News Archive

The meetings in Tampere, November 2021, report

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

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. […]

read more

QEP – MQEP Session n.41 – Official Results

Monday, November 29th, 2021

November 29, 2021 The Federation of European Professional Photographers gathered in Tampere, Finland, on November 27-29 for its 41st  qualification judging session, after a 2 years stop because of COVID-19 situation This time, a record number of almost 20 Master QEP  and almost 60 QEP panels have been received and judged and 27 QEP – […]

read more

6th edition of Photo Book Prize

Friday, November 19th, 2021

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.

read more

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

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

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 […]

read more

© Pia Maria Rautio

Competitions are open for entries

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

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.

read more

EP session n.41 – Official Results

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

We are happy to announce that the following professional photographers got the EP – European Photographer title, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Kathy De Coppel, EP, Belgium Joanna Alanko, EP, Finland Aino Luukkanen, EP, Finland Petra Viitaniemi, EP, Finland Ratiba Bouchareb, EP, France Marlyse Changeas, EP, France […]

read more

An Evening With……….. final episode

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

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 […]

read more

EP Session n.40, Official Results

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

We are happy to announce that the following professional photographers got the EP – European Photographer title, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Anastasia Steiner, EP, Austria Alexander Sandev, EP, Bulgaria Riitta Airaksinen, EP, Finland Maarit Lahikainen, EP, Finland Kati Latva-Panula, EP, Finland Hanna Mulli, EP, Finland Petra […]

read more

An Evening With…..Part 11

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

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 […]

read more

An Evening With….. Part 10

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

The 10th episode of our online series “An evening with”  introducing our Camera winners from the 2021 FEP Awards, will air on Monday, July 26 at 19.30 CET, live on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/FederationOfEuropeanPhotographers. The tenth episode will feature the 3 camera winners of the Wedding category, Sanjay Jogia, Miguel Ponte and Ivan Schirmenti. They […]

read more

Changes to the An Evening With -series timetable

Friday, July 9th, 2021

(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 […]

read more

An Evening with……Part 9

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

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 […]

read more

An Evening With…..Part 8

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

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 […]

read more

An Evening With…. part 7

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

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 […]

read more

QEP / MQEP judgings return!

Friday, June 18th, 2021

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 […]

read more

An Evening with…..Part 6

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

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. […]

read more

An Evening With……part 5

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

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 […]

read more

An Evening with….. part 4

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

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 […]

read more

EP Session n.39, Official Results

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

We are happy to announce that the following professional photographers got the EP – European Photographer title, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Michael Ferlin-Fiedler, EP, Austria Caroline Colon, EP, Belgium Lesley Hoste, EP, Belgium Patrick Verheeken, EP, Belgium Bistra Stoimenova, EP, Bulgaria Niki Strbian, EP, Finland Philippe […]

read more

An Evening With… part 3

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

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. […]

read more

An Evening with, part 2

Friday, May 21st, 2021

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 […]

read more

An evening with….

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

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 […]

read more

© Antti Karppinen

FEP Awards 2021 Results

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

FEP Professional Photographer of the Year 2021 is Antti Karppinen! The FEP Awards 2021 have been our biggest competition yet, both in term of participants and images sent to the competition; we received more than 2600 images from over 300 photographers in 25 different countries! That is simply amazing and once more we wish to […]

read more

Introducing our FEP Awards judges

Friday, April 9th, 2021

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.

read more

© Sami Voutilainen

EV – Videographer online session winter 2021, Official Results

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

We are happy to inform you that the following videographers received the EV title at the last EV online session. Kévin Payet, EV, France Charlotte Poncin, EV, France Stefan Tschumi, EV, Switzerland Congratulations! The European Videographer (EV) qualification is an entry level qualification that aims to recognise competence and a professional standard for those who […]

read more

FEP Awards broadcast on Facebook this coming Sunday

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

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!

read more

EP – European Photographer, qualification session n.38: Official Results

Friday, March 19th, 2021

We are happy to announce that the following professional photographers got the EP – European Photographer title, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Markus Nitsche, EP, Austria Kenny Ros, EP, Belgium Clio Bogaerts, EP, Belgium Marijn De Keyzer, EP, Belgium Kat De Laet, EP, Belgium Pieter Gregoire, EP, […]

read more

FEP Awards 2021, finalist announcement

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

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 […]

read more

QEP-MQEP postponed to November 2021

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation we are still unable to organise a QEP-MQEP judging event in June 2021, but we hope that we can finally resume the judging sessions in November 2021. We invite all interested photographers to submit their applications for that session, the online application system is open. If you have already […]

read more

Thank you!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

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 […]

read more

World Photographic Cup finalists have been announced

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

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 […]

read more

EP online session 37 Official Results

Monday, December 14th, 2020

We are happy to announce that the following professional photographers got the EP – European Photographer title, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Stefaan Achtergael, EP, Belgium Nathalie Engels, EP, Belgium William Linthout, EP, Belgium Bieke Noels, EP, Belgium Iris Pierloot, EP, Belgium Riikka Kinnunen, EP, Finland Tapio […]

read more

FEP extraordinary General Assembly, November 16

Monday, November 16th, 2020

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, […]

read more

EP session n.36 Official Results

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Great news for 15 photographers from across Europe: they got the EP – European Photographer, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Ihar Tkachenka, EP, Belarus Tim Briers, EP, Belgium Katia De Wasch, EP, Belgium Thalia Janssen, EP, Belgium Griet Lievens, EP, Belgium Evelien Sniekers, EP, Belgium Jenni Kosonen, […]

read more

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

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

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 […]

read more

QEP/MQEP judging sessions will resume in 2021

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

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, […]

read more

EP Session 35 Official Results

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

We are happy to announce that the following professional photographers got the EP – European Photographer, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Alexander Mihaylov, EP, Bulgaria Mika Nuorva, EP, Finland Tanja Soininen, EP, Finland Hanna Tarkiainen, EP, Finland Pierre-Yves Blasco, EP, France L’Individu (Bekir Eliacik), EP, France Orlando […]

read more

FEP General Assembly 2020

Monday, June 8th, 2020

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 […]

read more

EP session 34 – Official results

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

We are happy to announce that the following professional photographers got the EP – European Photographer, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Sam Boddin, EP, Belgium Kaat Bonte, EP, Belgium Caroline Dupont, EP, Belgium Kurt Pas, EP, Belgium Kurt Vaes, EP, Belgium Dan Verbruggen, EP, Belgium Saku Tiainen, […]

read more

Thank you to our competition judges

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

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 […]

read more

QEP & MQEP judging sessions in 2020

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

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.

read more

And we have a new winner…..

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

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 […]

read more

FEP Awards Special Videobroadcast

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

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 […]

read more

EP Session nr.33 – Official Results

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Good news for 13 photographers from across Europe: they got the EP – European Photographer, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Evgenia Muzheva, EP, Belarus Urmas Roos, EP, Estonia Marc Sabat, EP, Finland Sami Voutilainen, EP, Finland Xavier Montel, EP, France Cécile Terrasse, EP, France Charlotte Poncin, EP, […]

read more

Important information about Rome

Friday, March 6th, 2020

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 […]

read more

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

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 […]

read more

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

FEP Competitions 2020, finalist announcement

Friday, February 14th, 2020

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 […]

read more

EP session #32 Official Results

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Congratulations to our new EP Photographers, they got the EP title at the last EP online judging session! Ekaterina Sidonskaya, EP, Austria Lukáš Kopecký, EP, Czech Republic Elisa Karhula, EP, Finland Xavier Ferrandez, EP, France Audrey Langelotti, EP, France Garance Legrand, EP, France Joris Souris, EP, France Gerrit Cramer, EP, Germany Maxim Zubaniuc, EP, Moldova […]

read more

FEP Board Meeting in Prague, November2019, report

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

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 […]

read more

MQEP Judging session, November 2019, Official Results

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Prague, Czech Republic, 17 November 2019 The FEPs 40th judging event has been now concluded and we have 7 new MQEP photographers. Click here for the results gallery They are, in alphabetic order: Assem Alsabban, Czech Republic, MQEP Marian Benes, Czech Republic, MQEP Thibault Chappe, France, MQEP Milos Fic, Czech Republic, MQEP Alain Martineau, France, […]

read more


Skip to toolbar