Free Challenge : Home Schooling

In the spring of 2020, the world is not the same as we have been accustomed to. What remains though that is that images are still powerful, they deliver messages and emotions and as a federation of photographic associations, and we want to embrace that.

The FEP, together with its partner Chromaluxe, opens an extraordinary photographic competition for these extraordinary times. Because the Coronavirus restrictions did not allow us to organize our customary summer judging session for QEP/MQEP applications, we thought of doing something for the photographers in our FEP community.

So now we call all photographers to take part in our special theme competition we are organizing in collaboration with our partner Chromaluxe. The competition is completely free to enter online.

As the theme of the competition, we’ve selected homeschooling. But since we know photographers are creative people, we also challenge you to think outside of the box when creating your entry images; homeschooling can be so much more than just your kids sitting at their desk with their math books!

There are many possibilities under this headline: finally managing to grow tomatoes in your garden, your new puppy being  house trained, a grandfather showing his grandkids how to carve wood, the cake you baked to cheer up your friend, the complicated crochet pattern you finally mastered, setting up a dark room in your bathroom after 20 long years, the possibilities are endless!

Our emphasis this time is not on flawless technical skills but on the vision and impact of the your image. Our partners at ChromaLuxe people will not only get to select their favorites among the images but they will award prizes as well!

The rules of this competition are very simple: once you’ve selected up to three images to enter go to our website  to log in and upload you entries.

You have up until June 15th to participate. Chromaluxe  will make their selection we'll announce the winners within two weeks.


The best images will be published on our website in the summer.

Good luck everybody, let your imagination run free!

Enter online

Entries Close : 21/06/2020

To enter the competition:

1) Check the rules

Make sure you know the rules before entering!

click here to read

2) Register/Log in

You need to have an FEP account to enter.

existing users log in here

new users register here

Lost your password, or unsure if you have an account?

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3) Begin entry

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Rules & Regulations

Image Challenge : Hom Schooling



The FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards are open to all professional photographers who are registered and resident in a European country (as defined by the Council of Europe), with no discrimination of sex, race, religion, nationality or ethnicity. The competition is open to both members and non-members of FEP associations.



The challenge is totally Web based; the registration, hosting and judging are all carried out online. All entries will remain offline until the competition ends, they will be visible online only after the closure of the judging session.

All submitted images must be anonymous. 



The images must be anonymous and in the case of images pertinent to advertising campaigns, they must not contain any text or graphic elements, which were not part of the original exposure. Images containing text will be immediately disqualified.

It is the responsibility of the participants to place images in the different categories. Images will be judged in the category in which they are submitted in.


How to Enter

To enter one or more categories, photographers must complete the entry form online

Entrants can log into the system using their usernames and passwords. Details of previous entries can be checked and amended. Users will only need to enter their personal details once.

The photographers may enter as many images into as many categories as they like. However, a minimum set of 3 images in the same category is required. Unlimited additional pictures may be submitted, but only the top 3 scored pictures in the same category will be considered for the allocation of awards.

FEP members, EPs, QEPs, MQEPs, EVs, QEVs or MQEVs are entitled to discounts or free entries.

Entrants who are members of a FEP member association will have to indicate the national association of which they are members to obtain the automatic discount for members of an FEP member association.

Submitted images must NOT have been awarded as FINALISTS in previous editions of this FEP Competition.

It is the responsibility of the participating photographer to ensure that personal data, including the spelling of the participants name, is correct. The data may be updated by the participant until the competition closes. Any certificates or awards that may be issued will be supplied based on this information as will any information communicated by FEP in all media referring to that photographer.


Technical Specifications

Parameters: at least 4000 pixels on the longest side

Format: jpegs 10 or 12 (maximum) and maximum 16 megabytes 

Imbedded profile: sRGB, Adobe 98 or Greyscale

Entrants must certify that the entire process of production and post-production of any photographs submitted has been carried out by the entrant or under his/her direction. It is not possible to submit two images of the same subject, unless the process of post-production results in two completely different images. Images not considered admissible may be disqualified at the discretion of the jury.


Rights and Responsibilities

Copyright and Releases

The copyright of all images submitted remains with the copyright holder. However, the FEP reserves the right to use any of the images submitted, without payment or notice, for display and publicity purposes for this and future FEP awards or projects. It is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the permission of the client and/or the copyright holder and any relevant model release forms, where appropriate before submitting the works.

FEP cannot be held responsible for lack of doing so by an entrant photographer.

FEP cannot be held responsible for third parties misuse of images.

FEP and the official sponsors of the competition may ask the winners for permission to use the photographs for promotional purposes (other than the above mentioned) for one year, publishing the name of the author and the event together with the winning images.

By completing the entry form, the entrants agree that they accept in full the competitions rules. The organizers of the competition and the Chairman of the judging commission will interpret the correct application of these rules and will arbitrate on any situations not expressly covered by them. The decision of the jury is final; however, constructive criticism, suggestions and comments are welcome.

The participants personal information will be for internal organizational use only, in respect of national and international privacy laws.