Feb
28

Portuguese WPC 2017 winning team, watch the video of its amazing reception at the airport!

Portugals photography community welcomes Rui Teixeira, Team Captain, and their World Cup trophy at the airport in Portugal… This could be you and your country next year!

Click HERE and enjoy the video of this amazing reception!  

Feb
23

At the World Photographic Cup 2017 … Portugal strikes again!

Yokohama, Japan, February 23th, 2017

The World Photographic Cup 2017 winners announced

After winning  the cup at home in 2016, …. the winner of the 2017 World Photographic Cup, with a total of 34 points…..is Team Portugal  again !

The second place goes to United States of America, with Russia in the third place.

Individual gold medals go to Russia, Finland, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom and Singapore.

Individual winners and the Cup winning Team of the 2017 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photography, has been  finally announced on February 23rd  at the WPC 2017 PHOTO SHOW in Japan (Yokohama, Grand Intercontinental Hotel) organized in cooperation with the PPJ, Professional Photographers of Japan Association.

26 national photographic teams entered the fourth edition of this unique, one of a kind Olympics-styled competition, from Europe, Middle East, Asia, North America and Oceania.

The Golden medals in the six categories went to:

Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, for Commercial category.

Antti Karppinen, Finland,  for Illustrative category.

Pepe Soho, Mexico, for Nature (Landscape and wildlife).

Eelena Malysheva, Russia, for Portrait category

Goh Wee Seng, Singapore, for Reportage/Photo Journalism.

Lee Howell, United Kingdom, for Wedding.

Also appears in the medals table: Amber Griffin (New Zealand), Silver Medal and Michelle Trull (Team USA) Bronze Medal for commercial. Uli Staiger (Team Germany), Silver medal and José Almeida (Portugal) Bronze Medal in Illustrative; Andreas Kalvig Anderson (Norway), Silver Medal, and Ann Coppens (Belgium), Bronze Medal for Nature; Christopher Ian (Australia), Silver Medal and Nikki Harrison (Canada), Bronze Medal for Portrait; Vincenzo Tessarin (Italy), Silver Medal and Oldřich Bubák (Czech Republic) Bronze Medal in Reportage/Photojournalism; and finally Andreas Zopf (Austria), Silver Medal and Terese Samuelsen (Norway), Bronze Medal in Wedding.

While gold, silver, and bronze medals have been awarded to the individual creators in each category, teams were awarded points for top ten finishes. They received 10 points for gold, 9 for silver, 8 bronze and that follows to the tenth top image. The top ten positions were decided literally on decimal points which suggests a very, very tight competition.

Slovakia team finished the competition in 10th place, tied with China. Germany got the 9th place, and United Kingdom the 8th place. They finished in a two-way tie in 6th place Mexico and Spain. All alone in an amazing 5th place, Austria. In the 4th place, just close to the podium, Norway (the only team who got 2 medals).

The third place trophy, with 1 golden medal and 3 top-ten finishes, 25 points, went to Team Russia, once again on the podium. The second place trophy, with 1 medal and 3 top-ten finishes, 27 points, went to Team USA (another amazing result for the 2014 and 2015 WPC winner!).

And the winner of the 2017 World Photographic Cup, with 1 medal and 7 top-ten finishes, 34 points, was Team Portugal.

“Congratulations to Team Portugal for winning the WPC two times in a row, and all the winners. An incredibly close competition, with a huge variety of winners, from 4 continents,  is exactly what the WPC committee could hope for”, commented the Chairman of  WPC Judging Committee Jorgen Brandt, “It has been amazing to see so many beautiful images coming from around the globe, and really difficult to judge them!”

“It’s a unique feeling coming out from a unique competition” –  added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “Representing their homeland at any level is an amazing opportunity and there has never been a program that involves photography like this. Now we have it in the World Photographic Cup. We really experienced  the groundswell of enthusiasm from photographers to create the finest they can in the hope of representing their country!”

The WPC CEO also thanked the Professional Photographers of Japan Association for having organized such a beautiful event, and announced that the next hosting country will be Australia in 2018.

He finally thanked the important companies related to the photographic market (CHROMALUXE, KOYLAB, COMET Corporation, HOKUSHIN and PHOTO CREATE) for their support to the project and to the professional photographers around the globe.

Feb
15

WPC 2017: on February 23, discover the winners! The announcement will be broadcast live on Facebook

A week before the awards ceremony, keenly awaiting to know the individual winners and the national teams that will go up on the podium of the fourth edition of the World Photographic Cup (WPC), the only really global Olympic styled competition made up by and for professional photographers!

The World Photographic Cup governing committee and our proud sponsors ChromaLuxe, KoyLab, Comet, Hokushin and PhotoCreate are looking forward to show you the amazing winning images at WPC 2017 PHOTO SHOW in Japan (Yokohama, Grand Intercontinental Hotel, February 23, 2017).

The ceremony, made in cooperation with the Professional Photographers of Japan (PPJ) association will be starting at 4:30pm, local time, and  it will be opened by a Japanese traditional Taiko (drum) performance.

HOW TO WATCH THE CEREMONY LIVE?
The WPC winner announcement  will be broadcast live on Facebook, on the Professional Photographers of Japan Facebook page! Here’s how everyone can view the ceremony: go to Facebook and type in Professional Photographers of Japan (PPJ) in the search line. This is the link for the live feed:
https://www.facebook.com/Professional-Photographers-of-Japan-729497757209393/

Please enjoy the show, and discover the international finalists and medalists, and the winning national teams!  

For further details contact us at info@worldphotographiccup.org

 

 

Jan
23

Yokohama 2017: How to register

This is the website of WPC2017Japan Yokohama.

For general registrations CLICK HERE 

 

International WPC delegates (winners, team captains etc. and their family) please use this link for your registrations:

CLICK HERE

Jan
10

The World Photographic Cup 2017 finalists announced!

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Individual top-10 finalists  at the 2017 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP - Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP - Australian Institute of Professional Photography,  have been finally announced on January 9th, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, USA , during the PPA grand national awards event, at Imaging USA.  
This year, 21 teams have at least one finalist image! 

They presented  the announcement  the members of the WPC governing committee Bert Behnke, Don Dixon, Don MacGregor  and Bent Nygaard Larsen. 

The top 10 images in the six categories went to (all finalists are in ALPHABETIC ORDER):       
      
COMMERCIAL    Barbara Breitsameter    USA
COMMERCIAL    Diogo Freitas    Portugal 
COMMERCIAL    Amber Griffin    New Zealand
COMMERCIAL    Carlos Herrejón    Mexico
COMMERCIAL    Dušan Holovej    Slovakia
COMMERCIAL    Lluis Oliver Fabrega    Spain
COMMERCIAL    Lupi Spuma    Austria
COMMERCIAL    Uli Staiger    Germany
COMMERCIAL    Michelle Trull    USA
COMMERCIAL    Ricardo Urroz    Mexico
        
ILLUSTRATION    José Almeida    Portugal
ILLUSTRATION    Félix Alejandro Hernández Rodríguez    Mexico
ILLUSTRATION    Charmaine Heyer    Australia
ILLUSTRATION    Lee Howell    UK
ILLUSTRATION    Stanislav Hricko    Slovakia
ILLUSTRATION    Diamantino Jesus    Portugal
ILLUSTRATION    Antti Karppinen    Finland
ILLUSTRATION    Kazutoshi Kawakami    Japan
ILLUSTRATION    José Manuel Ortega    Spain
ILLUSTRATION    Uli Staiger    Germany
        
NATURE    Ann Coppens    Belgium
NATURE    Xie Dacai    China
NATURE    Sergey Degtyarev    Russia
NATURE    Liette Gilbert    Canada
NATURE    Andreas Kalvig Anderson    Norway
NATURE    Carlos Resende    Portugal
NATURE    Daniel Rodrigues    Portugal
NATURE    Pepe Soho    Mexico
NATURE    Søren Sviland    Norway
NATURE    Liyun Yu    USA
        
PORTRAIT    Dmitrii Ageev    Russia
PORTRAIT    Fernando Branquinho    Portugal
PORTRAIT    André Brito    Portugal
PORTRAIT    Lauren Del Vecchio    USA
PORTRAIT    Nikki Harrison    Canada
PORTRAIT    Christopher Ian    Australia
PORTRAIT    Eelena Malysheva    Russia
PORTRAIT    Martina Nemčeková    Slovakia
PORTRAIT    Bjørn Tore Stokke    Norway
PORTRAIT    Min Zhang    China
        
REPORTAGE    Nely Ariza    Spain
REPORTAGE    Max Bosse    Austria
REPORTAGE    Oldřich Bubák    Czech Republic
REPORTAGE    Dario Caruso    France
REPORTAGE    Miloš Fic    Czech Republic
REPORTAGE    Laura Gabriela Olmedo Macip    Mexico
REPORTAGE    Peter Svoboda    Slovakia
REPORTAGE    Vincenzo Tessarin    Italy
REPORTAGE    Léa Torrieri    France
REPORTAGE    Goh Wee Seng    Singapore
        
WEDDING    Igor Bulgak    Russia
WEDDING    Lee Howell    UK
WEDDING    William Lambelet    France
WEDDING    Miguel Matos    Portugal
WEDDING    Carlos Felipe Ortíz Morel    Spain
WEDDING    Raymond Pang    Singapore
WEDDING    Terese Samuelsen    Norway
WEDDING    Shinichi Shimomiya    Japan
WEDDING    Xiannian Wan    China
WEDDING    Andreas Zopf    Austria

The video of the ceremony, broadcast live by PPA on facebook, is now available at WPC official facebook page, enjoy the show!

Dec
28

WPC 2017: Discover the finalists!

The World Photographic Cup governing committee and our proud sponsors ChromaLuxe, KoyLab, Comet, Hokushin and PhotoCreate are looking forward to show you the amazing top 10 images on each and all of the 6 categories at Imaging USA (San Antonio, Texas, USA, 5-10 January 2017)!

The ceremony will be held on Mon January 9th, just after the PPA Grand Imaging Awards, starting at 6:30pm local time (that will be Tue Jan 10 at 0:30am UTC, 1:30am CET, etc.).

The WPC Top 10 announcement will be broadcast live on Facebook, on the Professional Photographers of America Facebook page!

Here’s how everyone can view the ceremony:

1.            Go to Facebook and type in Professional Photographers of America in the search line.

2.            Click on the Professional Photographers of America Facebook page.

3.            The link for the live feed will appear by about 6:20 pm local time (-6 UTC, USA Central Time). The actual ceremony will start at 6:30 pm and it should take about 40 minutes.  The World Photographic Cup Top 10 will begin right after. 

After the Top 10 Announcement, the broadcast will be put up on the WPC Facebook page for anyone to watch after the ceremony…

Please enjoy the show, and discover which are the national teams with at least a finalist image!  

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The actual individual winners and the Cup winning Team of WPC 2017, 4th edition, will be presented in Yokohama, Japan, on February 23, 2017! The event will be realized in cooperation with the PPJ, Professional Photographers of Japan association.

All international delegates willing to attend this event can register HERE

For further details contact us at info@worldphotographiccup.org 

Nov
30

WPC Judging just closed

WPC 2017 Judging just closed! 
All finalists will be announced at Imaging USA,in San Antonio, Texas, on January 9, 2017, and circulated after then.
Individual medalists and team winners will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony, Yokohama, Japan, on February, 23, 2017.
Since now, everybody may be interested to know that 21 out of 26 teams have at least one finalist and 17 national teams received a medal, with one only receiving 2 medals!  
That truly shows the WPC is the only really global competition for teams made up professional photographers!

Nov
4

WPC 4th edition: on the way to Yokohama 2017!

The World Photographic Cup governing committee and our proud sponsors ChromaLuxe, KoyLab, Comet, Hokushin and PhotoCreate are looking forward to celebrate the winners of the 4th World Photographic Cup, the one of a kind Olympics-styled global competition, and give appointment to Yokohama, Japan, on February 23, 2017!

The WPC 2017 award ceremony will announce individual winners in the 6 categories and the Cup winning Team!  The event will be realized in cooperation with the PPJ, Professional Photographers of Japan association.

In the present edition, we tied the best ever number of participating countries, with 26 national photographic teams entered, from 4 continents (15 from Europe, 6 from Asia and Middle East, 3 from North America and 2 from Oceania). The first two edition of the WPC have been both won by Team USA. In the last edition Portugal won the Cup, with Russia and Slovakia in the second and third place. Individual gold medals for the six professional categories (commercial, illustrative, nature, photo journalism, portrait and wedding)  went to Finland, Slovakia, Spain, Mexico, Russia and Portugal. Also appears in the medals table: Austria, USA, Australia,Czech Republic and China!

Which country will take over the top spot from team Portugal,  the defending champion? 
Team Portugal and other European teams on the podium will have to face the challenge coming for across the oceans (with Asian countries at the forefront). The most talented photographers proudly representing their country will compete for individual gold, silver and bronze medals while the national teams as a whole, based on the highest aggregate score in each category, will compete for receiving the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP 2017.

Registrations to the present edition of  the WPC just closed and all entries have been validated by the WPC Governing Committee.

The judging is on the way, and it will close at the end of November.

The 22 international judges are from: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Before the medalists and winners will be announced in Yokohama, all the submitted photographs will be visible on the WPC website, since December 2016.

The finalist images in each category will be announced and shown at Imaging USA in San Antonio, Texas, on January 9, 2017, and circulated after that. 

Sep
1

Waiting for Yokohama 2017

The World Photographic Cup governing committee and our proud sponsors ChromaLuxe and KoyLab give appointment to Yokohama, Japan, for the WPC 2017 award ceremony. Individual winners and the Cup winning Team of the 2017 World Photographic Cup (WPC), will be announced and awarded on February 23, 2017 in Yokohama, Japan. The event will be realized in cooperation with the PPJ, Professional Photographers of Japan association.

In the last third edition,  27 national photographic teams entered this one of a kind Olympics-styled competition, from 4 continents (16 from Europe, 6 from Asia, 3 from North America and 2 from Oceania), and Portugal won the Cup, with Russia and Slovakia in the second and third place. Individual gold medals for the six professional categories (commercial, illustrative, nature, photo journalism, portrait and wedding)  went to Finland, Slovakia, Spain, Mexico, Russia and Portugal. Also appears in the medals table:  Austria, USA,  Australia, Czech Republic and China!

Registrations to the present edition of  the WPC  are now open (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM) and will close on September 30th (2016). New entries are announced very numerous, and it will possibly reached the best ever number of  participating countries.

The European defending champions will have to face the challenge coming for across the oceans (with Asian countries at the forefront). The most talented photographers will represent their country with pride, and will compete for individual gold, silver and bronze medals in all the 6 categories, while the national teams as a whole will enter the competition and based on the highest aggregate score in each category, will compete for receiving the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP 2017.

 “Last year it has been exciting to see such a beautiful images coming from around the globe, and really hard to judge them!" commented the Chairman of  WPC Judging Committee Jorgen Brandt,  who also thanked all team coordinators and the 21 international judges for their amazing job. “In the coming edition we expect all teams having even greater entries, and all countries will compete for sure  by a very narrow margin to determine the winner”.   

“It’s a unique feeling coming out from a unique competition” -  added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “Representing their homeland at any level is an amazing opportunity and there has never been a program that involves photography like this. Now we have it in the World Photographic Cup, and after the raising groundswell of enthusiasm we experienced in the last editions, we are all looking forward to an unforgettable celebration in Japan”. 

Jun
22

Best photographers from around the globe: on your marks, get set, go!

The 4th World Photographic Cup, 2017, is about to open. 

The European defending champions will be ready to face the challenge coming for across the oceans? 
And which country will take over the top spot from team Portugal? 
Russia, Slovakia (2nd and 3rd place finishers in 2016) or one of the other 25th participating countries from 4 continents, who had outstanding submissions?

Registrations for WPC 2017 open on July 1st (2016) and will close on September 30th (2016), therefore, hurry up!

Don’t miss the chance to let your most talented photographers represent your country with pride, and compete for individual gold, silver and bronze medals in all the 6 categories. 
Finally, your team as a whole will enter the competition and based on the top 10 scoring images in each category, the highest aggregate score for a countries TEAM  will receive the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP 2017.

The WPC Governing Committee, the promoting associations FEP, PPA, AIPP and UAPP, and our proud sponsors ChromaLuxe and KoyLab invite you to enter the competition, and give appointment at Imaging USA in San Antonio, Texas, USA on January, 9th, 2017 for the finalists' announcement, and to Yokohama, Japan, on February 23rd, 2017 for the WPC 2017 award ceremony, where the winners will be announced and awarded.  

We are waiting for your amazing images: good luck!

The WPC Governing Committee 

Jun
1

WPC 2017

World photographic Cup 2017 is about to open... are you ready?

Registration will open on July 1st!

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Mar
14

And the World Photographic Cup 2016 goes to… Portugal!

Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, March 14th, 2016

The World Photographic Cup 2016 winners announced

After achieving the third place in 2014, and the second place in 2015, ….with a total of 55 points…..four medals and 4 top-10 finishes…. …the winner of the 2016 World Photographic Cup,  is homeland Team Portugal !

The second place goes to team Russia, with Slovakia in the third place.

Individual gold medals go to Finland, Slovakia, Spain, Mexico, Russia and Portugal.

Individual winners and the Cup winning Team of the 2016 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photography, has been  finally announced on March 14th, in Villa da Feira, Portugal, aside Expofoto, organized by the national Portuguese professional association (APPImagem).

27 national photographic teams entered the third edition of this unique, one of a kind Olympics-styled competition, from 4 continents (16 from Europe, 6 from Asia, 3 from North America and 2 from Oceania).

The Golden medals in the six categories went to:

Diamantino Jesus, Portugal for commercial category (Diamantino also got a silver medal  in the illustrative category!)

Jesús Miguel Muel de Dios (Spain),  for Illustrative category.

Dušan Beňo (Slovakia), for Nature (Landscape and wildlife).

Onni Wiljami Kinnunen (Finland)  for the portait (which also got a bronze medal in the commercial category)

Gonzalo Vargas Acosta, Mexico for Reportage/Photo Journalism.

Igor Bulgak (Russia) for Wedding.

Also appears in the medals table:  Hannes Kutzler, Austria, Silver Medal for commercial; Ben Shirk , Team USA Bronze Medal in Illustrative;  Nick Melidonis,  Australia, Silver Medal and Otakar Metlicka, Czech Republic, Bronze Medal for Nature; Igor Saharov, Russia, silver  medal and Peter Rossi, Australia, Bronze medalist for portrait; Yeray Menéndez López , Spain , Silver Medal and Jorge Bacelar, Portugal, Bronze Medalin Reportage/Photojournalism; and finally Bai Chen, Team China, Silver Medal and Helder Couto, Portugal, Bronze Medal in Wedding

While gold, silver, and bronze medals have been awarded to the individual creators in each category, teams were awarded points for top ten finishes. They received 10 points for gold, 9 for silver, 8 bronze and that follows to the tenth top image. The top ten positions were decided literally on decimal points which suggests a very, very tight team competition.

Czech Republic team finished the competition in 10th place. China got the 9th place, and Finland the 8thplace.  They finished  in a two-way tie in 6th place Australia and Austria. All alone in an amazing 5th place, Mexico (new entry team for the competition).  In the 4th place, just close to the podium, Spain confirmed the place achieved in 2015.

The third place trophy, with 1 golden medal and 5 top-ten finishes, 34,5 points, went to Team Slovakia.

The second place trophy, with 2 medals and 6 top-ten finishes, 46,5 points went to Team Russia (another amazing new entry!).

And the winner of the 2016 World Photographic Cup also with 2 medals and 6 top-ten finishes, and 55 points,  was Team Portugal.

“Congratulations to Team Portugal and all the winners. An incredibly close competition, with a huge variety of winners  is exactly what the WPC committee could hope for”, commented the Chairman of  WPC Judging Committee Jorgen Brandt,  who also tanked the 27 team coordinators and the 21 international judges for their amazing job.. “All teams having great entries and all countries competing by a very narrow margin to determine the winner. It has been exciting to see such a beautiful  images coming from around the globe, and really hard to judge them! “

“It’s a unique feeling coming out from a unique competition” –  added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “Representing their homeland at any level is an amazing opportunity and there has never been a program that involves photography like this. Now we have it in the World Photographic Cup. We really experienced  the groundswell of enthusiasm from photographers to create the finest they can in the hope of representing their country!.”

The WPC CEO also announced that after the celebration made in USA in 2014, France in 2015, and Portugal this year, the next hosting countries will be Japan in 2017 and Australia in 2018.

He finally thanked the 2  important companies related to the photographic market, CHROMALUXE and KOYLAB for their support to the project and to the professional photographers around the globe.

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The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.

The WPC is governed by an international committee, formed by Dennis Craft (USA), Don Dickson (USA), Kylie Lyons (Australia), Don MacGregor (Canada), Noboru Okamoto (Japan), Martin Vrabko (Slovakia), Bruno Vetters (Belgium), and, Jørgen Brandt (Denmark) as the Chairman of the 2016 Judging panel.
Each country can only be represented by one team, which is created by a national association comprised of professional photographers. Each team picks its own photographers and images to enter, and is entitled to nominate a judge.

Teams submit up to three images in each of six categories: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial (including advertising, architecture, industrial, fashion), Illustrative/Digital art, Reportage/Photojournalistic and Nature (Landscape/Wildlife). Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories. However, no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category

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OFFICIAL RESULTS:

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Medal winners and Finalists/top 10 finishes)

COMMERCIAL

Diamantino Jesus                           Portugal              Gold Medal

Hannes Kutzler                               Austria                Silver Medal

Onni Wiljami Kinnunen                Finland               Bronze Medal

André Boto                                       Portugal              4th  Place

Yuri Afanasiev                                  Russia                   5th  Place

Bree Corn                                          Austria               6th  Place

Vlado Veverka                                 Slovakia               7th  Place

Andrey Kezzyn                                  Russia                   8th  Place

Lisa Saad                                             Australia              9th  Place

Dag Asle Langø                                 Norway               10th Place

 

ILLUSTRATIVE/DIGITAL ART

Jesús Miguel Muel de Dios         Spain                    Gold Medal

Diamantino Jesus                           Portugal              Silver Medal

Ben Shirk                                            USA                   Bronze Medal

Natália Benčicová                           Slovakia               4th  Place

Álvaro José Ruiz Nogues              Spain                    5th  Place

Sylvie Lezier                                      France                  6th  Place

Suellen Cook                                    Australia              7th  Place

José D’Almeida                                Portugal              8th  Place

Onni Wiljami Kinnunen                 Finland                 9th  Place

Xie Dacai                                             China                    10th  Place

Helge Kirchberger                          Austria                    10th  Place

 

NATURE  (LANDSCAPE/WILDLIFE)

Dušan Beňo                                      Slovakia               Gold Medal

Nick Melidonis                                 Australia              Silver Medal

Otakar Metlička                               Czech Republic        Bronze Medal

José Askenazi Cohen                        Mexico                     4th  Place

Matej Michalík                                 Slovakia               5th  Place

Václav Sojka                                      Czech Republic          6th  Place

Edwin Martinez                               Philippines         7th  Place

Li Xin                                                    China                    8th  Place

Xie Dacai                                             China                    9th  Place

Park Eung Tae                                  South Korea      9th  Place

 

PORTRAIT

Onni Wiljami Kinnunen                Finland                 Gold medal

Igor Sakharov                                   Russia                   silver  medal

Peter Rossi                                        Australia              Bronze medal

Vicente Esteban Abad                  Spain                    4th place

Eric Bernatets                                   France                  5th place

André Brito                                       Portugal              6th place

Francesco  Ridolfi                            Italy                       7th place

Vladimir Shukin                               Russia                   8th place

Helge Kirchberger                          Austria                  8th place

Vlado Veverka                                 Slovakia               10th place

Piotr Pietryga                                   Poland                 10th place

 

REPORTAGE

Gonzalo Vargas Acosta                     Mexico              Gold Medal

Yeray Menéndez López                    Spain                  Silver Medal

Jorge Bacelar                                    Portugal              Bronze Medal

Dmitri Zverev                                   Russia                   4th  Place

Anuar Patjane Floriuk                   Mexico                   5th  Place

Joel Santos                                        Portugal              6th  Place

Phanh Tram                                      Canada                 7th  Place

Paul Wright                                       Canada                8th  Place

Xie Dacai                                             China                    9th Place

Des Harris                                          Ireland                  10th  Place

 

WEDDING

Igor Bulgak                                        Russia                   Gold Medal

Bai Chen                                             China                    Silver Medal

Helder Couto                                    Portugal              Bronze Medal

Peter Čakovský                                  Slovakia               4th  Place

Hermann Fuchsluger                     Austria                   5th  Place

Katya Rashkevich                            Russia                   6th  Place

Gennandy Granin                           Russia                   7th  Place

Citlalli Rico                                      Mexico                   8th  Place

Gao Tiejun                                         China                    9th  Place

Bruno Mayor                                    France                  9th  Place

 

WINNING PICTURES AVAILABLE SOON

Jan
12

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP 2016: TOP 10 IMAGES IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED!

You can find the finalists’ list here below, in alphabetic order. .

During Imaging USA 2016 the top 10 images in each of the World Photographic Cup’s 6 Categories have been announced. WPC Committee members Dennis Craft, Don Dickson, and Don MacGregor congratulated all of WPC top 10 finishers and reminded the audience that each of these images is in the running for individual Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals which will be presented March 14th in Porto, Portugal. It also means that each of these images…and their creators…. have the chance to help their country win the World Photographic Cup. Actually, the top three scores in each category receive medals, but the top 10 scores in each category count towards their country’s team total. The team with the most top 10 points when it is all said and done receives the World Photographic Cup.
The World Photographic Cup continues to grow. This year 27 teams competed from Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and North America. That is the most ever.
The World Photographic Cup has been won by the United States in each of its first two years by a very narrow margin. The competition 2016 is again very, very steep, and there are a lot of teams that are vying for the CUP this year.
We are now keenly awaiting for the winners announcement in March. …but … further announcements on the WPC website are coming soon! Keep on visiting www.worldphotographiccup.org …

And now the FINALISTS in alphabetical order:
Congratulations to:
COMMERCIAL
Yuri Afanasiev, Russia
André Boto, Portugal
Bree Corn, Austria
Diamantino Jesus, Portugal
Hannes Kutzler, Austria
Andrey Kezzin, Russia
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Dag Asle Langø, Norway
Lisa Saad, Australia
Vlado Veverka, Slovakia
ILLUSTRATIVE
José D. Almeida, Portugal
Natália Benčicová, Slovakia
Suellen Cook, Australia
Xie Dacai, China
Diamantino Jesus, Portugal
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Helge Kirchberger, Austria
Jesús Miguel Muel de Dios, Spain
Sylvie Lezier, France
Álvaro José Ruiz Nogues, Spain
Ben Shirk, USA
NATURE
Dušan Beňo, Slovakia
José Askenazi Cohen, Mexico
Xie Dacai, China
Edwin Martinez, Philippines
Nick Melidonis, Australia
Otakar Metlicka, Czech Republic
Matej Michalík, Slovakia
Vaclav Sojka, Czech Republic
Park Eung Tae, South Korea
Li Xin, China
PORTRAIT
Vicente Esteban Abad, Spain
Eric Bernatets, France
André Brito, Portugal
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Helge Kirchberger, Austria
Piotr Pietryga, Poland
Francesco Ridolfi, Italy
Peter Rossi, Australia
Igor Saharov, Russia
Vladimir Shukin, Russia
Vlado Veverka, Slovakia
REPORTAGE
Jorge Bacelar, Portugal
Xie Dacai, China
Des Harris, Ireland
Yeray Menéndez López, Spain
Anuar Patjane Floriuk, Mexico
Joel Santos, Portugal
Phanh Tram, Canada
Gonzalo Vargas Acosta, Mexico
Paul Wright, Canada
Dmitri Zverev, Russia
WEDDING
Igor Burlak, Russia
Peter Čakovský, Slovakia
Bai Chen, China
Helder Couto, Portugal
Hermann Fuchsluger, Austria
Gennandy Granin, Russia
Bruno Mayor, France
Katya Rashkevich, Russia
Citlalli Rico, Mexico
Gao Tiejun, China

The World Photographic Cup is a one of a kind Olympic styled competition for teams of photographers representing their home. Each country is allowed to enter one team.
Teams may enter up to three images in each of six categories: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial, Illustrative, Photojournalism and Nature.
Gold (1st), Silver (2nd), and Bronze (3rd) medals are awarded to the individual creator in each category.
Teams are awarded points based on aggregate score of top ten placements in all categories. The World Photographic Cup will be awarded to the national team which receives the highest score (in the previous editions 2014 and 2015 this happened to the team USA).

Jan
8

WPC 2016, KEENLY AWAITING

World Photographic Cup 2016, KEENLY AWAITING to know the names of the photographers finalists in the various categories.

The announcement at Imaging USA, Atlanta, USA , on January, 11

The WPC it is on the way to celebrate the winners of the third edition, 2016, with a new record number of participating countries. As known, the WPC is promoted in the various continents from PPA for America, FEP for Europe, UAPP for Asia and AIPP for Oceania.

The ceremony to announce the names of the finalists and finally see their wonderful images will take place, like every year so far, during Imaging USA, in Atlanta, on January 11, 2016. After the ceremony, the winning images and their authors will be made public through our website.

The ceremony will be presented by members of the organizing committee PPA, Dennis Craft, Don Dickson (from USA) and Don MacGregor (from Canada).

The ceremony where winners of individual medals and winning teams will be announced will be held instead in Santa Maria da Feira (Porto), Portugal, on March, 14, 2016.

Dec
9

WPC 2016, FIRST RESULTS!

World Photographic Cup 2016
first results
We all know that EVERYONE is a winner with WPC, just like being part of a national team at the Olympics. Having an image submitted at this level is without doubt a pinnacle of anyone’s career… medalist or not. By being recognized as a team member for WPC, the respect for the photographer is immediately on a higher plateau.

We would like to recognize and respect the 400 photographers from 27 countries and 4 continents which boldly had the opportunity to showcase their amazing images and worked towards enhancing their associations respect and brand around the globe. 
Anyway, WPC is a competition and winners are wanted!

We are happy to announce now the national teams which have at least one finalist image: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, USA.

The “top ten” finalists in each category will be announced at Imaging USA, on January 2016. The gold, silver and bronze medalists will be announced at Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal (aside Expofoto 2016) and the World Photographic Cup recognizing the top TEAM entry (won by the USA team at both first and second edition) will be shipped to Portugal, for the WPC Awards Ceremony 2016 which will be held on March 14th, 2016!

Continue to follow us and see all the entered images in the GALLERY 2016!

Dec
4

WPC 2016, JUDGING CONCLUDED!


The WPC is pleased to announce that the judging for WPC 2016 has been successfully concluded. Almost 500 images were evaluated and scored by judges from more than 20 countries. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the judges for their amazing dedication and effort:
 
AUSTRALIA, Ian Poole
AUSTRIA, Horst Stasny
BELGIUM, Jos Verhoogen
CANADA, Tracey Harper
CINA, Zhou Shengjun
CZECH REPUBLIC, Jan Pohribny
FINLAND, Tiina Haring
IRELAND, Neil Warner
ITALY, Corrado Poli
JAPAN, Yasutaka Kajiyama
MEXICO, Zony Maya
NEW ZEALAND, Ollie Dale  
PHILIPPINES, Jose Alberto C. Tanedo
PORTUGAL, Carlos Marques
RUSSIA, Alexander Nasonov
SINGAPORE, Matthew Tan
SLOVAKIA, Stano Mihalik
SOUTH KOREA, Hong Sung Min
SPAIN, Josu Izarra García
UNITED KINGDOM, Bryn Griffiths
USA, Helen Yancy
 
The “top ten” finalists in each category will be announced at Imaging USA, on January 2016. The gold, silver and bronze medalists will be announced at Villa da Feira, Portugal and the World Photographic Cup recognizing the top TEAM entry (won by the USA team at both first and second edition) will be shipped to Portugal, for the WPC Awards Ceremony 2016 which will be held on March 14th, 2016!

“Portugal is honoured to host the winners announcement of the third edition of this prestigious competition” – said Rui Teixeira, President of APPImagem - “We are looking forward to meeting and celebrating with winners and representatives of the teams and associations. The Portuguese convention will be a fantastic event, embellished by amazing international speakers (all lecturers will have simultaneous translation), further more celebrated with a worldwide ceremony, and an amazing social program. We wait for you all!” 

All the submitted photographs will be available for viewing on the WPC website in a very few days.

The “top ten” images in each category will be announced and shown at Imaging USA (https://imagingusa.org)  in Atlanta, on January 11, 2016, and circulated after that. 
Medalists and winners will be announced later. 
Stay tuned, more information is coming soon…
In the picture: Rui Teixeira, President of the APPImagem and Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC CEO.  Photo by Adriano Scognamillo, QEP.

Nov
2

WPC 2016, JUDGING ON THE WAY!

The 21 international judges are from:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, UK and USA.

We wish good work to this truly international panel!

The judging phase will end at the end the month.

Oct
22

World Photographic Cup, edition 2016, again a record number of entries!

The WPC Governing Body, and the 2 WPC Friends, Chromaluxe and Koylab, are happy to announce that the third edition of the World Photographic Cup received the record number of 28 registered teams from 4 continents!

The breakdown:
16 countries from Europe, with Russia as a new entry
3 countries from America, including Mexico as a new entry
7 countries from Asia, including China as a new entry
2 countries from Oceania

The judging is on the way now, and it will close at the end of November.

Next steps:
All the submitted photographs will be visible on the WPC website once the judging is complete (December 2015). 
The finalist images in each category will be announced and shown at Imaging USA in Atlanta, on January 11, 2016, and circulated after that. 
Medalists and winners will be announced later. 
Then, the original Cup won by the USA team at both first and second edition will be shipped to Oporto, Portugal, for the WPC Awards Ceremony 2016 which will be held on March, 14th, 2016!

The venue for the presentation of the 2017 and 2018 editions have also been awarded:
Japan (Yokohama, February, 23rd, 2017)
Australia (2018)

Which country will take over the top spot from team USA, the defending champion? 
Portugal, Australia (2nd and 3rd place finishers in 2015) or one of the other participating countries who all have outstanding submissions? Let’s wait and see!!!!

Sep
1

Registration for WPC 2016 are still open!

Registration for WPC 2016 are still open! (Deadline Sept 30th)

Before submitting your registration, please check the list below. Only one team per country is allowed.

REGISTERED TEAMS:

Team Australia  Team Coordinator: Kylie Lyons       kylie.lyons@aipp.com.au

Team Austria  Team Coordinator: Brigitte Corn       office@brigittecorn.com

Team Belgium   Team Coordinator: Nikki Huts   nikki.huts@unizo.be

Team Canada    Team Coordinator: Andre Amyot contact@photocoach.com

Team China    Team Coordinator: Miss Maria 馬志霞    qxia2002@163.com

Team Denmark  Team Coordinator: Bent Nygaard    bnl@dff-photo.dk

Team Finland    Team Coordinator: Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas toimisto@ammattivalokuvaajat.fi

Team Germany  Team Coordinator: Bernd Gassner  bernd.gassner@gass.de

Team Italy        Team Coordinator: Maurizio Besana      info@besanamaurizio.it

Team Japan       Team Coordinator: Noboru Okamoto    noboru14@mac.com

Team Mexico    Team Coordinator: Marian Bliss Blake   mblissblake@comitefotomx.com

Team Pakistan  Team Coordinator: Muzammil Izhar Siddiqui  muzammilizhar@hotmail.com

Team Philippines Team Coordinator: Eduviges Y. Huang   eduviges.huang@gmail.com

Team Poland Team Coordinator: Marek Czarnecki   marek@czarnecki.com.pl

Team Russia Team Coordinator: Kseniya Lebed malenprin@gmail.com

Team Singapore Team Coordinator: George Lin   georgelin@sunblitz.com.sg

Team Slovakia  Team Coordinator: Martin Vrabko pilot@martinvrabko.com

Team United Kingdom Team Coordinator:  Chris Harper    chris@bipp.com

REGISTER NOW YOUR TEAM!

Jul
1

WPC 2016 OPENING

The World Photographic Cup, 2016, NOW OPEN !

Which country will take over the top spot from team USA, the defending champion? Portugal, Australia (2nd and 3rd place finishers in 2015) or one of the almost 30 other participating countries who had outstanding submissions?

The World Photographic Cup 2015 - a unique international Olympics-styled team competition reached a record number of 27 registered countries, including United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, 4 teams from Asia (Japan, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand ) and 18 from Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom).

NOW, it’s time to set up your national photographic team for the 2016 edition, to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and to celebrate our profession in a way never dreamed of before…

Registrations for WPC 2016 will close on September 30th , therefore , hurry up.!

Nov
15

Judging on the way ...

The World Photographic Cup is the first ever photography competition launched globally, with national photographic teams from America and Europe and from Asia to Australia. Its successful first round of submissions confirmed the WPC as a vehicle to universally share photographic style, encourage image excellence and create friendships across all diverse cultural environments.

22 national teams accepted the international opportunity to showcase their best in this Inaugural World Photographic Cup! Entries have far exceeded the expectations of the organizing bodies (the FEP, Federation of European Photographers and PPA, Professional Photographers of America).

The WPC governing committee is at present co-ordinating the judging process for all 400 pictures submitted. Images will be judged by an international panel made up of 15 renowned professional photographers from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal and USA! Judges have been selected based on their photographic technique, experience, and previous training as a photographic judge. The scoring procedure will be totally at random and in complete anonymity. The score will be based on four principles: Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence and Composition. Each of these will contribute a maximum of 25% of the total score.
The winners and the final results, (18 individual medalists and the third, second and the actual Cup winning team!) will be announced at the Grand Imaging Awards ceremony  at  Imaging USA, Phoenix, Arizona, on January 13th, 2014, starting  at 7pm.

Enthusiasm for this event is rife amongst the WPC leadership. “Despite winners will be known since longtime before, we like to maintain the suspense up until the very last moment. Anyway, we will announce soon the top 10 images from each category, and they will be on display the day after the WPC Awards Ceremony in the Imaging USA exhibit area."

Waiting for the results, best wishes to all the 22 teams!

Oct
14

The Inaugural World Photographic Cup hits the target!

Speculation and enthusiasm for the inaugural World Photographic Cup is rife amongst professional photographers, for the first ever competition launched around the globe, with teams from the USA  and Europe and from Africa, to Japan to Australia.

Announced by the Professional Photographers of America on their website's homepage as, “An International competition celebrating photography in a way never dreamed of before!”

Whilst on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the Federation of European Professional Photographers claimed that, “The World Photographic Cup is indeed a vehicle to enhance the recognition of  professional photography, and encourage image quality and creative excellence and support friendships across a diverse cultural environment .”

The WPC Governing Committee members emphasized that, “We really are doing something special, and hopefully… this will be a legacy of the joy we have for our craft in photography and the respect we have for photographers, no matter what country or part of the world they are from. With 22 national photographers’ teams already registered, we can’t really wait for the judging to begin and we are really looking forward to seeing  the best pictures from the best photographers around the world. There are still 2 weeks to go, so it is still possible more countries will enter, it would be even more amazing to involve more countries in this innovative enterprise.”

It will be extremely hard work for the international judges  to select  the winners, considering that all submitted images have previously undergone an initial difficult  selection process on a national scale. The judging panel is made up of 15 renowned professional photographers from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal and of course the USA!

 The winners and the final results, (Individual medalists and the Cup winning team) will be announced during  the Grand Imaging Awards ceremony  at  Imaging USA , Phoenix, Arizona, on January 13th, 2014 at 7pm.  This event will immediately follow the PPA Grand Imaging Awards, which means it will have the highest profile and  largest audience in attendance a “World Cup” may desire and deserve.

The World Photographic Cup remains opens for further entries until the end of the month.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up with the best in the world and we hope to meet you all in Phoenix!

Good luck everyone!

Sep
9

CREATING FRIENDSHIPS AND UNITING PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS WORLD-WIDE

As the excitement grows and the deadline approaches, more and more nations are joining the "World Photographic Cup" competition. 19 countries have committed to entering - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, UK and USA.......... have all joined and each day requests are being received from other countries. Photography is a language with many dialects and interpretations. It is a visual language that transcends cultural differences and assists in a better understanding of the unique perceptions of the world we live in. The image submissions will be judged by an international panel of 15 esteemed photographers ensuring that the judging reflects the highest photographic standards without bias of any kind. The call for entries is going worldwide. Photographic associations are invited to send a TEAM ENTRY from their nation to represent their highest standard of photographic excellence and style for the inaugural WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP. Submission deadline is Oct 31st, 2013 and the judging will take place Nov 15, 2013. The first presentation of the World Photographic Cup and the 18 medal winners will take place in January 2014 at Imaging USA in Phoenix Az. Imaging USA is recognized as one of the largest conferences in North America with over 10,000 attendees. The World Photographic Cup was conceived and launched by FEP (Federation of European photographers) and PPA (Professional Photographers of America) as a vehicle to globally share photographic style, encourage image excellence and create friendships across a diverse cultural environment. 

Apr
15

The World Photographic Cup 2015 winners announced!

Individual winners and the Cup winning Team of the 2015 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP - Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP - Australian Institute of Professional Photography, has been  finally announced on April 12th, in Montpellier, France, aside Les Rencontres de la Photographie Professionnelle, organized by the French professional association (GNPP).

27 national photographic teams entered the second edition of this unique, one of a kind Olympics-styled competition, from 4 continents (18 from Eastern and Western Europe, 5 from Asia, 2 from North America and 2 from Oceania).

The Golden medals in the six categories went to:

Ben Shirk (USA), for portrait and wedding (Ben also got a silver medal  in the illustrative category!)

Diogo Freitas (Portugal), illustrative category (Diogo also won a bronze medal in the commercial category).

Koen De Langhe (Belgium), for Landscape

Amber Griffin  (New Zealand), for the commercial category

Roberto Alonso Quintana (Spain), for Reportage/Photo Journalism

Also appears in the medals table: silver Andre Brito (Portugal) and bronze medalist Evgeni Kolesnik (Ukraine), for the portrait category; Kenneth Martin (silver, USA) and Mauricio Abreu (bronze, Portugal) for the landscape/wild life; Anuchai Secharunputong (Thailand), a bronze medal in the illustrative, silver Marcos Rodriguez (Spain) and bronze Joshua Holko (Australia) for the photo-journalism reportages, James Simmons (silver, Australia) and Antti Karppinen (bronze, Finland) for the wedding pictures, and finally Hannes Kutzler, (Austria), silver medalist in the commercial category.

While gold, silver, and bronze medals have been awarded to the individual creators in each category, teams were awarded points for top ten finishes. They received 10 points for gold, 9 for silver, 8 bronze and that follows to the tenth top image. The top ten positions were decided literally on decimal points which suggests a very, very tight team competition.

They finished the competition in a two-way tie for the 9th place Norway and Czech Republic, and in another two-way tie in 7th place France and Slovakia. All alone in 6th place, New Zealand. In 5th place Austria, and in a 4th place, just close to the podium, Spain.

The third place trophy, with 2 medals and 8 top-ten finishes, went to Team Australia.

The second place trophy, with 4 medals and 7 top-ten finishes went to Team Portugal.

And the winner of the 2015 World Photographic Cup with 4 medals and 9 top-ten finishes, for the second year on a row, is Team USA.

“Congratulation to Team USA and all the winners. An incredibly close competition is exactly what the WPC committee could hope for, commented the Chairman of  WPC Judging Committee Martin Vrabko”, who also tanked the 27 team coordinators and the 15 international judges for their amazing job.. “All countries having great entries and all countries “dancing with tenths of points” to determine the winner. It has been exciting to see such a great images coming from around the globe, and really hard to judge them! “

“It’s a unique feeling coming out from a unique competition” -  added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “ And it is amazing to see great photographers and their proud associations’ representatives standing tall and expressing the pride they have in their country and the passion in their craft.  We are grateful to our French colleagues of the GNPP  to have hosted and perfectly organized such a prestigious event.”

The WPC CEO also announced that after the celebration made in USA in 2014, and France this year, the next hosting countries will be Australia in 2016 and Japan in 2017.

He finally added that 2  important companies related to the photographic market, CHROMALUXE and KOYLAB will be proudly supporters and  “friends” of  the WPC for the next  two years.

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The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.

The WPC is governed by an international committee, formed by Jørgen Brandt (Denmark), Dennis Craft (USA), Don Dickson (USA), Kylie Lyons (Australia), Don MacGregor (Canada), Noboru Okamoto (Japan), Bruno Vetters (Belgium), and Martin Vrabko (Slovakia), Chairman of the Judging panel.   

Each country can only be represented by one team, which is created by a national association comprised of professional photographers. Each team picks its own photographers and images to enter. 

Teams submit up to three images in each of six categories: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial (including advertising, architecture, industrial, fashion), Illustrative/Digital art, Reportage/Photojournalistic and Landscape/Wildlife. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories. However, no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category

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