“The 2013 FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year will open on September next”
The 2013 FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year competition will re-open on September next, but the rules of the competition will change. The “FEP competition cell”, chaired by Malcolm Sales, knocked out a new scheme which will be presented to the FEP Board for a final approval next month.
The competition will be divided into qualifying rounds and a final assessment. Photographers along the year may enter up to 3 rounds, and the last round (in December each year) will be the final judging of the awarded images. More specifically, in the qualifying rounds the FEP judges will be asked to assess each image, awarding immediately Bronze and Silver Certificates. All Bronze and Silver images will be admitted to the final round, which will award among them Gold awards. The European Photographer of the Year Golden Camera is awarded to the Photographer who receives the most Gold Awards in the final round.
“I am persuaded that the new FEP competition system will attract the attention of the photographers along the whole year, and it will help enhancing the recognition and the high prestige of the FEP awards - said Malcolm Sales - so we hope the proposals of the Competition cell will be studied and after discussion approved.”
Picture by Peter Gordon, Ireland, FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2012