FETA Award 2016, first results

THE FEP “FETA” AWARD 2016. We know those who earned merits. And the winner is…?

The FEP Emerging Talent Award 2016, organised in co-operation with several scholastic institutes around Europe, and limited to the best young, meritorious students, has now been judged and we finally have the official results.
The international judging panel, composed of Jean-Félix Bernetel (France), Jørgen Brandt (Denmark), and Martin Vrabko (Slovakia) and chaired by Jim Lowe (UK), assigned merits to (In alphabetic order): 

Linnea Ernofsson, Falmouth University, United Kingdom
Priscilla Pallante, IED – Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome, Italy
Gina Reinholz, Bildungszentrum, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany
Martin Vocadlo, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic 
Laura Wallkötter, Bildungszentrum, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany
Amongst them, there is the winner!  

The winner will be announced in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Sunday, November 20th at 6.00 pm. The event will be held in the photographic Institute “Fotovakschool”, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10, 1017 DE Amsterdam. 
The FETA award winner, will also receive the prestigious Kunio Yatomi Scholarship Award, issued by the IPC – the International Photographic Council and presented by Tor Weatherstone, IPC, Vice President.  

EP online session n. 16, official results

EPWe are happy to announce that 18 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!

Our congratulations go to:

Georg Katstaller, EP, Austria
Cecile Quenum, EP, Belgium
Koen Henderickx, EP, Belgium
Laura Bierens, EP, Belgium
Johan Luykx, EP, Belgium
André Thys, EP, Belgium
Dominique Pirnay, EP, Belgium
Marieke Vanhulle, EP, Belgium
Rastislav Margus, EP, Czech Republic
Jukka Vähälummukka, EP, Finland
Alessandro Ficano, EP, Italy
Christian Boontjes, EP, Netherlands
Willem van der Vlies, EP, Netherlands
Philipp Blokhin, EP, Russia
Miqo Cash, EP, Slovakia
Terese Brandwold, EP, Sweden
Malin Lundgren, EP, Sweden
Stefan Tschumi, EP, Switzerland
Apply online now for the EP session #17! Deadline November 30.

Lens op de mens, Overpelt, Belgium

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Next summer 2017 the Cultural Centre Palethe in Overpelt (Belgium) will organize the first edition of a two-yearly international photo festival ‘Lens op de mens’ (Spotlight on people). 
The Belgian association of professional photographers Nationale Vereniging van Beroepsfotografen is an official partner of this event. All professional and keen amateur photographers from around the world are welcome in Overpelt to show their most photogenic work to a large public. For this 2017 edition the subject is the human portrait and the President of the International Jury will be FEP Board Member Johan Brouwers, QEP.
The FEP and the NVB are happy to invite all of you to participate at this exhibition. There are some awards up for grabs. If your photos are selected for the festival, you are automatically entered to win one of these awards. So, who knows? Maybe your photos will be exhibited in the streets of Overpelt for a whole summer next year!


More on http://www.fotofestivaloverpelt.be/

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Jean-Félix Bernetel, President of GNPP

Jean-Félix Bernetel, re-elected President of GNPP


We are happy to annonce that our Vice-President, Board Member and QEP Jean-Félix Bernetel has been re-elected for a second time as President of the French FEP member association GNPP - Groupement National de la Photographie Professionnelle.

Congratulations Jean-Félix!

FEP Cover Picture of October 2016

October 2016 - Andrey Balabasov


The winner of this month is Andrey Balabasov, QEP from Germany

Next round: at the end of October, for the cover picture of November
Follow us on our official page on facebook to see all the submitted pictures and to enter the contest!

FEP photo and video qualifications

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European Photographers and Videographers!

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS - The next QEP and MQEP judging session will be in Amsterdam next November, 19-20. Pictures must be on site within November 17. However, if you want to apply, the time for sending your pre-registration (the application form) is now:  this year the DEADLINE for PRE-REGISTRATIONS is OCTOBER 15! HURRY UP and do not lose the chance to be awarded with the well known and highest European Titles, only for FEP members! APPLY NOW! 
PROFESSIONAL VIDEOGRAPHERS -  The FEP is working for you too. We launched in 2015 a new set of qualification only for professionals who work in the videography industry, to give them  the EV – European Videographer title and the QEV – Qualified European Videographer title. At the first judging session last November, the FEP awarded 8 EV and 15 QEV. The SECOND VIDEO QUALIFICATION SESSION will be in Segovia, Spain, on November 1-2, 2016. Checkout: DEADLINE TO REGISTER: OCTOBER 15! Don’t let it expire! APPLY NOW! 
Full rules and regulations for photo and video qualification are available at the FEP website HERE 
Picture by Eugenio Li Volsi, QEP, Italy

The FEP booth at photokina

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Thanks for all the people who came and visited us in photokina.
Visit our page on facebook to see all the pictures of the stand!
Picture of the booth: Johan Brouwers, QEP, Belgium

QEP and MQEP Qualifications 2017

FEP is happy to inform you that we can already announce and confirm the dates and the venues of the next QEP and MASTER QEP judging sessions for the year 2017!

They are, in the order:

- July 8-9, 2017, Falmouth, United Kingdom

- November 25-26, Tblisi, Georgia

FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 OPEN for entries


FEP European Pofessional Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 is now OPEN FOR ENTRIES!

There are 9 categories in the competition: Commercial, Fashion, Illustration/Digital Art & FineArt, Landscape, Portrait, Reportage/Photojournalism, Sports, Wedding, Wildlife. There is also one special section open to the students and to photographers under 25 year of age. 
WATCH OUT!  For some categories, the content of the images must not be altered and only single-frame images will be accepted. 
To read the full rules text and the catgories description and limits, and to enter the competition, click HERE

FEP members, EPs, QEPs or MQEPs and students, they are entitled to get discounts or free entries. 
Competition will remain open until December 31st , 2016…
The competition Chairman, Jorgen Brandt invite the colleagues to enter the competition: “Come on photographers!… It is time to gather your very best images and submit them for the FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2017! You will be part of a very unique event for European Photographers - by European Photographers - and get your best images exposed. An OPEN WORLD begins with an OPEN MIND - send your images and inspire others - see their work and be inspired by others... We look forward to enjoy your creativity!”  

Picture by Yves-Michel Barclay, QEP


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