News just in that I have been awarded EFIAP (Excellence FIAP) distinction award by FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique).
EFIAP is awarded to photographers that already hold The AFIAP Distinction award, and apart from having excellent techniques, have a significant number of their work often been accepted into many international salons under FIAP patronage.
"The EFIAP requires a photographer to have a substantial body of work accepted into exhibitions that have FIAP patronage.
FIAP is an International Federation whose members are national photographic Federations, one per country.
Formed in 1950 with the concept of a worldwide international body devoted to promoting and encouraging photographic art in all its aspects, without consideration of political, ideological or racial interference.
Currently some 86 countries are what are known as Operational Members (or National Federations) of FIAP, representing well over a million photographers.
- The applicant must be a holder of The AFIAP Distinction Award for a minimum of 12 months before receiving EFIAP.
- The applicant must have at least 250 pieces of work accepted into International exhibitions that have FIAP patronage.
- The accepted work must have been accepted in at least 30 different International Exhibitions that have FIAP patronage, and the 30 exhibitions must be in at least 20 different countries.
- A minimum of 25 of the acceptances into International Exhibitions must be in print.
- Have at least 2 different photographs gain awards in at lest 2 different countries.
My EFIAP Application
- 482 acceptances of work into International Exhibitions holding FIAP patronage.
- 107 works in print.
- Using 112 different photographs.
- 98 Awards in International Photography Exhibitions that have FIAP patronage.
FIAP Blue Badge Best Author in Exhibition Awards 6
Gold Medals 15
Silver Medals 13
Bronze Medals 3
Judges Awards 6
Salon Awards 1
Circuit Awards 2
Chairmans Award 1
Highly Commended 15
Honourable Mention 18
- Work accepted in International Photography Exhibitions in 23 different countries.
Picture Genres used in The EFIAP application included, Street, Conceptual, Landscape, Nature, Travel, Studio and Sport.
A selection of some of the images are below.