FEP Cover Picture of July 2016

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FEP Cover Picture of July 2016, by Nina Pauloff, Finland.
Congratulations to this photographer, who is the winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest for a second time in a row!!!!!
New round of the contest: end of July, for the Cover Picture of August

FEP Board Meeting, Torun, Poland

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The FEP Board Members met in Torun, Poland, on June 13th, 2016, in the historical Artus Mansion.
The FEP President, Andreas Barylli-Fayer, thanked Marek Czarnecki and the local administration for helping to prepare and to host such a wonderful event. 
It was enthusiastically appreciated the idea of the FEP President to organize on February 2019 a global event in Wien, Austria, including celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the FEP professional qualifications and also for the 180th anniversary of Daguerre, the hugest international photographic exhibition ever made by FEP and the winner announcement of the 2019 World Photographic Cup. As a pinnacle of the event, called Fête de l'image 2019, on 8th Feb 2019 an exclusive traditional ball in the iconic Hofburg Palace, built majestically by the Habsburg Emperors, will bring photographers coming from around the globe in a one of a kind, unrepeatable magical atmosphere. While the FEP President and an organizing committee will work on the project, by the end of the year a comprehensive proposal will be submitted.
The Board also confirmed the following positions:  
Jean-Félix Bernetel - Vice President; Willem van der Vlies - Financial Controller; Jim Lowe - QEP/MQEP Chairman; 
Johan Brouwers - EP Chairman; Neil Warner - EV/QEV Chairman; Jørgen Brandt - FEP Competition Chairman; Adriano Scognamillo - Chairman of the Book Prize. 
Jim Lowe was appointed FETA Chairman for the next session, while Jean Félix Bernetel, Jorgen Brandt, and Bent Nygaard Larsen will occupy the 3 seats for Europe in the World Photographic Cup Governing Committee. 
After the approval of the midyear budget survey, all associations have been urged to better encourage submissions for the EP and for the FETA award, also to enable and encourage young member recruitment. 
As for PHOTOKINA, a working committee formed by the FEP President, Johan Brouwers, Patrizia Burra, Bernd Gassner and Bent Nygaard Larsen will work in co-operation with the local German Association to organise the participation of the FEP associations to the trade show. 
The next QEP session and Board meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on November 19-21 was confirmed, new fantastic options for the judging sessions 2017 and 2018 were approved:  the summer sessions 2017/2018 will be held in Falmouth University, UK and in Tampere, Finland, while the vote to accept Georgia as the 2nd venue in 2017 was unanimous.
After the Meeting, the FEP President and the CEO met with Fernando Barrio, Board member and President of FEPFI, to discuss the project of a new the Digital Magazine. It was agreed that FEPFI will create and  FEP would circulate a trial number of a new European digital magazine to all its members. The project is at no cost for FEP,  although a FEP representative will overlook the work of the editorial committee.

Picture by Johan Brouwers, QEP


QEP/MQEP summer session 2016, official results

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We are happy to announce that at the 33rd session of the FEP European Qualifications held in Torun, Poland, on June 11 and 12, 2016, 5 MASTER QEPs and 11 new QEP (Qualified European Photographers) have been awarded.

Congratulations to MQEPs:
André Boto, (Second) Master QEP, Portugal
Stephan Huger, Master QEP, Austria
Krister Löfroth, Master QEP, Finland
Igor Sakharov, Master QEP, Latvia
Laila Villebeck, Master QEP, Sweden
And to QEPs: 

Dušan Beňo, Slovakia, QEP Macro Photography
João Carlos, Portugal, QEP Fashion
Pavol Delej, Slovakia, QEP Portrait
Leo Fellner, Austria, QEP Portrait
Nancy Fina, Italy, QEP Fashion
Pekka Homanen, Finland, QEP Fine Art
Pekka Homanen, Finland, QEP Portrait
Antonio Peinado Muñoz, Spain, QEP Nude
Eric Traversie, France, QEP Portrait
Marie-Pascale Vandewalle, Belgium, QEP Reportage
Vladimir Veverka, Slovakia, QEP Portrait


The next QEP/MQEP judging session will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 19-20, 2016.
Registrations will open on September 1st, 2016.

Picture by Photographer Eugenio Li Volsi, QEP 

FEP Cover Picture of June 2016

June 2016

FEP Cover Picture of June 2016, Nina Pauloff, Finland.

Thanks to all who entered our monthly contest on our official page on facebook.
Next round: at the end of June, for the Cover Picture of July!

EP 14th session, official results



We are happy to announce that 10 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!

Our congratulations go to:

Andreas Rainer, EP, Austria
Rudi Ferder, EP, Austria
Ann Coppens, EP, Belgium
Bieke Timmerman, EP, Belgium
Anu Sundell, EP, Finland
George A. Rauscher, EP, Germany
Igor Dvoretskiy, EP, Russia
Peter Svoboda, EP, Slovakia
Marek Hajkovský, EP, Slovakia
Martina Nemčeková, EP, Slovakia
Apply online now for the EP session #15! Deadline June 30.

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



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.
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


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.



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