FEP Photographer of the Year 2017 is Peter Cakovsky

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On Sunday April 2, the FEP revealed the results of its annual competition in Catania, Sicily, during the FEP Photo Day event. The awards were presented by the competition’s chairman Jørgen Brandt and the FEP CEO Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas. 

The coveted title of FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2017 went to a Slovakian photographer, Peter Cakovsky, winner of the Golden Camera in the Illustrative/Digital art category.

Once again the competition collected about 2000 images from 25 different countries. “The creative mind of the winners is stunning, the effort amazing and at this very high level, the difference is in the details”, summarizes chairman Jørgen Brandt.

Other Golden Camera winners included Günther Egger from Austria with 2 Golden Cameras, Commercial and Fashion, Vicente Esteban from Spain in Portrait, Marcos Rodriguez from Spain in Reportage, Stefan Kothner from Austria in Sports, Iuri Akopov from Georgia in Wedding and Ann Coppens from Belgium in Wildlife. The Golden Camera in Landscape category was a two-way tie between Peter Svoboda of Slovakia and Levani Levanidze of Georgia. The Golden Camera winner in the Students and Young Photographers category was Luis Rüsing from Germany.

Discover here WINNERS and the FINALISTS (the top ten photographers) in each category and their awards got for single images: 

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Günther Egger, Austria, FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2017, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award
Blaž Zupančič, Slovenia,  FEP European Commercial Silver Camera 2017, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award
Reginal Tackoen, Belgium, FEP European Commercial Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Peter Verplancke, Belgium, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Donal Murphy, Ireland, Finalist 
Christian Boontjes, Netherlands, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Steven Massart, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Gerry O’Leary, Ireland, Finalist 

FASHION
Günther Egger, Austria, FEP European Fashion Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards
Malou Reedorf, Denmark, FEP European Fashion Silver Camera 2017, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award
Natasha Volk, Ukraine, FEP European Fashion Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award
Edgar Raphael, Portugal, Finalist 
Fernando Branquinho, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Frøydis Geithus, Norway, Finalist 
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain with, Finalist 
Linda Leitner, Austria with, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium with, Finalist 
Michael Schnabl, Austria, Finalist 
 
ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
Peter Cakovsky, Slovakia, FEP European Illustrative Golden Camera 2017, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, FEP European Illustrative Silver Camera 2017, 2 Excellence Awards
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, FEP European Illustrative Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Petteri Löppönen, Finland, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Jose Manuel Ortega Romero, Spain, Finalist
Michal Zahornacky, Slovakia, Finalist
Serge Strelnikoff, Russia, Finalist
Therese Asplund, Sweden, Finalist with 1 Merit Award

LANDSCAPE
Levani Levanidze, Georgia, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award and Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2017, 2 Distinction Awards
Markus van Hauten, Germany, FEP European Landscape Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Michael Böhmländer, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Steven Put, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Tom D. Jones, Belgium, Finalist 
Sonja Jordan, Austria, Finalist
Stefan Brenner, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Torsten Muehlbacher, Austria, Finalist 

PORTRAIT
Vicente Esteban, Spain, FEP European Portrait Golden Camera 2017, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award
Vesa Tyni, Finland, FEP European Portrait Silver Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Suvi Roiko, Finland, FEP European Portrait Bronze Camera 2017, 2 Merit Awards
Guido Pelgrim, Netherlands, Finalist with 2 Distinction Awards
Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Igor Sakharov, Russia, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Suvi Sievilä, Finland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Terri Lindholm, Sweden, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, Finalist
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award

REPORTAGE
Marcos Rodriguez, Spain, FEP European Reportage Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Merit Award
Roberto Colacioppo, Italy, FEP European Reportage Silver Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award
Antonio Gibotta, Italy, FEP European Reportage Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award
Rastislav Margus, Czech Republic, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Gio Versyck, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
William Moureaux, France, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Finalist 
Martin Balaz, Slovakia, Finalist
Markus Schmuck, Germany, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Rui Caria, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
 
SPORT
Stefan Kothner, Austria, FEP European Sport Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards
Alois Spandl, Austria, FEP European Sport Silver Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award
Therese Asplund, Sweden, FEP European Sport Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award
Herbert Kratky, Austria, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Matthias Hangst, Germany, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Simon Hausberger, Austria, Finalist
David Tett, United Kingdom, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Andre Schönherr, Austria, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Heleen Vink, Netherlands, Finalist
Christian Boontjes, Netherlands, Finalist 
 
WEDDING
Iuri Akopov, Georgia, FEP European Wedding Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Merit Award
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain, FEP European Wedding Silver Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, FEP European Wedding Silver Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Frøydis Geithus, Norway, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Thibault Chappe, France, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Pavol Delej, Slovakia, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
David Anton, Germany, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Antonio Martin, Spain, Finalist 
Nevzat Basaran, Denmark, Finalist

WILDLIFE
Ann Coppens, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife Golden Camera 2017, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award
Tom D. Jones, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife Silver Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Seppo Rintala, Finland, FEP European Wildlife Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award
Michael Finn, Ireland, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Søren Sviland, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Rastislav Margus, Czech Republic, Finalist 
Karel Mus, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Stefan Brenner, Austria, Finalist
Michael Schnabl, Austria, Finalist 
Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award

STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
Luis Rüsing, Germany, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award
Laura Wallkötter, Germany, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Silver Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Don Raça, Kosovo, Bronze Camera, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Merit Award
Hiep Duong Chi, Czech Republic, Finalist 

Below, the photographers - not in the top 10 - who got single awards for single images, divided per category:
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Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, 1 Excellence Award
Igor Dvoretskiy, Russia, 1 Excellence Award
Yaroslav Danylchenko, Ukraine, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award   
Raymond Engmark, Norway, 1 Distinction Award
Bryn Griffiths, UK, 1 Merit Award
Manola van Leeuwe, Netherlands, 1 Merit Award 
ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
William Moureaux, France, 1 Distinction Award
Yves-Michel Barclay, France, 1 Distinction Award
Suvi Sievilä, Finland, 1 Merit Award
Malou Reedorf, Denmark, 1 Merit Award
LANDSCAPE
Christian Boontjes, Netherlands, 1 Merit Award
Mark Gilligan, UK, 1 Merit Award
PORTRAIT
Therese Asplund, Sweden, 1 Distinction Award
Patrizia Burra, Italy, 1 Merit Award
Serhii Kozolup, Ukraine, 1 Merit Award
Gabriella Soutine, Sweden, 1 Merit Award
Beate Willumsen, Norway, 1 Merit Award
Andreas Eikeseth Nygjerd, Norway, 1 Merit Award
WEDDING
Maris Kiselov, Latvia, 1 Excellence Award
WILDLIFE
William Moureaux, France, 1 Merit Award

All awarded images from the competition will be available soon on the FEP website’s gallery at http://www.europeanphotographers.eu/competition/competition.php?compo_id=38#

Once again, warm congratulations to all winners, we wish to see you again for the next edition of our competition!