumers regardless of the photographers' budget, previous exposure or industry status.

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