QEP/MQEP summer session 2016, official results

mqep sess torun
We are happy to announce that at the 33rd session of the FEP European Qualifications held in Torun, Poland, on June 11 and 12, 2016, 5 MASTER QEPs and 11 new QEP (Qualified European Photographers) have been awarded.

Congratulations to MQEPs:
André Boto, (Second) Master QEP, Portugal
Stephan Huger, Master QEP, Austria
Krister Löfroth, Master QEP, Finland
Igor Sakharov, Master QEP, Latvia
Laila Villebeck, Master QEP, Sweden
And to QEPs: 

Dušan Beňo, Slovakia, QEP Macro Photography
João Carlos, Portugal, QEP Fashion
Pavol Delej, Slovakia, QEP Portrait
Leo Fellner, Austria, QEP Portrait
Nancy Fina, Italy, QEP Fashion
Pekka Homanen, Finland, QEP Fine Art
Pekka Homanen, Finland, QEP Portrait
Antonio Peinado Muñoz, Spain, QEP Nude
Eric Traversie, France, QEP Portrait
Marie-Pascale Vandewalle, Belgium, QEP Reportage
Vladimir Veverka, Slovakia, QEP Portrait


The next QEP/MQEP judging session will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 19-20, 2016.
Registrations will open on September 1st, 2016.

Picture by Photographer Eugenio Li Volsi, QEP 

FEP Cover Picture of June 2016

June 2016

FEP Cover Picture of June 2016, Nina Pauloff, Finland.

Thanks to all who entered our monthly contest on our official page on facebook.
Next round: at the end of June, for the Cover Picture of July!

EP 14th session, official results



We are happy to announce that 10 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!

Our congratulations go to:

Andreas Rainer, EP, Austria
Rudi Ferder, EP, Austria
Ann Coppens, EP, Belgium
Bieke Timmerman, EP, Belgium
Anu Sundell, EP, Finland
George A. Rauscher, EP, Germany
Igor Dvoretskiy, EP, Russia
Peter Svoboda, EP, Slovakia
Marek Hajkovský, EP, Slovakia
Martina Nemčeková, EP, Slovakia
Apply online now for the EP session #15! Deadline June 30.

News from Austria: Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016

Organized by the Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI), the 2016 Alfred Fried Photography Award is open for entries.

Extended deadline: 10 June 2016. 
The competition is free of charge.

The annual award ceremony will take place in September at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna to celebrate the five winners. One of them will receive a cash prize of € 10 000 for the PEACE IMAGE OF THE YEAR.
For more information, please visit www.friedaward.com



The FETA Award 2016 is COMING SOON! 

The FEP Emerging Talent Award 2016, open since 2013 to the European photographic students and young photographers (under 30 years of age), is about to reopen.
all for entries: May 16th / Deadline: September 15th

The FEP – FETA  award is held in collaboration with a number of Universities and Colleges throughout Europe, aiming to recognize the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by final year University students and newly qualified young photographers.
The FEP FETA Awards 2015 was wan by Christopher Rüsing, student at the Bildungszentrum Handwekskammer Dortmund, Germany. The 2016 winner and the student earning merits will be announced in Amsterdam on Sunday, November 20th at the FETA Award Ceremony.  
We are also happy to announce that the International Photographic Council (IPC, an NGO of the United Nations) has decided to support the FETA Award 2016, and the FETA winner will also receive the IPC Kunio Yatomi Scholarship,  the same award given to graduate students in Japanese university who major in photo-imaging with outstanding achievement.
There will be no change in the rules: 
- A portfolio of 9 images must be submitted through the FEP website.  
- A personal statement must be completed on the application form (in English) explaining the context/theme of the submitted portfolio.
- After the online submission, the FEP secretariat will send by email to the candidates the application form, to fill and send back, together with the proof of the support and the approval of their University/Institute course leader. 
- An entry fee of 20,00 € per portfolio is required.
There will be also new on line facilities: the written statement to submit with the images can be submitted directly onto the website when uploading the images. As for the judging, to ensure a complete impartiality each portfolio be given a score by each judge (as a panel of photographs not for individual images). This score will then determine the top portfolios - winner and any merits.  Besides,  judges to give some positive feedback to help the students.  Their  advice will be sent to each and all entered students after the awards have taken place.
COLLEGES TASKS: The college/university course leaders will select the highest achieving final year students on their course to enter for the award. The maximum number of portfolios which can be sent by each Institute is 5. The course leader will also validate and verify each student’s submission of images.
Further info and the full set of rules 2016 HERE

FEP Cover Picture of May 2016

may 2016

Congratulations to Igor Dvoretskiy, from Russia, winner, with this picture, of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month for the edition of May 2016!

Next round of the FEP Cover Picture Contest: end of the month, for the cover of June.

FEP official page on facebook where to submit pictures HERE.


FEP proposal for running a national photographic competition and qualifications in your country


Would you like to run an on line national photographic competition? A software designed specifically for FEP member associations now available!

As requested during the last FEP Board meeting, it is possible since now on to use the competition software developed for the FEP,  to conduct national competitions held by each and all FEP member associations! 

The system used by FEP for the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year awards has been proven effective to increase competitions entries and incomes and to reduce to a minimum the administration cost. 

The FEP system has been now adapted for FEP member associations, it is even more flexible and versatile and open up a large number of options, including to use for entries and judging your national language.  

If you are interested, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get further information.


EP 13th session, official results


EP session #13, what a success!

We are happy to announce that 25 professional photographers coming form 10 diferrent countries have been awarded with the EP title!

Our congratulations go to:

Thomas Schauer, EP, Austria
Peter Trykar, EP, Austria
Leo Fellner, EP, Austria
Vugar Amrullayev, EP, Azerbaijan
Evi Polak, EP, Belgium
Carine Van Gerven, EP, Belgium
Evelyne Vanpoucke, EP, Belgium
Rudi Theunis, EP, Belgium
Glenn Vanderbeke, EP, Belgium
Luc Vervliet, EP, Belgium
Guy Schotte, EP, Belgium
Markus Aspegren, EP, Finland
Sirpa Ryyppö, EP, Finland
Seppo Kolehmainen, EP, Finland
Johanna Uusitalo, EP, Finland
François Jouanneaux, EP, France
Iuri Akopov, EP, Georgia
Caleb Ridgeway, EP, Germany
Pedro Filipe, EP, Portugal
Paulo Pinheiro, EP, Portugal
Matej Juhár, EP, Slovakia
Norbert Eggenhofer, EP, Slovakia
Vladimir Veverka, EP, Slovakia
Therese Asplund, EP, Sweden
Kristin Sipilä, EP, Sweden
Apply online now for the EP session #14! Deadline April 30.

FEP General Assembly 2016


Monday, March 14th,  21 FEP member associations gathered in Santa Maria da Feria, Portugal to celebrate the FEP General Assembly 2016. 
The meeting has been held inside the very well attended “Expofoto”, organized by the APPImagem. 
A Board of Directors for the next term of 2 years has been elected. It will be comprised – beyond , ex officio, the FEP President  - of the following members: Jean Felix Bernetel, Fernando Barrio, Rui Teixeira, Willem van der Vlies, Johan Browers, Tiina Haring, Adriano Scognamillo, Neil Warner, Bern Gassner, Patrizia Burra, Milos Fic and Bent Nygaard. 
After the approval of the budgets 2015 and 2016 , the delegates expressed their full confidence to the FEP organisational staff, comprised of CEO Giuseppe Scozzi, FEP Secretary Martina Scozzi, Event Manager and incoming CEO Anna Kaleva Tsakglas and FEP Editor Sue Lowe.
The FEP annual programme will include, among others, two photographic qualifications sessions to be held in Poland (Torun,11-13 June) and in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, 19-21 November) and a video qualification session (QEV) scheduled in Spain also in early November next.   
The attending delegates initiated the procedures towards a new regularisation of the FEP in the institutional form of a not for profit  association based on Belgium. As a result,  the Board member Willem van der Vlies had the mandate to address the Belgian registry and proceed to the subsequent course of actions.   


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