QEP-MQEP Application Online is now open for entries - FIRST DEADLINE = 30th APRIL

FEP are happy to announce that the online registration for the next QEP/MQEP judging session is now open on their website!
In this online system, candidates will send their applications online (no more papers to fill in!) 

Here is the link to apply: http://www.europeanphotographers.eu/cb-login (log-in needed before)

Candidates will need to fill in their information and indicate their application’s category, much in the same way as before with the paper application forms. Following this, the candidate will submit the payment, preferred method is with a credit card within the system but you can also pay with a wire transfer. In case of a wire transfer, please contact the secretariat for further advice.

Finally the candidate must load his/her 12/20 images, depending if they are applying for a QEP or an MQEP. Please note that candidates may also submit their images later, that does not need to be done at the same time with the registration and payment!  

At the end of the online application, the system will generate an application form (already filled in); the candidates will see a “print application form” button and they just have to print it and send it together with the panel. 

All applications will be validated by the FEP secretariat before the judging session.

In case you run into problems in the process, you can use the support chat to get help. 

Please remember that the first deadline for registrations is 30 April. 

The FEP need to have a sufficient amount of applications by that date in order to confirm the judging session. They can of course accept late registrations if needed, but it is important to have enough applications by the indicated deadline, 30 April.  

Panels must arrive at the venue in Tampere, Finland, by 7 June, the judging session itself will take place 9-10 June 2018. 

The judging session will be followed by a Board meeting on Monday, 11 June, as well as an Inspiration Camp for local photographers. 

Federation of European Photographers (FEP)

The BIPP is the sole UK link to the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), a network of 33 National Professional Photographers Associations from 29 European countries, recognised by the EU and officially registered in Belgium.

The FEP is the central reference authority for photography in the EU and represents over 50,000 professional photographers in Europe, defending the rights of professional photographers directly and in communion with national and international organisations. It represents the interests of member associations on a global scale on topics like education, training, professional standards, authors rights and more.
The FEP also established the European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards to promote the highest standards in European professional photography and is the Forum where all European professional associations meet, confer and act.
For further information, please visit

European Photographer Qualification with the FEP

The European Photographer (EP) qualification aims to recognise competence and a professional standard for those who earn their living as Professional Photographers.  The EP is a new basic quality assurance certification now available to most general Professional Photographers throughout Europe.

The EP certificate lasts 4 years, by which time the holder will be encouraged to apply for a QEP certificate or to then reapply for the EP certificate again.

Through an agreement between the FEP and the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) the new FEP Euro-qualification for professional photographers (the EP) will be premiered at British photographers.

The FEP recognizes that the BIPP has a long established and sophisticated qualification system as an awarding body and is authorised by the FEP to award the EP. This is a recognition to the photographers who have achieved the UK national qualification (LBIPP) which may also be awarded with the EP qualification.

For further information about the EP Award as well as full rules and regulations visit www.europeanphotographers.eu/qualifications/ep-qualification or contact info@bipp.com

Click here to download a copy of the EP application form