The FEP Young Photographer Awards is a European award for 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 was 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. At Tbilisi, Georgia in 2018 it was decided to merge the student category of the FEP photography competition with the FETA (FEP Emerging Talent Award), henceforth it would be known as the FEP Young Photographer Award, and be open to any photographer under 30 year of age. It aims to encourage and recognise the high standard of photographic image making among young photographers. The FEP Young Photographer Award is open to any young photographers, applicants must be under 30 years of age in the year of submission. For full rules and regulations about this competition, click here
FEP Young Photographer Award 2021
The competition will be open for entries November 16, 2020 – January 25, 2021
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FEP Young Photographer Award 2020 Official Results
The winner of the first edition of the new FEP Young Photographer Award 2020 is Laura-Madeleine Engler, from Germany.
Also 3 other students were awarded with a Merit Award:
Lene Fossdal, from Norway
Dawid Galiński, from Poland
Will Miller, from UK
Gallery of winning pictures available HERE
Results of Previous FETA Competitions
The winner of the last FETA Award is Tim Hoffesommer, from Germany, student at the Handwerkskammer University of Dortmund.
Also 2 students were awarded with a FETA Merit Award:
– Auriane Arnaud, student at te IRFMA 30 in Nimes, France
– Agnieszka Iwanska, apprentice at Fotograf Løtvedt in Bergen, Norway
The winner of the FETA Award 2018 is Lea Jörres , from Germany, student at the Dortmund University.
Then also the following 4 students received a FETA Merit Award:
– Pertra Basnakova, student at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Slovakia.
– Marco Cavarischi, student at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Rome, Italy
– Fabian Poprawski, student at the Dortmund University, Germany
– Dawn Richardson, student at the Falmouth University, UK
The FEP FETA Award 2016 and the IPC Kunio Yatomi Scholarship go to Priscilla Pallante, an Italian 24 years old student at the IED – Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome, Italy. Congratulations!
FETA Award 2016 and the combined IPC prize ceremony took place on November 20, 2016, at the photographic institute FotoVak School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The FETA Chairman Jim Lowe and the European Representative of IPC, Tor Weatherstone, led the Ceremony.
Among others, in her application Priscilla Pallante writes: “The photography I love is the one that can show the unseen, the one that grows in time, influenced by the memory: my images are the result of a process of observation and manipulation. Today my research focuses on the relationship between photography and new technologies (such as 3D print), in order to investigate new strategies to represent worlds that otherwise couldn’t be represented.”
The FEP international panel of judges, assigned also merit certificates to (In alphabetic order):
- Linnea Ernofsson, from Sweden, student at the Falmouth University, United Kingdom;
- Gina Reinholz, Bildungszentrum, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany;
- Martin Vocadlo, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic;
- Laura Wallkötter, Bildungszentrum, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany
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 judging has been chaired by Dave Matthews and happened online by 3 Qualified European Photographers, Johan Brouwers, QEP, Vincent O’Byrne, MQEP and Adriano Scognamillo, QEP. The anonymity of the candidates has been respected at all times. The judges beyond award a winner, decided to mention also 3 other students, with a Merit Award.
Here are the names of the 3 awarded students, in alphabetical order, with a merit award:
Jack Breadmore, student at the Falmouth University, United Kingdom
Lenka Bukacova, student at the Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Dorien Van der Eecken, student at the Campus Narafi, Luca School of Arts, photography department, Belgium
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.
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.
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.
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 .