World Photographic Cup
The World Photographic Cup 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. A Governing Committee has been created to conduct the ongoing affairs of the competition, also supported by UAPP (United Asian Professional Photography) and AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). The brotherhood and sisterhood of photography is a bond that transcends language, culture, and geography. That’s the foundation behind the World Photographic Cup, a one of a kind international team competition.
The WPC organizing body is made up of photographers from across Europe, the United States, and Canada. Images are judged by a committee of 15 highly-trained photographers from around the world.
“I am honored and excited and certainly flattered to be on the national team in photography, representing Norway in the World Photographic Cup 2021. Being in the illustrious company of so many talented photographers is incredibly humbling.”
The Norwegian National Photography Awards (Landskonkurransen) is the country’s most prestigious photography awards. Landskonkurransen is an annual competition accepting entries from all professional photographers and students / apprentices. The photographer with the highest total score is named Norwegian Photographer of the Year. The student / apprentice with the highest score is named Student / Apprentice of the Year. The picture with the highest score in each category becomes category winners. Gold, silver and bronze medals are also awarded in each category.
The awards in the National Competition form the basis for selection for the national team in photography, participating in the World Photographic Cup – the World Cup in Photography.
The national competition as we know it today took its form in the mid-80s, but the competition itself has its roots back to 1927. Then, the Norwegian Photographers’ National Association (which later became the Norwegian Photographer’s Association) organized its first annual Awards Competition, with one category and six participants. Since then, the competition has undergone several changes, both in name and form, and has grown considerably. Today, the National Competition is one of the country’s largest of its kind.
The Norwegian Photographer’s Association (NFF) was founded in 1894. It is a Norwegian association with more than 500 professional photographers. The association’s purpose is to bring together the country’s professional photographers to collaborate on the development of photography and safeguard the interest of the photographer.