EP : European Photographer

The European Photographer (EP) qualification is an entry level qualification that aims to recognise competence and a professional standard for those who earn their lives as Professional Photographers.

Even at EP level, technicall skill, composition and artistic expression is required. The application process for EP is easier than the more advanced qualifications, for EP you can apply online with a set of 12 images that can represent either one or two chosen photographic specializations. Also, for EP, the judging is performed online. With a panel of 3 qualified judges, to qualify a candidate requires a simple majority.

The EP applications costs only €50 and the application system is always open online, so you can send in your application at any time. The judging takes place approximately every 2-3 months, an exact schedule can be seen here.

For a full set or rules and regulations, please click here

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Member Benefits

Earning an EP Award will win you a certificate of professional quality, a useful personal contact list on our online EP Photographers pages as well as access to special offers, services and information via the europeanphotographers.eu website.

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EP Photographers also get special pricing to our Photographer of the Year and Fine Art Photograph of the Year awards.


Sets of 12 images are judged online by a panel of 3 experts, with the successful results being published online and in print soon afterwards.

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The Rules

To apply for an EP Certificate you must be a professional photographer and a member of an FEP Member Association.

Applications for non-members are also allowed in some countries.

full set of rules & regulations

How to Apply

EP Applicatons are submitted and judged online. You must first register for an FEP User account. Once you have logged in you’ll be given the option to apply.