FEP General Assembly meeting 2019 report

FEP General Assembly meeting 2019 report

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On Sunday, March 17th, the FEP held its annual General Assembly in Innsbruck, Austria. In a way it was a historical meeting, the end of an old era and the beginning of a new one; due to changes in Belgian legislation, FEP in registered in Belgium, the FEP needed to be changed from FEP ivzw (international not for profit organisation)  to FEP vzw (not for profit organisation). So at the Innsbruck meeting, the GA voted for the dissolution of the FEP ivzw and to continue as the FEP vzw. This change does not affect the daily operation of the FEP, but was rather a formality that needed to be done.

Presidential elections were held at General Assembly, the sitting president Truls Løtvedt from Norway was unanimously elected to continue into a second term.

The FEP also gained a new member association from Russia, the National Association of Professionals of Photoindustry. A warm welcome to our newest members!

Awards Ceremony on Saturday is being streamed live

Awards Ceremony on Saturday is being streamed live

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If you cannot be with us on Saturday in Innsbruck, not to worry: you can follow the Awards Ceremony on livestream! We will kick off at 7.15pm CET.

https://livestream.com/sportevents/events/8599291

FEP Emerging Talent Award 2019 , finalists announcement

FEP Emerging Talent Award 2019 , finalists announcement

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We are happy to announce, in alphabetic order, the finalists of the FEP Emerging Talent Award 2019:

Auriane Argaud, student at IRFMA30, Nimes, France
Tim Hoffesommer, student at the Handwerkskammer Dortmund University, Germany
Agnieszka Iwanska, apprentice at the Fotograf Løtvedt studio, Bergen, Norway.

The winner will be announced at the FEP Award ceremony in Innsbruck, Austria, on March 16th, 2019, aside the presentation of the winners of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.

The FETA award is open to any final year student, studying photography on a 3 years degree or equivalent course “recognised” in that country by the government’s educational validation procedures or conforms to that countries’ educational validating procedures in which the institute, College or University is located. Applicants must be under 30 years of age in the year of submission.

From next edition, its name will be FYPA – FEP Young Photographers Award.

Congratulations to our finalists on your excellent achievements! You will receive soon an invitation letter by email. We hope to see you in Innsbruck!

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FEP Photographer of the Year Awards – Finalist announcement

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FEP Photographer of the Year Awards - Finalist announcement

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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019, finalists announcement

The International Jury, composed by 20 international judges and chaired by Johan Brouwers, worked hard during last month and now we have the first results!
Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to announce, in alphabetic order, the finalists of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019.

TOP 10 IN EACH CATEGORY

COMMERCIAL
Enda Cavanagh, Ireland
Jürgen de Witte, Belgium
Günther Egger, Austria
Dušan Holovej, Slovakia
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Mika Levälampi, Finland
Steven Massart, Belgium
Roger O’Sullivan, Ireland
Andreas Varro, Sweden
Kristoffer Wittrup, Norway

FASHION
Patrizia Burra, Italy
João Carlos, Portugal
Günther Egger, Austria
Pedro Gameiro, Portugal
Michael Hayes, Ireland
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Suvi Sievilä, Finland
Grzegorz Sikorski, Poland
Natasha Volk, Ukraine
Martina Wärenfeldt, Sweden

ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
Markus Aspegren, Finland
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Peter Cakovsky, Slovakia
Vicente Esteban, Spain
Andrey Guryanov, Russia
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Jenny Puronne, Sweden
Katya Rashkevich, Russia
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland
Andreas Varro, Sweden

LANDSCAPE
Vladimir Alekseev, Russia
Stefan Brenner, Austria
Eberhard Ehmke, Germany
Peter Gordon, Ireland
Tomáš Havel, Czech Republic
Torleif Lie, Norway
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain
Jan Šmíd, Czech Republic
Václav Sojka, Czech Republic
Markus van Hauten, Germany

PORTRAIT
Therese Asplund, Sweden
João Carlos, Portugal
Pierre Chermette, France
Vicente Esteban, Spain
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Jeanette Larsen, Norway
Terri Lindholm, Sweden
Michael Schnabl, Austria
Laila Villebeck, Sweden
Nicola Webster, Ireland

REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
Michael Dillon, Ireland
Luís Godinho, Portugal
Jesús Jiménez, Spain
Carl Lapeirre, Belgium
Rastislav Marguš, Czech Republic
Alfonso Novo, Spain
Evi Polak, Belgium
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain
Ulrich Schulte, Sweden
Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium

SPORT
Serge Duursma, The Netherlands
Milos Fic, Czech Republic
Nadia Jabli, Austria
Victor Martinez Campos, Spain
William Moureaux, France
Hannu Rainamo, Finland
Damien Rosso, France
Julián Rus, Spain
Malkhaz Svanidze, Georgia
Laila Villebeck, Sweden

WEDDING
Iuri Akopov, Georgia
Fernando Cerrone, Italy
Thibault Chappe, France
Pino Coduti, Italy
Andreas Grünwald, Austria
Jose Luis Guardia Vázquez, Spain
John Hellström, Sweden
Ricardo Meira, Portugal
Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain
Manola van Leeuwe, The Netherlands

WILDLIFE
Ann Coppens, Belgium
Luc De Cock, Belgium
Michal Dobes, Czech Republic
José Fragozo, Portugal
Massimo Giorgetta, Italy
Sheena Jolley, Ireland
Hannelore Kirchner, Austria
Martin Morel, France
Seppo Rintala, Finland
Martin Steenhaut, Belgium

STUDENTS & YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
Laura Bierens, Belgium
Laura-Madeleine Engler, Germany
Eva Frischling, Austria
Dawid Galiński, Poland
Jakob Huger, Austria

In each category, the TOP 3 photographers will be awarded with Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras. The winners of the Golden Cameras will also compete for the competition’s overall winner’s title, the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2019.

The FEP Awards ceremony where the finalists (from 4th place to 10th place) will receive their certificates and the TOP 3 winners will receive their trophies, will take place Saturday, March 16, at the Haus der Musik, Innsbruck, Austria at 7 pm.

The TOP 10 in each category will soon receive a specific invitation by email for the Awards Ceremony.

During the same ceremony, also the FETA 2019 winner will be announced and the finalists presented and awarded.

All the other photographers getting single awards for their images, but who are not within the TOP 10, will receive their certificates by email after the event and their awarded images will be published online.

Finally, congratulations to all of the finalists on your excellent achievements! We hope to see many of you in Innsbruck!

Servus – FEP goes Austria!

Servus - FEP goes Austria!

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We are happy to announce that the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year competition’s awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 in Innsbruck, Austria. The location will be the Haus der Musik (House of Music), located in the centre of Innsbruck. The General Assembly will follow in the next day, March 17th. More detailed information will soon follow.

EP session 27, Official Results

EP session 27, Official Results

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We are happy to announce that the following professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP online judging session!

Our congratulations go to:

Christoph Cejka, EP, Austria
Reinhard Loher, EP, Austria
Fargana Gasimli, EP, Azerbaijan
Susanna Mikander, EP, Finland
Torstein Gamst, EP, Norway
Agnieszka Iwanska, EP, Norway
Hanna Derecka, EP, Poland
Sergey Sazonov, EP, Russia
Pavel Platonov, EP, Russia
Erika Gallegos Vazquez, EP, The Netherlands
Sjoerd van der Hucht, EP, The Netherlands
Andrés Giovanni Rozo Samer, EP, United Kingdom
Tatyana Saprykina, EP, Ukraine
Anastasiia Tkachenko, EP, Ukraine

Apply online now for EP session #28!

Deadline for applications: February, 28, 2019.

 

FEP Board Meeting in Tbilisi, November 2018, report

FEP Board Meeting in Tbilisi, November 2018, report

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Important message : The date and the venue of the next General Assembly will be changed, and the annual competition award ceremony will be communicated soon.

The Federation of European Professional Photographers’ board convened under its President, Truls Løtvedt, on November 19, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. This is a summary of the decisions made.

Event calendar 2019
The exact dates for the 2019 judging session were confirmed; these are June 8-9 in Bergen, Norway and November 16-17 in Prague, Czech Republic. The General Assembly and the annual competition award ceremony will take place in May 8-9 during Photokina fair in Cologne, Germany.

Judging session timetables
It was also decided that the QEP/MQEP applications will be opened in the future earlier on to encourage early applications and thus ensuring the judging events. Early applicants will also received a price incentive, prices for last minute applications will be increased.

Press releases
After the judging session in Tbilisi, each successful new QEP/MQEP received a press release template for his/her use as well as an image of his/her panel with the judges. This new policy will continue in the future.

Developing the FEP
In the future, the FEP Board will form task forces both as a way to involve the Board members more but also as a way of transferring knowledge (people have different areas of expertise and this helps us to utilise them more).

New Brochure
The FEP will prepare a new brochure to advertise itself. The brochure will be available at Photokina and members association can receive it to use for their own advertising purposes.

FETA will become FYPA
Since the name FETA has been problematic for obvious reasons and also the link to Universities has proven to be problematic due to the different way of organising photographic education is various members countries. It was decided to change the name into FYPA, The FEP Young Photographer Award. Currently the entry is extended to the same closing date as the main competition, January 6, 2019.
In the future though the main competition’s Student category and FYPA will merge.

How to make the FEP more visible in its member associations’ communication
It was decided to conduct a survey to investigate how the FEP is visible in its member associations’ internal (and external) communications and furthermore, how it could be improved.

 

 

Congratulations to our new MQEPs!

Congratulations to our new MQEPs!

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The judging is now complete and we have 5 new MQEPs.
They are:
Fernando Cerrone, Master QEP, Italy
Etienne Clotis, Master QEP, France
Ann Coppens, Master QEP, Belgium
Peter Lik, Master QEP, UK
Rastislav Marguš, Master QEP, Czech Republic

FEP congratulates all of its new qualification holders, well done everybody!
The next QEP/MQEP judging session will take place in Bergen, Norway in June 2019

Congratulations to our new QEPs

Congratulations to our new QEPs

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QEP judging is done for the day, congratulations to our new QEPs!

Paul Gheyle, Belgium, QEP Portrait
John Hellström, Sweden, QEP Wedding
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, QEP Portrait
Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, QEP Commercial
Nina Pauloff, Finland, QEP Fine art
Frank Pittoors, Belgium, QEP Illustrative
Kakha Pkhakadze, Georgia, QEP Reportage
Jenny Puronne, Sweden, QEP Portrait
Fred van Soest, The Netherlands, QEP Portrait

MQEPs will be judged tomorrow

Judging session in Tbilisi, Georgia

Judging session in Tbilisi, Georgia

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The QEP / MQEP qualification session number 38  takes place 17-18 November in Tbilisi, Georgia. On Saturday we are judging the QEP panels and on Sunday the MQEP panels. Results will be published at the end of each judging day.

Gentlemen in the image above are the FEP Qualification Chairman Jim Lowe (on the left) and president of the Georgian association Kakha Pkhakadze (on the right).

Good luck to all applicants!

FEP welcomes a new partner

FEP welcomes a new partner

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FEP proudly presents its new partner UPGRD Photo. The product of UPGRD Photo is a design software for mass photography, such as schools, sports clubs or nurseries. The software helps photographers in the mass photography market to create more customized products for their customers with a highly automated design process. UPGRD Photos is originally a Finland-based company now seeking international markets with their software product. Welcome to the FEP family!

EP session #26 , official results

EP session #26 , official results

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We are happy to announce that the following 12 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP online judging session!

Our congratulations go to:

Sébastien Ouvrard, EP, Austria
Yuri Iluhin, EP, Belarus
Delphine Meersschaert, EP, Belgium
Jo Pauwels, EP, Belgium
Robert Smits, EP, Belgium
Jukka Pakkanen, EP, Finland
Gabriel Sarabando, EP, Portugal
Ekaterina Svetlova, EP, Russia
Konstantin Kovalchuk, EP, Russia
Tatiana Pronina, EP, Russia
Arjan Spannenburg, EP, The Netherlands
Wim Stolwerk, EP, The Netherlands

Apply online now for EP session #27!

Deadline for applications: November, 30, 2018.

FEP at Photokina 2018 in Cologne

FEP at Photokina 2018 in Cologne

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FEP will be showcasing in Photokina, you can find us together with our German member association CV in Hall 2.1, stand A006. Come and visit us and see some of our awards winning images!

EP Judging Session #25 Results

EP Judging Session #25 Results

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We are happy to announce that 19 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!

  • Congratulations to:
  • Harald Göbl, EP, Austria
  • Rodion Kovenkin, EP, Belarus
  • Jeroen De Bosscher, EP, Belgium
  • Igor van de Poel, EP, Belgium
  • Sammy Dierickx, EP, Belgium
  • Stijn Maris, EP, Belgium
  • Bart Meeus, EP, Belgium
  • Frank Pittoors, EP, Belgium
  • Katty Plevoets, EP, Belgium
  • Balin Balev, EP, Bulgaria
  • Lilia Yotova, EP, Bulgaria
  • Egon Saar, EP, Finland
  • Karina Schuh, EP, Germany
  • Finn Mooney, EP, Ireland
  • Dawid Galiński, EP, Poland
  • Ivan Pakhomov, EP, Russia
  • Jose Montero Olivares, EP, Spain
  • Jenny Ivarsson, EP, Sweden
  • Dmitry Trush, EP, Ukraine

FEP Board Meeting, Tampere, June 2018, report

FEP Board Meeting, Tampere, June 2018, report

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The Federation of European Professional Photographers’ board convened for the first time under its new President, Truls Løtvedt, on June 11, 2018 in Tampere, Finland. This meeting was then followed up by an online meeting a couple weeks afterwards.

New website

During these two meetings, the board decided to completely update the FEP website. The new website will be operational in the autumn; it wil be mobile friendly and it will have new features.

Event calendar 2019

The 2019 judging session will be organized in Bergen, Norway (June) and in Prague, Czech Republic (November). The location of the General Assembly and Awards is still open, FEP is searching for a national event within its member associations to partner with.

Active participation of the Board members

Board members have now been given different tasks to engage them more into the daily functions of the FEP. Tasks include for example copyright issues,  maintenance of relations and improved dialogue to/from both excisting member associations and sponsors, seeking new sponsorship and recruiting new members. FEP is also looking for a new Press Officer to implement a stronger online presence.

GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation was discussed. As relevant national laws vary from country to country, it is impossible to give a full proof European wide guide on that. It was agreed to have every association/country to handle the GDPR nationally, adapting to their own national laws.

Photokina 2018

The FEP will be exhibiting in September in Photokina together with its German member association CV. Come and visit us there!FEP Group picture by Tiina Haring, MQEP, Finland.

QEP/MQEP session in Tampere, Finland, June 2018 – Official results

QEP/MQEP session in Tampere, Finland, June 2018 - Official results

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Picture by Tiina Puputti, Finland

QEP and MQEP judging session, June 2018, Official ResultsWe are happy to announce that at the 37th session of the FEP European Qualifications held in Tampere, Finland, on June 09, 2018, new 3 Master QEP and 11 QEP (Qualified European Photographers) have been awarded. Congratulations to:

Master QEPs

QEPs:

 

Congratulations to all new qualified photographers!

EP online session n.24, official results

EP online session n.24, official results

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We are happy to announce that 9 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!

Our congratulations go to:

Michael Kainz, EP, Austria
Luc de Cock, EP, Belgium
Gino Defauw, EP, Belgium
Marleen Verbruggen, EP, Belgium
Tsvetan Tomchev, EP, BulgariaAndreas Brandt, EP, GermanyErnesto Medeiros, EP, Portugal
Martin Pitonak, EP, Slovakia
Lena Lee, EP, Sweden

 

 

Apply online now for the EP session #25! Deadline for apply: June, 30, 2018.

World Photographic Cup 2019 in Drammen, Norway

World Photographic Cup 2019 in Drammen, Norway

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The city of Drammen, in Norway, will be the place for hosting the WPC FINALS 2019!  The dates for the event is April 8th  and the venue is planned to be at the Drammen Theater.

Following the decision of the WPC Governing Committee, the news of Norway being the chosen arena for the 2019 WPC finals was received with enthusiasm and joy by local association. A special committee has already started the planning, booking venues and looking for adequate program for the lectures.
Here are some links you might be interested to visit:
http://www.drammensteater.no/ https://www.facebook.com/105166962858815/photos/817336814975156/http://www.borsenfestlokaler.no/
“I look forward to meeting and hosting you all in Norway on  April 2019 ” said Truls Lotvedt, President of FEP and the Norwegian association  ”  celebrating our international friendship and cooperation, together with the hosting of one more exciting WPC finals event. I hope that the international guests also will take the opportunity to extend their stay in our beautiful country for some more days, at least we will spread information to make that a tempting thought “.

World Photographic Cup 2018 Results announced. Team USA strikes again!

World Photographic Cup 2018 Results announced. Team USA strikes again!

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The World Photographic Cup 2018 winners announced.

Team USA strikes again!

After winning the cup at home in 2014, and again in France on 2015, the winner of the 2018 World Photographic Cup is… Team USA again!

 

The second place goes to Australia, with Mexico in the third place.

 

Individual gold medals go to Australia, Finland, Malaysia, Singapore and USA.

Individual winners and the Cup winning Team of the 2018 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photography, has been  finally announced on May 6th , aside the Head On photo show, in the Chauvel Cinema theatre in Sydney, Australia, in cooperation with the hosting AIPP.

30 national photographic teams (best record ever) entered the fifth edition of this one of a kind Olympics-styled competition, from Europe, Asia, North America and South America and Oceania.

 

The Golden medals in the six categories went to: Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, for the commercial category,  Ben Shirk, USA, for “illustrative”, EngTong Tan, Malaysia (“nature”), Keren Dobia, Australia, for “portrait”, Gail Nogle, USA for the “reportage/photojournalism”, and  Raymond Phang -Singapore for “wedding”.

Also appears in the medals table: silver medal Ben Shirk, USA and bronze medal Andreas Varro, Sweden in the commercial category; silver medal Eduardo Gómez,Mexico and bronze medal Vincent O’Byrne, Ireland for illustration/digital art; silver medal David Eliud Gil Samaniego Maldonado, Mexico and bronze medal Dan McClanahan, USA for “nature”; silver medal Erich Caparas, USA and bronze medal Haseo Hasegawa, Japan in the portrait category; silver medal Christopher Ian,  Australia and bronze medal Paul Wright, Canada for the reportage/photojournalism; and finally silver medal Marceliano Munoz, USA and bronze medal Deric Wan Kin Tong , Malaysia for “wedding”.

While gold, silver, and bronze medals have been awarded to the individual creators in each of the 6 categories, teams were awarded points for top ten finishes. They received 10 points for gold, 9 for silver, 8 bronze and that follows to the tenth top image. Ireland team finished the competition in 10th place, tied with Singapore. They also finished in a two-way tie in 8th place Finland and Japan, with Portugal (defending champion) in 7th and Malaysia in the 6th place.  In an amazing 5th place, Russia. In the 4th place, just close to the podium, Sweden.

The third place trophy, with 2 silver medals plus 3 top-ten finishes, went to Mexico (first time on the podium!)

 

The second place trophy, with 1 gold and 1 silver medal, plus 3 top-ten finishes,  went to the home Team Australia (third time on the podium since 2014).

And the winner of the 2018 World Photographic Cup, with 6 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)  plus 4 top-ten finishes, was Team USA (already winning in 2014 and 2015). “Congratulations to Team USA for winning the WPC for the 3rd time, and to all the winners! An incredibly competition, with a huge variety of winners, from 4 continents,  is exactly what the WPC committee could hope for”, commented Kylie Lyons, representing Australia at the WPC Governing Committee. “It has been amazing to host the ceremony and to see so many photographers and so many beautiful images coming from around the globe!”.

“It has never been a program that involves photography like this”, added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “We really experienced the groundswell of enthusiasm from photographers to create the finest they can in the hope of representing their country!”

The WPC CEO also thanked the AIPP for having organized such a beautiful event, and announced that the next WPC finals will be held in Drammen, Norway on April 8th, 2019.
He finally thanked the WPC Gold Sponsors ChromaLuxe and KoyLab, two important companies related to the photographic market, for their continuous support to the project and to the professional photographers around the globe.
OFFICIAL RESULTS AND WINNING IMAGES GALLERY HERE –  or to learn more about WPC: www.worldphotographiccup.org

 

 

EP online session n.23 official results

EP online session n.23 official results

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We are happy to announce that 12 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP online judging session!
 
Our congratulations go to:

Julia Hiegetsberger, Austria
Richard Buijsman, Belgium
Danny Van Rompaey, Belgium
Natalia Pipkina, Norway
Bjørn Tore Stokke, Norway
Fernando Duarte, Portugal
Nuno Vasconcelos, Portugal
Alexandra Carvalho, Portugal
Dmitry Bocharov, Russia
Aleksey Dovgulya, Russia
Tord Saxin, Sweden
Bente Jönsson, Sweden

 

Apply online now for the EP session #24! Deadline April, 30, 2018.

A big thanks to our competition judges!

A big thanks to our competition judges!

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The FEP wants to give a warm thanks to the judges of the FEP Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition. Your work is a precious resource for us and an high quality contribution to the world of professional photographers! Hundreds of photos to see, study, judge … The time you spent there was very a lot, thank you!
 
Thanks to:Jury 1 (Wedding/Portrait/Illustration)
Nunzia Borrelli, QEP (Italy) 
Tom Doherty, QEP (Ireland) 
Tiina Haring, MQEP (Finland)
Terri Lindholm, QEP (Sweden)
Rui Teixeira, MQEP (Portugal)
                
Jury 2 (Commercial/Fashion/Landscape)
Antonio Barrella, MQEP (Italy)
Pierre Delaunay, MQEP (France)
Martin Krystynek, QEP (Slovakia)
Eva Helene Storm Hanssen (Norway)
 
Jury 3 (Reportage/Sports/Wildlife/Students)
Jeronimo Heitor Coelho, MQEP (Portugal) 
Milos Fic, QEP (Czech Rep)
Mary Guillen, MQEP (Spain) 
Franck Lecrenay, MQEP (France)
Jens Eldøy (Norway)
 
The FEP officially wants to send a warm thanks also to MQEP Jørgen Brandt from Denmark, who chaired this competition with great passion and professionalism from 2011 to 2018.  He has been awarded at the FEP Awards Ceremony with a FEP Merit Award. From the next edition, the new Chairman will be the former board member QEP Johan Brouwers, from Belgium.
 

FEP wants to present its new President Truls Løtvedt

FEP wants to present its new President Truls Løtvedt

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Truls Løtvedt - self portrait low resFEP wants to present its new President Elect, Truls Løtvedt, from Norway, elected at the last FEP General Assembly meeting by the unanimity of the associations presented and represented. He will be in charge as FEP President from 2018 for the term 2018-2020 and he his re-eligible.
 
Truls Jan Løtvedt, born in 1958, lives in Bergen, Norway; he is married to Elin since 1980 and he has 4 grownup sons and 4 grandchildren. 
 
He grew up in a photographer family. His grandfather and grandmother established in 1930 the company “Fotograf Løtvedt”, which he is running today together with his brother. 
Started to work as a photographer and later also as cinematographer 1978, he got his certificate in 1987. Since then the primary tasks have been to run a healthy business, have fun at work, raise a good family together with his wife, and participate in all kinds of activities.
 
Board member of local photographer Guild since 1980, leader (oldermann) of the Guild from 2000-2009, Board member of The Norwegian Association of Professional Photographers (NFF) from 2008-2012, and Chairman of the same association since 2012.
 
After having attended the FEP QEP and MQEP judging session and the Inspiration Camp event organized in Copenhagen in 2013, he saw the possibilities and benefits his organization and its members could have from the activities of FEP, and started immediately to follow and attend the FEP meetings and events. In 2015 he got the title of EV – European Videographer, obtained at the first FEP video qualification judging session.
 
“The FEP as organization, the photographers I have met, and seen the work from, the attending judges and the administrative staff have impressed me. Furthermore, I am very enthusiastic about the potential of the activities within the FEP, which is evolving in a very positive way. This work needs to be continued and must be stimulated. I look forward to contributing to this.”
 
The picture is a self portrait.Welcome Truls!

FEP General Assembly meeting 2018 report

FEP General Assembly meeting 2018 report

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Today in Bray, Ireland, the Fep celebrated its anual general meeting hosted by the Irish member association. After thanking the IPPA for the hospitality, the General assembly of member associations welcomed as the new president Truls Løtved, from Norway. The President will serve for the next term of 2 years. A new board of directors has been elected, including:
Trusl Løtvedt, Norway, President
Fernando Barrio, Spain
Jean Felix Bernetel, France
Bernd Gassner, Germany
Tiina Haring, Finland
Martin Krystynek, Slovakia
Eugenio Li Volsi, Italy
Bent Nygaard-Larsen, Denmark
Edoardo Piccinini, Belgium
Jan Pohribný, Czech Reoublic
Willem van der Vlies, The Netherland
Neil Warner, Ireland
 
They have also been accepted as new full members 3 national associations, Association of Professional Photographers from Bulgaria, League of Professional Photographers from Russia and Studio from Belgium.
 
The former FEP President Andreas Barylli-Fayer and former treasurer Nikki Huts received the prestigious FEP Merit Award for their service rendered to the Federation in the past 20 years. Bray 2018 AndreasBarylli CJohanBrouwers 800pxPictures by Lilia Yotova, Bulgaria and  byJohan Brouwers, QEP, Belgium
 
 

FEP Photographer of the Year 2018 is Onni Wiljami Kinnunen from Finland

FEP Photographer of the Year 2018 is Onni Wiljami Kinnunen from Finland

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WINNER2018FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 is Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, from Finland!

On Sunday March 25, the FEP revealed the results of its annual competition at the Royal Hotel in Bray, Ireland.  The coveted title of FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 went to a Finnish photographer, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, winner of the Golden Camera in the Commercial  category.

Other Golden Camera winners included: Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, from Austria, in the Fashion category,  Mikaela Holmberg from Finland in Illustration/FineArt/Digital, Peter Svoboda  from Slovakia in Landscape, Laila Villebeck from Sweden in Portrait, Marcos Rodriguez, from Spain, in Reportage, Peter Svoboda again, also in Sport, Fernando Cerrone from Italy in the Wedding category and Ann Coppens, from Belgium, in Wildlife.   

The Golden Camera winner in the Students and Young Photographers category was Dawid Gali?ski, from Poland.

 At the FEP Awards Ceremony, lead by FEP CEO Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas, FEP also announced the winner of the FETA Award 2018: Lea Jörres , from Germany, student at the Dortmund University.  The winner also received a ChromaLuxe prize!                                     

Then also the following 4 students received a FETA Merit Award:

 – Pertra Basnakova, student at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Slovakia.

– Marco Cavarischi, student at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Rome, Italy

– Fabian Poprawski, student at the Dortmund University, Germany

– Dawn Richardson, student at the Falmouth University, UK

 During the Ceremony the Chairman of the Photographer of the Year competition Jørgen Brandt  has also been awarded with a FEP Merit Award for his meritorious service rendered to FEP in his position of competition chairman from 2011 to 2018.  Next year, the new competition Chairman will be Johan Brouwers, already Chairman of the EP qualification.

 Then, before to announce the FEP Photographer of the Year 2018, the FEP CEO presented the World Photographic Cup 2018 Nation Awards Winners, with their pictures, helped by with WPC Committee members Jean Felix-Bernetel, from France and Neil Warner, from Ireland.

 Here they are:

Australia, Keren Dobia (portrait) Austria, Markus Berger (reportage) Belgium, Ann Coppens (nature) Brazil, Jackson Carvalho de Albuquerque (commercial) Canada, Paul Wright (reportage) China, Xiaojun Fan (wedding) Colombia, Henry Agudelo Cano (reportage) Czech Republic, Ladislav Kamarád (nature) Denmark, Cristina Reuter (reportage) Finland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen (commercial) France, Gaétan Lecire (portrait) Ireland, Vincent O’Byrne (illustration) Italy, Massimo Giorgetta (nature) Japan, Haseo Hasegawa (portrait) Latvia, Eleonora Grigorjeva (commercial) Malaysia, EngTong Tan (nature) Mexico, Eduardo Gómez (illustration) New Zealand, Loren O’Connor (portrait) Norway, Stig Håvard Dirdal (commercial) Pakistan, Gulraiz Ghouri (nature) Philippines, Bob Lacson (nature) Portugal, Diamantino Jesus (illustration) Russia, Igor Sakharov (commercial) Singapore, Raymond Phang (wedding) Slovakia, Dušan Holovej (commercial) Spain, Jesús de Pedro García (nature) Sweden, Andreas Varro (commercial) Thailand, Nophadon Achasuntisuk (reportage) United Kingdom, Gerry Coe (nature) United States, Gail Nogle (reportage)

 Congratulations to all!

Before the ceremony,  WPC Best of Team winners Gerry Coe, Vincent O’Byrne and Stig Håvard Dirdal made some lectures for free for the attending people. FEP and WPC really would like to thank them!

Then, the ceremony has been broadcast live on FEP and WPC official pages on facebook and has been seen from all over the world!

Discover now all the FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 official results. Here are the top ten photographers in each category and their awards got for single images, divided per category:

 OFFICIAL RESULTS

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Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award and FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018

Jano Štovka, Slovakia, FEP European Commercial Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Andreas Varro, Sweden, FEP European Commercial Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Roger O’Sullivan, Ireland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Michael Liebert, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, Finalist

Reginald Tackoen, Belgium, Finalist

 

FASHION

Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria, FEP European Fashion Golden Camera 2018, 3 Distinction Awards

Bree Corn, Austria, FEP European Fashion Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Cormac Byrne, Ireland, FEP European Fashion Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Merit Award

Sami Reivinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Patrizia Burra, Finalist, Italy

Pedro Gameiro, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, Finalist

Franz Messenbäck, Austria, Finalist

Iuri Akopov, Georgia, Finalist

 

ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART

Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, FEP European Illustration Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Laila Villebeck, Sweden, FEP European Illustration Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, FEP European Illustration Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award

Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Jenny Puronne, Sweden, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Andy J.J. Hens, Germany, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Bryn Griffiths, UK, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Andreas Varro, Sweden, Finalist, 2 Distinction Awards

Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award / Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards (tie)

 

LANDSCAPE

Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Jan Šmíd, Czech Republic, FEP European Landscape Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Vlado Ba?a, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Merit Award

Vladimir Alekseev, Russia, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Ladislav Kamarad, Finalist, Czech Republic

Karel Mus, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Andrey Omelyanchuk, Finalist, Russia

Michael Böhmländer, Finalist, Austria

Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist / Ond?ej Prosický, Czech Republic, Finalist, 1 Merit Award (tie)

 

PORTRAIT

Laila Villebeck, Sweden, FEP European Portrait Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Jenny Puronne, Sweden, FEP European Portrait Silver Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Vicente Esteban, Spain, FEP European Portrait Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award 2018, 2 Merit Awards

Vesa Tyni, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Guido Pelgrim, the Netherlands, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Bree Corn, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Emmi Virtanen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Evelien Sikkema, the Netherlands, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Katarína Grajcaríková, Slovakia, Finalist

 

REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM

Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, FEP European Reportage Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award,  1 Merit Award

Rastislav Marguš, Czech Republic, FEP European Reportage Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Roberto Colacioppo, Italy, FEP European Reportage Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award,  1 Merit Award

Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Rui Caria, Portugal, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Flip Franssen, the Netherlands, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Markus van Hauten, Finalist, Germany

 

SPORT

Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Sport Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, FEP European Sport Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

William Moureaux, France, FEP European Sport Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Markus Schmuck, Germany, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Alois Spandl, Austria, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Oscar Padi, Spain, Finalist

Robert Biesemans, Belgium, Finalist

Gerd Schifferl, Austria, Finalist

 

WEDDING

Fernando Cerrone, Italy, FEP European Wedding Golden Camera 2018, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award

Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain, FEP European Wedding Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, FEP European Wedding Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Iuri Akopov, Georgia, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Ricardo Meira, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Andrey Balabasov, Germany, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Silvio Pinto, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Manola van Leeuwe, the Netherlands, Finalist,1 Merit Award

Manuel González, Spain, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Rui DaCruz, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

 

WILDLIFE

Ann Coppens, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife Golden Camera 2018, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award

Jose Fragozo, Portugal, FEP European Wildlife Silver Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Merit Awards

Tomas Hulik, Slovakia, FEP European Wildlife Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Liam Kidney, Ireland, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Søren Sviland, Norway, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Martin Steenhaut, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Michal Dobes, Czech Republic, Finalist

William Moureaux, France, Finalist

Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist

 

STUDENTS

Dawid Gali?ski, Poland, FEP European Students Golden Camera 2018, 3 Distinction Awards

Roman Slavik, Czech Republic, FEP European Students Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Jakob Huger, Austria, FEP European Students  Bronze Camera 2018

Christoph Cejka, Austria, Finalist

 

Look at all the awarded images HERE

 Once again, warm congratulations to all winners, we wish to see you again for the next edition of our competitions!

FEP Awards Ceremony, LIVE on facebook

FEP Awards Ceremony, LIVE on facebook

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POTY 2018 - BannerNext Sunday, March 25, at 17.00 GMT / 16.00 CET there will be the FEP Awards Ceremony!  (Attention, on that day there will be the time change!)We will present our newly Qualified European Videographers QEV, the finalists and winner of the FETA – FEP Emerging Talent Award 2018, the finalists of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018, the well known Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras 2018, we will present the winners of the WPC – World Photographic Cup 2018 Nation Awards (Best of Team) and finally we will announce our FEP EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018! So many wonderful imges to show, so many people attending, so many trophies to deliver! Watch the ceremony LIVE on facebook, the event will be broadcast on the FEP official page! Stay tuned, follow us!
 

FEP Cover Picture of March 2018

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FEP Cover Picture of March 2018Inga Richkova, Georgia

 

Congratulations to the photographer Inga Richkova from Georgia, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of March 2018.Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and enter next round and/or vote for your favourite picture!
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First QEV online judgin session: official results

First QEV online judgin session: official results

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150470 FEP lg QEVWe are happy to announce that at our first online video judging session, 6 professional videographers have been awarded with the QEV – Qualified European Videographer title!
 
Our congratulations go to:

Pierluigi Cavarra, Spain, QEV Free creation
Rui DaCruz, Portugal, QEV Free creation
Sergio Duarte, Portugal, QEV Free creation
Sergio Duarte, Portugal, QEV Social reportage
Pedro Martins, Portugal, QEV Social reportage
Mircea Purdea, Finland, QEV Free creation
Thomas Schauer, Austria, QEV Commercial and Industrial

 

 

 

The FINALISTS of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

The FINALISTS of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

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POTY 2018 - BannerFEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018: finalists announcement

 
The International Jury, composed by 14 international judges and chaired by Jørgen Brandt, worked hard during last month and so now we have the first results! Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to announce, in alphabetic order,  the finalists of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018:
 
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Dušan Holovej, Slovakia
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Michael Liebert, Austria
Roger O’Sullivan, Ireland
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain
Jano Štovka, Slovakia
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland
Andreas Varro, Sweden
 
FASHION
Iuri Akopov, Georgia
Cormac Byrne, Ireland
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Bree Corn, Austria
Pedro Gameiro, Portugal
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria
Franz Messenbäck, Austria
Natalia Pipkina, Norway
Sami Reivinen, Finland
 
ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Bryn Griffiths, UK
Andy J.J. Hens, Germany
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria
Jenny Puronne, Sweden
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland
Andreas Varro, Sweden
Laila Villebeck, Sweden
 
LANDSCAPE
Vladimir Alekseev, Russia
Vlado Ba?a, Slovakia
Michael Böhmländer, Austria
Ladislav Kamarad, Czech Republic
Karel Mus, Belgium
Andrey Omelyanchuk, Russia
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia
Ond?ej Prosický, Czech Republic
Jan Šmíd, Czech Republic
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium
 
PORTRAIT
Bree Corn, Austria
Vicente Esteban, Spain
Katarína Grajcaríková, Slovakia
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Guido Pelgrim, the Netherlands
Jenny Puronne, Sweden
Evelien Sikkema, the Netherlands
Vesa Tyni, Finland
Laila Villebeck, Sweden
Emmi Virtanen, Finland
 
REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
Rui Caria, Portugal
Roberto Colacioppo, Italy
Flip Franssen, the Netherlands
Jesus Jimenez, Spain
Rastislav Marguš, Czech Republic
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain
Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy
Markus van Hauten, Germany
Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium
 
SPORT
Robert Biesemans, Belgium
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria
William Moureaux, France
Oscar Padi, Spain
Gerd Schifferl, Austria
Markus Schmuck, Germany
Alois Spandl, Austria
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
 
WEDDING
Iuri Akopov, Georgia
Andrey Balabasov, Germany
Fernando Cerrone, Italy
Rui DaCruz, Portugal
Manuel González, Spain
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain
Ricardo Meira, Portugal
Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain
Silvio Pinto, Portugal
Manola van Leeuwe, the Netherlands
 
WILDLIFE
Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic
Ann Coppens, Belgium
Michal Dobes, Czech Republic
José Fragozo, Portugal
Tomas Hulik, Slovakia
Liam Kidney, Ireland
William Moureaux, France
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia
Martin Steenhaut, Belgium
Søren Sviland, Norway
 
STUDENTS
Christoph Cejka, Austria
Dawid Galinski, Poland 
Jakob Huger, Austria
Roman Slavik, Czech Republic
 
Between them, the “TOP 3” in each category will be the winners and they will get their Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras. The Golden Cameras will also compete for the competition “overall winner” who will be awarded as the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018.
 
Finalists (from 4th place to 10th place) will receive their certificates and the winners will be awarded with their trophies at the FEP Awards Ceremony which will be held on Sunday, March 25, at the Royal Hotel, Bray, Ireland. The “top 10” in each category will receive soon a specific invitation by email for the Awards Ceremony. 
 
All the other photographers who got single awards for single images, but who are not within the top 10, will receive their certificates by email after the event and their awarded images will be published online.  Here they are:
 
ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
Martina Herz, Austria, 1 Merit Award
Katya Rashkevich, Russia, 1 Merit Award
Aatjan Renders, the Netherlands, 1 Merit Award
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium, 1 Merit Award
 
PORTRAIT
Thibault Chappe, France, 1 Merit Award
Heidi Järvi, Finland, 1 Merit Award
Miriam Skeide, Norway, 1 Merit Award
 
REPORTAGE
Bart Boodts, Belgium, 1 Merit Award
Alejandro Lorenzo, Finland, 1 Merit Award
 
WEDDING
Pavol Delej, Slovakia, 1 Merit Award
 
WILDLIFE
Sonja Jordan, Austria, 1 Merit Award
Caroline Tanghe, Belgium, 1 Merit Award
Markus van Hauten, Germany, 1 Merit Award
 
During the FEP Awards Ceremony in Ireland, we will reveal also how many Excellence, Distinction and Merit Awards the finalists and the winners got for their single images. At the same event, the WPC – World Photographic Cup 2018 Nation Awards winners will be presented with their winning images. Last but not least, also the FETA – FEP Emerging Talent Award 2018 winner will be announced and the finalists presented and awarded.To see all the entries 2018, click HERE
 

All the ENTRIES 2018 are online, have a look!

All the ENTRIES 2018 are online, have a look!

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POTY 2018 - BannerFEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

 

The judging phase just closed, so now all the entries 2018 are online!have a look, click HERE!
 

FEP Cover Picture of February 2018

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FEP Cover Picture of February 2018Aleš Tvrdý,  Slovakia

 

Congratulations to the Slovak photographer Aleš Tvrdý, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of February 2018.Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and enter next round and/or vote for your favourite picture!
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WATCH OUT: attempt to scam

WATCH OUT: attempt to scam

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ATTENTION! You may have received a rather strange email, supposedly from us signed by Giuseppe Scozzi, within the past few days. IT IS AN ATTEMPT TO SCAM! It seems the FEP suffered some sort of a cyber hack and as you can probably guess from its content, it is NOT a real email from us, but a hoax or a scam, so please ignore the message and delete it.
 
The spam comes from giuseppe@europeanphotographers.eu (which is NOT a real FEP address) and it talks about financial obligation in rather bad English as well. If you reply, they give some bank details and even a fake invoice! Be careful and don’t answer, just DELETE the message.
 
We are very sorry for the inconvenience, thank you for your understanding.

FETA Award 2018, first results

FETA Award 2018, first results

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FETA logoOKThe FETA is an award for photographic students under 30, introduced by FEP in 2013. For this edition the judging has been chaired by QEP Jim Lowe, UK, and happened online by 3 international judges: MQEP André Boto, Portugal, QEP Eugenio Li Volsi, Italy and MQEP Laila Villebeck, Sweden. The anonymity of the candidates has been respected at all times. The judges, beyond awarding a winner, assigned also merit certificates to other 4 students.
 
Here are the names of the 5 awarded students, in alphabetical order:
– Pertra Basnakova, student at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Slovakia.
– Marco Cavarischi, student at the Istituto Europeo del Design (IED), Rome, Italy
– Lea Jörres,  student at the Dortmund University, Germany
– Fabian Poprawski, student at the Dortmund University, Germany
– Dawn Richardson, student at the Falmouth University, UK
 
The winner is amongst them… and iwill be announced and awarded on Sunday, March 25 in Bray, Ireland, at the FEP Awards Ceremony, where also the winners of the FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 will be presented.
 
This year, for the first time for this Award, the winner will also receive a ChromaLuxe HD print, kindly offered by our sponsor ChromaLuxe.
 
 
To learn more about the FETA Award click HERE

FEP Cover Picture of January 2018

FEP Cover Picture of January 2018

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FEP Cover Picture of  January 2018Sonia Brito, Portugal

 

Congratulations to the Portuguese photographer Sonia Brito, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of January 2018. Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and wait the end of the month to enter next round, for the cover of February.

FEP Cover Picture of the Year 2017

FEP Cover Picture of the Year 2017

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FEP Cover Picture of the Year 2017Photographer: NINO INADZE, GEORGIA

We congratulate with Nino Inadze, from Georgia, winner the FEP COVER PICTURE OF THE YEAR 2017 (and the FEP cover Picture of November 2017), our contest on facebook. Thanks to all the photographers who submitted their terrific images during all the year. And congratulations to all the winners of the FEP Cover Picture of the Months:
 
JANUARY, Sara Bubna, Austria
FEBRUARY, Iuri Akopov, Georgia
MARCH, Garik Ghazaryan, Armenia
APRIL, Peter Cakovsky, Slovakia
MAY, Michael Böhmländer, Austria
JUNE, Garik Ghazaryan, Armenia
JULY, Gvantsa Maghlakelidze, Georgia
AUGUST, Yuri Afanasiev, Russia
SEPTEMBER, Garik Ghazaryan, Armenia
OCTOBER, Eugenio Li Volsi, Italy
NOVEMBER, Nino Inadze, Georgia
DECEMBER, Lasha Cabadze, Georgia
 
Click HERE to see all the FEP COVER PICTURES 2017Happy New Year to all of you!

EP online session n. 22, official results

EP online session n. 22, official results

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We are happy to announce that 5 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP online judging session!
 
Our congratulations go to:

Ramin Jafari, Austria
Bart Boodts, Belgium
Antti Hallakorpi, Finland
Sergejs Bodarovs, Latvia
Jasmine de Vries, The Netherlands
 

Apply online now for the EP session #23! Deadline February, 28, 2018.Other available qualifications/competitions: EV, QEV and Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

FEP Cover Picture of December 2017

FEP Cover Picture of December 2017

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Lasha Cabadze, Georgia

 

Congratulations to Lasha Cabadze, photographer from Georgia, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of December 2017.
Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and continue to follow us: we will soon open the competition between the winners of the months, to elect the winner of the FEP COVER PICTURE OF THE YEAR!

FEP Board Meeting, Rome, November 2017, Report

FEP Board Meeting, Rome, November 2017, Report

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24067985 1753126551388465 6173994700253334378 nThe FEP Board members met in Rome on Monday, November 27, after the QEP/MQEP judging session.  This was the last Board Meeting of our sitting President, Andreas Barylli-Fayer, before the exchange of power to the now President Elect Truls Løtvedt. This will take place in the next General Assembly. The Board decided to have the General Assembly and the FEP Awards ceremony in Dublin, Ireland, on March 25 and 26, 2018.
Other events in 2018 will be the 2 judging sessions; the location of the first one has already been in decided previously, it will take place in Tampere, Finland 9-11 June 2018. The Board now decided the second judging session will be in Tbilisi, Georgia 17-19 November 2018. The FEP also will be present in Photokina 2018. The calendar 2018 will be also available online soon in the “events” section.
The board also discussed the experiences derived from our new online application systems; it was now in use for the first time.The system was found practical and easy to use, but as it was only the first time it was used, it does still require some fine tuning. 
Also the video judging for the EV/QEV videography qualifications has moved online now. The system is now open for applications until 14 January 2018 after which the judging will take place. 
Also open for entries online the EP qualification and the FEP competition “FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018” (deadline January 7, 2018). 
The FEP staff would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their co-operation and support during 2017 and wish you a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year 2018! 
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QEP/MQEP judging session November 2017, official results

QEP/MQEP judging session November 2017, official results

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23905273 1785747658111569 1039467249824316933 nQEP and MQEP judging session, November 2017, Official ResultsWe are happy to announce that at the 36th session of the FEP European Qualifications held in Rome, Italy, on November 25 and 26, 2017, 3 Master QEP and 18 new QEP (Qualified European Photographers) have been awarded. Congratulations to:

 

MASTER QEPs:Antonio Barrella, Italy, (2nd) Master QEPDavide Cerati, Italy, (2nd) Master QEPWilliam Moureaux, France, Master QEPQEPs:Ismael Aguilar Flores, Spain, QEP Wedding
Paula Canetas, Portugal, QEP Portrait
Fernando Cerrone, Italy, QEP Wedding
Zéka Defond, France, QEP Fashion
José Fangueiro, Switzerland, QEP Reportage
Daniel Freeman, UK, QEP Nightscapes
Antti Hallakorpi, Finland, QEP Commercial
Cecilie Hatløy, Norway, QEP Portrait
Marjolijn Lamme, Netherlands, QEP Reportage
Jacky Lecanu, France, QEP Portrait
Alain Martineau,France, QEP Portrait
Tony Nielsen, Denmark, QEP Kids Photography
Nuno Pinto, Portugal, QEP Wedding
Evi Polak, Belgium, QEP Reportage
Plume Roland, France, QEP Portrait
Evelien Sikkema, Netherlands, QEP Portrait
Jan Šmid, Czech Republic, QEP Landscape
Philippe Uglietta, Spain, QEP PortraitCongratulations to all!Picture by Adriano Scognamillo, QEP, Italy

FEP Cover Picture of November 2017

FEP Cover Picture of November 2017

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Nino Inadze, Georgia

 

Congratulations to Nino Inadze, photographer from Georgia, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of November 2017.Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and continue to follow us: at the end of this month we will open the next and last round of this year!

QEP and MQEP November 2017: deadline postponed

QEP and MQEP November 2017: deadline postponed

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We are looking forward to receiving your applications and seeing your pictures in Rome!How many QEP and MQEP will be awarded? Continue to follow us!

 
 

EP online session n.21, official results

EP online session n.21, official results

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We are happy to announce that 9 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!
 
Our congratulations go to:

Gernot Ruprechter, EP, Austria
Marcel Lehner, EP, Austria
Karlien Depreitere, EP, Belgium
Timothy Fisher, EP, Belgium
Vincent Chambon, EP, France
Ivan Luminaria, EP, Italy
Vladimír Citriak, EP, Slovakia
Helena Berzelius, EP, Sweden
Malin Tvedt, EP, Sweden

 

 

 
Apply online now for the EP session #22! Deadline November, 30, 2017.

FEP Cover Picture of October 2017

FEP Cover Picture of October 2017

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FEP Cover Picture of October 2017Eugenio Li Volsi, QEP, Italy

 

Congratulations to the Wedding “Qualified European Photographer” (QEP) Eugenio Li Volsi, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of October 2017.Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and enter (or vote) the next round at the end of the month.

FETA Award, latest news

FETA Award, latest news

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FETA – FEP Emerging Talent Award FETA logoOKThe European award for photographic students and young photographersAfter the decision of the FEP Board Members to hold the FETA Award Ceremony together with the other FEP Awards in the spring 2018, instead of in the winter 2017, the deadline for entries of the current edition has been postponed to November 30 and the name of the contest has been changed to FETA Award 2018.

Download below the updated rules. The award is open to any final year student, studying photography on a 3 years degree or equivalent course “recognised” in that country by the government’s educational validation procedures or conforms to that countries’ educational validating procedures in which the institute, College or University is located. Applicants must be under 30 years of age in the year of submission. Call for Entries:  May 15, 2017 

Deadline: November 30, 2017

DOWNLOAD HERE RULES AND REGULATIONS 2018

 

FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 OPEN for entries

FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 OPEN for entries

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 FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 – OPEN FOR ENTRIES

 
It is time to gather the best of your best images – and submit them for the “FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards, 2018”, NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES!
 
The competition is an unique opportunity for photographers to show-case their work amongst peers from all over Europe – and gain well deserved recognition in Diplomas and Gold, Silver & Bronze cameras for your work.
 
The FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards competition is open to all professional photographers who are registered and resident in a European country (as defined by the Council of Europe), with no discrimination of sex, race, religion, nationality or ethnicity. The competition is open to both members and non-members of FEP associations.
 
Main categories are: Commercial, Fashion, Illustartion/DigitalArt, Landscape, Portrait, Reportage/Photojournalism, Sports, Wildlife, Wedding.
 
A special section is also open for European young photographers, assistants and photographic students up to 30 years of age.
 
The FEP Awards Ceremony will be held in the spring 2018 and in that occasion we will present all the Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras and announce the name of the photographer who will get the prestigious title of “FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018”.
 
Why wait? Log-in on our website and ENTER the competition now!
RULES 2018 and FURTHER INFO: CLICK HEREPicture by Antti Karppinen, QEP, Finland

FEP Cover Picture of September 2017

FEP Cover Picture of September 2017

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GAR 9544FEP Cover Picture of September 2017Garik Ghazaryan,  Armenia

 

Congratulations to the Armenian photographer Garik Ghazaryan, winner for the third time this year of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, now also for the edition of September 2017.Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and enter next round!

FEP Cover Picture of August 2017

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FEP Cover Picture of August 2017Yuri Afanasiev, Russia

 

Congratulations to QEP photographer Yuri Afanasiev, from Russia, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of August 2017. Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and wait the end of the month to enter next round, for the cover of September

EP online session n. 20, official results

EP online session n. 20, official results

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We are happy to announce that 4 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!
 
Our congratulations go to:
Valter Antunes, EP, PortugalAnatolie Burdeniuc, EP, ItalySabine de Rijbel, EP, BelgiumJose Fangueiro, EP, Switzerland
 

 

 
Apply online now for the EP session #21! Deadline September, 30, 2017.

FEP Board Meeting, Falmouth, July 2017, Report

FEP Board Meeting, Falmouth, July 2017, Report

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The FEP Board of Directors met in Falmouth, UK, on July 10, 2017. 
 
The Board meeting followed a very successful judging weekend at the University of Falmouth, where the QEP chairman Jim Lowe teaches at the photography course. This was now the first Board meeting with Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas serving as the CEO.
 
In the meeting, the Board decided on a change to the qualification rules; in the future also QEP candidates can give a title and a short description to their panels. Also, starting from the second judging session of 2017, the QEP and MQEP application paperwork can be submitted online. The judging itself will continue to be based on prints.
 
The Board also decided to enlarge the judge pool used in qualifications and competitions. Currently a member association can nominate annually 1-3 judges which then can be used in judgings for either the qualifications or the competition. In the future, member association can nominate two sets of judges, for qualifications and competitions separately.
 
It was also decided to adjust the timetable of the FETA, the Emerging Talent Award. The deadline of the current will be extended until November and FETA’s prizes will be awarded at the same ceremony as the annual European Professional Photographer of the Year – competition’s awards.
 
The FEP events calendar was lightly altered; the Board decided to postpone the judging session in Georgia until 2018. The new location for the second judging session of 2017 will be communicated as soon as it we have it confirmed.
 
Finally, the FEP Board nominated a new member to the World Photographic Cup Committee; FEP is now represented in the WPC Committee by Jean-Felix Bernetel, Bent Nygaard Larsen and Neil Warner (new member). 
 

QEP and MQEP July 2017, Official results

QEP and MQEP July 2017, Official results

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We are happy to announce that at the 35th session of the FEP European Qualifications held in Falmouth, UK, on July 8-9, 2017, 6 Master QEPs and 20 new QEP (Qualified European Photographers) have been awarded. Congratulations to:

MASTER QEPs
Valeria Cassina, Spain, MQEP
Bryn Griffiths, United Kingdom, MQEP
Andy J.J. Hens, Germany, 2nd MQEP
Steven Massart, Belgium, MQEP
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, MQEP
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, MQEP

QEPs 

Therese Asplund, Sweden, QEP Portrait
Michael Böhmländer, Austria, QEP Landscape
Thibault Chappe, France, QEP Wedding
Etienne Clotis, France, QEP Portrait
Marie de Verdier Persson, Sweden, QEP Portrait
Åsa Deleau Wiklund, Sweden, QEP Portrait
Karina Jønson, Denmark, QEP Reportage (Posthumous)
Jacky Lecanu, France, QEP Portrait
Rastislav Margus, Czech Republic, QEP Reportage
Piroska Mihalka, Belgium, QEP Illustrative / Fine Art
Eva Rosaria Moreira de Barros, Portugal, QEP Portrait
Martin Morel, France, QEP Wildlife
Paulo Jorge Nunes Pinto, Portugal, QEP Wedding
José Manuel Ortega Romero, Spain, QEP Illustrative / Digital art
Jose Miguel Ortiz Morel, Spain, QEP Wedding 
Grietje Ost, Belgium, QEP Portrait
Inmaculada Purriños Souto, Spain, QEP Architecture
Daniel Sousa Malandra, Spain, QEP Wedding
Martin Steenhaut, Belgium, QEP Wildlife 
Laila Versemann, Denmark, QEP Portrait

Pictures by Robert Heron

 

The World Photographic Cup 2018 is now OPEN!

The World Photographic Cup 2018 is now OPEN!

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WPC logo OKTeam captains, It’s time to start to create your new national team for the edition 2018!

To facilitate the job, the WPC organization this year scheduled 2 online briefings on July 17th at 09:00 CET (Central Europe Time), and repeated on July 19th at 22:00 CET. It will help you to point the helm towards SeaWorld – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, where hopefully, on May 6th 2018, your team mates and your team itself, will be receiving the prestigious finalist certificates, the amazing medals, and why not grabbing the big trophy!
New award! This year, the WPC also introduced the NEW WPC Nation Awards. This will be given to the authors of the highest scored image of each and all entered teams! So, if everybody is a winner entering the WPC, this is now true more than ever! What do you expect to join this  one of a kind international team competition? Sure, there are lots of other competitions, but there is just one World Photographic Cup!Learn more and enter now: http://www.worldphotographiccup.org/wpc-2018/