FETA - FEP Emerging Talent Award
A new European award for photographic students and young photographers
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.
The winner of this edition is Christopher Rüsing, student at the Bildungszentrum Handwekskammer Dortmund, Germany. Congratulations!
The panel of this student of photography represents, with a modern presentation, different moment of a traditional Circus, using the CGI. "The viewer is invited to remember the good old times of classic entertainment mixed with a modern presentation" explained the young photographer from Germany.
The FETA winner Christopher Rüsing and the finalists have been presented and awarded during the FETA Award Ceremony on Sunday, December, 13th, in Grado, Italy, at the Photography Masters Conference. Next edition of the FETA Award will open on May 2016, and the Award Ceremony will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, aside the QEP-MQEP judging session, November 2016.
RULES AND REGULATIONS (2015)
(Download the pdf file of the rules and regulations) or read below:
Call for Entries June 1st 2015 - Deadline September 30th 2015
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
- The candidate must register to the FEP website and create an account, then he/she has to log in (HERE) to enter the FETA Award
- A portfolio of 9 images, together with the application form and the University Course Leader support statement, must be submitted through the FEP website.
- 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.
- A personal statement must be completed on the application form (in English) explaining the context/theme of the submitted portfolio.
- 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 sRGB JPEG, 4,000 pixels on the longest side and under 8MB
An entry fee of 20,00 € per portfolio is required.
Payment must be sent to FEP by each candidate via Paypal at the end of the online submission. The registration will be considered only when FEP will receive evidence of the payment of the entry fee.
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 5. The college/university course leader will also validate and verify each student’s submission of images.
Judging will take place online by 3 international judges, chaired by a non-voting chairman. The judges will use report sheets to indicate the best and worst aspects of each work. The chairman can invite the judges to revote in any case of striking differences. Judging will take place online within the end of November 2015. 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.
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. The winner of the Feta Award may be required to supply TIFF files of the images for publicity purposes at a later date. These should be 300dpi with a maximum longest dimension 40cm and not less than 30cm.
2014 OFFICIAL RESULTS
The winner of the FETA (FEP Emerging Talent Award) Award 2014 was MAREK ŠTIM, student at the Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.
6 further students received by the jury a Merit award for other outstanding submissions (in alphabetical order):
Andreas Brandt, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany,
Andrea Cimino, Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome, Italy
Kathrin Heuman, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund,Germany
Federico Scarchilli, Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome, Italy
Glenn Vanderbeke, Syntra West, Brugge, Belgium
Sandra Vijandi, Edinburgh College, United Kingdom
The judging, chaired by Dave MATTHEWS, UK, took place during the FEP QEP/MQEP qualifications session held in Rome, Italy, on November 2014.
The winner of “The FEP Emerging Talent Award” and all those who received awards has been awarded at tthe FEP Awards Ceremony in Trieste, Italy, during the FEP International Photo Days, on March, 1st, 2015.
2013 OFFICIAL RESULTS
A 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 have been awarded at a FEP presentation in Cologne, Germany, during Photokina 2014 .