AWARDS

With your selected photos for the exhibition you compete for these awards

Amateur Photographers Category:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Honorable mention

 Professional Photographers Category:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Honorable mention

​Other awards:

  • Award for the most promising young photographer under 30 years of age
  • Award for the most artistic photograph
  • Prize of the public: Visitors to the exhibition are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite photo. The public winner will be announced during the closing event.

THE JURY

Jury chairman 2019

Johan Brouwers

Was also jury chairman of the first edition of 2017. QEP – Qualified European Photographer. Board member of the National Association of Professional Photographers (NVB). Chairman of the EP jury (European Photographer), a basic qualification for photographers, awarded by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers. Chairman of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards Competition from the 2019 edition.

Jury members 2019

Patrizia Burra

Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP) from Grado, Italy. Professional photographer, stylist, creative designer and creative director, with more than 36 years of experience in capturing all the beauty in this world. “Photography is not a hobby, it is my lifestyle,” says Patrizia.

www.patriziaburra.com

Patrick Ceyssens

There are few contemporary artists who make the subcutaneous effect of images as tangible as interdisciplinary artist Patrick Ceyssens. He exhibits with his edited images and installations at home and abroad and is represented by various galleries. He teaches image analysis at the PXL-MAD School of Arts and was recently promoted at UHasselt with his research on the indirect effect and experimental powers in images.

www.patrickceyssens.com

Zjuul Devens

Visual artist, who studied Photography and Film at the Sint-Lukas Institute in Brussels (1971). In 1997 he graduated in Visual Arts and Photography. He was lecturer in audiovisual communication and multimedia at the Plantijn Hogeschool of the Province of Antwerp, department of communication management.

He exhibits both nationally and internationally, individually and in group. This is done with photographic work, video installations, slide projections, video, but also with sculpture and installations.

He also collaborates with and for other visual artists, dancers, musicians, theater makers. As a professional photographer, he was a devil-doing-all. He worked extensively in the diamond sector in the 1990s. This is where his passion for macro photography originated. Now that he no longer has to work commercially, he is mainly concerned with the theme of transience. He likes to give dead half-decayed insects a “new life”.

As a volunteer for Child Help, he also photographs and films in Africa. There he discovered the love for documentary photography.

For him, photography and art are a part of his life.

Andy Hens

MQEP – Master Qualified European Photographer. Belgian photographer who lives and works in Germany. Experienced jury member for the QEP and Master QEP qualifications of the Federation of European Professional Photographers. Photography teacher at the Handwerkskammer in Dortmund. Experienced cgi artist (cumputer-generated imagery).

Jim Lowe

QEP – Qualified European Photographer. Was a Marine & Natural History Photography teacher at the highly regarded Falmouth University in the United Kingdom. Jury chair of the QEP and MQEP qualifications of the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers.

Jos Verhoogen

MQEP – Master Qualified European Photographer. 40 years of experience as a professional photographer, lecturer in reportage photography and several times as a jury member for the FEP and other international photo competitions. His photos won numerous national and international awards.
www.verhoogen.be

A big thank you to our jury members for their enormous effort to view and judge so many photos.
Thanks to them we can uphold the artistic quality of our festival.