FEP Photographer of the Year 2018 is Onni Wiljami Kinnunen from Finland

WINNER2018

FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 is Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, from Finland!

On Sunday March 25, the FEP revealed the results of its annual competition at the Royal Hotel in Bray, Ireland.  The coveted title of FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 went to a Finnish photographer, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, winner of the Golden Camera in the Commercial  category.

Other Golden Camera winners included: Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, from Austria, in the Fashion category,  Mikaela Holmberg from Finland in Illustration/FineArt/Digital, Peter Svoboda  from Slovakia in Landscape, Laila Villebeck from Sweden in Portrait, Marcos Rodriguez, from Spain, in Reportage, Peter Svoboda again, also in Sport, Fernando Cerrone from Italy in the Wedding category and Ann Coppens, from Belgium, in Wildlife.   

The Golden Camera winner in the Students and Young Photographers category was Dawid Galiński, from Poland.

 At the FEP Awards Ceremony, lead by FEP CEO Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas, FEP also announced the winner of the FETA Award 2018: Lea Jörres , from Germany, student at the Dortmund University.  The winner also received a ChromaLuxe prize!                                     

Then also the following 4 students received a FETA Merit Award:

 - Pertra Basnakova, student at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Slovakia.

- Marco Cavarischi, student at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Rome, Italy

- Fabian Poprawski, student at the Dortmund University, Germany

- Dawn Richardson, student at the Falmouth University, UK

 During the Ceremony the Chairman of the Photographer of the Year competition Jørgen Brandt  has also been awarded with a FEP Merit Award for his meritorious service rendered to FEP in his position of competition chairman from 2011 to 2018.  Next year, the new competition Chairman will be Johan Brouwers, already Chairman of the EP qualification.

 Then, before to announce the FEP Photographer of the Year 2018, the FEP CEO presented the World Photographic Cup 2018 Nation Awards Winners, with their pictures, helped by with WPC Committee members Jean Felix-Bernetel, from France and Neil Warner, from Ireland.

 Here they are:

Australia, Keren Dobia (portrait)
Austria, Markus Berger (reportage)
Belgium, Ann Coppens (nature)
Brazil, Jackson Carvalho de Albuquerque (commercial)
Canada, Paul Wright (reportage)
China, Xiaojun Fan (wedding)
Colombia, Henry Agudelo Cano (reportage)
Czech Republic, Ladislav Kamarád (nature)
Denmark, Cristina Reuter (reportage)
Finland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen (commercial)
France, Gaétan Lecire (portrait)
Ireland, Vincent O’Byrne (illustration)
Italy, Massimo Giorgetta (nature)
Japan, Haseo Hasegawa (portrait)
Latvia, Eleonora Grigorjeva (commercial)
Malaysia, EngTong Tan (nature)
Mexico, Eduardo Gómez (illustration)
New Zealand, Loren O’Connor (portrait)
Norway, Stig Håvard Dirdal (commercial)
Pakistan, Gulraiz Ghouri (nature)
Philippines, Bob Lacson (nature)
Portugal, Diamantino Jesus (illustration)
Russia, Igor Sakharov (commercial)
Singapore, Raymond Phang (wedding)
Slovakia, Dušan Holovej (commercial)
Spain, Jesús de Pedro García (nature)
Sweden, Andreas Varro (commercial)
Thailand, Nophadon Achasuntisuk (reportage)
United Kingdom, Gerry Coe (nature)
United States, Gail Nogle (reportage)

 Congratulations to all!

Before the ceremony,  WPC Best of Team winners Gerry Coe, Vincent O’Byrne and Stig Håvard Dirdal made some lectures for free for the attending people. FEP and WPC really would like to thank them!

Then, the ceremony has been broadcast live on FEP and WPC official pages on facebook and has been seen from all over the world!

Discover now all the FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 official results. Here are the top ten photographers in each category and their awards got for single images, divided per category:

 OFFICIAL RESULTS

COMMERCIAL

Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award and FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018

Jano Štovka, Slovakia, FEP European Commercial Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Andreas Varro, Sweden, FEP European Commercial Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Roger O'Sullivan, Ireland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Michael Liebert, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, Finalist

Reginald Tackoen, Belgium, Finalist

 

FASHION

Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria, FEP European Fashion Golden Camera 2018, 3 Distinction Awards

Bree Corn, Austria, FEP European Fashion Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Cormac Byrne, Ireland, FEP European Fashion Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Merit Award

Sami Reivinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Patrizia Burra, Finalist, Italy

Pedro Gameiro, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, Finalist

Franz Messenbäck, Austria, Finalist

Iuri Akopov, Georgia, Finalist

 

ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART

Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, FEP European Illustration Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Laila Villebeck, Sweden, FEP European Illustration Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, FEP European Illustration Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award

Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Jenny Puronne, Sweden, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Andy J.J. Hens, Germany, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Bryn Griffiths, UK, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Andreas Varro, Sweden, Finalist, 2 Distinction Awards

Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award / Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards (tie)

 

LANDSCAPE

Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Jan Šmíd, Czech Republic, FEP European Landscape Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Vlado Bača, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Merit Award

Vladimir Alekseev, Russia, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Ladislav Kamarad, Finalist, Czech Republic

Karel Mus, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Andrey Omelyanchuk, Finalist, Russia

Michael Böhmländer, Finalist, Austria

Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist / Ondřej Prosický, Czech Republic, Finalist, 1 Merit Award (tie)

 

PORTRAIT

Laila Villebeck, Sweden, FEP European Portrait Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Jenny Puronne, Sweden, FEP European Portrait Silver Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Vicente Esteban, Spain, FEP European Portrait Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award 2018, 2 Merit Awards

Vesa Tyni, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Guido Pelgrim, the Netherlands, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Bree Corn, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Emmi Virtanen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Evelien Sikkema, the Netherlands, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Katarína Grajcaríková, Slovakia, Finalist

 

REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM

Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, FEP European Reportage Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award,  1 Merit Award

Rastislav Marguš, Czech Republic, FEP European Reportage Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Roberto Colacioppo, Italy, FEP European Reportage Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award,  1 Merit Award

Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Rui Caria, Portugal, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Flip Franssen, the Netherlands, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Markus van Hauten, Finalist, Germany

 

SPORT

Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Sport Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, FEP European Sport Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

William Moureaux, France, FEP European Sport Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Markus Schmuck, Germany, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Alois Spandl, Austria, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Oscar Padi, Spain, Finalist

Robert Biesemans, Belgium, Finalist

Gerd Schifferl, Austria, Finalist

 

WEDDING

Fernando Cerrone, Italy, FEP European Wedding Golden Camera 2018, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award

Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain, FEP European Wedding Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, FEP European Wedding Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Iuri Akopov, Georgia, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Ricardo Meira, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Andrey Balabasov, Germany, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Silvio Pinto, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Manola van Leeuwe, the Netherlands, Finalist,1 Merit Award

Manuel González, Spain, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Rui DaCruz, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

 

WILDLIFE

Ann Coppens, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife Golden Camera 2018, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award

Jose Fragozo, Portugal, FEP European Wildlife Silver Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Merit Awards

Tomas Hulik, Slovakia, FEP European Wildlife Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Liam Kidney, Ireland, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Søren Sviland, Norway, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Martin Steenhaut, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Michal Dobes, Czech Republic, Finalist

William Moureaux, France, Finalist

Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist

 

STUDENTS

Dawid Galiński, Poland, FEP European Students Golden Camera 2018, 3 Distinction Awards

Roman Slavik, Czech Republic, FEP European Students Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Jakob Huger, Austria, FEP European Students  Bronze Camera 2018

Christoph Cejka, Austria, Finalist

 

Look at all the awarded images HERE

 Once again, warm congratulations to all winners, we wish to see you again for the next edition of our competitions!