FETA: The award for photographic students

FETA - FEP Emerging Talent Award 

FETA logoOKA new European award for photographic students and young photographers

In 2013, The Federation of European Photographers, in collaboration with a number of Universities and Colleges, introduced a new photographic award for young photographers. The aim is to encourage and recognise the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by final year University students and newly qualified young photographers. 

The award is open to any final year student, studying photography on a 3 years degree or equivalent course “recognised” in that country by the government’s educational validation procedures or conforms to that countries’ educational validating procedures in which the institute, College or University is located. Applicants must be under 30 years of age in the year of submission. 

WATCH OUT: After the decision of the FEP Board Members to hold the FETA Award Ceremony together with the other FEP Awards in the spring 2018, instead of in the winter 2017, the deadline for entries of the current edition has been postponed to November 30 and the name of the contest has been changed to FETA Award 2018.
Download below the updated rules.
 

Call for Entries:  May 15, 2017 
Deadline: November 30, 2017

DOWNLOAD HERE RULES AND REGULATIONS 2018

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RESULTS OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

2016

The FEP FETA Award 2016 and the IPC Kunio Yatomi Scholarship go to Priscilla Pallante, an Italian 24 years old student at the IED - Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome, Italy. Congratulations!
FETA Award 2016 and the combined IPC prize ceremony took place on November 20, 2016, at the photographic institute  FotoVak School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The FETA Chairman Jim Lowe and the European Representative of IPC, Tor Weatherstone, led the Ceremony.

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Among others, in her application Priscilla Pallante writes: “The photography I love is the one that can show the unseen, the one that grows in time, influenced by the memory: my images are the result of a process of observation and manipulation. Today my research focuses on the relationship between photography and new technologies (such as 3D print), in order to investigate new strategies to represent worlds that otherwise couldn’t be represented.”

The FEP international panel of judges, assigned also merit certificates to (In alphabetic order): 
 
Linnea Ernofsson, from Sweden, student at the Falmouth University, United Kingdom; 
Gina Reinholz, Bildungszentrum, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany; 
Martin Vocadlo, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic; 
Laura Wallkötter, Bildungszentrum, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany
 
2015 
The winner of this edition is Christopher Rüsing, student at the Bildungszentrum Handwekskammer Dortmund, Germany. Congratulations! 
The panel of this student of photography represents, with a modern presentation, different moment of a traditional Circus, using the CGI. "The viewer is invited to remember the good old times of classic entertainment mixed with a modern presentation" explained the young photographer from Germany.
The judging has been chaired by Dave Matthews and happened online by 3 Qualified European Photographers, Johan Brouwers, QEP, Vincent O’Byrne, MQEP and Adriano Scognamillo, QEP. The anonymity of the candidates has been respected at all times.  The judges beyond award a winner, decided  to mention  also 3 other students, with a Merit Award.
Here are the names of the 3 awarded students, in alphabetical order, with a merit award:
Jack Breadmore, student at the Falmouth University, United Kingdom
Lenka Bukacova, student at the Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic  
Dorien Van der Eecken, student at the Campus Narafi, Luca School of Arts, photography department,  Belgium
The FETA winner Christopher Rüsing and the finalists have been presented and awarded during the FETA Award Ceremony on Sunday, December, 13th, in Grado, Italy, at the Photography Masters Conference. 

2014 
The winner of the FETA (FEP Emerging Talent Award) Award 2014 was MAREK ŠTIM, student at the Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.
6 further students received by the jury a Merit award for other outstanding submissions (in alphabetical order): 
Andreas Brandt, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany,
Andrea Cimino, Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome, Italy
Kathrin Heuman, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund,Germany
Federico Scarchilli, Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome, Italy
Glenn Vanderbeke, Syntra West, Brugge, Belgium
Sandra Vijandi, Edinburgh College, United Kingdom
The judging, chaired by Dave MATTHEWS, UK, took place during the FEP QEP/MQEP qualifications session held in Rome, Italy, on November 2014. The winner of “The FEP Emerging Talent Award” and all those who received awards has been awarded at tthe FEP Awards Ceremony in Trieste, Italy, during the FEP International Photo Days, on March, 1st, 2015. 

2013 

A Czech student has won the new European award for year graduating students and young photographers, launched by FEP. 
The Federation of European Photographers, in collaboration with a number of Universities and Colleges of UK, Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany celebrated the inaugural edition of this new photographic award for young photographers. The aim is to encourage and recognize the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by final year University students.
The winner of the FETA (FEP Emerging Talent Award) was ANNA RASMUSSEN, student at the Orange Factory, Studio of Advertising Photography, School of Art and Advertising, Prague, Czech Republic.
6 further students received by the jury a Merit award for other outstanding submissions: 
Patricie Behenská, Jan Evangelista University, Czech Republic
Tim Hunt, Falmouth University, UK 
Wanda Martin, ELTE University, Hungary
Szabolcs Simó , ELTE University, Hungary
Pavlína Soukupová, Jan Evangelista University, Czech Republic
Chloe Zebedee, Falmouth University, UK
The judging, chaired by Dave MATTHEWS, UK, took place during the FEP QEP/MQEP qualifications session held in Bratislava, Slovakia. The winner of “The FEP Emerging Talent Award” and all those who received awards have been awarded at a FEP presentation in Cologne, Germany, during Photokina 2014 .