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FEP General Assembly 2022

FEP General Assembly 2022

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The FEP General Assembly 2022 was held in Rome, Italy on May 1, 2022. During the meeting, the financials of the fiscal year 2021 were approved and a new board was elected for the FEP. The new Board consists of the following people: Marie de Verdier Persson, Bernd Gassner, Tiina Haring, Friedrich Jansenberger, Martin Krystýnek, […]

Live Stream on Facebook from the FEP Awards

Live Stream on Facebook from the FEP Awards

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The FEP Awards Ceremony 2022 will be held in Rome, Italy, on Sunday May 1st at 18:00 CET and we are really looking forward to it! If you are unable to attend Rome in person, you can still watch the event live on Facebook! Join the festivities at https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers

Important announcement from the FEP Board

Important announcement from the FEP Board

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The FEP, Federation of European Professional Photographers, has been deeply appalled by the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine and strongly feels that any type of military action against any nation is abhorrent. We simply cannot look the other way and in this instance we need to take a stand now. Whilst we will continue to […]

FEP Awards 2022, finalist announcement

FEP Awards 2022, finalist announcement

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We are pleased to announce the FEP Awards and FEP Young Photographer Award finalists 2022. All names are listed alphabetically under the respective category. The Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 1 in Rome, Italy. All finalists will be contacted personally to give them further information about the event in Rome. In each […]

Calling all Videographers

Calling all Videographers

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Attention all European videographers: we are opening our EV and QEV qualifications for a new round round of judging next Monday, February 28! Select your best videos and put together your submission, a new qualification is waiting for you! For the EV qualification you will need 3 videos, ideally not longer than 3 minutes. An […]

Awards ceremony postponed until May 1

Awards ceremony postponed until May 1

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Both the FEP Awards ceremony and the WPC Awards ceremony have been postponed by approximately 1 month, the new date of the FEP Awards ceremony is May 1, 2022. The WPC Awards will be presented the following day. The venue is still Rome, Italy. The judging process of  the images submitted for the FEP Awards […]

Deadlines are approaching

Deadlines are approaching

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The competition deadlines are quickly approaching! Both the FEP Awards and the FEP Young Photographer Award are closing for entries on Monday, January 17, so there are only a couple of more days to participate and upload your images. The 6th FEP Photo Book Award (2022) though will extend its deadline; the submitted books need […]

The meetings in Tampere, November 2021, report

The meetings in Tampere, November 2021, report

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The Federation of European Professional Photographers’ Board and General Assembly were finally able to gather in person during the last weekend in November in Tampere, Finland. In addition to the meetings, also the 41st judging session took place. As a result, 27 new QEP titles and 4 MQEP titles were awarded to photographers around Europe. […]

6th edition of Photo Book Prize

6th edition of Photo Book Prize

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Now also the Photo Book competition is open for entries. This will be the 6th edition of this competition, winners will be awarded at the FEP Awards ceremony in Rome on March 27, 2022. Books can be entered into the competition by either the author or the publisher.

Last to sign up for the next QEP/MQEP judging is November 7

Last to sign up for the next QEP/MQEP judging is November 7

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The next QEP/MQEP judging session – and the first in years – will take place in Tampere, Finland during the last weekend of November 2021. If you wish to submit a QEP or MQEP application for this session but have not done so yet, please note that the last day to sign up for it […]

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Competitions are open for entries

© Pia Maria Rautio

Competitions are open for entries

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Both of the annual competitions, the FEP Awards and the Young Photographer Award, are now open for entries. Last day to submit your entries is January 17, 2022 and more information is available on the relevant pages on our website. Awards ceremony will take place on March 27, 2022 in Rome, Italy.

An Evening With……….. final episode

An Evening With........... final episode

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The final episode of our online series “An Evening With”  will air on Monday, August 16 at the usual time of 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The final episode will be a special feature of the 2 winners of 2021, the European Professional Photographer of the Year Antti Karppinen and the FEP […]

An Evening With…..Part 11

An Evening With.....Part 11

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The 11th episode of our online series “An evening with” introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, August 2 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The eleventh episode will feature the 3 camera winners of the Wildlife category, Tracey Lund, Risto Raunio and Soren Sviland. They […]

Changes to the An Evening With -series timetable

Changes to the An Evening With -series timetable

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(edited on July 15) ATTENTION! Due to unforeseen complications we will not be able to host the eposide with Sports Camera winners. We will return back to the schedule on July 26 with the An Evening With the Wedding Cameras. We apologise for the inconvenience and invite you to come back for more interviews on […]

An Evening with……Part 9

An Evening with......Part 9

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The ninth episode of  our online series “An Evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, July 12 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The ninth episode will feature the three camera winners of the Reportage category: Alfonso Novo, Luis Godinho and Manuel Iglesias. They […]

An Evening With…..Part 8

An Evening With.....Part 8

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The eighth episode of  our online series “An Evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, July 5 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The eighth episode will feature 3 lovely ladies, the camera winners of the People and Portrait category: Pia Maria Rautio, Therese […]

An Evening With…. part 7

An Evening With.... part 7

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The seventh episode of  our online series “An Evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, June 28 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The seventh episode will feature the 3 camera winners of the Nature category: Irina Petrova, Peter Svoboda and Jan Smid. They […]

QEP / MQEP judgings return!

QEP / MQEP judgings return!

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As the pandemic looks like it should be under control in Europe in the coming months (fingers crossed) , we’re very pleased to announce that we’re opening up submissions for the Winter 2021 QEP and MQEP sessions on November 27-28 in Tampere, Finland. Don’t forget that if you’re on time you can avail of our […]

An Evening with…..Part 6

An Evening with.....Part 6

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The sixth episode of  our online series “An Evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, June 21 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The sixth episode will feature the 3 camera winners of the Landscape art category: Peter Svoboda, Karel Mus and Rene Algesheimer. […]

An Evening With……part 5

An Evening With......part 5

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The fifth episode of  our online series “An Evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, June 14 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The fifth episode will feature the 3 camera winners of the Illustrative & Fine art category: Antti Karppinen, Pia Maria Rautio […]

An Evening with….. part 4

An Evening with..... part 4

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The fourth episode of  our online series “An Evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, June 7 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The fourth episode will feature the 4 camera winners of the Fashion & Beauty category, Therese Asplund, Giorgia Corniola and the […]

An Evening With… part 3

An Evening With... part 3

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The third episode of  our online series “An evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, May 31 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The third episode will feature the 3 camera winners of the Domesticated Animals category, Kristi Vilmunen, Alison Becu and Heidi Järvi. […]

An Evening with, part 2

An Evening with, part 2

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The second episode of  our new online series “An evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, May 24 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The seocnd episode will feature the 3 camera winners of the Digitally Created Images category, Patrizia Burra, Andy J.J. Hens […]

An evening with….

An evening with....

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We are happy to present a new online series “An evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards. First episode will air on Monday, May 17 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site. The first episode will feature the 3 camera winners of the Advertising  & Commercial category, Mathias Kniepeiss, Onni […]

Introducing our FEP Awards judges

Introducing our FEP Awards judges

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Our annual competition’s 2021 edition judges have been introduced https://www.europeanphotographers.eu/competition/fep-awards-2021-introducing-our-judges/ We want to express our deepest gratitude to them for the all the hard work they’ve done for the competition.

FEP Awards broadcast on Facebook this coming Sunday

FEP Awards broadcast on Facebook this coming Sunday

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Exciting times ahead, the competition results will be revealed soon! The awards broadcast will premiere on our official Facebook profile, on Sunday April 11 at 7pm CET. Tune in to see who will win prizes and ultimately become the European Professional Photographer of the Year!

FEP Awards 2021, finalist announcement

FEP Awards 2021, finalist announcement

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We are pleased to announce the finalists of the FEP Awards and the FEP Young Photographer Award 2021. The names will be listed per category and in alphabetical order. The final results will be announced in an online Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 11 at 7.00 pm CET. The online ceremony will premiere on Facebook […]

Thank you!

Thank you!

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When FEP Awards 2021 opened for entries, we asked you to help us to make this the biggest Awards yet. And you indeed delivered; we broke all records with the entries! Thank you! Now that the images are in, everyobody is of course interested to know what happens next. First all entries will go through […]

World Photographic Cup finalists have been announced

World Photographic Cup finalists have been announced

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The World Photographic Cup finalists and winners of the Best of Nation awards have been announced in connection of the Imaging USA event. Among the 60 finalists were 26 European photographers from 12 different countries including Austria, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom. Originally the winners were supposed […]

FEP extraordinary General Assembly, November 16

FEP extraordinary General Assembly, November 16

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An extraordinary General Assembly was held online, on November 16, 2020. During this meeting, the budget for 2021 was approved. The FEP wants to support its member associations during these difficult times and the membership fees will be temporarily reduced by 25% for 2021. Otherwise we are prepared to have a “business as usual” year, […]

FEP’s competition winners introduced in the Belgian Shoot -magazine

FEP's competition winners introduced in the Belgian Shoot -magazine

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The article was largely concentrated on the Belgiand award winners of the competition, which is completely understandable. But in addition to the introducing the Belgians, the article also featured our overall winner, European Professional Photographer of the Year, Darya Matrosova or Dasha Art as she calls herself professionally. Review of her images is written by […]

QEP/MQEP judging sessions will resume in 2021

QEP/MQEP judging sessions will resume in 2021

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Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation we have had to make the difficult decision of cancelling also the planned November QEP/MQEP judging session. Travel restrictions in Europe change nearly daily, so under these circumstances it was impossible to commit to having the judging session in November. So the next available QEP/MQEP will be in Slovakia, […]

FEP General Assembly 2020

FEP General Assembly 2020

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The FEP General Assembly 2020 was held online on June 8, 2020. As a sign of solidarity to the member associations during COVID-19 times, the GA decided to keep the membership fees for the associations at 2019 levels. During the meeting, a new board was elected for the FEP. The new Board consists of the […]

Thank you to our competition judges

Thank you to our competition judges

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The FEP wishes to express its gratitude to all of the judges of the FEP Professional Photographer of the Year 2020-competition. Your work is a precious resource for us and a high quality contribution to the world of professional photography! This year again, with more than 2200 pictures received in the competition, your job was […]

QEP & MQEP judging sessions in 2020

QEP & MQEP judging sessions in 2020

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Due to the extraordinary circumstances in 2020, we will only organise one judging session this year. This will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on November 14-15, 2020. We will give more information about the venue later on.

And we have a new winner…..

And we have a new winner.....

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The results of the annual competition were revealed on Saturday evening, April 4th, in a special video broadcast. We now a have a new winner, the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2020 is Darya Matrosova from Belarus! It’s a year of girl power, since the winner of the new FEP Young Photographer Award […]

FEP Awards Special Videobroadcast

FEP Awards Special Videobroadcast

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The annual FEP Awards wll be revealed in  a special video broadcast that premieres on Saturday, April 4th at 8 pm CET. During the broadcast, the winners of both the FEP European Photographer of the Year 2020 and the FEP Young Photographer Award will be revealed. The winners of the FEP Photo Book Prize will […]

Important information about Rome

Important information about Rome

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Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that circumstances surrounding the continued spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and most recently the decree issued by the Italian Department of Civil Protection suspending demonstrations and events of any kind that would cause attendees to be closer than one meter of others in attendance, we must cancel the event in […]

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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FEP is organising the event in Rome together with the World Photographic Cup. After a meeting on Monday evening (Feb 24) both organisations are committed to providing a safe environment for their awards celebrations. We are closely monitoring the recent developments in northern Italy, and have already met to map out a possible strategy should […]

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

FEP Competitions 2020, finalist announcement

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

FEP Competitions 2020, finalist announcement

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We are pleased to announce the finalist of each category in the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2020 -competition as well as the finalists of the FEP Young Photographer Award. All finalists are listed on alphabetical order. We would also like to express our thanks to the chairmen of these competitions, Johan Brouwers […]

FEP Board Meeting in Prague, November2019, report

FEP Board Meeting in Prague, November2019, report

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The Federation of European Professional Photographers’ board convened under its President, Truls Løtvedt, on November 18, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. During the weekend before the Board meeting, the FEP celebrated its 40th judging event. The judging went through overall 32 QEP and 19 MQEP applications, which resulted in 18 new QEP and 7 new […]

FEP Young Photographer Award is now open

FEP Young Photographer Award is now open

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We have introduced some changes to our competitions aimed for young photographers; previous we had the FEP Emerging Talent Award for photography students as well as a special category in the our main annual competition for students and young photographers under 30 yrs of age. From now on, both of these competitions have been combined […]

Mentoring program

Mentoring program

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We are now offering mentoring help for aspiring qualification candidates. Our successful MQEP photographers of various areas of expertise and language backgrounds can give you advice on putting together you panel for a QEP/MQEP application. If you want to seek mentoring, please get in touch with out qualifications Chairman Jim Lowe ( qepchairman(at)europeanphotographers.eu ) and […]

FEP Board Meeting in Bergen, June 2019, report

FEP Board Meeting in Bergen, June 2019, report

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The Federation of European Professional Photographers’ board convened under its President, Truls Løtvedt, on June 10, 2019 on the President’s home turf in Bergen, Norway. This meeting was precided by the final GA of the FEP ivzw. From April 1, 2019 onwards the FEP works as the FEP vzw (changes were promted by changes in […]

FEP welcomes Gloryfy as a new partner

FEP welcomes Gloryfy as a new partner

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FEP proudly presents its new partner Gloryfy.  Gloryfy is an Austrian company, an innovative manufacturer of unbreakable eyewear that is perfect for the demands of the professional photographer, offering neutral colour rendering and high contrast in a lightweight package. Welcome to the FEP family! Read more about Gloryfy’s special members-only offer from the Partner- section […]

FEP General Assembly meeting 2019 report

FEP General Assembly meeting 2019 report

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On Sunday, March 17th, the FEP held its annual General Assembly in Innsbruck, Austria. In a way it was a historical meeting, the end of an old era and the beginning of a new one; due to changes in Belgian legislation, FEP in registered in Belgium, the FEP needed to be changed from FEP ivzw […]

Awards Ceremony on Saturday is being streamed live

Awards Ceremony on Saturday is being streamed live

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If you cannot be with us on Saturday in Innsbruck, not to worry: you can follow the Awards Ceremony on livestream! We will kick off at 7.15pm CET. https://livestream.com/sportevents/events/8599291

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FEP Photographer of the Year Awards – Finalist announcement

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FEP Photographer of the Year Awards - Finalist announcement

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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019, finalists announcement The International Jury, composed by 20 international judges and chaired by Johan Brouwers, worked hard during last month and now we have the first results! Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to announce, in alphabetic order, the finalists of the FEP European Professional Photographer […]

Servus – FEP goes Austria!

Servus - FEP goes Austria!

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We are happy to announce that the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year competition’s awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 in Innsbruck, Austria. The location will be the Haus der Musik (House of Music), located in the centre of Innsbruck. The General Assembly will follow in the next day, March […]

FEP Board Meeting in Tbilisi, November 2018, report

FEP Board Meeting in Tbilisi, November 2018, report

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Important message : The date and the venue of the next General Assembly will be changed, and the annual competition award ceremony will be communicated soon. The Federation of European Professional Photographers’ board convened under its President, Truls Løtvedt, on November 19, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. This is a summary of the decisions made. Event […]