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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2012


This competition closed on 15/10/2012.

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Official Result Text

FEP EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2012 – OFFICIAL RESULTS

THE OVERALL WINNER:
PETER GORDON, IRELAND, FEP EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2012

COMMERCIAL
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain, FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2012
Gerry O’Leary, Ireland, FEP European Commercial Silver Camera 2012
Daan Moreels, Belgium, FEP European Commercial Bronze Camera 2012
Finalists:
Antonio Martín Ballesteros, Spain
Nando Esteva, Spain
Bryn Griffiths, UK
Toon Grobet, Belgium
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria
Donal Murphy, Ireland
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain

ILLUSTRATIVE
Eugenio Hernandez Guadilla, Spain, FEP European Illustrative Golden Camera 2012
André Boto, Portugal, FEP European Illustrative Silver Camera 2012
Toon Grobet, Belgium, FEP European Illustrative Bronze Camera 2012
Finalists:
Jiri Jiroutek, Czech Republic
Tom D. Jones, Belgium
Igor Sakharov, Russia
Vladimir Schukin, Russia
Kirill Tcipilev, Russia
Sjoerd van der Hucht, The Netherlands
Martin Vrabko, Slovakia

LANDSCAPE
Filip Kulisev, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2012
Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, FEP European Landscape Silver Camera 2012
Franz G. Messenbaeck, Austria, FEP European Landscape Bronze Camera 2012
Finalists:
Alberto Cob Garcia, Spain
Gerry Coe, UK
Lluis Oliver Fabrega, Spain
Kelvin Gillmor, Ireland
Václav Sojka, Czech Republic
Radek Štandera, Czech Republic
Jiri Stransky, Czech Republic

PORTRAIT
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, FEP European Portrait Golden Camera 2012
Lluis Oliver Fabrega, Spain, FEP European Portrait Silver Camera 2012
Vicente Esteban Abad, Spain, FEP European Portrait Bronze Camera 2012
Finalists:
Javier Avis Barrado, Spain
Andrey Balabasov, Germany
Cormac Byrne, Ireland
Antonio Gibotta, Italy
Michael Grøn, Denmark
Michael Schnabl, Austria
Corwin von Kuhwede, Germany

REPORTAGE
Peter Gordon, Ireland, FEP European Reportage Golden Camera 2012
Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, Spain, FEP European Reportage Silver Camera 2012
Antonio Gibotta, Italy, FEP European Reportage Bronze Camera 2012
Finalists:
Edoardo Agresti, Italy
Antonio Martín Ballesteros, Spain
Robbert De Grove, Belgium
Giovanni Giattino, Italy
Pierpaolo Mittica, Italy
Paolo Patruno, Italy
Beniamino Pisati, Reportage

WEDDING
María José Méndez Ubeda, Spain, FEP European Wedding Golden Camera 2012
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain, FEP European Wedding Silver Camera 2012
Clemente Jimenez Santander, Spain, FEP European Wedding Bronze Camera 2012
Finalists:
Javier Avis Barrado, Spain
Juan Manuel Camacho Guerra, Spain
Peter Ellis, UK
Vito Finocchiaro, Italy
Josu Izarra, Spain
Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, Spain
Jan Štovka, Slovakia

INTERNATIONAL SECTION
Ejun Low, Singapore, FEP International Photographers Golden Camera 2012
Aaron Citti, Australia, FEP International Photographers Silver Camera 2012
David Macias, USA, FEP International Photographers Bronze Camera 2012
Finalists:
Stuart Chape, Samoa
Desky Che, Hong Kong
HK Akai Chew, Singapore
Joseph Meng Huat Goh, Singapore
Lengkeong Ong, Singapore
Chee Loon Jericho Soh, Singapore
Lucas Ting, Malaysia

STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
Antonio Pérez Rojo, Spain, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Golden Camera 2012
Dawid Galinski, Poland, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Silver Camera 2012
Nick De Clercq, Belgium, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Bronze Camera 2012
Finalists:
Eliška Fischerová, Czech Republic
Amaury Henderick, Belgium
Volha Kachanovich, Lithuania
Jack Peilow, UK
Jeroen van den Broek, The Netherlands
Emmi Virtanen, Finland
Aiden Zralka, UK

The overall winner will be announced and awarded at a special ceremony in Gmunden, Austria, on April 14th, 2013, during the FEP International Photo Days (learn more about it in our “events” section) and he will be presented as the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year.
During the ceremony, all finalists and winners who are attending the Congress will be invited onto the stage to be presented with their certificates in front of an international audience.
The printed exhibition of the winning pictures will be displayed in the Gmunden Theatre from April 14th, 2013 until the beginning of June.
The winning images will also be displayed in Atlanta, USA, during IMAGING USA, January, 20th – 22nd , 2013

AWARDS – PRIZES FOR SINGLE IMAGES

COMMERCIAL AWARDS
GOLD
Antonio Martín Ballesteros, Spain
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain (2 gold awards)
Toon Grobet, Belgium
Gerry O'Leary, Ireland
SILVER
André Boto, Portugal
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria
Daan Moreels, Belgium
Donal Murphy, Ireland
Gerry O'Leary, Ireland
BRONZE
Aleandro Battistini, Italy
Nando Esteva, Spain
Stuart Freeman, United Kingdom
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain
Daan Moreels, Belgium
Donal Murphy, Ireland
Leonid Petrov, Russia
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain
Igor Sakharov, Russia
Andre Schönherr, Austria
ILLUSTRATIVE AWARDS
GOLD
André Boto, Portugal (2 gold awards)
Toon Grobet, Belgium
Eugenio Hernandez Guadilla, Spain (2 gold awards)
Igor Sakharov, Russia
Kirill Tcipilev, Russia
SILVER
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Toon Grobet, Belgium
Jiri Jiroutek, Czech Republic
Vladimir Schukin, Russia
Martin Vrabko, Slovakia
BRONZE
Vicente Esteban Abad, Spain
Marek Czarnecki, Poland
Rodrigo Garcia Lopez, Spain
Toon Grobet, Belgium
Georg Gutschi, Austria
Tom D. Jones, Belgium
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain
Darko Todorovic, Austria
Sjoerd van der Hucht, Netherlands
Martin Vrabko, Slovakia
LANDSCAPE AWARDS
GOLD
Lluis Oliver Fabrega, Spain
Filip Kulisev, Slovakia (2 gold awards)
Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, Spain
Václav Sojka, Czech Republic
Jiri Stransky, Czech Republic
Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy
SILVER
Gerry Coe, United Kingdom (2 silver awards)
Kelvin Gillmor, Ireland
Toon Grobet, Belgium
Franz G. Messenbaeck, Austria
Javier Sánchez, Spain
Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy
BRONZE
André Boto, Portugal
Franz G. Messenbaeck, Austria (2 bronze awards)
Lluis Oliver Fabrega , Spain
Hennie Marks, Netherlands
Alfonso Prous, Italy
Pierre Volpe, Belgium
Jiri Stransky, Czech Republic
PORTRAIT AWARDS
GOLD
Andrey Balabasov, Germany
Antonio Gibotta, Italy
Michael Grøn, Denmark
Michael Schnabl, Austria
Corwin von Kuhwede, Germany
Martin Vrabko, Slovakia
SILVER
Vicente Esteban Abad, Spain
Javier Avis Barrado, Spain
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Leo Edwards, UK
Lluis Oliver Fabrega, Spain
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain (2 silver awards)
Michael With, Denmark
BRONZE
Vicente Esteban Abad, Spain
Javier Avis Barrado, Spain
Akis Douzlatzis, Greece
Lluis Oliver Fabrega, Spain (2 bronze awards)
Maurizio Marcato, Italy
Stefano Pesarelli, Italy
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain
François Rommens, France
Francis Tilborghs, Belgium
REPORTAGE AWARDS
GOLD
Edoardo Agresti, Italy
Robbert De Grove, Belgium
Giovanni Giattino, Italy
Peter Gordon, Ireland (3 gold awards)
Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, Spain
SILVER
Francis Gameiro , France
Antonio Gibotta, Italy
Luigi Grieco, Italy
Pierpaolo Mittica, Italy
Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, Spain
Beniamino Pisati, Italy
David Tett, United Kingdom
Harald Voglhuber, Austria
Romana Wyllie, Czech Republic
BRONZE
Edoardo Agresti, Italy
Antonio Martín Ballesteros, Spain
Antonio Gibotta, Italy
Georg Gutschi, Austria
Pierpaolo Mittica, Italy
Paolo Patruno, Italy
David Tett, United Kingdom
WEDDING AWARDS
GOLD
Juan Manuel Camacho Guerra, Spain
Peter Ellis, United Kingdom
Clemente Jimenez, Spain
María José Méndez Ubeda, Spain
Jan Štovka, Slovakia
SILVER
Javier Avis Barrado, Spain
Rodrigo Garcia Lopez, Spain
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain
Stefan Matthijssens, Belgium
Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, Spain (2 silver awards)
BRONZE
Marian Beneš, Czech Republic
Vito Finocchiaro, Italy
Nicolas Giganto, France
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain
Josu Izarra, Spain
Clemente Jimenez, Spain
María José Méndez Ubeda, Spain
Christian Möller, Germany
Filipe Santos, Portugal
INTERNATIONAL SECTION AWARDS
GOLD
Desky Che, Hong Kong
Aaron Citti, Australia
Ejun Low, Singapore
David Macias, United States
Joseph Meng Huat Goh, Singapore
SILVER
Stuart Chape, Samoa
Aaron Citti, Australia
Ejun Low, Singapore
David Macias, United States
Lengkeong Ong, Singapore
Lucas Ting, Malaysia
Shavonne Wong, Singapore
BRONZE
Stuart Chape, Samoa
HK Akai Chew, Singapore
Raymond Lau, Singapore
Caleb Lim, Singapore
Louis Lu, Malaysia
Lengkeong Ong, Singapore
Neville Petersen, South Africa
Chee Loon Jericho Soh, Singapore
Pin Hwa Roger Tan, Malaysia
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS AWARDS
GOLD
Shanna Besson, United Kingdom
Nick De Clercq, Belgium
Dawid Galinski, Poland (2 gold awards)
Amaury Henderick, Belgium
Antonio Pérez Rojo, Spain (2 gold awards)
Roman Slavik, Czech Republic
SILVER
Volha Kachanovich, Lithuania
Dries Lips, Belgium
Jack Peilow, United Kingdom
Antonio Pérez Rojo, Spain
Jeroen van den Broek, Netherlands
Emmi Virtanen, Finland
BRONZE
Souvid Datta, United Kingdom
Nick De Clercq, Belgium
Nico Schröter, Germany
Jeroen van den Broek, Netherlands
Aiden Zralka, United Kingdom (2 bronze awards)

AWARDED PICTURES AVAILABLE IN LOW RES HERE: http://www.europeanphotographers.eu/news/fep-news/244-fep-awards-2012-awards-for-single-images-gallery

JUDGING PANELS:
JURY 1 (LANDSCAPE, PORTRAIT, REPORTAGE AND WEDDING)
Pierre Delaunay, MQEP, France
Lucille Feremans, MQEP, Belgium
Mark Garber, USA
Andy J. J. Hens, MQEP, Germany
Henk Van Kooten, MQEP, The Netherlands
Kevin Wilson, United Kingdom
JURY 2 (COMMERCIAL, ILLUSTRATIVE, INTERNATIONAL AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS)
Davide Cerati, MQEP, Italy
Jerónimo Heitor Coelho, MQEP, Portugal
Gunther Egger, MQEP, Austria
Jean-François Guillon, MQEP, France
Sergio Mantello, MQEP Italy
Neil Warner, MQEP, Ireland
Doran Wilson, USA
Chairman of the Competition: Jørgen Brandt, MQEP, FEP President

Thanks to all the photographers who entered this competition. They sent their wonderful pictures from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Samoa, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.

AIMS
The aim of this competition is to help promote the photographic profession and to raise the level of professional standards. It is intended to give just recognition to those who work in this sector according to the highest levels of quality and professionalism. The competition is a non-profit event and all fees collected will be used to promote the FEP and the FEP member associations.

ENTRANTS
The "FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards" will be open to all professional photographers who are registered and resident in a European country, with no discrimination of sex, race, religion, nationality or ethnicity. Special sections will also be open for international photographers (who are not resident in a European country) and for European Young Photographers, Assistants and Students.

CATEGORIES
There are six categories in the competition: WEDDING; COMMERCIAL; PORTRAIT; REPORTAGE; LANDSCAPE; ILLUSTRATIVE.
There are also two special sections: INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS (for non- European professional photographers), and YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS & STUDENTS open to the students of recognized schools of photography and to photographers and assistants under 25 year of age. Images submitted for the special sections will be judged according to the same criteria as the six main categories.

AWARDS
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 Golden Camera Award
FEP International Golden Camera Award
FEP European Young Photographers & Students Award

and the overall winner
FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Award

HOW TO ENTER
The competition is totally Web based; the registration, hosting and judging are all carried out online. All entries will be published anonymously on the FEP web site, in the relevant section of the competition.

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. Non-European Photographers and Young Photographers & Students may only enter their two special sections.
Entrants who are members of a FEP member association will have to nominate the national association of which they are member.
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 October 15th 2012.

ENTRY FEES
For photographers who are members of FEP member associations, an entry fee of 10,00 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 10,00 Euro per category, like other FEP 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 International photographers (who are not citizens of a European country), an entry fee of 30,00 Euro is mandatory.
ATTENTION PLEASE: International photographers may enter only their special section.

For Students & Young Photographers an entry fee of 5,00 Euro is mandatory.
ATTENTION PLEASE: Young Photographers & Students may enter only their special section.

Entrants are required to pay the entry fee through PayPal (a safe system for credit cards).

PRIZES

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 and
• 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’ name of the award winning pictures will be published on the FEP website.

FOR THE ENTRANTS
All participants will receive the official results by e-mail.

FINALISTS
The top 10 photographers in each category and in the two special sections will be presented as the "finalists".

The award classification will be determined by adding the scores achieved of all three images submitted. All the finalists will receive a “finalist” certificate.

CATEGORY WINNERS
The photographers who achieved the top score in each category will be presented as FEP GOLDEN CAMERAS for the relevant category. The photographers who obtained the Second and Third place in each category will be announced as“ FEP Silver Camera” for 2nd place and “ FEP Bronze Camera” for 3rd place. All the authors winners/second and third in each category will receive a certificate and a trophy.

OVERALL WINNER
From the 6 category winners the jury will then select an Overall Winner, and the author who achieves the highest number of votes will be presented as the “FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year”. He/she will receive a certificate and a special trophy.
In the event of a draw, there will be a re-vote by the jury and an overall winner will be chosen between the two or more authors.
The overall winner will receive their certificate and trophy at the annual award ceremony.
The IMAGES and name of the overall winner will be published on the official FEP website.

PRESENTATION OF THE AWARDS

Awards will be presented at a special ceremony to be held in the second half of 2012. Date and venue of the ceremony will be communicated at a later stage.
The presentations will consist of certificates and GOLDEN CAMERA trophies.
The IMAGES and names of all successful candidates and finalists will be published on the official FEP website.
Prints may be made of the top 3 sets per each category, as well as the special sections, for inclusion in the official exhibition at the annual award ceremony.

RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
All rights relative to the images entered in the competition remain property of their owners. The competition’s organizers reserve the right to reproduce images entered, for the purposes of promoting the event or for educational reasons. FEP cannot be held responsible for 3 parties misuse of images.

FEP and the official sponsors of the competition may ask the winners for permission to use the photographs for promotional purposes for one year, publishing the name of the author and the event together with the winning images.

It is the responsibility of the entrants to obtain the necessary permits for all photographs entered, including model releases and permission from copyright holders (when this is not property of the photographer), in order to allow their participation in the competition and possible publication, within the limits described in the paragraph above.

By completing the entry form, the entrants agree that they accept in full the competition’s rules. The organizers of the competition and the Chairman of the judging commission will interpret the correct application of these rules and will arbitrate on any situations not expressly covered by them. The decision of the jury is final; however, constructive criticism, suggestions and comments are welcome.

The participants’ personal information will be for internal organizational use only, in respect of national and international privacy laws.

COMPOSITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY
The judging panel will include a non–voting Chairman and 7 members, of different nationalities, selected among, Master QEP photographers and other photographic experts nominated by the FEP board. The Chairman of the Jury may choose to use more than one panel of judges. Each panel of Judges will then judge one or more Categories. All Judges will be asked to vote to elect the Overall Winner. The sponsors of this competition may be asked to nominate a judge for inclusion in the Jury. Judging will take place on- line.
The names of the judges will be published on the FEP web site.

JURY FUNCTIONS
The Chairman of the jury, in cooperation with the FEP CEO, will monitor the voting procedure. He may also call the jury to re-examine an image or a set of pictures should he feel necessary or if there is great discrepancy in the scores awarded.
Should a judge know who created an entered image, the judge should refrain from judging the specific image. When in doubt, the Judge should consult the Chairman of the Jury. Judges may not enter the Competition.
The FEP CEO assists the Chairman, records the scores and signs the official jury report, which is also signed by the Chairman.

Criteria

JUDGING CRITERIA
The Jury will assess the images for visual impact, composition, originality, technique, creativity, the ability to communicate a message, a feeling, or an emotion…

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Complete Rules & Regulations + Translations

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