A new European award for photographic students and young photographers
The Federation of European Photographers, in collaboration with a number of Universities and Colleges are introducing 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 FETA award will be announced and launched in April 2013. It will be introduced in 2013 with the six following participating Universities/Colleges: Wiltshire College Salisbury and University College Falmouth (UK), Bildungszentrum Der Handwerkammer, Dortmund (Germany) , Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Faculty of Art and Design, Studio of Applied and Advertising Photography and Orange Factory, Studio of Advertising Photography, School of Art and Advertising , Prague (Czech Republic), ELTE University, Faculty of Science , Centre for Science Communication and UNESCO Chair for Multimedia in Education, Budapest (Hungary).
Who can apply
In 2013 , the award is open to any final year student of the mentioned Institutes. As the “Award” becomes established over the coming years, the number of participating Institutions will be increased and young professional photographers already working in the industry will also be encouraged to take part.
In principle, the award is open to any final year student, studying on a 3 years degree or equivalent course recognised by the relevant Institutions of the country in which the institute, College or University is located, or recent graduates currently working as assistant professional photographers.
How to submit images for the award
The images together with entry information and the University Course Leader support statement must be submitted to the FETA Award Chairman via e-mail at the following address:
Images must be sent using a picture transfer software (WeTransfer, YouSend etc.)
Applications forms are downloadable from the FEP website. Submission of the application and images must be by the 30th of June, each year. Material received after that date will not be considered for an award. Submissions will be on line, and applicants will submit 15 images and will need the support and approval of their University course leader. Any subject is acceptable but they must “hang together” as a unified collection. Files to be in both JPEG and TIFF format. Low res jpegs @ 72dpi with a maximum 2,000 pixels as the largest dimension. Tiffs to be 300dpi with a maximum longest dimension 50cm and not less than 40cm.Whilst the copyright of all the images remains with each applicant, a condition of entry is that they must agree that the FEP may use their images for promotional purposes.
The college/university course leader will select the highest achieving final year students on their course to enter for the award. The college/university course leader will also validate and verify each student’s submission of images.
Judging will take place during the FEP QEP/MQEP qualifications session within the end of Novemeber each year. 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 at a FEP presentation in November 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.