FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2013
The competition is totally Web based; the registration, hosting and judging are all carried out online. From this year, ALL ENTRIES WILL REMAIN OFFLINE UNTILL THE COMPETITION WILL END and THEY WILL BE VISIBLE ONLINE SHORTLY AFTER THE CLOSURE OF THE ENTRIES.
There are six categories in the competition: WEDDING; COMMERCIAL; PORTRAIT; REPORTAGE; LANDSCAPE; ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART/FINE ART.
There is also a special section: STUDENTS & YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS open to the students of recognized schools of photography and to photographers and assistants under 25 year of age. Images submitted for this special section will be judged according to the same criteria as the six main categories.
The following awards will be issued:
FEP European Wedding Golden Camera Award
FEP European Portrait Golden Camera Award
FEP European Commercial Golden Camera Award
FEP European Reportage Golden Camera Award
FEP European Landscape Golden Camera Award
FEP European Illustrative and Fine Art Golden Camera Award
FEP European Students & Young Photographers Award
and the overall winner
FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2013
The “FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards” are open to all professional photographers who are registered and resident in a European country, with no discrimination of sex, race, religion, nationality or ethnicity. A special section is also open for European Young Photographers, Assistants and Students.
HOW TO ENTER
To enter a section, photographers should complete the entry form online. Entrants must submit a set of 3 images in the same category. Only one set of 3 images per category in each of the 6 categories (18 images maximum) may be submitted. Students & Young Photographers may enter only their special section.
Entrants who are members of a FEP member association will have to indicate the national association of which they are members.
Students must indicate their relevant photographic institute.
Assistants must indicate the name of the photographic studio where they are employed.
Submitted images must not have entered other FEP Competitions or previous editions of this FEP Competition.
Submitted images must not have WON other international competitions.
Submitted images must be larger than 1200 pixels on the longest side, and less than 2MB in size. As an approximate guide, an image size of around 2400 pixels (on the longest side) and a .jpg compression setting of 10 (on Photoshop’s scale) will give a suitable file.
Entrants have to certify that the entire process of production and post-production of any photographs submitted has been carried out by the entrant or under his/her direction. It is not possible to submit two images of the same subject, unless the process of post-production results in two completely different images. Images not considered admissible may be disqualified at the discretion of the jury.
The images must be anonymous and in the case of images pertinent to advertising campaigns, they must not contain any text or graphic elements, which were not part of the original exposure. Images containing text will be immediately disqualified.
Closing date for receipt of entries is February, 6th, 2014.
For photographers who are members of FEP member associations, an entry fee of 15,00 Euro for each series of 3 images is mandatory. They can enter all the 6 categories.
QEP and MASTER QEP holders can enter one category for free, then, should they like to enter other categories, they have to pay 15,00 Euro per category, if they are still member of a FEP member association, or 30,00 Euro if they are no longer members. They can enter all the 6 categories.
For European photographers who are not members of FEP member associations, an entry fee of 30,00 Euro is mandatory for each series of 3 images. They can enter all the 6 categories.
For Students & Young Photographers an entry fee of 5,00 Euro is mandatory.
ATTENTION PLEASE: They may enter only their special section.
Entrants are required to pay the entry fee to the FEP through PayPal (a safe system for credit cards).
FOR SINGLE SUBMITTED PICTURES
All images entered will be assessed by an international FEP jury with an online voting system and awarded points out of 100.
• The image achieving a score between 70/100 and 79/100 will be presented with a Bronze Award Certificate.
• Those obtaining a score between 80/100 and 89/100 will be presented with a Silver Award Certificate.
• Finally, those obtaining a score of at least 90/100 will be presented with a Gold Award Certificate by the FEP.
The IMAGES and the photographers’ names of the award winning pictures will be published on the FEP website.