FETA Award 2015: open for entries!


We are happy to announce that the FETA AWARD 2015 is now open for entries.

FETA is a leading European award for photographic students and their works will be judged against photographers from across Europe. The aim is to encourage and recognize the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by graduating students. The winner of the last edition was MAREK ŠTIM, student at the Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyn? University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. The Chairman of the FETA judging is Dave Matthews, UK.  

This year, some little changes:

–          the submission of entries will be online, through the FEP website 

–          Candidates only have to log in and apply (if not done yet, they must register to the FEP website and create an account) 

–          The number of pictures to submit is nine (9)

–          The maximum number of candidates per each school is five (5)

–          Judging will take place online by 3 international judges, chaired by a non-voting chairman.


Call for Entries 1 June 2015 –  Deadline 30 September 2015 

Open To

Final year students studying photography on a 3 years degree or equivalent approved or accredited courses in Colleges, Institutes or Universities in all European countries.

How to Enter

Submissions will be on line. Applicants will submit 9 images and will need the support and approval of their University course leader. To be included in the shortlist, the student should be under 30 years of age and their portfolio should ‘hang together’ as a unified collection. It is also recommended that the images tell a story.  


The winner of “The Emerging Talent Award” will receive a certificate. Merit winners will receive a merit certificate. All those who receive awards will be invited to collect their prize at an event in Europe and FEP will contribute to their travel expenses. Winners will receive coverage in all FEP media. 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.

Application fee 

An entry fee of 20,00 € per portfolio is required to pay through Paypal at the end of the online submission.

FEP Member Associations tasks 

FEP National Associations will promote the award and they may recommend institutions to send students work for a FETA award.  

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 FIVE (5). The course leader will also validate and verify each student’s submission of images.

For further information, VISIT THE FETA PAGE on this website where candidate can find the full set of rules and regulations and the link to apply.

We are looking forward receiving entries from the best emerging talents across Europe. APPLY NOW!