FETA : The award for photographic students

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A new European award for photographic students and young photographers

FETA - FEP EMERGING TALENT AWARD, Rules and Regulations

A new European award for photographic students and young photographers
In 2013, The Federation of European Photographers, in collaboration with a number of Universities and Colleges, introduced a new photographic award for young photographers. The aim is to encourage and recognise the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by final year University students and newly qualified young photographers.

 

2014 - FETA Second Edition
Dates
Call for Entries May, 1st, 2014 - Deadline August, 31st, 2014

 

Who can apply
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.

 

Conditions to enter
- A portfolio of 12 images, together with the application form and the University Course Leader support statement, must be submitted to the FETA Award Chairman Dave Matthews via Dropbox to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
- Submissions will be on line, and applicants will submit 12 images and will need the support and approval of their University course leader.
- FETA has no “category”. Any subject is acceptable but they must “hang together” as a unified collection. It is also recommended that the images tell a story.
- Files must be in both JPEG and TIFF format. Low res jpegs @ 72dpi with a maximum 2000 pixels as the largest dimension. Tiffs to be 300dpi with a maximum longest dimension 50cm and not less than 40cm.
- DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM. All the filled application forms must be sent to the FEP secretariat to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Submission of the application and images must be by August 31st. Material received after that date will not be considered for an award.

 

Application fee
An entry fee of 20,00 € per portfolio is required. Each institute shall collect the money from their students and will pay the total amount to FEP, or they may allow each applicant to send the application fee directly to the FEP.
Payment must be sent to FEP with a wire transfer (FEP Bank data are on the application form). The registration will be considered only when FEP will receive evidence of the payment of the entry fee.

 

Colleges tasks
The college/university course leader 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 4. The college/university course leader will also validate and verify each student’s submission of images.

 

Judging
Judging will take place in Rome, Italy, during the FEP QEP/MQEP qualifications session, at the end of November 2014. As well as awarding the “The Emerging Talent Award” for the best submission, the judges may award a merit for other outstanding submissions. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the judging or the final results.

 

Prizes
The winner of “The Emerging Talent Award” will receive a certificate. Merit winners (should there be any) will receive a merit certificate. All those who received awards will be invited to collect their prize and FEP will contribute to their travel expenses. The FEP member association representing the country where the winners of the FETA awards are living, may offer free membership as an additional prize. The FETA winner may be also nominated for further international awards, such as the IPC Sophie Smoliar Scholarship Award.

 

Secretariat and Organisation
All candidates will receive written notification of the result of their submission from the FEP Secretariat. A list of all successful candidates only will be announced.
The anonymity of all candidates will be respected at all times including during judging sessions.
The FEP Secretariat will not put forward for judging any portfolio if:
- the images submitted do not conform to these rules (pay attention to send the files in the right size)
- the submission fee has not been paid.

 

Copyright and Releases
The copyright of all images submitted remains with the copyright holder. However the FEP reserves the right to use any of the images submitted, without payment, for display and publicity purposes for this and future FEP awards or projects.


2013 OFFICIAL RESULTS

130497 FETA LogoA Czech student has won the new European award for year graduating students and young photographers, launched by FEP. 
The Federation of European Photographers, in collaboration with a number of Universities and Colleges of UK, Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany celebrated the inaugural edition of this new photographic award for young photographers. The aim is to encourage and recognize the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by final year University students.

 The winner of the FETA (FEP Emerging Talent Award) was ANNA RASMUSSEN, student at the Orange Factory, Studio of Advertising Photography, School of Art and Advertising, Prague, Czech Republic.

Click HERE to see Anna's pictures

6 further students received by the jury a Merit award for other outstanding submissions: 

Patricie Behenská, Jan Evangelista University, Czech Republic
Tim Hunt, Falmouth University, UK 
Wanda Martin, ELTE University, Hungary
Szabolcs Simó , ELTE University, Hungary
Pavlína Soukupová, Jan Evangelista University, Czech Republic
Chloe Zebedee, Falmouth University, UK

The judging, chaired by Dave MATTHEWS, UK, took place during the FEP QEP/MQEP qualifications session held in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The winner of “The FEP Emerging Talent Award” and all those who received awards will be invited to collect their prize at a FEP presentation in Cologne, Germany, during Photokina 2014 .