FEP General Assembly meeting 2018 report

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Today in Bray, Ireland, the Fep celebrated its anual general meeting hosted by the Irish member association. After thanking the IPPA for the hospitality, the General assembly of member associations welcomed as the new president Truls Løtved, from Norway. The President will serve for the next term of 2 years. 

A new board of directors has been elected, including:
Trusl Løtvedt, Norway, President
Fernando Barrio, Spain
Jean Felix Bernetel, France
Bernd Gassner, Germany
Tiina Haring, Finland
Martin Krystynek, Slovakia
Eugenio Li Volsi, Italy
Bent Nygaard-Larsen, Denmark
Edoardo Piccinini, Belgium
Jan Pohribný, Czech Reoublic
Willem van der Vlies, The Netherland
Neil Warner, Ireland
 
They have also been accepted as new full members 3 national associations, Association of Professional Photographers from Bulgaria, League of Professional Photographers from Russia and Studio from Belgium.
 
The former FEP President Andreas Barylli-Fayer and former treasurer Nikki Huts received the prestigious FEP Merit Award for their service rendered to the Federation in the past 20 years. 

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Pictures by Lilia Yotova, Bulgaria and  byJohan Brouwers, QEP, Belgium
 
 


FEP Photographer of the Year 2018 is Onni Wiljami Kinnunen from Finland

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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 is Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, from Finland!

On Sunday March 25, the FEP revealed the results of its annual competition at the Royal Hotel in Bray, Ireland.  The coveted title of FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 went to a Finnish photographer, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, winner of the Golden Camera in the Commercial  category.

Other Golden Camera winners included: Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, from Austria, in the Fashion category,  Mikaela Holmberg from Finland in Illustration/FineArt/Digital, Peter Svoboda  from Slovakia in Landscape, Laila Villebeck from Sweden in Portrait, Marcos Rodriguez, from Spain, in Reportage, Peter Svoboda again, also in Sport, Fernando Cerrone from Italy in the Wedding category and Ann Coppens, from Belgium, in Wildlife.   

The Golden Camera winner in the Students and Young Photographers category was Dawid Galiński, from Poland.

 At the FEP Awards Ceremony, lead by FEP CEO Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas, FEP also announced the winner of the FETA Award 2018: Lea Jörres , from Germany, student at the Dortmund University.  The winner also received a ChromaLuxe prize!                                     

Then also the following 4 students received a FETA Merit Award:

 - Pertra Basnakova, student at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Slovakia.

- Marco Cavarischi, student at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Rome, Italy

- Fabian Poprawski, student at the Dortmund University, Germany

- Dawn Richardson, student at the Falmouth University, UK

 During the Ceremony the Chairman of the Photographer of the Year competition Jørgen Brandt  has also been awarded with a FEP Merit Award for his meritorious service rendered to FEP in his position of competition chairman from 2011 to 2018.  Next year, the new competition Chairman will be Johan Brouwers, already Chairman of the EP qualification.

 Then, before to announce the FEP Photographer of the Year 2018, the FEP CEO presented the World Photographic Cup 2018 Nation Awards Winners, with their pictures, helped by with WPC Committee members Jean Felix-Bernetel, from France and Neil Warner, from Ireland.

 Here they are:

Australia, Keren Dobia (portrait)
Austria, Markus Berger (reportage)
Belgium, Ann Coppens (nature)
Brazil, Jackson Carvalho de Albuquerque (commercial)
Canada, Paul Wright (reportage)
China, Xiaojun Fan (wedding)
Colombia, Henry Agudelo Cano (reportage)
Czech Republic, Ladislav Kamarád (nature)
Denmark, Cristina Reuter (reportage)
Finland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen (commercial)
France, Gaétan Lecire (portrait)
Ireland, Vincent O’Byrne (illustration)
Italy, Massimo Giorgetta (nature)
Japan, Haseo Hasegawa (portrait)
Latvia, Eleonora Grigorjeva (commercial)
Malaysia, EngTong Tan (nature)
Mexico, Eduardo Gómez (illustration)
New Zealand, Loren O’Connor (portrait)
Norway, Stig Håvard Dirdal (commercial)
Pakistan, Gulraiz Ghouri (nature)
Philippines, Bob Lacson (nature)
Portugal, Diamantino Jesus (illustration)
Russia, Igor Sakharov (commercial)
Singapore, Raymond Phang (wedding)
Slovakia, Dušan Holovej (commercial)
Spain, Jesús de Pedro García (nature)
Sweden, Andreas Varro (commercial)
Thailand, Nophadon Achasuntisuk (reportage)
United Kingdom, Gerry Coe (nature)
United States, Gail Nogle (reportage)

 Congratulations to all!

Before the ceremony,  WPC Best of Team winners Gerry Coe, Vincent O’Byrne and Stig Håvard Dirdal made some lectures for free for the attending people. FEP and WPC really would like to thank them!

Then, the ceremony has been broadcast live on FEP and WPC official pages on facebook and has been seen from all over the world!

Discover now all the FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 official results. Here are the top ten photographers in each category and their awards got for single images, divided per category:

 OFFICIAL RESULTS

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Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award and FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018

Jano Štovka, Slovakia, FEP European Commercial Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Andreas Varro, Sweden, FEP European Commercial Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Roger O'Sullivan, Ireland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Michael Liebert, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, Finalist

Reginald Tackoen, Belgium, Finalist

 

FASHION

Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria, FEP European Fashion Golden Camera 2018, 3 Distinction Awards

Bree Corn, Austria, FEP European Fashion Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Cormac Byrne, Ireland, FEP European Fashion Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Merit Award

Sami Reivinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Patrizia Burra, Finalist, Italy

Pedro Gameiro, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, Finalist

Franz Messenbäck, Austria, Finalist

Iuri Akopov, Georgia, Finalist

 

ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART

Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, FEP European Illustration Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Laila Villebeck, Sweden, FEP European Illustration Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, FEP European Illustration Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award

Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Jenny Puronne, Sweden, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Andy J.J. Hens, Germany, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Bryn Griffiths, UK, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Andreas Varro, Sweden, Finalist, 2 Distinction Awards

Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award / Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards (tie)

 

LANDSCAPE

Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Jan Šmíd, Czech Republic, FEP European Landscape Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Vlado Bača, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Merit Award

Vladimir Alekseev, Russia, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Ladislav Kamarad, Finalist, Czech Republic

Karel Mus, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Andrey Omelyanchuk, Finalist, Russia

Michael Böhmländer, Finalist, Austria

Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist / Ondřej Prosický, Czech Republic, Finalist, 1 Merit Award (tie)

 

PORTRAIT

Laila Villebeck, Sweden, FEP European Portrait Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Jenny Puronne, Sweden, FEP European Portrait Silver Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Vicente Esteban, Spain, FEP European Portrait Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award 2018, 2 Merit Awards

Vesa Tyni, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Guido Pelgrim, the Netherlands, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Bree Corn, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Emmi Virtanen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Evelien Sikkema, the Netherlands, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Katarína Grajcaríková, Slovakia, Finalist

 

REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM

Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, FEP European Reportage Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award,  1 Merit Award

Rastislav Marguš, Czech Republic, FEP European Reportage Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Roberto Colacioppo, Italy, FEP European Reportage Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award,  1 Merit Award

Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Rui Caria, Portugal, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Flip Franssen, the Netherlands, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Markus van Hauten, Finalist, Germany

 

SPORT

Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Sport Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, FEP European Sport Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

William Moureaux, France, FEP European Sport Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Markus Schmuck, Germany, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Alois Spandl, Austria, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Oscar Padi, Spain, Finalist

Robert Biesemans, Belgium, Finalist

Gerd Schifferl, Austria, Finalist

 

WEDDING

Fernando Cerrone, Italy, FEP European Wedding Golden Camera 2018, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award

Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain, FEP European Wedding Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, FEP European Wedding Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Iuri Akopov, Georgia, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Ricardo Meira, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Andrey Balabasov, Germany, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Silvio Pinto, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Manola van Leeuwe, the Netherlands, Finalist,1 Merit Award

Manuel González, Spain, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Rui DaCruz, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

 

WILDLIFE

Ann Coppens, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife Golden Camera 2018, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award

Jose Fragozo, Portugal, FEP European Wildlife Silver Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Merit Awards

Tomas Hulik, Slovakia, FEP European Wildlife Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Liam Kidney, Ireland, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Søren Sviland, Norway, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Martin Steenhaut, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Michal Dobes, Czech Republic, Finalist

William Moureaux, France, Finalist

Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist

 

STUDENTS

Dawid Galiński, Poland, FEP European Students Golden Camera 2018, 3 Distinction Awards

Roman Slavik, Czech Republic, FEP European Students Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Jakob Huger, Austria, FEP European Students  Bronze Camera 2018

Christoph Cejka, Austria, Finalist

 

Look at all the awarded images HERE

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


FEP Awards Ceremony, LIVE on facebook


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Next Sunday, March 25, at 17.00 GMT / 16.00 CET there will be the FEP Awards Ceremony!  (Attention, on that day there will be the time change!)


We will present our newly Qualified European Videographers QEV, the finalists and winner of the FETA - FEP Emerging Talent Award 2018, the finalists of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018, the well known Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras 2018, we will present the winners of the WPC - World Photographic Cup 2018 Nation Awards (Best of Team) and finally we will announce our FEP EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018! So many wonderful imges to show, so many people attending, so many trophies to deliver!


Watch the ceremony LIVE on facebook, the event will be broadcast on the FEP official page! Stay tuned, follow us!

 

FEP Cover Picture of March 2018



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FEP Cover Picture of March 2018
Inga Richkova, Georgia

 

Congratulations to the photographer Inga Richkova from Georgia, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of March 2018.

Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and enter next round and/or vote for your favourite picture!

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First QEV online judgin session: official results


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We are happy to announce that at our first online video judging session, 6 professional videographers have been awarded with the QEV - Qualified European Videographer title!
 
Our congratulations go to:


Pierluigi Cavarra, Spain, QEV Free creation
Rui DaCruz, Portugal, QEV Free creation
Sergio Duarte, Portugal, QEV Free creation
Sergio Duarte, Portugal, QEV Social reportage
Pedro Martins, Portugal, QEV Social reportage
Mircea Purdea, Finland, QEV Free creation
Thomas Schauer, Austria, QEV Commercial and Industrial
 
 
 

The FINALISTS of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018


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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018: finalists announcement

 
The International Jury, composed by 14 international judges and chaired by Jørgen Brandt, worked hard during last month and so now we have the first results! Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to announce, in alphabetic order,  the finalists of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018:
 
COMMERCIAL
Dušan Holovej, Slovakia
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Michael Liebert, Austria
Roger O'Sullivan, Ireland
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain
Jano Štovka, Slovakia
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland
Andreas Varro, Sweden
 
FASHION
Iuri Akopov, Georgia
Cormac Byrne, Ireland
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Bree Corn, Austria
Pedro Gameiro, Portugal
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria
Franz Messenbäck, Austria
Natalia Pipkina, Norway
Sami Reivinen, Finland
 
ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Bryn Griffiths, UK
Andy J.J. Hens, Germany
Mikaela Holmberg, Finland
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria
Jenny Puronne, Sweden
Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland
Andreas Varro, Sweden
Laila Villebeck, Sweden
 
LANDSCAPE
Vladimir Alekseev, Russia
Vlado Bača, Slovakia
Michael Böhmländer, Austria
Ladislav Kamarad, Czech Republic
Karel Mus, Belgium
Andrey Omelyanchuk, Russia
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia
Ondřej Prosický, Czech Republic
Jan Šmíd, Czech Republic
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium
 
PORTRAIT
Bree Corn, Austria
Vicente Esteban, Spain
Katarína Grajcaríková, Slovakia
Antti Karppinen, Finland
Guido Pelgrim, the Netherlands
Jenny Puronne, Sweden
Evelien Sikkema, the Netherlands
Vesa Tyni, Finland
Laila Villebeck, Sweden
Emmi Virtanen, Finland
 
REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
Rui Caria, Portugal
Roberto Colacioppo, Italy
Flip Franssen, the Netherlands
Jesus Jimenez, Spain
Rastislav Marguš, Czech Republic
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain
Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy
Markus van Hauten, Germany
Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium
 
SPORT
Robert Biesemans, Belgium
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria
William Moureaux, France
Oscar Padi, Spain
Gerd Schifferl, Austria
Markus Schmuck, Germany
Alois Spandl, Austria
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia
 
WEDDING
Iuri Akopov, Georgia
Andrey Balabasov, Germany
Fernando Cerrone, Italy
Rui DaCruz, Portugal
Manuel González, Spain
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain
Ricardo Meira, Portugal
Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain
Silvio Pinto, Portugal
Manola van Leeuwe, the Netherlands
 
WILDLIFE
Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic
Ann Coppens, Belgium
Michal Dobes, Czech Republic
José Fragozo, Portugal
Tomas Hulik, Slovakia
Liam Kidney, Ireland
William Moureaux, France
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia
Martin Steenhaut, Belgium
Søren Sviland, Norway
 
STUDENTS
Christoph Cejka, Austria
Dawid Galinski, Poland 
Jakob Huger, Austria
Roman Slavik, Czech Republic
 
Between them, the "TOP 3" in each category 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 2018.
 
Finalists (from 4th place to 10th place) will receive their certificates and the winners will be awarded with their trophies at the FEP Awards Ceremony which will be held on Sunday, March 25, at the Royal Hotel, Bray, Ireland. The "top 10" in each category will receive soon a specific invitation by email for the Awards Ceremony. 
 
All the other photographers who got single awards for single images, but who are not within the top 10, will receive their certificates by email after the event and their awarded images will be published online.  Here they are:
 
ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART
Martina Herz, Austria, 1 Merit Award
Katya Rashkevich, Russia, 1 Merit Award
Aatjan Renders, the Netherlands, 1 Merit Award
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium, 1 Merit Award
 
PORTRAIT
Thibault Chappe, France, 1 Merit Award
Heidi Järvi, Finland, 1 Merit Award
Miriam Skeide, Norway, 1 Merit Award
 
REPORTAGE
Bart Boodts, Belgium, 1 Merit Award
Alejandro Lorenzo, Finland, 1 Merit Award
 
WEDDING
Pavol Delej, Slovakia, 1 Merit Award
 
WILDLIFE
Sonja Jordan, Austria, 1 Merit Award
Caroline Tanghe, Belgium, 1 Merit Award
Markus van Hauten, Germany, 1 Merit Award
 
During the FEP Awards Ceremony in Ireland, we will reveal also how many Excellence, Distinction and Merit Awards the finalists and the winners got for their single images. At the same event, the WPC – World Photographic Cup 2018 Nation Awards winners will be presented with their winning images. Last but not least, also the FETA – FEP Emerging Talent Award 2018 winner will be announced and the finalists presented and awarded.

To see all the entries 2018, click HERE
 

All the ENTRIES 2018 are online, have a look!


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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2018

 

The judging phase just closed, so now all the entries 2018 are online!

have a look, click HERE!
 

FEP Cover Picture of February 2018


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FEP Cover Picture of February 2018
Aleš Tvrdý,  Slovakia

 

Congratulations to the Slovak photographer Aleš Tvrdý, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of February 2018.

Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and enter next round and/or vote for your favourite picture!

Continue to follow us!

WATCH OUT: attempt to scam

 
ATTENTION! You may have received a rather strange email, supposedly from us signed by Giuseppe Scozzi, within the past few days. IT IS AN ATTEMPT TO SCAM!

It seems the FEP suffered some sort of a cyber hack and as you can probably guess from its content, it is NOT a real email from us, but a hoax or a scam, so please ignore the message and delete it.
 
The spam comes from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (which is NOT a real FEP address) and it talks about financial obligation in rather bad English as well. If you reply, they give some bank details and even a fake invoice!

Be careful and don't answer, just DELETE the message.
 
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