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FEP European Fine Art Photograph of the Year Award 2011 – RESULTS

The winners and finalists of the FEP European Fine Art Photograph of the Year Award 2011 have now been announced. You will find the list below.
The competition is again proudly sponsored by Towergate Camerasure.
The winner and finalists will receive their awards at a special ceremony in Photokina, Cologne, Germany, on Saturday, September 22nd at 5.00 pm. The overall winner will be revealed during the event.

Peter Eastway, Australia
Peter O'Donnell, Ireland 
Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, Spain



carlos felipe ortiz

AUTHORS OF THE 10 FINALIST PICTURES (in alphabetical order)
René de Brunn, Germany 
Pierre Delaunay, France
Soh Chee Loon Jericho, Singapore
Hennie Marks, Netherlands 
Franz Messenbaeck, Austria 
Rune Werner Molnes, Norway
Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, Spain
Dmitriy Vavilov, Russia
Miroslav Vojtěchovský and Marian Beneš, Czech Republic
Corwin Von Kuhwede, Germany


FEP Ambassadors


In order to enhance the membership and the recognition of the FEP in the countries where the FEP doesn’t have yet a member association, the FEP Board Member appointed as “FEP AMBASSADORS”  the following officers: ANDREAS BARYLLI, FEP Vice-President, Austria: FEP Ambassador for Switzerland. ATTILA KORBELY, President of BPIP - Budapest Fotóintézet, Hungary: FEP Ambassador for Eastern European countries neighboring with Hungary, especially Slovenia, Romania and Poland. BENT NYGAARD LARSEN, CEO of DFF - Dansk Fotografisk Forening, Denmark: FEP Ambassador for Scandinavia and Island. EDOARDO PICCININI, President of the U2PF – Union Professionnelle des Photographes Francophones, Belgium: FEP Ambassador for Luxembourg. ADRIANO SCOGNAMILLO, FEP Board Member, Italy, FEP Ambassador for Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. Further Ambassadors will be appointed soon.


Bernd Gassner invited to receive the IPC Leadership Award 2012

Gassner_B_Presse01We are happy to inform you that the IPC (International Photo Council, of which FEP is a member) has accepted the FEP nomination of Bernd Gassner to receive the IPC Leadership Award 2012. The IPC nomination Committee, consisting of Alice Miller, Kathy Magrane, and Kathy Schneider, invited him on May 17, 2012 at the United Nations, New York City, to receive this prestigious award. After Martin Vrabko, in 2011, Bernd Gassner, which is the only one European photographer holding 2 Master QEP certificates, is the second consecutive FEP officer to receive this award.
Congratulations Bernd!

WEB SITE, updates, improvements

Friday, February, 4th, we held in the FEP-CEO office in Rome a very productive meeting about the website communication.  

FEP CEO Giuseppe Scozzi, the President Elect and Press Officer Jorgen Brandt, the Vice-President Malcolm Sales and the CEO Assistant Martina Scozzi met with Christopher Tierney, web provider, to discuss and study possible future changes on the FEP website.

The awful weather conditions make the atmosphere quite surreal, but we’re confident in a short time very good results will be shown on line.


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FEP President, Neil Warner and FEP President Elect, Jørgen Brandt attended Imaging USA in New Orleans. During the conference they met with Mr. Don Dickson, PPA President, and the PPA Board members to discuss a new global photo competition and many other topics.

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1.FEP President Neil Warner photographed at the PPA conference in New Orleans with PPA CEO David Trust (left) and Jørgen Brandt, FEP President Elect (right). 2.PPA President Don Dickson welcomes FEP President Neil Warner to Imaging USA ; also in picture Louis Tonsmeire, PPA Chairman (left) and Jørgen Brandt, FEP President Elect (right).

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3. PPA celebrated it's degree ceremony at Imaging USA , by welcoming it's European guests to the stage. 4. FEP images display at USA.


Jean-Félix Bernetel, FEP Board Member and FEP representative at the UEAPME GA, met in Brussels with Mr. Andrea Benassi, UEAPME General Secretary. Thanks to this meeting, FEP obtained an appointment with a European Commissioner to speak about two important issues, ID pictures and digital data rights.


The FEP European Fine Art Photograph of the Year Award 2011 closed on January, 8th, 2012 and is currently being judged from 6 experts of photography:

Barbara Ceferin, Gallerist, Slovenia
Dominique Charlet,
Curator of “Les Indépendances photo festival”, France
Raphael Chikukwa,
Curator of National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Mauro Fabbri,
Journalist and Publisher, ItalyOriol Jolonch, FEP European Professional Photographer of the year 2011, Spain
Roy Meiklejon
, Towegate/Camerasure, UK
Vincent O'Byrne,
MQEP, Ireland
Chairman of the competition: Martin Vrabko, MQEP, Slovakia.

The awards ceremony  will be held in September, during Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany, where the winner will be announced.


Next QEP and Master QEP sessions will be held in Brussels, Belgium, June 9-10, 2012. Deadline for registrations is April, 30th .


Following a general request , the DEADLINE of both FEP current competitions

· FEP European Fine Art Photograph of the Year 2010

· FEP European Photo Book of the Year 2010

has been postponed to JANUARY, 10TH, 2011




At the FEP Press Conference held during Photokina, the FEP announced the “FEP Second European Congress of Professional Photographers” (Lyon, France, February, 6th to 8th 2011). Registration is now open; please click on "FEP Congress 2011" on the left hand side of the home page for complete information


 At the Epson stand in Photokina, the FEP presented the winners of the "FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards" with the "FEP Golden Cameras". The overall winner of the Competition was announced as André Boto from Portugal.



We are delighted to announce the opening of two new FEP competitions: The “FEP European Fine Art Photograph of the Year 2010” and “The FEP European Photo Book of the Year 2010”. These two competitions will open on October1st 2010 and the deadline for entries is December 31st 2010. Rules and regulations will be published online in the next few days.



On September 23rd 2010, the FEP member associations met in Photokina. A new Board of Directors was elected. After the FEP General Assembly the new Board met briefly to elect its President and Vice Presidents. Neil Warner, Ireland, was confirmed as the FEP President.

The new Fep Board of directors for the years 2010-2011 is:

 President and Commercial Director: Neil Warner (Ireland)

Vice Presidents: Andreas Barylli (Austria), Ivana Matejková (Czech Republic), Malcolm Sales (United Kingdom)

Members: Jean-Felix Bernetel (France), Jørgen Brandt (Denmark), Johan Brouwers (Belgium), Bernd Gassner (Germany), Adriano Scognamillo (Italy)


We would like to remind you that the deadline for entering the next session of the FEP Qualifications is October 31st 2010. The judging will be held next November 27th – 28th. Click on “QEP & MQEP” for details.





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Epson announces extended sponsorship of the Federation of European Professional Photographers

Having supported the FEP for the last 3 years, and seen the value the organization offers to the professional photography community, Epson has confirmed its support of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards for the next three years

Claes Jeppsson, Head of LFP Sales, Epson, said of the on-going sponsorship: “Epson is committed to the development of excellence in printing and presentation technology. We also recognise the importance of supporting the growing number of European photographers and the creative images they produce.

"Over 1,000 photographers have already taken part in previous FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards, demonstrating great diversity and high quality, creative images. To us, sponsoring this important event is an opportunity to support the further development of the industry.”

FEP President, Neil Warner, added: “Epson is a great sponsor. This extended support for 2011, 2012 and 2013 is very important and will help us to continue celebrating the wide-spread excellence in European photography. The FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards gives photographers a chance to measure themselves against their peers as well as draw inspiration from the work of others; both of which are important in professional development.”

For further information please contact FEP Press Officer Jørgen Brandt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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