Celebrating the world’s best portrait photography and portrait photographers
What’s all this then?
Welcome to the new-look website for the Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP).Endorsed by the City of Fremantle, the FiPP is fast becoming one of Australia's most prestigious photographic portrait awards. 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 then exhibited as prints in the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, followed by an Exhibition Opening event at which the winners are announced.The next FiPP is scheduled for 2015.
Why should I get involved?
The FiPP promotes 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.
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 and increase of 95% in visitor volume per day during the exhibition)•23,001 unique visitors have used the FiPP website so far in calendar 2013 (up to 1 September) and the associated blog has been viewed 28,261 times since its launch in 2012.•The FiPP website site had 1,722,709 hits in the same period•Over $22,000 was raised for our charity sponsors, Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA
What happened the first time?
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.
Lawrie says: “A sincere thanks to all of you worldwide who entered the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize. Our three distinguished judges eagerly await reviewing your images. Your entries reflect the widespread and growing interest in the art of portrait photography. By entering you have generously donated to the very worthwhile charitable cause, the Arthritis & Osteoporosis Foundation of Western Australia, which will aid efforts in research, education and management of people of all ages with joint and bone problems. I wish you all good luck with your entries and greatly look forward to sharing with you some of your outstanding portraits. Thank you again.”Want a hard copy of the list winners and short-listed entries for this and previous years? Easy! Just grab a PDF copy of the relevant year’s FiPP Official Catalogue from the Past Winners page of this website.
Photography is important in many aspects of our lives as well as being an artistic outlet.
1st, 2nd & 3rd place-getters,plus the other 79 finalists now displayed on this site.