December 22, 2014

FIAP Distinctions

The IPF represent Ireland at the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the worldwide body for photographic art. FIAP is the sole body for photographic art recognised by UNESCO and has its headquarters in Paris. FIAP offers a range of services that can be availed of by members of the IPF. The most popular of these is a range of internationally recognised distinctions, the Artist FIAP, Excellence FIAP (and levels), and Master FIAP.
The AFIAP and EFIAP distinctions are gained through acceptances and awards at international competitions (salons). Further advancement can also be gained through the EFIAP levels. These may be applied for after holding the EFIAP distinction for a period of one year and they are the EFIAP Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
The IPF forward distinction applications to FIAP once per year and the final date for receipt of applications must be made to the IPF FIAP Liaison officer (details below) by the 31st of March each year. Results of applications are then advised by FIAP to the liaison officer within 3 months of receipt of the IPF applications.
The MFIAP application is by invitation
Application fee for each level of distinction is €50.
Rules: Please read the document below regarding the latest FIAP requirements. . Following the National Council meeting of the 23rd of June, 2012, prospective applicants should also note that additional National qualifying images at IPF / Irish events will also be required from February 2014. In order to qualify for FIAP Distinctions, IPF members will have to achieve 4 qualifiers at Irish events. The qualifying events are as follows: IPF Print and Projected Image Finals (image scoring in top 35%), IPF Nature Finals (image scoring in top 35%), An Oige Open Competition (accepted for exhibition), Tallaght International Salon (accepted for exhibition), Cork International Salon (accepted for exhibition).


Applications: Artist and Excellence FIAP Application form needs to be completed and forwarded to the IPF Liaison Officer, on or before the 28th of February 2014, by email and hard copy. Submitted images to be sent on CD.
Excellence FIAP Levels Application form needs to be completed and forwarded to the IPF Liaison Officer, on or before the 28th of February 201, by email and hard copy. Submitted images to be sent on CD.
Photographer’s Card: Part of the process is to apply for membership of FIAP, called the FIAP Photographers Card. Please note that this may be done at the same time as applying for your first distinction and is only done once. The cost for this card is also €50 and applications will also only be forwarded by the Liaison Officer once per year with such applications closing on the 28th of February each year. The form is available below:

Individuals interested in pursuing FIAP distinctions must also apply for a FIAP membership card – this should be done at the time of making your first FIAP Distinction application. The FIAP Liaison Officer for Ireland is Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP ESFIAP. All applications for FIAP membership and for FIAP distinctions must be made to him at :
Paul Stanley
8 Elmfield Grove, Clare Hall, Dublin 13
Paul can also be reached via ‘FIAP Distinctions’ Dropdown menu on our contact page.

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For more information on FIAP, please visit the FIAP Website
APPLICANTS:
All payments for distinctions and cards must be made through the paypal link above
FAQS
1. What events allow me to collect FIAP acceptances?
The ONLY events that FIAP acceptances are awarded for are International Salons that receive FIAP Patronage (have a FIAP number eg 2012/123 – see FIAP website for a comprehensive list of salons, including historical listings back to 1979!), FIAP Biennials (FIAP Monochrome, Colour Print, DPI and Nature Biennials), and the FIAP Clubs World Cup. Please note that 85% of your application must be from full Salons. No other events will be recognised for FIAP acceptances.
2. Does the same Salon but in a different year count as 1 or 2 Salons?
They count as 2 salons. If you enter, say Tallaght in 2010, and then again in 2011 and are lucky enough to get acceptances in both, then they both count towards your number of Salons target.
3. How much does my first Distinction application cost?
Your first application will cost €100, €50 for the actual application and €50 for your first FIAP Photographers card. Thereafter subsequent applications are €50 per distinction.
4. Do I have to send anything directly to FIAP?
No, applicants must submit their application for distinction, CD with images and Photographers card application etc, through the FIAP Liaison Officer only
5. Are my awards cumulative for the EFIAP Levels (bronze to Platinum)?
No. Once you have achieved a particular level, the slate is wiped clean and you start again.
6. What acceptancess do I need for 2013 applications and for 2014 applications?
For applications in February 2013:

Distinction
No. of Accepts
No. of Images
No. of Salons
No. of Countries
No. of Awards
AFIAP
30
10
10
5
EFIAP
150
50
30
15
EFIAP/b
75
25
3
EFIAP/s
150
50
4
EFIAP/g
300
100
5
EFIAP/p
600
200
6

For applications in February 2014:

Distinction
No. of Accepts
No. of Images
No. of Salons
No. of Countries
No. of Awards
AFIAP
40
15
15
8
EFIAP
250
50
30
20
EFIAP/b
75
25
3
EFIAP/s
150
50
4
EFIAP/g
300
100
5
EFIAP/p
600
200
6

 7. What is the FIAP-Code on the Photographers Card form?
Enter I03 as the code and The Irish Photographic Federation as the organisation
8. What format do I need to send my submitted images in?
The images you submit to FIAP for your distinction must be sized as 3600 pixels on the longest side and saved as a high quality JPEG (level 10 – 12). Each image must be named as I03_SURNAME_Forename_title of image.JPG. These are then to be forwarded on CD to the FIAP Liaison Officer along with your application forms.