World Photography Organisation

Picture perfect: new web presence for world's largest photography competition


The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across more than 60 countries, WPO runs the world’s largest photography competition.

A new website was required because the old one had an inflexible CMS and it was not responsive for tablets and mobiles. The client also wanted to allow third-party sites to enter their competitions through an API.



The client selected Moore-Wilson because we had the ability to manage the whole project, from creating a new design through to building the site and delivering an API that clients can link to. For example, Sony websites in regions such as Japan and China will use the API to bring the competition to their audiences.

We migrated 200,000 members from the old site to the new one and deployed the new site to an Amazon platform that was built to scale and configured for high availability. The project was delivered to a very tight timeline and launched successfully on time, with over 2,000 competition entries in the first 10 days.

The solution has continued to evolve and expand. We are currently adding functionality to allow competition entry directly from social media channels such as Instagram and, in China, from Weibo.

Key Features:

  • New website design & build
  • Responsive
  • Drupal CMS and Laravel
  • API for competition entry
  • Migration of 200,000+ members
  • Advanced functionality - judging etc.
  • Advanced social media integration