News from Austria: Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016


Organized by the Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI), the 2016 Alfred Fried Photography Award is open for entries.


Extended deadline: 10 June 2016. 
The competition is free of charge.

The annual award ceremony will take place in September at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna to celebrate the five winners. One of them will receive a cash prize of € 10 000 for the PEACE IMAGE OF THE YEAR.
 
For more information, please visit www.friedaward.com

FETA Award 2016 COMING SOON

  
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The FETA Award 2016 is COMING SOON! 

The FEP Emerging Talent Award 2016, open since 2013 to the European photographic students and young photographers (under 30 years of age), is about to reopen.
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all for entries: May 16th / Deadline: September 15th

 
The FEP – FETA  award is held in collaboration with a number of Universities and Colleges throughout Europe, aiming to recognize the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by final year University students and newly qualified young photographers.
 
The FEP FETA Awards 2015 was wan by Christopher Rüsing, student at the Bildungszentrum Handwekskammer Dortmund, Germany. The 2016 winner and the student earning merits will be announced in Amsterdam on Sunday, November 20th at the FETA Award Ceremony.  
 
We are also happy to announce that the International Photographic Council (IPC, an NGO of the United Nations) has decided to support the FETA Award 2016, and the FETA winner will also receive the IPC Kunio Yatomi Scholarship,  the same award given to graduate students in Japanese university who major in photo-imaging with outstanding achievement.
 
There will be no change in the rules: 
 
- A portfolio of 9 images must be submitted through the FEP website.  
 
- A personal statement must be completed on the application form (in English) explaining the context/theme of the submitted portfolio.
 
- After the online submission, the FEP secretariat will send by email to the candidates the application form, to fill and send back, together with the proof of the support and the approval of their University/Institute course leader. 
 
- An entry fee of 20,00 € per portfolio is required.
 
There will be also new on line facilities: the written statement to submit with the images can be submitted directly onto the website when uploading the images. As for the judging, to ensure a complete impartiality each portfolio be given a score by each judge (as a panel of photographs not for individual images). This score will then determine the top portfolios - winner and any merits.  Besides,  judges to give some positive feedback to help the students.  Their  advice will be sent to each and all entered students after the awards have taken place.
 
 
COLLEGES TASKS: The college/university course leaders will select the highest achieving final year students on their course to enter for the award. The maximum number of portfolios which can be sent by each Institute is 5. The course leader will also validate and verify each student’s submission of images.
 
 
Further info and the full set of rules 2016 HERE

FEP Cover Picture of May 2016

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Congratulations to Igor Dvoretskiy, from Russia, winner, with this picture, of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month for the edition of May 2016!

Next round of the FEP Cover Picture Contest: end of the month, for the cover of June.

FEP official page on facebook where to submit pictures HERE.


 





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. 
 
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!

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