AND TO PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER MUHAMMAD ALAMSYAH RAUF
SHOWCASE EXHIBITIONOpen to the public from 10am to 4pm daily from 25 October to 1 November 2015. Venue: Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle.•All 100 Short Listed entries on show•Gold coin donation entry requested•Catalogues on sale•Sponsors displays•Comments register in the gallery•Coffee shop & restaurant on premises
Voting in the 2013 FiPP People’s Choice Awards closed on 31 October 2013.•The creator of the image receivign the most votes has been crowned the 2013 FiPP People’s Choice Winner.•A total of 3,752 votes were received.•Of all the votes cast for that image, one entry was chosen at random and this individual wins the prize associated with this section of FiPP 2013, a wonderful Lowepro Pro Runner X450 Rolling Backpack valued at $369.The winner of the backpack prize was Daniele Vega of Vitginia Beach, Virginia USAThe winner of the 2013 FiPP People’s Choice Award was:The top five images were rounded out by the following:
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“Photography is a love affair
What’s all this then?
Welcome to the website of the Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP).The FiPP is fast becoming one of Australia's most prestigious photographic portrait awards. The award is an initiative of the not-for-profit organisation Freo Faces Inc.The competition involves the initial submission of digital images which are then short-listed by a panel of three independent distinguished judges. Around 75-100 finalists’ images are chosen to be exhibited for a week as prints in the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia, starting with an Exhibition Opening event at which the winners are announced.The next FiPP will take place in mid-2015 (see the competition timeline here).
Why should I get involved?
Win big prizes! Share in over $12,000 in cash and prizes* (including a $5,000 cash First Prize).Feel good! Help the FiPP promote excellence in the art of portrait photography at the same time as raising funds for the well established charitable organisation, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Western Australia. By participating in the FiPP you can help vital work in the prevention and treatment of arthritis which occurs across all age groups, from children to the elderly.Be informed! Sign up to our mailing list and never miss another announcement about the FiPP competition!
What happened last time?
The second FiPP was an outstanding success in 2013. The competition is growing at an astounding rate.The highlights included:•1,760 entries were received from 29 countries (this was 150% more than the previous year)•First place was won by a photographer in Croatia•3 of the top 9 prizewinners (33%) were from countries outside Australia•3,883 people visited the one-week exhibition in Fremantle (NB: due to venue availability, this event was open for half the time of the 2012 exhibition). This represented an increase of 95% in visitor volume per day during the exhibition)•23,001 unique visitors used the FiPP website in 2013 (up to 1 September) and the associated blog was viewed 28,261 times since its launch in 2012.•The FiPP website site had 1,722,709 hits in the same period; and•Over $22,000 was raised for our charity sponsors, Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA
OK. What happened the first time then?
The inaugural FiPP was an outstanding success in 2012. The highlights included:•696 entries were received from 22 countries•Third place was won by a photographer in Hungary•4,432 people visited the two-week exhibition in Fremantle•5,491 unique visitors used the FiPP website in calendar 2012 (the site had 330,000 hits in the same period)•$5,962 was raised for our charity sponsors, Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA; and•6,223 votes were cast in the on-line People's Choice award after the exhibition.
So how do I enter?
On 15 June 2015, the official entry portal will be opened, allowing photographers from around the world** to submit up to five images per entry in the competition. A link to the entry portal will appear on this website from that date.The entry portal facility will close at 5pm*** on 21 August 2015.For more information about how the awards are run, see the ‘News’ page above (plus, in early 2015, this site will also feature a comprehensive listing of all the competition’s rules and regulations as well as a detailed FAQ page to assist in the entry process.(*) All prizes are expressed in Australian Dollars.(**) Entrants must live in a country in which they can use a valid Mastercard of Visa Card to pay the relevant entry fee online.(***) All times are expressed as Western Australian Standard Time (WST - which is Greenwich Mean Time PLUS 8 hours).
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“There are no bad pictures; that's
just how your face looks
Tuesday 22 | September 2015
Short List Announced (updated ****)
The official Short List (comprising 109 images) for the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP) has been settled by the judges. The unique ID numbers assigned to each entry appear in the table below. The ID number for any entry you have made is displayed on your receipt. Can’t find your receipt? Maybe this will help, click HERE. The authors of these images have been contacted for hi-resolution versions of their images which will be professionally printed, mounted and hung in the 2015 FiPP Showcase public exhibition commencing for public viewing on 25 October.The Winner(s) of the 2015 FiPP will be announced on the evening of 24 October 2015 in Fremantle.
1866_004.jpg - Remco van Santen1888_001.jpg - Ingetje Tadros1896_002.jpg - Goran Jovic1896_005.jpg - Goran Jovic1898_001.jpg - Johannes Reinhart1898_002.jpg - Johannes Reinhart1900_001.jpg - Andrew Sooby1930_003.jpg - Natasha Smithers1940_004.jpg - Laura McLean1947_002.jpg - Pablo Ernesto Piovano1957_003.jpg - Andrea Francolini1983_002.jpg - Chris Barry1983_003.jpg - Chris Barry2026_004.jpg - Istvan Kerekes2029_003.jpg - Dianne English2090_003.jpg - Simon Cowling2120_004.jpg - Peter York2129_005.jpg - Tim Bradshaw2137_001.jpg - Trish Thomas2141_003.jpg - Alf Manciagli2161_001.jpg - Ingetje Tadros2161_003.jpg - Ingetje Tadros2169_001.jpg - Probal Rashid2188_003.jpg - Helen Newnham2220_001.jpg - Darren Wirth2226_002.jpg - Al Green2229_002.jpg - Nic Duncan2229_004.jpg - Nic Duncan2246_003.jpg - Amber Scobie2254_005.jpg - Lidia D'Opera2273_002.jpg - Alamsyah Rauf2295_002.jpg - Ian English2295_004.jpg - Ian English2295_005.jpg - Ian English2300_001.jpg - Robert Gordon2303_003.jpg - Ron Dullard2304_002.jpg - Bobbi-lee Hille2306_005.jpg - Rose Meddings2328_005.jpg - Trish Ainslie2365_001.jpg - Warren Joyce2366_003.jpg - Dave Laslett2368_003.jpg - Brett Davies
2382_001.jpg - Brian Cassey2382_005.jpg - Brian Cassey2396_001.jpg - Sevim Dogan Ozkan2396_003.jpg - Sevim Dogan Ozkan2399_003.jpg - Paul Thompson2423_002.jpg - Karen OConnor2434_004.jpg - Susan Vearncombe2452_001.jpg - Kay Cypher2461_001.jpg - Steve Wise2461_002.jpg - Steve Wise2461_003.jpg - Steve Wise2461_004.jpg - Steve Wise2528_005.jpg - Lynn Gail2534_004.jpg - Helga Dalla2550_001.jpg - Kurt Vansteelant2550_005.jpg - Kurt Vansteelant2551_001.jpg - Sonja de Sterke2561_001.jpg - Lincoln Baker2563_001.jpg - Judi Iranyi2571_002.jpg - Ben Scott2578_001.jpg - Pia Jessen2578_003.jpg - Pia Jessen2591_002.jpg - Liudmila Arnautova2594_001.jpg - Sylvia Cavanagh2604_001.jpg - Ross Swanborough2604_002.jpg - Ross Swanborough2604_005.jpg - Ross Swanborough2613_002.jpg - Stephen Miles2634_003.jpg - Terence Bogue2649_001.jpg - Rhiannon Tully2664_001.jpg - Andi Halil2689_002.jpg - Kate Ferguson2704_001.jpg - Philip Gostelow2736_001.jpg - Shelley Pearson2749_001.jpg - Bill Gekas2749_003.jpg - Bill Gekas2755_001.jpg - Ricky Gestro2761_001.jpg - Nicole Wells2767_001.jpg - Katya Evdokimova2783_004.jpg - Belle Verdiglione2797_002.jpg - Kris Anderson2801_001.jpg - Steven Cutts
2801_003.jpg - Steven Cutts2801_005.jpg - Steven Cutts2806_002.jpg - Lori Sharkey2814_002.jpg - Peter Rossi2814_003.jpg - Peter Rossi2814_005.jpg - Peter Rossi2818_003.jpg - Natasha Du Preez2852_002.jpg - Stefanie King2854_002.jpg - Ferne Millen2865_001.jpg - Charmaine Heyer2865_002.jpg - Charmaine Heyer2876_004.jpg - Brook Desmond2884_002.jpg - Robyn Campbell2895_004.jpg - Robert van Koesveld2900_002.jpg - Adam Hourigan2912_002.jpg - Margit Selg2941_003.jpg - Nathan Maddigan2945_003.jpg - Alan McDonald2947_004.jpg - Sheryn Ellis2947_005.jpg - Sheryn Ellis2949_001.jpg - Tomasz Dobrzanski2964_001.jpg - Danny Van der Elst3002_004.jpg - Jessica Truscott3003_004.jpg - Christian Clowes3014_003.jpg - Regis Chibanda
Sunday 25 | October 2015
WA’s biggest photo award winners announced
A PHOTOGRAPHER from Greenwood in Western Australia has beaten off the best in the world to take out the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP).Steve Wise’s confronting study of childhood burns victim ‘Robbie’ (shown right) was chosen over 1,864 other entries. Mr Wise was presented with his prizes - $5,000 in cash, a trophy and a framed commemorative certificate - at a glittering presentation ceremony attended by almost 200 invited guests at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle last night (24/10/2015).“Robbie was playing with matches in his bedroom when he was four years old,” Mr Wise explained about his winning image. “Things went wrong and he received burns to 95 per cent of his body. He was in a coma for nine weeks and in hospital for two and a half years. He’s just turned 28. His story is one of pain, struggle, continuing rehabilitation, courage and strength. He’s just like you and me; he enjoys a beer and a cigarette; a chat and a laugh. He has dark times and good times. He has plans to help talk to kids about fire safety and other burns patients about his story and recovery. He’s pretty good at keeping me grounded too.”Mr Wise also took out 8th Place in the competition. A total of 12 awards were presented at the ceremony.Second Prize in the biennial FiPP competition went to the 2013 winner, Goran Jovic of Croatia, for an intriguing black and white study of a shy young girl in Africa.Third prize went to Queensland photographer Sheryn Ellis for a superbly executed photograph of her daughter Cate.Two Stewards’ Prizes (which are analogous to the Archibald’s Packers’ Prize) were awarded: one to Applecross (Western Australia) photographer Johannes Reinhart for a challenging image of his son Max and the other to Steven Cutts who operates out of Bilingurr near Broome in Western Australia for an image of a true blue Aussie bushie.. The ‘top twenty’ was rounded out as follows:4th Place: ‘Wind Man’ by Goran Jovic (Croatia)5th Place: ‘Tristan’ by Ross Swanborough (Western Australia)6th Place: ‘Maxine’ by Sevim Dogan Ozkan (Victoria)7th Place: ‘Princess’ by Charmaine Heyer (Queensland)8th Place: ‘Anabel’ by Steve Wise (Western Australia)9th Place: ‘Self Love’ by Peter Rossi (Queensland))10th Place: ‘What’s So Funny Isabella?’ by Shelley Pearson (Western Australia)11th Place: ‘Abore Goat Girl’ by Pia Jessen (Queensland)12th Place: ‘Brothel By Night’ by Injetje Tadros (Western Australia)13th Place: ‘Rain Tears’ by Kurt Vansteelant (Belgium)14th Place: ‘Six Pack’ by Rose Meddings (Western Australia)15th Place: ‘Happy in the Mud’ by Muhummad Alamsyah Rauf (Indonesia)16th Place: ‘Unspoken’ by Ian English (New South Wales)17th Place: ‘She Emanates Light’ by Trish Ainslie (Western Australia)18th Place: ‘Engagement’ by Helen Newnham (Western Australia)19th Place: ‘The Drummer’ by Dianne English (New South Wales)20th Place: ‘Bob the Hippie’ by Nic Duncan (Western Australia)A public exhibition of the 109 short-listed images is on display at the gallery form the next week (25 October to 1 November). Catalogues containing the full ‘back stories’ of all the images are for sale on site.FiPP’s Chief organising Steward Dale Neill said the exhibition was the biggest and the best ever seen in Western Australia.“The variety and the talent on show is stunning,” Mr Neill said. “Portraits from across Australian and from around the world. What could better illustrate what a small, and at the same time, enormous and complicated, world we live in?“This award, FiPP, in now by far the biggest and most important portrait prize in Western Australia and, by the number of entries alone, it ranks third across the whole country. That’s amazing. However, it’s more amazing when you realise that all of this has been organised by a small volunteer committee.”Mr Neill said that FiPP had donated $25,000 from the proceeds or entry fees for the award to long-time charity beneficiary Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA taking the total raised for that worthy charity to around $52,000 over the course of the three competitions run so far.For more information visit www.fipp2015.org or call Chief Steward Dale Neill on 9430 6422 or 0407 082 371.
Thursday 12 | November 2015
FiPP People’s Choice winners announced
A PHOTOGRAPHER from Kab Sinjai in Indonesia has been named as the People’s Choice winner in the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP). Muhammad Alamsyah Rauf’s study of a group of children playing in the mud received the most votes as their favourite by in excess of 5,750 visitors to the recently concluded Showcase Exhibition of FiPP finalists at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle. The visitor who cast the winning vote received a professional tripod as a prize.The top 10 as voted in the People’s Choice were: (2) ‘Rain Tears’ by Kurt Vansteelant from Belgium, (3) ‘Life is Beautiful’ by Natasha Du Preez of Western Australia, (4) ‘Pensive’ by Kay Cypher of Western Australia, (5) ‘Orphanage’ by Istvan Kerekes of Hungary, (6) ‘Grapes’ by Bill Gekas of Victoria, (7) ‘Tilly May’ by Tomasz Dobrzanski of Western Australia, (8) ‘Last of the Kuku Thaypan’ by Brian Cassey of Queensland, (9) ‘Home Alone’ by Goran Jovic of Croatia and (10) ‘Farewell’ by Warren Joyce of Western Australia.To see all these images and read the stories behind them, download the exhibition catalogue HERE or via the link on the ‘Past Winners’ page of this website. Printed copies of the catalogue are available by emailing email@example.com
ID NUMBERSWhen you entered FiPP you would have automatically been sent a receipt (to the email address that you entered on the entry form).Can’t find it? Some entrants reported this but almost all of them located the receipt in their ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ folder. The receipt has the words ‘Arthritis WA’ in the subject line.Still stuck? Visit the Arthritis WA website and request a copy of your receipt.
Has anything changed since last year’s competition?
Yes.•ENTRY FEE: The entry fee for 2015 is $20 per image (maximum of 5 images per entry form).•ENTERING IS EASIER: The specifications for entered images have been relaxed (see Rules & Regulations for full details). Basically some of the more onerous technical requirements (like colour space and specific sizing) have been removed to make it easier for amateurs and people who may not be experienced with image authoring tools like Photoshop to enter (however, to be eligible for prizes and selection in the exhibition phase of the competition entrants must be able to provide, a high-resolution version of the image which is capable of being enlarged as a photographic print, at 300ppi (pixels-per-inch) resolution, and to A3 size.•MORE PRIZES: In FiPP3 (2015), the top ten entries will receive prizes. The First Prize winner will again receive a cash prize of $5,000 Australian. Second and Third prize-winners will receive product prizes as described on the ‘Prizes’ page of this website (when posted). The next seven best as judged by our judging panel will all receive cash prizes of $200 Australian. All winner will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement. There will also be one special prize for the entry judged by the competition stewards to be the best in show.
What definition of 'portrait' is used in assessing entries?
Entries must feature an image in which a human being (or more than one), or part thereof, is the key element. The image may range from a head to a full-length study or depict a part of the human form. It may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject. Ideally the portrait should show some aspect of the personality of the subject. A self-portrait is acceptable. When relevant to the portrait's impact, text may appear on the image, provided that it does not serve to identify the author.
What is the aim of the prize?
The aim of the Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP) is to promote and celebrate portrait photography and raise much-needed funds for our charity supporter, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Western Australia.
Is there a time limit on when the photograph was taken?
No, there is no time limit. Your entries can have been taken at any time provided you alone are the author. Older images shot on film will need to be scanned and submitted as digital images.
How many images can I submit?
You can submit up to five images on each entry form.
Can I I use Photoshop and other software on my images?
Yes, you are permitted to adjust your images in whatever way you wish. However, images that have been noticeably over-manipulated are less likely to be short-listed. You must also be able to provide the original image if requested to do so by the judges or the competition organisers.
Where does my entry fee go?
All profits from the FiPP are directed to charity (the Arthritis & Osteoporosis Foundation of WA) and we wish to keep the incentives as strong as possible for photographers to enter.
Could my images be rejected because of its content (i.e. and not for purely technical reasons)?
The FiPP believes in freedom of expression and would not normally censor images. Within the framework of the law, the FiPP encourages photographers to push the boundaries of portrait photography.However, images will not be accepted for judging in the FiPP if they contravene applicable Australian laws or International laws Australia is a party to. Australian laws prohibit the exhibition of certain material and, since all entries, when accepted, are potentially part of the final exhibition phase of the award, entries (subject to the advice of our legal team if required) would be rejected if they:•Are considered by the stewards to be pornographic;•Incite racial or other hatred; or•Contravene any other Australian standard for art exhibition display.In the (unlikely) event of an image being rejected for consideration in the FiPP, the organising committee will advise the entrant, however the applicant's lodgement/entry fee will be forfeit. The FiPP will not enter into correspondence as to the validity of the rejection notice.However, images that are not disqualified by way of the above (and may be merely confronting or challenge normal community mores) will be accepted into the judging process.
Can I enter for someone else?
No. Regulation 7.c stipulates that: “Entries ... must be owned and created by the entrant/artist.”
Do I need written permission from my subject?
This depends. The need for ‘permission’ to take a photographs is a grey area. The following advice applies in Australia and (to our knowledge) similar countries like the USA, the UK and New Zealand etc. Laws in some other countries may be different but the onus on the ‘legality’ of entered images is on the entrant. If in doubt ask a professional photographer in your country.You don't need formal written permission necessarily. You certainly don't have to produce any permission to enter. What you might need is some way of proving that the subject agreed to you taking their picture (or that you didn't need permission - see below) if a dispute ever arises. This is, of course,highly unlikely but there could be some circumstances in which a subject might complain. Therefore it's just better to let them know that you might enter a picture of them in a competition if you can. This can be important if your subject is under 16 years of age. In such cases, it would be wise to obtain permission from the child’s parent or a guardian.Having said that, many candid portraits are taken on holiday in different countries and it may not even be possible to ask for permission to enter the image in FiPP or other competitions. In such a case no permission would be needed (paparazzi and news organisations have, for example, successfully run the argument many times that if they can view a subject from a public vantage point then they can photograph them without impinging on their privacy or requiring permission). The 2012 runner-up in FiPP1 was taken at a public protest rally where the subject presumably wanted to be seen and 'remembered' and so there would be no requirement for permission to be sought in such a case. NB: On the other hand, if your subject has been photographed in his/her home or your studio (i.e. a private place) then we would strongly recommend getting permission to enter it from them. This is a completely different ‘contract’ between photographer and subject than that which occurs in public.The FiPP simply wishes to prevent any problems from arising which is why we are asking entrants to attest (by entering) that sufficient permissions have been gained as would allow them to enter. In the end, the onus is on the entrant to ensure they have not compromised anyone’s privacy etc.
The portrait photography award the world is coming to love...
“A portrait is not made in the
camera but on either side of it.”
FOR 2015, the prize pool for the Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP) has grown significantly. In total, more than $12,000 (Australian) is up for grabs. This page will eventually contain full details of all the prizes as they are ‘locked in’ but here are a few of the highlights so far. FIRST PRIZEKindly guaranteed by our long-time sponsor and charity benefactor Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA, the 2015 prize for the best portrait as judged by our independent three-person judging panel of experts will be $5,000 (Australian) in cash (well, actually it probably won’t be in actual ‘folding money’... but the FiPP organising committee will arrange for the funds to be transferred to the winner either by cheque or electronic transfer of funds (EFT)).OTHER PRIZESOur great friends and supporters at Nikon Australia have come to the party again this year. Nikon has put up the best product prize in the history of the FiPP, a magnificent professional level digital SLR: the Nikon D810! The camera’s exceptional FX-format image sensor ensures Full HD 1080/60p video with remarkably reduced moiré and noise. With an incomparable image resolution of 36.3-megapixels, and an ISO sensitivity range of 64 to 12800 your shots retain high resolution and rich tonality in any lighting condition.But there’s more folks! Nikon have added a super-fast and versatile Nikkor 24mm-70mm f2.8 lens to complete this terrific photography kit. Together the two are worth more than $5,000 (Australian)!!And that’s not all! Nikon Australia has very generously undertaken to deliver the camera and the lens to the winner wherever they live in the world (at no cost to the winner or FiPP)! That’s incredible. Thanks Nikon. If you’d like to find out more about this camera, go HERE.Master lens-maker Sigma have joined the FiPP with a magnificent prize donation. Through our good friends at CR Kennedy, Sigma is providing a Sigma f1.4 ART series 50mm lens (pictured right) valued at around $1,000 (AUS). This high-specification lens is fast becoming one of the most sought after in the digital photographic world. And it could be yours just be entering the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize competition. So get clicking!More prizes are being secured regularly (like luxury hotel accommodation packages and exciting ocean voyages) as we approach the opening date for FiPP 2015 so check back at this page occasionally to find out what’s new.TOP TEN PRIZESThis year the prizes will not stop at first, second and third either. A cash prize of $200 will be awarded to the next seven highest-ranked images to round out the ‘top ten’ for 2015. That’s another $1,400 is cash prizes, courtesy of Freo Faces Inc, the managers and organisers of the FiPP competition.
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Official 2015 FiPP Time Line
THE Organising Committee has finalised the official time line for the 2015 competition [all times and dates are expressed in Western Australian Standard Time, which is GMT +8].The official entry portal will open for the submission of digital entries on 15 June 2015.Entries will be accepted for the following two months with the entry portal closing on 21 August.The ‘long list’ of entries (the top 30% of all entries received) will be published on this website in early-September 2015. [Entrants will have received a receipt on entering the competition and this will contain information required to track the passage of individual images through the judging and elimination process.]From these, the independent judging panel will ‘short list’ 75+ images which will form the official exhibition in Fremantle, Western Australia. The details will be published here on (or about) 1 October.The Exhibition will be open to the public from 25 October to 1 November at The Moore’s Building Contemporary Gallery, in Henry Street. The official (invitation only) announcement of winners will held at the Gallery on the evening of Saturday 24 October 2015 and results will be published here the following day (Sunday 25 October, to coincide with the opening of the public exhibition).AT A GLANCEEntries open:15 June 2015Entries close:21 August 2015Long List announced:3-6 September 2015Short List announced:1 October 2015 (approx)Winners announced:24 October 2015Public exhibition opens:25 October 2015Public exhibition closes:1 November 2015
By Goran Jovic [Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia]Goran says: ““This photograph was made during my volunteer job with an aid association in Ngorongoro Tanzania. I was attending a Masai tribe ceremony in Aljanemalok village. After the ceremony, I was in a hut with the Masai Chief sharing some food when I saw this boy standing in the rain almost as if he was hypnotised. I’m still not sure if his expression was about the food or about the white man in the village. The Chief would not let me to share my food with the kid, saying that kids need to show respect to the older ones. In any event, I grabbed my camera and took this shot.””
Winner of the $5,000
2012 Fremantle International Portrait Prize
By Louise Cooke [Padbury, Western Australia]Louise says: “I met this bloke, Alan, while photographing in the hills around Bridgetown, WA. He zoomed quietly across the paddocks in his electric car, which he built himself. He was fascinating to chat with, spinning all sorts of interesting ideas and opinions in a half hour chat. A true “Ideas Man”!! Here he holds one of his goats, Sara, who was abandoned at birth. Alan claimed she was a bit of a handful at times and loved to drive around in the passenger seat of his car.”
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Want to see all the other winners and short-listed entries?Easy! Just grab a copy of the relevant year’s FiPP Official Catalogue. You can download them right here:2015 - (About 3 megabytes)2013 - (About 6 megabytes)2012 - (About 4 megabytes)
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“My portraits are more about me
than they are about the people I
Judging Panel for 2015 FiPP
THE Organising Committee has gratefully enlisted the services of three of Western Australia’s finest photographers to judge the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize. The panel has an impressive pedigree with enormous experience across the whole range of photographic areas but, in particular, they all shine when it comes to portrait photography. The panel comprises (in no particular order):Garry Sarrewww.sarre.com.auMaster Photographer in the AIPP Australian Institute of Professional Photography, Garry Sarre has won dozens of awards during his career and has achieved the status of Master Photographer Il. Here in Western Australia, Subiaco-based Garry has also won “Advertising Photographer of the Year,” “Fashion Photographer of the Year” and in 2009, the prized John Whitfield-King Award which is awarded for the “Best People Picture.”Abigail Harmanwww.abigailharman.comAbigail (Abbe) Harman was classically trained in photography in the USA. She started her career in the era of film and darkrooms and for over 30 years earned a living as a professional photographer, first as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke’s, the world-famous teaching hospital attached to Cambridge University in England and then at the Fitzwilliam Museum, also in Cambridge. In the 90s, ATHENA, the greetings card company, commissioned Abbe to produce a series of teddy bear images which were called Abigail’s Bears. The cards and posters sold worldwide and attracted a couple of Kodak awards. She moved to California where she photographed weddings and took family portraits. Now domiciled in Perth, Abbe has established herself as an outstanding corporate photographer. She is also a former and founding Committee Member of the Fremantle International Portrait Prize.Mark Greenlandwww.markgreenlandphotography.com.auMark Greenland is an amateur photographer located in Perth, Western Australia. He uses Nikon equipment and began taking pictures in 1985 (at the age of 31) to record his children, but he soon found a creative medium which requires an artistic eye, rather than hand. Mark is also a poet and the recipient of numerous photography awards for his unique and arresting style.
This page contains links to promotional materials for the 2015 FiPP. Click on the thumbnails to download the various PDFs and JPGs described. These can be used to promote the FiPP on websites, in emails and anywhere else you like! Please link the images (or include a link in any text that accompanies them) to www.fipp2015.org
The Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FIPP) is governed by the following rules and regulations. (See also our list of Frequently Asked Questions)LEGAL NOTICEAustralian laws prohibit the exhibition of certain materials and, since all entries, when accepted, are potentially part of the final exhibition phase of the award, entries (subject to the advice of our legal team if required) would be rejected by the stewards if they:•Are considered by the stewards to be pornographic;•Incite racial or other hatred; or•Contravene any other Australian standard for art exhibition display.DEFINITION OF A ‘PORTRAIT’ FOR FiPPEntries must feature an image in which a human being (or more than one), or part thereof, is the key element. The image may range from a head to a full-length study or depict a part of the human form. It may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject. Ideally the portrait should show some aspect of the personality of the subject. A self-portrait is acceptable. When relevant to the portrait's impact, text may appear on the image, provided that it does not serve to identify the author (see also 7g below).GENERAL1.By the act of entering the competition, you agree to be bound by these rules and regulations.2.The copyright of any image remains with the author.3.The organisers of the competition can vary these rules and regulations at any time without notice.4.Any decisions concerning the running and/or conduct of the FiPP competition made by the organisers are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.5.The judge’s decisions in all matters will be final and binding.6.The organisers of the FIPP competition cannot be held responsible for any errors that may occur before, during or after the competition period, specifically no responsibility is accepted for the safekeeping of images submitted to the awards via the official entry portal or sent to FiPP by any other means at all. Entrants are solely responsible for keeping the original and/or copies of any submitted images to safeguard against loss, damage or any other happening within the judging and exhibition process.TECHNICAL7.Entries must be submitted as digital files and adhere to the following specifications:a.Entries must be *.JPG or *.JPEG files (no other format will be accepted for judging, including any files, whether they be in JPG or JPEG format or not, submitted within a compressed (zip) file). Images can have any file name (but please avoid wild-card characters - like % ^ & $ etc). Images will be renamed and assigned a unique number ID (in the format 1234_001) for judging. You will receive an email receipt with thumbnails of your entered images showing their new FiPP file-names.b.Entries must be of a high enough quality to be viewed on a large calibrated computer screen by our judging panel,and they must also be smaller than 2 megabytes but larger than 500 kilobytes (half a megabyte) in size (however, entrants must be able to provide, if selected in the exhibition short-list, a high-resolution version of the image which is capable of being enlarged as a photographic print, at 300ppi (pixels-per-inch) resolution, and to at least A3 size).c.Entries must be the original work of, and owned and created by, the entrant/artist (entries entered and found to be, or later discovered to have been, entered by someone other than the image creator will not be considered for judging in the competition. Furthermore, the entry will be disqualified and the entry fee paid will be forfeited.) If such an entry passes the judging phase of the competition and is subsequently discovered to be plagiarised, the entry will also be disqualified. d.Entries can have been created at any time (however entries created in the pre-digital photography era must be scanned or otherwise converted to digital format as per regulation 7a AND the original print, negative or slide must be made available for inspection to the judges on request. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry from the competition).e.Entries created by any photographic device, including but not limited to digital cameras, film cameras, tablets and mobile phones and the like are eligible so long as the image meets the specifications and printing requirements above.f.Likewise self-portraits (even in the form of so-called ‘selfies’) are also permitted.g.Entries will be judged ‘blind’. No text, watermark or other element identifying the author is permitted within the image.OTHER8.Entries must be uploaded to FiPP via the official entry portal. Images delivered to (or attempted to be delivered to) FiPP by any other means whatsoever will be disqualified (unless specifically allowed by the organising committee... e.g. in special circumstances).9.Entries must be accompanied by the relevant entry fee paid in full. Any entry arriving at FiPP without the required payment (whether by fault of the entrant or by FiPP, AOWA* or anyone else) will be disqualified from the competition. 10.Entrants will receive a receipt on the payment of the entry fee and the onus is on the entrant to retain this should any question about payment arise.11.Entries will be retained by FiPP and may be used for any reasonable promotional purposes for future competitions providing that the author’s name is clearly attributed to/with the image on any promotional materials.12.Entrants must enter using their own legal name. Nom de plumes, nicknames, studio or company names are not permitted.PRIZES ETC13.All prizes awarded by FiPP must be taken as offered. No exchanges and or ‘cashing out’ of ‘in kind’ and product prizes will be entertained.14.Cash prizes will be issued either as a) cheques in Australian dollars and posted to winners’ nominated postal addresses or b) electronically transferred to a winners nominated bank account where this is possible.15.Collection of ‘in kind’ and/or product prizes is the responsibility of the winners. Overseas entrants should consider how they might repatriate, or arrange for collection of, their prizes should they win.
Chair: Professor Lawrie Beilin AO, Emeritus Professor of Medicine University of Western Australia Chief Steward: Dale Neill BA, Grad Dip Ed Tech, Cert Photog, Master Photographer AIPPAdministrator: Sandy ChaneyCommittee:Peter Ramshaw MCSEGeorge Woodward B.Sc, ARPS, DPAGBDr John Quintner MB, BS, MRCP, FFPMANZCA, Rheumatologist Ivor Metlitzky M.Sc. B.Sc(Eng) AAPSAngelique LeeJan RobinsonJane Fraser