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FEP Photographer of the Year 2017 is Peter Cakovsky


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On Sunday April 2, the FEP revealed the results of its annual competition in Catania, Sicily, during the FEP Photo Day event. The awards were presented by the competition’s chairman Jørgen Brandt and the FEP CEO Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas. 

The coveted title of FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2017 went to a Slovakian photographer, Peter Cakovsky, winner of the Golden Camera in the Illustrative/Digital art category.

Once again the competition collected about 2000 images from 25 different countries. “The creative mind of the winners is stunning, the effort amazing and at this very high level, the difference is in the details”, summarizes chairman Jørgen Brandt.

Other Golden Camera winners included Günther Egger from Austria with 2 Golden Cameras, Commercial and Fashion, Vicente Esteban from Spain in Portrait, Marcos Rodriguez from Spain in Reportage, Stefan Kothner from Austria in Sports, Iuri Akopov from Georgia in Wedding and Ann Coppens from Belgium in Wildlife. The Golden Camera in Landscape category was a two-way tie between Peter Svoboda of Slovakia and Levani Levanidze of Georgia. The Golden Camera winner in the Students and Young Photographers category was Luis Rüsing from Germany.

Discover here WINNERS and the FINALISTS (the top ten photographers) in each category and their awards got for single images: 

COMMERCIAL
Günther Egger, Austria, FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2017, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award
Blaž Zupančič, Slovenia,  FEP European Commercial Silver Camera 2017, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award
Reginal Tackoen, Belgium, FEP European Commercial Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Peter Verplancke, Belgium, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Donal Murphy, Ireland, Finalist 
Christian Boontjes, Netherlands, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Steven Massart, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Gerry O’Leary, Ireland, Finalist 

FASHION
Günther Egger, Austria, FEP European Fashion Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards
Malou Reedorf, Denmark, FEP European Fashion Silver Camera 2017, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award
Natasha Volk, Ukraine, FEP European Fashion Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award
Edgar Raphael, Portugal, Finalist 
Fernando Branquinho, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Frøydis Geithus, Norway, Finalist 
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain with, Finalist 
Linda Leitner, Austria with, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium with, Finalist 
Michael Schnabl, Austria, Finalist 
 
ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
Peter Cakovsky, Slovakia, FEP European Illustrative Golden Camera 2017, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, FEP European Illustrative Silver Camera 2017, 2 Excellence Awards
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, FEP European Illustrative Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Petteri Löppönen, Finland, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Jose Manuel Ortega Romero, Spain, Finalist
Michal Zahornacky, Slovakia, Finalist
Serge Strelnikoff, Russia, Finalist
Therese Asplund, Sweden, Finalist with 1 Merit Award

LANDSCAPE
Levani Levanidze, Georgia, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award and Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2017, 2 Distinction Awards
Markus van Hauten, Germany, FEP European Landscape Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Michael Böhmländer, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Steven Put, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Tom D. Jones, Belgium, Finalist 
Sonja Jordan, Austria, Finalist
Stefan Brenner, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Torsten Muehlbacher, Austria, Finalist 

PORTRAIT
Vicente Esteban, Spain, FEP European Portrait Golden Camera 2017, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award
Vesa Tyni, Finland, FEP European Portrait Silver Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Suvi Roiko, Finland, FEP European Portrait Bronze Camera 2017, 2 Merit Awards
Guido Pelgrim, Netherlands, Finalist with 2 Distinction Awards
Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Igor Sakharov, Russia, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Suvi Sievilä, Finland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Terri Lindholm, Sweden, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, Finalist
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award

REPORTAGE
Marcos Rodriguez, Spain, FEP European Reportage Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Merit Award
Roberto Colacioppo, Italy, FEP European Reportage Silver Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award
Antonio Gibotta, Italy, FEP European Reportage Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award
Rastislav Margus, Czech Republic, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Gio Versyck, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
William Moureaux, France, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Finalist 
Martin Balaz, Slovakia, Finalist
Markus Schmuck, Germany, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Rui Caria, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
 
SPORT
Stefan Kothner, Austria, FEP European Sport Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards
Alois Spandl, Austria, FEP European Sport Silver Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award
Therese Asplund, Sweden, FEP European Sport Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award
Herbert Kratky, Austria, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Matthias Hangst, Germany, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Simon Hausberger, Austria, Finalist
David Tett, United Kingdom, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Andre Schönherr, Austria, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Heleen Vink, Netherlands, Finalist
Christian Boontjes, Netherlands, Finalist 
 
WEDDING
Iuri Akopov, Georgia, FEP European Wedding Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Merit Award
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain, FEP European Wedding Silver Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, FEP European Wedding Silver Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Frøydis Geithus, Norway, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Thibault Chappe, France, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Pavol Delej, Slovakia, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
David Anton, Germany, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Antonio Martin, Spain, Finalist 
Nevzat Basaran, Denmark, Finalist

WILDLIFE
Ann Coppens, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife Golden Camera 2017, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award
Tom D. Jones, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife Silver Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Seppo Rintala, Finland, FEP European Wildlife Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award
Michael Finn, Ireland, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Søren Sviland, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Rastislav Margus, Czech Republic, Finalist 
Karel Mus, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Stefan Brenner, Austria, Finalist
Michael Schnabl, Austria, Finalist 
Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award

STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
Luis Rüsing, Germany, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Golden Camera 2017, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award
Laura Wallkötter, Germany, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Silver Camera 2017, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award
Don Raça, Kosovo, Bronze Camera, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Bronze Camera 2017, 1 Merit Award
Hiep Duong Chi, Czech Republic, Finalist 

Below, the photographers - not in the top 10 - who got single awards for single images, divided per category:
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Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, 1 Excellence Award
Igor Dvoretskiy, Russia, 1 Excellence Award
Yaroslav Danylchenko, Ukraine, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award   
Raymond Engmark, Norway, 1 Distinction Award
Bryn Griffiths, UK, 1 Merit Award
Manola van Leeuwe, Netherlands, 1 Merit Award 
ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
William Moureaux, France, 1 Distinction Award
Yves-Michel Barclay, France, 1 Distinction Award
Suvi Sievilä, Finland, 1 Merit Award
Malou Reedorf, Denmark, 1 Merit Award
LANDSCAPE
Christian Boontjes, Netherlands, 1 Merit Award
Mark Gilligan, UK, 1 Merit Award
PORTRAIT
Therese Asplund, Sweden, 1 Distinction Award
Patrizia Burra, Italy, 1 Merit Award
Serhii Kozolup, Ukraine, 1 Merit Award
Gabriella Soutine, Sweden, 1 Merit Award
Beate Willumsen, Norway, 1 Merit Award
Andreas Eikeseth Nygjerd, Norway, 1 Merit Award
WEDDING
Maris Kiselov, Latvia, 1 Excellence Award
WILDLIFE
William Moureaux, France, 1 Merit Award

All awarded images from the competition will be available soon on the FEP website’s gallery at http://www.europeanphotographers.eu/competition/competition.php?compo_id=38#

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

FEP Book Prize 2017: Official Results


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The FEP "BEST BOOK 2017" goes to: "The Life in Tibet", photographer Wang Hui, China.

On Sunday April 2, at the FEP Awards Ceremony, during the FEP Photo Day event, Catania, Italy, the prizes of the biennial FEP Photo Book Prize were announced and awarded.

These were presented by the Photo Book Prize competition’s chairman Adriano Scognamillo.

Here are the official results:

PORTRAIT category: The history of an era, it's icons, contradictions with a touch of nostalgia and great professionalism. The winner is the "Edition Lammerhuber”, from Austria, with the book “In Love With Photography”. Authors of the book are Volker Hinz and Peter Matthias Gaede.
 
MONOGRAPH category: The book shows a very clear and consistent approach to subject matter, nice sober styling for design. High level of technical stills, without the overly processed approach often seen in urban explorer photography. The winner is “Morren Galleries”, from Netherlands, with the book “Touched by Time”, photographer Daan Oude Elferink.
 
LANDSCAPE category: These photographs, taken of well-known battlegrounds, capture not only the landscape but the human history that lies in it. The peaceful and beautiful images bear witness of the capacity of the world to survive and repair itself with beauty and grace. The winner is again “Edition Lammerhuber”, from Austria, with the book “Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace, 1914-1918”. The author is Michael St Maur Sheil.
 
SELF PUBLISHED category: Our highest compliments to a highly skilled artisan, photographer, editor and work photographed. The book produced is exceptional. 
The winner is Pierre Delaunay, from France, with “Atelier du Vitrail Saint-Joseph”. 
 
SELF PROMOTION category: Nature and sensations, abstraction and reflections lead the observer in our world, old but new, always full of meanings. The winner is photographer Peter Lik, from Las Vegas, USA, with the book “Equation of Time” .

REPORTAGE category: An extraordinary publisher that captures unsung stories and presents them without stereotypes or inhibitions. With 3 books winnings in this category: “White Ebony” (author: Patricia Villocq), “Copacabana Palace” (author: Peter Bauza) and “Bis Zum Horizont/Towards The Horizon” (authors: Emil Gataullin and Peter-Matthias Gaede), the Edition Lammerhuber from Austria wins the title of “Best Publisher 2017” 
 
SPECIAL MENTION: For his sensitivity and realism in a work that presents the powerful stories of wounded Dutch veterans.
The winner of this special mention is the photographer Dennis Van Lingen, from Netherlands, with  “Wounded Dutch Veterans”.

And finally, the title of the FEP BEST BOOK 2017 goes to: "THE LIFE IN TIBET", photographer Wang Hui. 
A young Chinese man teaches Tibetan boys and captures their daily life with great joy and lightness, writing the captions in his own blood. A unique, impressive work in two volumes that is rich in poetry.


Picture: Meeting of the FEP Book Prize Jury, March 26, Perugia, Italy


 

FEP Awards Ceremony, broadcast LIVE on facebook


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Sunday, April 2, 2017, FEP Photo Days, Palazzo Platamone, Catania, Sicily, Italy

14.00
Presentations by Master QEP Photographers:
Gunther Egger, MQEP, Austria
Tiina Haring, MQEP, Finland
Antonio Barrella, MQEP, Italy, FEP Photographer of the Year 2016

18.00
FEP AWARDS CEREMONY
the winners of the FEP Photo Book of the Year Awards 2017 and the FEP Golden, Silver and Bronze Cameras will be announced, and we will discover who is the FEP Photographer of the Year 2017! 

The Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live on facebook! 

The video will be kindly offered by QEP Photograher Eugenio Li Volsi and visible on his profile at https://www.facebook.com/eugenio.livolsi?fref=ts
STAY TUNED!!!!!

FEP Competition 2017 International Judges


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The FEP Photographer of the Year Awards is all about celebrating excellent photography, however, this cannot be achieved without the dedicated work of our excellent judges, who give up their own time to help us accomplish our aim. Not forgetting all those who took the time to submit some amazing images.
 
In the 2017-edition of the FEP Photographer of the Year Awards, we have had the honour to work with the following Judges:
 
Marian Benes, QEP, Czech Republic
Jacques Bakker, MQEP, Netherlands
Pierre Delaunay, MQEP, France 
Tiina Haring, MQEP, Finland
Robert Lengua, MQEP, Spain
Eugenio Li Volsi, QEP, Italy
Franz Messenbäck, MQEP, Austria
Rui Teixeira, MQEP, Portugal
Jos Verhoogen, QEP, Belgium
 
 "I would like to thank you all for your efforts, helping us to celebrate exceptional images and photographers", says Chairman of the FEP Awards Jury, Jørgen Brandt, MQEP.
 
The winners of this editon of the competition will be announced at the FEP Awards Ceremony, which will be held in the Palazzo Platamone, Catania, Italy, on Sunday April 2, during the FEP Photo Days 2017.

The event, organized in cooperation with Confartigianato Fotografi, CNA Comunicazione and Comune di Catania, will be broadcast live on facebook! Stay tuned!


EP online session n.18, official results


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We are happy to announce that 17 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!
 
Our congratulations go to:
 
Michael Böhmländer, Austria
Alois Spandl, Austria
Emanuel Kaser, Austria
Maximilian Habich, Austria
Coralie Cardon, Belgium
Steven Put, Belgium
Karine Hanskens, Belgium
Caroline Monbailliu, Belgium
Bernard Panier, Belgium
Stien Serneels, Belgium
Katie Verkinderen, Belgium
Kaat Van Parys, Belgium
Melody De Laere, Belgium
Daniel Richter, Germany
Alessandro Risuleo, Italy
Marjon Zijlstra, Netherland
Pierluigi Cavarra, Spain
 
Apply online now for the EP session #19! Deadline April, 30, 2017.

FEP Cover Picture of March 2017


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FEP Cover Picture of March 2017
Garik Ghazaryan,  Armenia

 

Congratulations to the Armenian photographer Garik Ghazaryan, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of March 2017.

Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and enter next round!

FEP congratulates with Portuguese association AppImagem!

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FEP congratulates Team Portugal for its second consecutive World Photographic Cup victory

The World Photographic Cup was now organized for the fourth time and its award ceremony was held in Yokohama, Japan on 23 February. This time the competition was very tight between the countries, there were even two ties within the top 10 countries so the top ten actually consisted of 11 countries.

Portugal successfully defended its victory from last year and overall World Photographic Cup’s 2017 edition was a good year for European teams since among the 11 top countries 8 of them were European: Portugal, Russia, Norway, Austria, Spain, UK, Germany and Slovakia.

Click HERE: you can see the video of the homecoming of the champions with Team Captain Rui Teixeira holding the Cup. It is truly the arrival of Champions!

(Thanks to Ricardo Teixeira for sharing video and pictures)

Congratulations once more to all participating teams and in particular to Team Portugal!
Parabéns!

FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2017: Finalists announced


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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2017, finalists announcement
 
We are now happy to publish the names, in alphabetic order, of the finalists of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2017.
This competition reached a record number of almost 2000 pictures this year, coming from Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and UK. 
 
Each category has 10 finalists and, between them, the "TOP 3" will be the winners and they will get their Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras. The Golden Cameras will also compete for the competition "overall winner" who will be awarded as the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2017.

Finalists (from 4th place to 10th place) will receive their certitificates and the winners will be awarded with their trophies at the FEP Awards Ceremony which will be held on Sunday, April 2, at the Palazzo Platamone, Catania, Italy.
 
TOP 10
 
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Christian Boontjes, Netherland
Günther Egger, Austria 
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Steven Massart, Belgium
Donal Murphy, Ireland
Gerry O'Leary, Ireland
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium
Peter Verplancke, Belgium
Blaž Zupančič, Slovenia
 
FASHION
Fernando Branquinho, Portugal
Günther Egger, Austria
Frøydis Geithus, Norway
Linda Leitner, Austria
Edgar Raphael, Portugal
Malou Reedorf, Denmark 
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain
Michael Schnabl, Austria
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium
Natasha Volk, Ukraine 
 
ILLUSTRATIVE/DIGITAL ART
Therese Asplund, Sweden
Peter Cakovsky, Slovakia 
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland 
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Petteri Löppönen, Finland
Jose Manuel Ortega Romero, Spain 
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain
Serge Strelnikoff, Russia
Michal Zahornacky, Slovakia
 
LANDSCAPE
Michael Böhmländer, Austria
Stefan Brenner, Austria
Tom D. Jones, Belgium
Sonja Jordan, Austria
Levani Levanidze, Georgia
Torsten Muehlbacher, Austria
Steven Put, Belgium
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia 
Markus van Hauten, Germany
 
PORTRAIT
Vicente Esteban, Spain
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Terri Lindholm, Sweden 
Guido Pelgrim, Netherland
Natalia Pipkina, Norway
Suvi Roiko, Finland
Igor Sakharov, Russia
Suvi Sievilä, Finland
Vesa Tyni, Finland
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland
 
REPORTAGE
Martin Balaz, Slovakia
Rui Caria, Portugal
Roberto Colacioppo, Italy
Antonio Gibotta, Italy
Jesus Jimenez, Spain
Rastislav Margus, Czech Republic
William Moureaux, France
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain
Markus Schmuck, Germany
Gio Versyck, Belgium
 
SPORTS
Therese Asplund, Sweden 
Christian Boontjes, Netherland
Matthias Hangst, Germany
Simon Hausberger, Austria
Stefan Kothner, Austria 
Herbert Kratky, Austria
Andre Schönherr, Austria
Alois Spandl, Austria 
David Tett, UK
Heleen Vink, Netherland
 
WEDDING
Iuri Akopov, Georgia
David Anton, Germany
Nevzat Basaran, Denmark
Thibault Chappe, France
Pavol Delej, Slovakia
Frøydis Geithus, Norway
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain
Antonio Martin, Spain
Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain
 
WILDLIFE
Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic
Stefan Brenner, Austria
Ann Coppens, Belgium
Michael Finn, Ireland
Tom D. Jones, Belgium
Rastislav Margus, Czech Republic
Karel Mus, Belgium
Seppo Rintala, Finland 
Michael Schnabl, Austria
Søren Sviland, Norway
 
STUDENTS
Hiep Duong Chi, Czech Republic
Don Raça, Kosovo
Luis Rüsing, Germany
Laura Wallkötter, Germany
 
These photographers, "top 10" in each category, will receive a specific invitation for the Awards Ceremony. 

All the other photographers who got single awards, but who are not within the top 10, will receive their certificates after the event and their award will be published online.
 
Learn more about the FEP Photo Days, download the program and don't miss the chance to attend the whole event: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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