Special Events

WPPI Live Print Judging

Live Print, Album & Filmmaking Judging

When: February 24 & 25, 2018
Where: Las Vegas

Over 3000 entries are judged in 8 rooms by over 40 judges over two incredible days. Full Platform Pass holders will have the opportunity to watch entries get evaluated while hearing feedback from judges. Learn what judges find to be a winning image as well as hear constructive critiques in what has been coined a tremendous learning experience.

WPPI Launch Pad Event

Launch Pad

When: February 25
Where: TBA

Get an exclusive look at innovative products and software solutions from dozens of WPPI exhibitors before the Expo officially opens. Mix and mingle in this social setting. It’s an opportunity to network with the media and photography colleagues to make new contacts, develop relationships, get one-on-one advice and explore opportunities.

WPPI Fun Run

When: TBA
Where: Las Vegas

Time to take care of the mind and body while at WPPI! Join the Movement by participating in the WPPI Fun Run where not only do you get in a little exercise, you get to see the Vegas Strip before the crowds take up the sidewalks.

After Hours

WPPI After Hours

When: TBA
Where: Las Vegas

Join us every night of the expo as WPPI goes out “after hours” at Las Vegas nightclubs.


Honors of Excellence Award Ceremony

When: TBA
Where: Las Vegas

The WPPI Honors of Excellence Awards ceremony is the most prestigious event of WPPI for wedding and portrait photographers. Join us for an “Oscar-worthy” evening of entertainment celebrating ALL the winners from The 16×20 Print, Album and Filmmaking Competition as well as our everyone who participated in WPPI’s members-only First and Second Half Competitions!


When: Feb. 26 & 27
Where: WPPI Theater

Even in the digital age, we know that print can still be a thriving part of any photographer’s business. WPPI teams up with the editors of Rangefinder to discover the photographers who are using the Power of Print to build their businesses. Hear their stories and learn how you can grow your photography business.


When: Feb. 26-28
Where: Show Floor

Put a variety of new photo and video gear to the test as you try out cameras, lenses, and lighting in a series of vignettes complete with interesting objects and live models. Sponsored by B&H.