News

FEP email addresses are not working currently

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

EDIT: We are “Back in Business” We are currently experiencing difficulties with FEP email addresses and therefore we won’t be receiving your messages. We are working to fix the issue but right now we are asking for your patience. In addition, you may have to resend your message in a few days as we do […]

read more

EP session n.45 official results

Friday, July 15th, 2022

Congratulations to the following professional photographers, who got the EP – European Photographer title, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Kim Poulsen, EP, Denmark Jenni Hieta, EP, Finland Annamaria Palsi-Ikonen, EP, Finland Adrien Michel, EP, France Sylvie Rodrigues, EP, France Noemí Domínguez Toro, EP, Spain Click here for […]

read more

MQEP Session June 2022, Official Results

Sunday, June 19th, 2022

The Federation of European Professional Photographers gathered in Poprad, Slovakia, for its 42nd qualification judging session. Today, Sunday 19 of June,  3 professional photographers have been awarded with the MASTER QEP title. Congratulations to our successful candidates which are listed below, in alphabetical order: Cecilie Hatløy, Norway, Master QEP Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, Master QEP Richard […]

read more

QEP judging session June 2022, official results

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

The Federation of European Professional Photographers gathered in Poprad, Slovakia, for its 42nd qualification judging session. Today, Saturday 18 of June,  12 professional photographers have been awarded with the QEP title. Congratulations to our successful candidates which are listed below, in alphabetical order: Jan Bavor, Czech Republic, QEP Landscape Jan Březina, Czech Republic, QEP Landscape […]

read more

QEP & MQEP judging session in Poprad, Slovakia

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

The next QEP & MQEP judging session will take place on June 18-19 in Poprad, Slovakia. During the last judging session last November we introduced video feedbacks for the unsuccessful panels, since we felt that is a better way to give the candidate as much feedback and constructive comments as possible. We will now continue […]

read more

EP Online Session n.44 – Official Results

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Congratulations to the following professional photographers, who got the EP – European Photographer title, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Dieter Kühl, EP, Austria Sandra Helsocht, EP, Belgium Guy Heylens, EP, Belgium Wim Moortgat, EP, Belgium Aldo Piscina, EP, Belgium Ilse Van Bouchout, EP, Belgium Mikko Kauppinen, EP, […]

read more

FEP General Assembly 2022

Friday, May 6th, 2022

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, […]

read more

QEV Official Results

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

We are happy to announce that to the following professional videographers have been awarded with the QEV – Qualified European Videographer title, at the last QEV online session. They are: Charlotte Poncin – QEV – from France Kévin Payet – QEV – from France Congratulations! Click here for the results gallery

read more

Live Stream on Facebook from the FEP Awards

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

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

read more

EP session n.43 Official Results

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Congratulations to the following professional photographers, who got the EP – European Photographer title, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Romana Maalouf, EP, Austria Tom Corremans, EP, Belgium Kurt Dufraing, EP, Belgium Henna Glade, EP, Finland Michel Dartenset, EP, France Dimitri Lamour, EP, France Aurélie Martineau, EP, France […]

read more

Important announcement from the FEP Board

Monday, March 14th, 2022

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 […]

read more

FEP Awards 2022, finalist announcement

Friday, February 25th, 2022

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 […]

read more

Calling all Videographers

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

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 […]

read more

Awards ceremony postponed until May 1

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

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 […]

read more

Deadlines are approaching

Friday, January 14th, 2022

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 […]

read more

EP online session 42: official results

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Congratulations to the following professional photographers, who got the EP – European Photographer title, at the last EP online session. They are in alphabetic order per country: Isabelle Ouvrard, EP, Austria Serge Casier, EP, Belgium Dirk Colaert, EP, Belgium Brigitte Storms, EP, Belgium Radek Štandera, EP, Czech Republic Jone Matilainen, EP, Finland Caroline Gasch, EP, […]

read more

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


Skip to toolbar