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FIAP Biennials

The FIAP Biennials are competitions between the representative FIAP affiliated photographic organisations from countries around the world. Each country selects images from photographers within it’s organisation’s membership to represent their country. Images in the competition itself are awarded points and the full set of images from that country are also awarded points for cohesion, as each country must enter a themed set of images. There are awards and placings for the most successful countries, and individual awards are also made for specific images. Those people, whose work is chosen to represent their country in this inter country competition, can count their selected image towards their APS honours. If the image then goes on to achieve a score of at least 8 when judged in the Biennial itself, it can also be counted on FIAP Distinctions applications.

A theme will be set for the Australian entry for each Biennial and advertised to APS members via E-News. APS members are encouraged to submit images, fitting the chosen theme, for possible selection at the applicable time. Submission details and forms will be available for download below as they become available. For any queries concerning the Biennials, please contact the relevant Coordinator shown below.

As the name implies, each Biennial is held every second year, alternating years.

Even years
Black and White Biennial (Print Section Only)
Nature Biennial (Print Section and Projected Image Section)

Odd years
Colour Biennial (Print Section and Projected Image Section)



Monochrome Print Biennial
This 2020 Biennial was cancelled due to covid. The APS works selected will be sent to this event in 2022
Coordinator: David Norris EFIAP FAPS
Email: David Norris EFIAP FAPS


Nature Biennial – Print and Digital
Closing date for Submitting Images for possible selection for the 2022 Nature Biennial is: 15th February 2022
Coordinator: Brian Russell EFIAP FAPS
Email: Brian Russell EFIAP FAPS






Colour Biennial – Print and Digital
Closing date for Submitting Images for possible selection for the 2021 Colour Biennial is: 30th November 2020
Coordinator: Leanne Alessi EFIAP/s GMAPS PPSA
Email: Leanne Alessi EFIAP/s GMAPS PPSA


Banner FIAP Colour Biennial 2021







pdf FIAP Biennial 2021 Overall Results (495 KB)

pdf FIAP Biennial 2021 Australian Results (1.49 MB)

pdf FIAP Nature Biennial Results 2020 - Overall Results between Nations (499 KB)