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WPC 2016: judging concluded!

The WPC is pleased to announce that the judging for WPC 2016 has been successfully concluded. Almost 500 images were evaluated and scored by judges from more than 20 countries. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the judges for their amazing dedication and effort:
AUSTRIA, Horst Stasny
BELGIUM, Jos Verhoogen
CANADA, Tracey Harper
CINA, Zhou Shengjun
FINLAND, Tiina Haring
IRELAND, Neil Warner
ITALY, Corrado Poli
JAPAN, Yasutaka Kajiyama
MEXICO, Zony Maya
NEW ZEALAND, Ollie Dale  
PHILIPPINES, Jose Alberto C. Tanedo
PORTUGAL, Carlos Marques
RUSSIA, Alexander Nasonov
SINGAPORE, Matthew Tan
SLOVAKIA, Stano Mihalik
SOUTH KOREA, Hong Sung Min
SPAIN, Josu Izarra García
UNITED KINGDOM, Bryn Griffiths
USA, Helen Yancy
The “top ten” finalists in each category will be announced at Imaging USA, on January 2016. The gold, silver and bronze medalists will be announced at Villa da Feira, Portugal and the World Photographic Cup recognizing the top TEAM entry (won by the USA team at both first and second edition) will be shipped to Portugal, for the WPC Awards Ceremony 2016 which will be held on March 14th, 2016!
“Portugal is honoured to host the winners announcement of the third edition of this prestigious competition” – said Rui Teixeira, President of APPImagem - “We are looking forward to meeting and celebrating with winners and representatives of the teams and associations. The Portuguese convention will be a fantastic event, embellished by amazing international speakers (all lecturers will have simultaneous translation), further more celebrated with a worldwide ceremony, and an amazing social program. We wait for you all!” 
All the submitted photographs will be available for viewing on the WPC website in a very few days. Check at WPC website 

The “top ten” images in each category will be announced and shown at Imaging USA (https://imagingusa.org)  in Atlanta, on January 11, 2016, and circulated after that. 
Medalists and winners will be announced later. 
Stay tuned, more information is coming soon…

In the picture: Rui Teixeira, President of the APPImagem and Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC CEO.  Photo by Adriano Scognamillo, QEP.

FEP Qualifications - Granada - Official results

granada gr picWe are happy to announce that at the 32nd session of the FEP European Qualifications, held in Granada, Spain, 3 new Master QEP, 17  new QEP (Qualified European Photographers) 8 EV (European Videographers) and  15 QEV (Qualified European Videographers) have been awarded.

Congratulations to MASTER QEPs:
Antonio Barrella, Italy, Master QEP
Frank Lecrenay, France, Master QEP
Robert Lengua Martínez, Spain, Master QEP

Congratulations to QEPs:
Manuela Ariza García, Spain, QEP Portrait
Roberto Alonso Quintana, Spain, QEP Portrait
Robert Biesemans, Belgium, QEP Portrait
Angel Blanco, Spain, QEP Wedding
Fernando Branquinho, Portugal, QEP Portrait
Miloš Fic, Czech Republic, QEP Reportage
Pablo Gonzalez Vega, Spain, QEP Reportage
Andrey Kezzyn, Russia, QEP Illustrative
Stefan Michael Kothner, Austria, QEP Reportage
Maria Lanotte, Italy, QEP History
Sylvie Lezier, France, QEP Portrait
William Moureaux, France, QEP Illustrative 
Edoardo Piccinini, Belgium, QEP Architecture
Silvio Pinto, Portugal, QEP Wedding
Edgar Raphael, Portugal, QEP Fashion
Emily Van Den Broucke, Belgium, QEP Theatre 
Stefan Zamisch, Austria, QEP Architecture

Congratulations to QEVs:
Nelson Coelho, Portugal, QEV Social Reportage
Fabian De Backer, Belgium, QEV Commercial
Jose Antonio de los Dolores Barrios, Spain, QEV Social Reportage
Marco Del Pino, Spain, QEV Social Reportage
Bernardo Díaz G
uzmán, Spain, QEV Social Reportage
Gustavo Faraldo, Spain, QEV Social Reportage
Bernd Gassner, Germany, QEV Commercial
Salvador Gil Lorente, Spain, QEV Social Reportage   
Helder Lopes, Portugal, QEV Social Reportage 
Victor Moreno Garcia, Spain, QEV Commercial
Pedro Pinto, Portugal, QEV Social Reportage
Jose Ruiz Lopez, Spain, QEV Social Reportage
Francisco Jose Pulido Henares, Spain, QEV Social Reportage
Francisco Javier Segura Tarazaga, Spain, QEV Social Reportage
Ricardo Teixeira, Portugal, QEV Social Reportage 

Congratulations to EVs:
Nicos Avraamides, Cyprus, EV
Orlando Fernandes, Portugal, EV
Javier Gil Garrote, Spain, EV
Truls Løtvedt, Norway, EV
Emilio Moreno Gomariz, Spain, EV
José Andrés Piña Gámez, Spain, EV
Francisco Rico Rico, Spain, EV
Carlos Rodriguez Gonzalez, Spain, EV



FEP meeting in Granada, Spain

More than 50 international judges and delegates are supposed to meet in Spain, for the 32nd session of the FEP European Photographic qualifications (QEP-MQEP) and the very first European Video Qualifications (EV, European Videographer and QEV, Qualified European Videographer). The meeting, following the invitation of the Spanish member association FEPFI, will be held in the historical town of Granada. The QEP judging session will be for the very first time open to a limited audience. 

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The photo and video qualifications will be followed by a meeting of the FEP Board of Directors. Among the items on the agenda, the calendar of events and activity for 2016 , which will include again two judging sessions (candidate venues Poland and the Netherlands), the FEP awards 2016 which will be held in Portugal in March - as long as the winners announcement of the third edition of the World Photographic Cup- and a program linked to the Photokina trade fair in Cologne. Board members will also discuss the option to create an European on line magazine, for a better dissemination of FEP activities.


129762-simple-red-square-icon-sports-hobbies-filmmaker1-sc44Dear VIDEOGRAPHERS! We remind you that at the next FEP Judging session, Granada, Spain, November 21 and 22, we will held the first session of the EV – the European Videographer Qualification and QEV - Qualified European Videographer. 

The EV is a new basic quality assurance certification now available to most general Professional Videographers throughout Europe. The European Videographer (EV) qualification aims to recognise competence and a professional standard for those who earn their lives as Professional Videographers. It is designed to complement the lack of a specific title to uphold the professional status. 
The candidate must submit his/her works inside a USB key or a DVD. It must contain 3 VIDEOS. 
The EV certificate has no categories. Submitted videos can be all pertaining to the same category (social reportage, drawing and documentary feature, commercial and industrial, free creation) or can be a mixture. 
There will be 3 judges. Each judge will examine the submitted works in a random order, and will say yes or no for each single video. To get the EV certificate, the entrant must succeed getting six yes votes, out of nine, with at least two out of three “yes” on each submitted video.
Please download here the EV RULES and the APPLICATION FORM. 
Deadline for pre-registration: November, 15, 2015.
The rules are more or less the same of the EV. The main differences are the cost (150 euro instead of 50), and the video to submit are 5 instead of 3. While the EV can be a mixture of categories (the certificate is without category) , the QEV must be submitted in only one of the following categories: social reportage; drawing and documentary feature; commercial and industrial; free creation. 
The candidate will be claimed successful with an average score of 15 points or above, that means they must obtain 60% of the votes in favour to be successful.  

Best regards and GOOD LUCK! 

FEP Cover Picture of November 2015

With an incredible number of "likes", his picture won the November edition of the FEP Cover Contest and it is the FEP COVER PICTURE OF THE MONTH!
Discover HERE all the wonderful pictures submitted by our photographers and continue to follow us at our official page on Facebook!

WPC 2016, again a record number of entries!

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The WPC Governing Body, and the 2 WPC Friends, Chromaluxe and Koylab, are happy to announce that the third edition of the World Photographic Cup received the record number of 28 registered teams from 4 continents!
The breakdown:
16 countries from Europe, with Russia as a new entry
3 countries from America, including Mexico as a new entry
7 countries from Asia, including China as a new entry
2 countries from Oceania
Next steps:
All the submitted photographs will be visible on the WPC website once the judging is complete (December 2015). 
The finalist images in each category will be announced and shown at Imaging USA in Atlanta, on January 11, 2016, and circulated after that. 
Medalists and winners will be announced later. 
Then, the original Cup won by the USA team at both first and second edition will be shipped to Oporto, Portugal, for the WPC Awards Ceremony 2016 which will be held on March, 14th, 2016!

The venue for the presentation of the 2017 and 2018 editions have also been awarded:
Japan (Yokohama, February, 23rd, 2017)
Australia (2018)

Which country will take over the top spot from team USA, the defending champion? 
Portugal, Australia (2nd and 3rd place finishers in 2015) or one of the other participating countries who all have outstanding submissions? Let’s wait and see!!!!

The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.  A Governing Committee (from 7 different countries) has been created to conduct the ongoing affairs of the competition, also supported by UAPP (United Asian Professional Photography) and AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). 
The committee is formed by Jørgen Brandt (Denmark, Chairman of the WPC Jury 2016), Dennis Craft (USA), Don Dickson (USA), Kylie Lyons (Australia), Don MacGregor (Canada), Noboru Okamoto (Japan), Bruno Vetters (Belgium), and Martin Vrabko (Slovakia), plus Giuseppe Scozzi (Italy) in the position of  CEO. 
To learn more: www.worldphotographiccup.org

EP 11th session, official results


We are happy to announce that at the 11th EP online session, 13 new EP Photographers have been awarded!

Our congratulations go to:

Tiny Ballegeer, EP, Belgium
Jef Celen, EP,  Belgium
Sabine Fannes, EP,  Belgium
Jerome Gielkens, EP,  Belgium
Cecilie Hatløy, EP,  Norway
Daniel Hens, EP,  Belgium
Sergiy Kadulin, EP, Ukraine
Karen Ketels, EP,  Belgium
Karel Mus, EP,  Belgium
Ken Pimontel, EP,  Belgium
Luis Rüsing, EP, Germany
Jessy Vandenbroucke, EP, Belgium 
Pascale Vandewalle, EP, Belgium

FEP Meeting in Brussels

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October, 2, 2015.

Meeting in Brussels over FEP financial aspects, 
with FEP President Andreas Barylli-Fayer, FEP CEO Giuseppe Scozzi, FEP Executive Assistant Martina Scozzi, FEP Treasurer Nikki Huts, FEP Financial Auditor Willem van der Wlies, FEP Event Manager Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas. Also attending President's assistant Ursula Kralupper and Treasurery Assistant Peggy Deneve and also Norber Soenen.

Picture by Luk Collet.

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