The XP Executive Director
THE EXCEPTION PHOTOGRAPHERS is an international association of wedding photographers which organizes competitions
(4 / year) for all its members and a competition called "THE MASTERS" at the end of the year for the best 8 of them.
THE XP RANKING, permanent world ranking.
It's a sliding classification calculated on the last 4 GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS called "GAMES".
WORLD NUMBER ONE, THE XP honors the world number one of the XP Ranking.
After 4 GAMES, the World Number One (WNO) will be the most complete photographer in the world because he will have won the most points in 4 very different competitions:
2 competitions called "OPEN GAME"
(where all photos is possible)
1 competition called "ARTISTIC GAME"
(portrait photos or detail photos only)
1 competition called "REPORTAGE GAME"
(documentary photos only)
The 200 XP Awards - 100 Awards in color, 100 Awards in B&W - of each competition are presented classified / jury's score.
THE XP JURY, Exceptional judges, chosen from among the best wedding photographers in the world, who receive
1000 compensation points at the XP RANKING due to their absence in the "GAME".
THE PROCESS to judge the photos is an Exceptional judgment process* with a French Touch:
One French judge in each XP Jury of 4 people and...
(* description of the process in the XP Rules)
... THE HEXAGON AWARD logo reminds this French Touch.
MASTER, the Winner of a "GAME" is named MASTER.
MASTER OF MASTERS, the Winner of "THE MASTERS" in the end of the year is named MASTER OF MASTERS.
WORLD CUP CHALLENGE is the name of the competition by country.
THE "TOP TEN" AWARDS is the name of the Editor's Choice just after the results of each GAME
The favorites priceless photos of JLG in ALL ENTRIES (with XP Ranking points).
THE "NEXT TIME" AWARDS is an another Editor's Choice with a great Award potential (anytime),
Selected in THE FINALIST PHOTOS (no XP Ranking points).
HALL OF FAME is a gallery photos that have been rated 90 points or more.
The SEO of THE XP will soon be outsourced
EVERYTHING FOR THE JURY: The additional entries money goes (in totality) to the XP Jury.
The philosophy is an important redistribution of earnings for judges and prizes.
COLOR / BLACK and WHITE: THE XP puts color and black & white photos in the spotlight in a balanced way.
RULES: No important rule changes during the year.
It's the beginning of something much larger.
ARE YOU READY?
Join THE GAME !
ARE YOU READY TO PLAY ?
GAME#4 IS OPEN
(Deadline October 1st)
THE EXCEPTION PHOTOGRAPHERS
THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS AROUND THE WORLD