How to create an eye-catching Awards entry

YOU CAN EDIT YOUR JUDGING PROFILE ANYTIME BEFORE VOTING CLOSES

Feel free to dip in and out and take your time to ensure that the info you include in your Judging Profile is exactly as you want it.

Your Judging Profile must be finalised and complete before Voting closes at 5pm on October 9th.

COMPLETE ALL APSECTS OF YOUR JUDGING PROFILE

Sounds silly but nothing annoys a Judge more than an incomplete Judging Profile.

  1. Answer your category-specific ‘Profile Questions’. You’ll find these by clicking on ‘Edit your Profile’ (third tab).
  2. We strongly suggest that you compose your responses to the Profile Questions offline and then copy and paste your answers into the relevant boxes, saving as you go. You’ll then have a back up copy if anything goes wrong with your brower etc.
  3. Don’t write too much and don’t write too little ( I know, I know! What does that mean?). Get your points across in as concise a way as possible. Not easy but worth spending some time on.

GRAMMAR & SPELLING

  1. Check and double-check your entry for spelling and grammar mistakes. If you make one, coreet correct it!
  2. If this isn’t your strong point maybe ask someone to proof read your entry.

PHOTOS
In short, there is NO excuse for poor photography these days.

  1. Make sure your photos really show what you do (and where and how you do it, if applicable) as well as they possibly can.
  2. Before uploading your own photos, whether from an actual camera or from your phone, make sure you run them through some sort of editing app. Lightroom or Photoshop are the go to for photographers but apps like Snapseed are great for phone editing. Be consistent and don’t over-do it.
  3. Where possible, ask the professional photographers you know or work alongside at weddings for access to their photos of your work/what you do etc.
  4. You might want to do a photography course with specific focus on taking photos of what you do. Maybe ask a photographer you know for some tips to begin with. Not necessarily just for TWIA but to improve your photography for the benefit of your business.
  5. Why not show the panel a photo of who you are? It makes things more personal.

VIDEOS

  1. If you have a video that is relevant to the TWIA Judging Process, upload it. (You’ll need to upload it to YouTube or Vimeo first).
  2. Do not use music for which you do not have the appropriate licences. Judges take a very dim view of this. You ight like the latest Ed Sheeren song but to use it without his permission is IP theft so don’t do it!
  3. We don’t recommend you upload slideshows of photos.
  4. Why not make a short video on your phone showing the panel who you are, what you do, where you do it and why you do it? I know, I know! No one likes how they look on film but suck it up and go for it. Most people don’t do this so if you do it might really help you stand out from the crowd.This industry is all about people booking people. The skills offered by wedding suppiers can sometimes come further down the list. You are integral to what you do. Show this to the judges. Be brave! Make that video!

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