FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2017: First Results

FEP Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2017, first results

The FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 reached a record number of entries! Almost 2000 pictures 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. 

The International Jury, composed by 10 international judges and chaired by Jorgen Brandt, worked hard during last month and so now we have the first results!

We are happy to announce that the following photographers, in alphabetical order, are within the top 10 per category with their set of 3 pictures, or they got at least an award with one or more single images. 

Our congratulations go to:

Christian Boontjes, Netherland
Yaroslav Danylchenko, Ukraine
Igor Dvoretskiy, Russia 
Günther Egger, Austria
Raymond Engmark, Norway 
Bryn Griffiths, UK
Dušan Holovej, Slovakia
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Steven Massart, Belgium
Donal Murphy, Ireland
Gerry O'Leary, Ireland
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium 
Manola van Leeuwe, Netherland 
Peter Verplancke, Belgium
Blaž Zupančič, Slovenia

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 

Therese Asplund, Sweden
Yves-Michel Barclay, France
Fernando Branquinho, Portugal
Peter Cakovsky, Slovakia 
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland 
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland 
Petteri Löppönen, Finland
William Moureaux, France
Jose Manuel Ortega Romero, Spain
Malou Reedorf, Denmark 
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain
Suvi Sievilä, Finland 
Serge Strelnikoff, Russia
Michal Zahornacky, Slovakia

Michael Böhmländer, Austria
Christian Boontjes, Netherland 
Stefan Brenner, Austria
Mark Gilligan, UK 
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 

Therese Asplund, Sweden 
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Andreas Eikeseth Nygjerd, Norway 
Vicente Esteban, Spain 
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Serhii Kozolup, Ukraine 
Terri Lindholm, Sweden
Guido Pelgrim, Netherland
Natalia Pipkina, Norway
Suvi Roiko, Finland 
Igor Sakharov, Russia
Suvi Sievilä, Finland
Gabriella Soutine, Sweden
Vesa Tyni, Finland 
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland
Beate Willumsen, Norway 

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

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

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 
Maris Kiselov, Latvia 
Antonio Martin, Spain
Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain

Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic
Stefan Brenner, Austria
Ann Coppens, Belgium
Michael Finn, Ireland
Tom D. Jones, Belgium
Rastislav Margus, Czech Republic
William Moureaux, France
Karel Mus, Belgium
Seppo Rintala, Finland 
Michael Schnabl, Austria
Søren Sviland, Norway

Hiep Duong Chi, Czech Republic
Don Raça, Kosovo
Luis Rüsing, Germany
Laura Wallkötter, Germany

(The results of the special section “students & young photographers” will follow soon).

Next week, we will publish the names of only the finalists (the "TOP 10" per category), who will be invited at the FEP Awards Ceremony, in Catania, Italy, on April 2nd, 2017, during the FEP Photo Days 2017. 

Learn more about the FEP Photo Daysdownload 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. !

FEP Photo Days 2017, Catania, Italy: REGISTER NOW!

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FEP Photo Days, FEP Awards Ceremony and the FEP G.A.: all in one event, scheduled in Catania, Italy, April 2-3 (and 4), 2017

After Valencia, Lyon, Gmunden and Trieste, this year the FEP invites all of you in Catania, in the wonderful Baroque Sicily! 
The program will include:
Sunday, April 2 - The FEP PHOTO DAY

An half day of 3 presentations made by 3 MQEP and renowned European professionals, who will attest the strength and the impact of the today’s Masters photographers in Europe.
- Günther Egger, MQEP, Austria
- Tiina Haring, MQEP, Finland
- Antonio Barrella, MQEP, Italy, FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2016
The event will offer the opportunity to meet some of the best talented, provocative, inspiring and full of enthusiasm European photographers and see why professional photography does have a future and how it is evolving. At the end of the lectures, a rich coffee break with drinks and sweets will allow you to test some of the best dishes of Sicilian pastry! 

Afterward,  the FEP will celebrate its FEP AWARDS CEREMONY. QEV, QEP and MQEP 2015 and 2016: all photographers who received their qualification during the past 2 years will be invited to come on the stage to withdraw their certificate; FEP European Photo Book of the Year 2017: presentation of the winners of each and all categories. FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2017: the winners of the famous FEP annual competition will be presented with their Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras trophies. The Overall Winner will be also announced and presented as the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2017

At the end of the day, there will be a Gala Dinner in a well-known restaurant in the centre of Catania.


Monday, April 3 -  FEP G. A. and VISIT TO TAORMINA

In the morning, the FEP will held the annual General Assembly meeting. Among other things, there will be the election of the next FEP President for the term 2018-2019.

In the afternoon, for all the ones who want to attend, the FEP is happy to organize the visit to the wonderful Taormina, with an English speaking guide and dinner. (Transfer from and to the hotel)

Tuesday, April, 4 - 

For the ones who want to stay another day, the FEP will organize an amazing trip to see the craters of one of the most impressive volcanos in Italy, the Etna, 2900 mt.. English speaking guide and lunch included. (Transfer from and to the hotel)

Important to know: 

- The FEP Photo Day will take place in the wonderful Palazzo Platamone in Catania (Palazzo della Cultura) while the FEP General Assembly will be held in the Catania Town Hall (Palazzo degli Elefanti). 

- The conferences will be in English and Italian (with simultaneous translation). 

There will be an official “FEP hotel”, with special prices only if you book through the FEP secretariat and within the 28th of February. So, hurry up! 


Registrations are open now!

Do not waste your time, contact the FEP Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to reserve your seat! (The Gala Dinner and the Social visits must be booked in advance!) We will be happy to provide you the REGISTRATION FORM with all costs and give you all the needed information.

FEP Cover Picture of February 2017

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Iuri Akopov, EP, Georgia

With almost 100 likes in a few days... this picture won the FEP cover picture of the month contest for the month of February.

Look at all submitted entries on our official page on facebook!

Next round opens at the end of February

Belgium Award Winners Show

At the New Year’s Drink of the Belgium National Association of Professional Photographers all the award winning photographers of the year 2016 were honoured on stage. All the awarded pictures were first shown on screen to the public.

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 The EP certificated photographers were honoured by EP jury chairman Johan Brouwers (left).
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Pascale Vandewalle QEP Reportage, Guy Schotte QEP Underwater Photography and Ann Coppens, QEP Wildlife on stage with Caroline Tanghe, vice president and Jos Verhoogen, president of the NVB.
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 FEP Professional Photographer of the Year 2016 awarded photographers.
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 WPC Finalist Ann Coppens (6th from the left) and the World Photographic Cup Team Belgium 2017 

 Pictures © Danny Migalski

Welcome Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas, FEP CEO

The FEP wishes to welcome its new CEO, Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas, who took on the position from January 1st 2017 

Anna has worked as CEO of the professional photographers’ association in her native Finland for over a decade and continues to do so. In 2015 she also became the CEO of the Association of Finnish Photographic Retailers and was a FEP Board member from 2013, when she took on the role of FEP Event Manager. This year, she becomes only the second FEP CEO, following her predecessor, Giuseppe Scozzi on his retirement, who was first, the FEP Secretary General from 1997 (the birth of the FEP) to 2008 and then Chief Executive from 2008 to 2016. 

“I think it is safe to say photography has always been a part of my life, although I have never worked as a photographer. I come from a family of photographers, both of my parents spent their working lives as photographers and the profession even runs in the family for several generations.”
Revealed Anna. “My own photography may be limited to holiday snapshots and selfies with a mobile phone, but in the end, the apple didn’t fall that far from the tree since I ended up in the field nevertheless. I have big boots to fill following my predecessor, but at the same time I look forward to the challenge. Together with my dedicated staff I am confident we can continue to drive the FEP forward and help it to continue thriving as the European continent’s most significant association in the field photography.”

Photographer: Niina Stolt, Finland 

FEP Cover Picture of January 2017

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FEP Cover Picture of January 2017
Sara Bubna, EP, Austria

Congratulations to the Austrian EP photographer Sara Bubna, winner of the first round of 2017 of the Cover Picture of the Month contest.
Next round at the end of January, for the Cover Picture of February.
Stay tuned and follow us on our official page on facebook!

FEP Book Prize 2017

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Fourth "FEP European Photo Book of the Year Awards" 2017

The FEP European Photo Book of the year Awards 2017 is open.
Deadline for submit entries: March 18, 2017.
There are 9 categories: Reportage, Portrait, Landscape, Nature Photography, Nudes, Monographs, Commercial (including Wedding albums, Calendars, etc), Self-published books.
There will be a winner per each category and an overall winner who will receive the FEP Book Prize 2017. 

The International Jury will meet on March 25, 2017 and the winners will be announced at the FEP Awards Ceremony which will be held in Catania, Italy, on Sunday, April, 2nd, 2017.
Results will be published after the event.

For more information and to enter the contest, download:

Waiting for your books!

Picture by Adriano Scognamillo, QEP, Chairman of this competition.

WPC 2017: Discover the finalists!

WPC logo vertical 469pxThe World Photographic Cup governing committee and its proud sponsors ChromaLuxe, KoyLab, Comet, Hokushin and PhotoCreate are looking forward to show you the amazing top 10 images on each and all of the 6 categories at Imaging USA (San Antonio, Texas, USA, 5-10 January 2017)!
The ceremony will be held on Mon January 9th, just after the PPA Grand Imaging Awards, starting at 6:30pm local time (0:30am UTC, 1:30am CET etc.).
The WPC Top 10 announcement will be broadcast live on Facebook, on the Professional Photographers of America Facebook page!
Here’s how everyone can view the ceremony:
1.Go to Facebook and type in Professional Photographers of America in the search line.
2.Click on the Professional Photographers of America Facebook page.
3.The link for the live feed will appear by about 6:20 pm local time (-6 UTC, USA Central Time). The actual ceremony will start at 6:30 pm and it should take about 40 minutes.The World Photographic Cup Top 10 will begin right after. 
After the Top 10 Announcement, the broadcast will be put up on the WPC Facebook page for anyone to watch after the ceremony…
Please enjoy the show, and discover which are the national teams with at least a finalist image!  
The actual individual winners and the Cup winning Team of WPC 2017, 4th edition, will be presented in Yokohama, Japan, on February 23, 2017! The event will be realized in cooperation with the PPJ, Professional Photographers of Japan association.
All international delegates willing to attend this event can register HERE

FEP COMPETITION, deadline extended to January 8th, 2017



Due to the high number of last-minute registrations, which slowed the entry procedures, and the end of year holidays, the closing date of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 competition is extended to Sunday, January 8th.

The judging phase will start immediately after that.  

The winners announcement will be held in Catania, Italy, on April 2nd, 2017.

Click HERE to read the rules and enter the competition 


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