FEP Young Photographer Award 2023

The Federation of European Photographers is delighted to invite all photographers under 30 to enter their ‘Young Photographer Award’, celebrating the finest contemporary photography from the next generation of image makers. American sportsman, John Wooden said ‘Make each day your masterpiece’. We are waiting to see yours. Let the FEP be your guiding light.

Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations of FEP Young Photographer Award 2023

Call for Entries: November 1, 2022 – Deadline: January 16, 2023

Who can apply?
The award is open to any young photographer. Candidates must be under 30 years of age at the closing date for submission.

Conditions to enter
The candidate must register on the FEP website and create an account, then log-in here to enter the Award.

A portfolio of 9 images must be submitted through the FEP website.

Files must be RGB JPEG, 4,000 pixels on the longest side and under 8MB.

Any subject is acceptable but they must be a unified collection. It is recommended the images tell a story and conform to European Law.

A personal statement (in English) must be submitted together with the images explaining the context/theme of the submitted portfolio. The statement should be a maximum of 100 words.
The personal statement and images should not include names or anything that might identify the candidate, institution or place of business. Failin to submit the personal statement may affect the scoring of your work.

An entry fee of €20,00 per portfolio is required. Payment must be sent to the FEP by each candidate via Stripe at the end of the online submission. The registration will be considered only when FEP receives evidence of payment of the entry fee.

The organizer (FEP) reserves the right to check the age of the participant if necessary

Judging will be online by 3 international judges, chaired by a non-voting Chairman. To ensure impartiality each portfolio will be given a score out of a 100 by each judge (as a whole panel of photographs not individual images). This score will decide the top portfolios – winner and any merits. The Chairman can invite the judges to re-assess a portfolio if there is a large difference in scores. Judging is anonymous, judges will not know the name of a candidate or from which country a portfolio has been sent. Judges will be asked to give some positive feedback on each portfolio to benefit the photographer. Any advice will be conveyed after the Award Ceremony.

As well as presenting The Young Photographer Award for the best submission, the judges may award merits to other outstanding submissions. The judges’ decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into regarding the judging or the results.

The winner of The Young Photographer Award will receive a certificate and trophy at the Award Ceremony.

The Award Ceremony will be held during the FEP Award Ceremony, together with the winners of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards, which in 2023 will be held on April 15th in Prague, Czech Republic.