QEP and MQEP judging session November 2017: how to apply

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We are proud to announce that our new online system for QEP/MQEP applications is now open ! 

With the new system, from now on, QEP and MQEP pre-registrations will be done online.

The candidates just have to:
1) Log-in into the FEP website (if not done yet, candidates have to register to the website)

2) Click on “QEP application November 2017” or “MQEP application November 2017”


4) UPLOAD THEIR IMAGES into the system. (In case of a successful application, these images will appear in the QEP gallery on our website. That means that candidates do not need to send CDs or USB sticks anymore)

5) PAY the application online with credit card through the website (Otherwise, the “old system” of wire transfers is still accepted but in this case, candidates has to inform the FEP secretariat by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  )

6) Print out the online application form once it is completed and send it together with the panel.
Then, the panels can be printed on a later stage and they must be on place within November 13 and November 24.  
The judging session itself will be in Rome, 25-26 November 2017. The address is indicated in the online application form. 
The deadline for make the registration online is October 15. Don’t miss it!

Looking forward to receiving your applications! 

For further information: CLICK HERE

Welcome to Mirco Villa, QEP, new president of CNA Comunicazione/Fotografi



Mirco Villa, QEP, Italy


FEP would like to congratulate Mirco Villa, 

who is the new President of the Italian association CNA - Comunicazione/Fotografi.


Welcome in to the FEP family!

FETA Award, latest news

FETA - FEP Emerging Talent Award 

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After 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



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".


Picture by Antti Karppinen, QEP, Finland

FEP Cover Picture of September 2017

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FEP Cover Picture of September 2017
Garik 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 2017
Yuri 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


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, Portugal
Anatolie Burdeniuc, EP, Italy
Sabine de Rijbel, EP, Belgium
Jose Fangueiro, EP, Switzerland
Apply online now for the EP session #21! Deadline September, 30, 2017.

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

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QEP and MQEP judging session, July 2017, Official Results

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:

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

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



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