FEP proposal for running a national photographic competition and qualifications in your country

 
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Would you like to run an on line national photographic competition? A software designed specifically for FEP member associations now available!


As requested during the last FEP Board meeting, it is possible since now on to use the competition software developed for the FEP,  to conduct national competitions held by each and all FEP member associations! 

The system used by FEP for the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year awards has been proven effective to increase competitions entries and incomes and to reduce to a minimum the administration cost. 

The FEP system has been now adapted for FEP member associations, it is even more flexible and versatile and open up a large number of options, including to use for entries and judging your national language.  

If you are interested, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get further information.

 

EP 13th session, official results

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EP session #13, what a success!

We are happy to announce that 25 professional photographers coming form 10 diferrent countries have been awarded with the EP title!

Our congratulations go to:

Thomas Schauer, EP, Austria
Peter Trykar, EP, Austria
Leo Fellner, EP, Austria
Vugar Amrullayev, EP, Azerbaijan
Evi Polak, EP, Belgium
Carine Van Gerven, EP, Belgium
Evelyne Vanpoucke, EP, Belgium
Rudi Theunis, EP, Belgium
Glenn Vanderbeke, EP, Belgium
Luc Vervliet, EP, Belgium
Guy Schotte, EP, Belgium
Markus Aspegren, EP, Finland
Sirpa Ryyppö, EP, Finland
Seppo Kolehmainen, EP, Finland
Johanna Uusitalo, EP, Finland
François Jouanneaux, EP, France
Iuri Akopov, EP, Georgia
Caleb Ridgeway, EP, Germany
Pedro Filipe, EP, Portugal
Paulo Pinheiro, EP, Portugal
Matej Juhár, EP, Slovakia
Norbert Eggenhofer, EP, Slovakia
Vladimir Veverka, EP, Slovakia
Therese Asplund, EP, Sweden
Kristin Sipilä, EP, Sweden
 
Apply online now for the EP session #14! Deadline April 30.

FEP General Assembly 2016

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Monday, March 14th,  21 FEP member associations gathered in Santa Maria da Feria, Portugal to celebrate the FEP General Assembly 2016. 
 
The meeting has been held inside the very well attended “Expofoto”, organized by the APPImagem. 
 
A Board of Directors for the next term of 2 years has been elected. It will be comprised – beyond , ex officio, the FEP President  - of the following members: Jean Felix Bernetel, Fernando Barrio, Rui Teixeira, Willem van der Vlies, Johan Browers, Tiina Haring, Adriano Scognamillo, Neil Warner, Bern Gassner, Patrizia Burra, Milos Fic and Bent Nygaard. 
 
The FEP President Andreas Barylli-Fayer, in his report to the delegates, presented the proposals to open in Vienna, at the prestigious Albertina Museum a permanent exhibition of the best images of the FEP QUALIFIED PHOTOGRAPHERS and to organize, also in Vienna, in the spring 2019 a world gathering of the best awarded professional photographers at the local Opera Theatre. 
 
The proposals have been much appreciated, the President will explore in details the practicalities and will report to the Board. 
 
After the approval of the budgets 2015 and 2016 , the delegates expressed their full confidence to the FEP organisational staff, comprised of CEO Giuseppe Scozzi, FEP Secretary Martina Scozzi, Event Manager and incoming CEO Anna Kaleva Tsakglas and FEP Editor Sue Lowe.
 
The FEP annual programme will include, among others, two photographic qualifications sessions to be held in Poland (Torun,11-13 June) and in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, 19-21 November) and a video qualification session (QEV) scheduled in Spain also in early November next.   
 
The attending delegates initiated the procedures towards a new regularisation of the FEP in the institutional form of a not for profit  association based on Belgium. As a result,  the Board member Willem van der Vlies had the mandate to address the Belgian registry and proceed to the subsequent course of actions.   
 

Antonio Barrella is the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2016

The results of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2016 – competition were revealed on Sunday evening, March, 13th, during the Expofoto event in Santa Maria de Feira, Portugal. The awards were presented by the FEP Event Manager Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas and the chairman of the competition Jørgen Brandt.
Thousands of images from several hundred photographers from across Europe entered the competition. According to the chairman, “The competition is a huge inspiration to all of us in the European photographic community”.

And the winner was........ Antonio Barrella, from Italy. He has been announced as the FEP EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016. Congratulations! 

Antonio Barrella got his QEP in 2014, his Master QEP in 2015, and for this competition he won the FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2016 and the FEP European Fashion Golden Camera 2016. With this last set of pictures submitted for the category “fashion”, he obtained the overall winner’s title.

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Congratulations to all the other Golden, Silver and Bronze Cameras winners, coming from all over Europe:
COMMERCIAL
ANTONIO BARRELLA, Italy, FEP European Commercial GOLDEN CAMERA, 2 Merit Awards, 1 Excellence Award 
ONNI WILJAMI KINNUNEN, Finland, FEP European Commercial  SILVER CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
MATHIAS KNIEPEISS, Austria, FEP European Commercial BRONZE CAMERA, 2 Merit Awards, 1 Distinction Award 
FASHION
ANTONIO BARRELLA, Italy, FEP European Fashion GOLDEN CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
LLUIS OLIVER, Spain, FEP European Fashion SILVER CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
CORMAC BYRNE, Ireland, FEP European Fashion BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Merit Award
ILLUSTRATION
ANTTI KARPPINEN, Finland, FEP European Illustration GOLDEN CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, Distinction Award
ALVARO RUIZ, Spain, FEP European Illustration SILVER CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 1 Excellence Award
ONNI WILJAMI KINNUNEN, Finalnd, FEP European Illustration BRONZE CAMERA, 2 Merit Awards
LANDSCAPE
STEFAN BRENNER, Austria, FEP European Landscape GOLDEN CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 1 Excellence Award
TOM D. JONES, Belgium, FEP European Landscape SILVER CAMERA, 3 Merit Awards 
MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN, Ireland, FEP European Landscape BRONZE CAMERA, 2 Merit Awards 
PORTRAIT
ONNI WILJAMI KINNUNEN, Finland, FEP European Portrait GOLDEN CAMERA, 3 Excellence Awards
VICENTE ESTEBAN, Spain, FEP European Portrait SILVER CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award 
VESA TYNI, Finland, FEP European Portrait BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
JOS VERHOOGEN, Belgium, FEP European  Reportage GOLDEN CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Excellence Awards
RUI CARIA, Portugal, FEP European  Reportage SILVER CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Excellence Awards
JORGE BACELAR, Portugal, FEP European  Reportage BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
SPORTS
SIMON HAUSBERGER, Austria, FEP European Sports GOLDEN CAMERA, 2 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence
PIERRE DELAUNAY, France, FEP European Sports SILVER CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 2 Distinction Awards
MATHIAS KNIEPEISS, Austria, FEP European Sports BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
WEDDING
CARLOS FELIPE ORTIZ, Spain, FEP European Wedding GOLDEN CAMERA, 2 Excellence Awards
NEVZAT BASARAN, Denmark, FEP European Wedding SILVER CAMERA, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Excellence Award  
JUAN CARLOS GUARDIA VAZQUEZ, Spain, FEP European Wedding BRONZE CAMERA , 1 Merit Award, 1 Distinction Award
WILDLIFE
TOM D. JONES, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife GOLDEN CAMERA , 3 Excellence Awards
DMITRY ARKHIPOV, Russia, FEP European Wildlife SILVER CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 2 Distinction Awards  
JÜRGEN DE WITTE, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 1 Excellence Award 
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
FRIDA BRINGSLIMARK, Norway, FEP European Students and Young Photographers GOLDEN CAMERA , 1 Merit Award, 2 Distinction Awards
LUIS RÜSING, Germany, FEP European Students and Young Photographers SILVER CAMERA, 3 Merit Awards 
SALVA RUIZ, Spain, FEP European Students and Young Photographers BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Merit Award  
FINALISTS
COMMERCIAL
Stephan Huger, Austria,  Finalist with 1 Merit Award and 1 Excellence Award
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Antti Karppinen, Finland Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Gerry O'Leary, Ireland , Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Thomas Schauer, Austria, Finalist  
Odd Furenes, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award 
Gareth Byrne, Ireland , Finalist with 1 Merit Award
FASHION 
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Finalist  
Edgar Raphael, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Michael Schnabl, Austria, Finalist 
Riccardo Urnato, Italy, Finalist 
Michael Hayes, Ireland, Finalist  
Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Finalist  
Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist 
ILLUSTRATION
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Jon Klasbu, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Krister Löfroth, Finland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Katya Rashkevich, Russia, Finalist  
Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist  
Michael Schnabl, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award  
André Boto, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Siri Sødahl, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
LANDSCAPE
Peter Gordon, Ireland, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award 
Franz G. Messenbäck, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Daragh Muldowney, Ireland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Simon Hausberger, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Bram Declercq, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award 
PORTRAIT
Igor Sakharov, Russia, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award and 1 Distinction Award
Richard K. Johansen, Norway, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Garfield Trummer, Austria, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Yves-Michel Barclay, France, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Yeray Menéndez, Spain, Finalist with 2 Distinction Awards
Guido Pelgrim, The Netherlands, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
REPORTAGE
Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award and 1 Merit Award
Vanessa Forget, France, Finalist with 2 Distinction Awards
Svetlana Petrova, Russia, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Ulrich Schulte, Sweden, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award and 1 Merit Award
Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award and 1 Merit Award
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Roberto Colacioppo Italy, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
SPORTS
Herbert Kratky, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction and 2 Merit Awards
Jose Luis Mendez Fernandez, Spain, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Miloŝ Fic, Czech Republic, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Marek Musil, Czech Republic, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Harald Voglhuber, Austria, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Yeray Menendez, Spain, Finalist 
Nicola Ughi, Italy, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
WEDDING
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Igor Link, Germany, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Clemente Jimenez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Manuel González, Spain, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Philippe Swiggers, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Manola van Leeuwe, The Netherlands, Finalist 
Nuno Teixeira, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
WILDLIFE
Seppo Rintala, Finland, Finalist with 2 Distinction Awards
Lluisa Viladoms Bargallo, Spain, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Thomas De Sterck, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Martin Morel, France, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Simon Hausberger, Austria, Finalist 
Tim Hunt, United Kingdom, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
Terese Samuelsen, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Henning Frode Dispen, Norway, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Linda Leitner, Austria, Finalist 
Silvano Pedrett, Switzerland, Finalist
Markus Aspegren, Finland, Finalist 
Aina Rosland Ruud, Norway, Finalist 
Dawid Galinski, Poland, Finalist 
All the winning images can be seen in the competition gallery on FEP website, where you will be able to see which pictures got the single awards. Click here to go there.
Once again, FEP would like to express their happiness to all the entrants of the annual competition, hoping to see them again in the future.
 

Bruno Vetters gives the presidentship of Belgian Association NVB to Jos Verhoogen

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On a big event in the FotoMuseum in Antwerp, the Belgian association of professional photographers changed his president.
 
After nine year of engagement, Bruno Vetters gave his presidentship to Jos Verhoogen, who was vice president of the association. 
 
The same day the Golden Medal World Cup 2015, the Silver and Bronze Camera’s 2015, all the EP, QEP and Masters from last year where awarded on stage in front of more than 150 colleagues.

From FEP: "Welcome Jos Verhoogen and thanks Bruno Vetters for 9 years of great cooperation!"
 

FEP Cover Picture of March 2016



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FEP COVER PICTURE OF MARCH 2016!
Congratulations to Martin Ktystynek, QEP from Slovakia, winner FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A ROW of the FEP COVER PICTURE OF THE MONTH contest.
Discover all the images submitted! And all the FEP Covers, follow us on facebook!

The CGI and the FETA Award in Falmouth University, UK

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WOW!!! That was pretty much the response to the talk and demonstration that Master QEP Photographer, Andy Hens of the Federation of European Photographers gave to a packed audience in Falmouth University, in Cornwall, UK on how Computer Generated Images will impact on the future of photography. So much so, that by the following day at least five of the students had registered for the CGI software he was demonstrating! As well as the students, the University invited regional members of The BIPP to come along and join in, with a view of what is to come! BIPP member, Roy Sims said ,“After an amazing and instructive evening, the here and now is safe, he can create beautiful images but photographers handle the now”!!  It’s going to affect the commercial photographers first but we have to ask ourselves but for how long? 

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As well as taking the audience by storm Andy was able to assist FETA Chairman, Dave Matthews and Qualifications Chairman, Jim Lowe in presenting a merit award for the FETA competition.
The aim of the award is to encourage and recognise the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by final year photography students and newly qualified young photographers. The judging was chaired by BIPP South West member Dave Matthews and happened online with three Qualified European Photographers as judges, Johan Brouwers, QEP and EP Chairman, Vincent O’Byrne, MQEP and Adriano Scognamillo, QEP. The anonymity of the candidates is respected at all times. The UK missed out on the major award this year, however a special merit award was made to three students, one of which was Jack Breadmore from Falmouth University. Jack was unable to attend the award ceremony in Grado so David Matthews travelled to the BIPP meeting in Falmouth to make the award which was more than fitting as he instigated the Marine & Natural History Photography BA Honours course at the university before he retired.
 
Text by Tony Freeman.

Caption: BIPP member David Matthews seen with FEP Master Photographer Andy Hens,(left) making the presentation to Jack Breadmore accompanied by the FEP chairman of judges BIPP member Jim Lowe (right). 

Photography by Cartel Photos, Falmouth.
 

FEP Competition 2016: Awards for single pictures

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In addition to the names of the finalists (top 10 photographers per category), published last week, we are now happy to announce the single awards obtained for single pictures by those photographers who are not in the top 10 list per category. 

Congratulations to:

COMMERCIAL 
MERIT 
Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria  
 
FASHION 
MERIT
Yuri Afanasiev, Russia  
 
ILLUSTRATION
MERIT
Fernando Branquinho, Portugal  
Marit Lystad Johansen, Norway  
Nina Pauloff, Finland
Christina Maria Stowasser, Austria  
 
LANDSCAPE
DISTINCTION 
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia  
MERIT
Sonja Jordan, Austria  
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria  
Dmitry Martynov, Russia  
Karel Mus, Belgium  
Jano Štovka, Slovakia  
Jiří Stránský, Czech Republic 
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium  
 
PORTRAIT
EXCELLENCE 
Jaime Mezquida Caudeli, Spain  
Caroline Tanghe, Belgium  
DISTINCTION 
Åsa Deleau Wiklund, Sweden  
Siw Edvardsen, Norway 
Beat Mumenthaler, Switzerland  
Sabine Starmayr, Austria   
MERIT
Nina Pauloff, Finland 
Sirpa Ryyppö, Finland 
Michael Schnabl, Austria  
 
REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
DISTINCTION
Stefano Gerardi, Italy  
Bartłomiej Jurecki, Poland  
Carl Lapeirre, Belgium  
Franz G. Messenbäck, Austria  
Miriam Skeide Brandstad, Norway  
 
WEDDING
EXCELLENCE
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium
DISTINCTION 
Tomas Avis, Spain  
Andreas Bjørge, Norway  
Antonio Gibotta, Italy  
Maris Kiselov, Latvia  
Silvio Pinto, Portugal  
Miguel Rolo, Portugal  
MERIT 
Emanuele Carpenzano, Italy  
Thibault Chappe, France  
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain   
Faustino Maldonado Román, Spain

WILDLIFE
EXCELLENCE
Jano Štovka, Slovakia  
DISTINCTION 
Iveri Janezashvili, Austria  
MERIT
Federico Cutuli, Italy  
Bartłomiej Jurecki, Poland  
 

We will be happy to award all of them with their Excellence, Distinction and Merit awards during the FEP Awards Ceremony (March 13, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal), if attending the event.
  
During the ceremony, we will reveal also the single Excellence, Distinction and Merit awards obtained by the photographers who are in the top 10 list, so to discover the winners! 

After the ceremony in Portugal, 
aside the Golden, Silver and Bronze Cameras, we will publish the gallery of the single awarded pictures so the photographers will discover which pictures got the awards. 
 
Here again, the FINALISTS, in each category, in alphabetic order. Amongst them, there are the Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras and the FEP Photographer of the Year 2016! 
 
COMMERCIAL: Antonio Barrella, Italy, Gareth Byrne, Ireland, Odd Furenes, Norway, Stephan Huger, Austria, Antti Karppinen, Finland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Gerry O'Leary, Ireland, Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Thomas Schauer, Austria
 
FASHION: Antonio Barrella, Italy, Patrizia Burra, Italy, Cormac Byrne, Ireland, Michael Hayes, Ireland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Lluis Oliver, Spain, Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Edgar Raphael, Portugal, Michael Schnabl, Austria, Riccardo Urnato, Italy
 
ILLUSTRATION: Andre Boto, Portugal, Patrizia Burra, Italy, Antti Karppinen, Finland, Jon Klasbu, Norway, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Krister Löfroth, Finland, Katya Rashkevich, Russia, Xanti Rodriguez, Spain,  Alvaro Ruiz, Spain, Michael Schnabl, Austria, Siri Sødahl, Norway
 
LANDSCAPE: Stefan Brenner, Austria, Bram Declercq, Belgium, Peter Gordon, Ireland, Simon Hausberger, Austria, Tom D. Jones, Belgium, Franz G. Messenbäck, Austria, Michael McLaughlin, Ireland, Daragh Muldowney, Ireland, Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove, Belgium
 
PORTRAIT: Yves-Michel Barclay, France, Patrizia Burra, Italy, Vicente Esteban, Spain, Richard K. Johansen, Norway, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Yeray Menéndez, Spain, Guido Pelgrim, Netherlands, Igor Sakharov, Latvia, Garfield Trummer, Austria, Vesa Tyni, Finland
 
REPORTAGE: Jorge Bacelar, Portugal, Rui Caria, Portugal, Roberto Colacioppo, Italy, Vanessa Forget, France, Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Svetlana Petrova, Russia, Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Ulrich Schulte, Sweden, Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, Jos Verhoogen, Belgium
 
SPORTS: Pierre Delaunay, France, Milos Fic, Czech Republic, Simon Hausberger, Austria, Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Herbert Kratky, Austria, Jose Luis Mendez Fernandez, Spain, Yeray Menendez, Spain, Marek Musil, Czech Republic, Nicola Ughi, Italy, Harald Voglhuber, Austria
 
WEDDING: Nevzat Basaran, Denmark, Manuel González, Spain, Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, Juan Carlos Guardia Vazquez, Spain, Clemente Jimenez, Spain, Igor Link, Germany, Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain, Philippe Swiggers, Belgium, Nuno Teixeira, Portugal, Manola van Leeuwe, Netherlands
 
WILDLIFE: Dmitry Arkhipov, Russia, Thomas De Sterck, Belgium, Jürgen de Witte, Belgium, Simon Hausberger, Austria, Tim Hunt, UK, Tom D. Jones, Belgium, Martin Morel, France, Seppo Rintala, Finland, Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Lluisa Viladoms Bargallo, Spain
 
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS: Markus Aspegren, Finland, Frida Bringslimark, Norway, Henning Frode Dispen, Norway, Dawid Galinski, Poland, Linda Leitner, Austria, Silvano Pedrett, Switzerland, Aina Rosland Ruud, Norway, Salva Ruiz, Spain, Luis Rüsing, Germany, Terese Samuelsen, Norway
 
 

QEP/MQEP session, June 11-12, open for registrations

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Submissions open for the first QEP and MQEP session 2016. 
The qualification session will be held in Torun, Poland on June 11 and 12, 2016. Deadline for registrations is April, 30. 
Download the application forms, fill and send them to the FEP secretariat in due time!

The winter session of the 2016 qualifications will be held in Amsterdam, on November 19-20.
As for the video-qualifications (the new EV and QEV titles just launched for videographers), there will be one only session in early November, in Spain.
Further news coming up.
 
Picture by Milos Fic, QEP, Czech Republic. 

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