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History of the IFWP

International Federation of Wildlife Photography

1978 - 2014

 

Information of the general assembly’s held by IFWP since the beginning

 

1978         First meeting to create IFWP, in France, Strassbourg, May 20. Initiative of ASCPF France.  Minutes present.

Participants 14 from 7 associations:  ASCPF France (6), ASPN Switzerland (2), Termeszetfotos Hungary (1), GDT Germany (1), RSPB Gr Britain (1), SICF Italy (2), CIC International (1)

 

1979        Second meeting to create IFWP, in Genève May 12.  Minutes present.

Participants 8 from 5 associations:  ASCPF France (2), ASPN Switzerland (2), Nimrod Hungary (1),  SICF Italy (1), CIC International (2)

 

1980        1st Meeting General Assembly in Rome May 10.  Minutes present.

Participants 5 persons: ASCPF France (1), RSPB Gr Britain (1), CIC International (1), SICF Italy (1), Nimrod Hungary (1)
The autorisation of IFWP was at 1980 April 14.
The Statutes are signed  returned by the present associations, the 5 first members.
Planning the first expositions:
-  in 1981 in Bulgarie at a world expo about hunting
-  in 1982 in Budapest organised by the Nimrod Nature Photographers

 

1981         2nd Meeting General Assembly in Grünberg, Germany October 16.  Minutes present.

+ extraordinary general meeting to amending the statutes in Grunberg, October 16
Participants meeting 7 persons: ASCPF France (2), SICF Italy (1), Nimrod Hungary (1),
and 2 new members: GDT Germany (2) and ASPN Switzerland (1)

 

1982         3rd Meeting General Assembly in Monaco, June 13.  Minutes present.

Participants meeting 9 persons: ASCPF France (2), ASPN Switzerland (1), RSPB Gr Britain (1), GDT Germany (1), Nimrod Hungary (1), SICF Italy (1), CIC (1), Diana Jugoslavia (1)
2 new memebers: Diana Jugoslavia, Naturfotograferna Sweden

 

1983          4th  Meeting in  Hungary, Budapest, Mars 19. Organised by Nimrod.  Minutes present.

Participants meeting 8 persons: ASCPF France (2), ASPN Switzerland (1), RSPB Gr Britain (1), GDT Germany (1), Nimrod Hungary (1), Diana Jugoslavia (1)

 

1984         5th Meeting in France, Paris/Chambord

Expositions in Paris and in Chambord

 

             1985               no meeting

 

1986         6th  Meeting in Bath, Great Britain, Sept 5-7. Organised by RSPB. Minutes present.

Participants meeting 9 persons: ASCPF France (2), RSPB Gr Britain (3), NN Norway (1), N Sweden (2) FECP Spain (1). 2 New members: NN Norway and FECP Spain.

 

1987         7th  Meeting in  Hungary, Budapest, May 29-June 1. Organised by Nimrod.  Minutes present.

Participants meeting 6 persons: ASCPF France (1), GDT Germany (1),  Nimrod Hungary (1),  NN Norway (1), N Sweden (1), FECP Spain (1).

Members 9: ASCPF France, RSPB Gr Britain, GDT Germany,  Nimrod Hungary,  Klub Diana Jugoslavia, NN Norway, N Sweden, FECP Spain, CIC

 

1988         8th Meeting in Norway, Oslo, June 17-22.  Organised by NN.

Members 8: ASCPF France, RSPB Gr Britain, GDT Germany,  Nimrod Hungary,  Klub Diana Jugoslavia, NN Norway, N Sweden, FECP Spain.

 

1989         9th Meeting in Sweden, Vårgårda, May 12-16. Organised by N.  Minutes present.

Participants meeting 10 persons: ASCPF France (2), RSPB Gr Britain (1), GDT Germany (1),  Nimrod Hungary (1),  Klub Diana Jugoslavia (1), NN Norway (2), N Sweden (1). and as observer FNPA Finland (1).
New member: FNPA Finland

Members in 1989: ASCPF France, RSPB Gr Britain, GDT Germany, Klub Diana Jugoslavia,  N Sweden,  FECP Spain,  FNPA Finland,  VÖAV Österreich

 

1990         10th  Meeting in Germany, Braunfels, October 18-20.  Organised by GDT.

New members:  Biofoto Norway, VTNÖ Austria

 

1991         11th Meeting in France, Chantilly, June 6-9. Organised by ASCPF.  Minutes present.

Participants 27 persons (ASCPF France (14), FNPA Finland (4), GDT Germany (2), KFP Czech (1), Nimrod Hungary (1), NN Norway (3), PN Sweden (2).

 

1992         12th Meeting in Finland, Kiljava, Febr. ± 9. Organised by FNPA.  Minutes present.

Participants 11 persons (ASCPF France (1), FNPA Finland (4), KFP Czech (1), Nimrod Hungary (1), NN Norway (1), N Sweden (2), present as observer Leszek Sawicki from Poland.
new council elected

Members 12 in 1992: ASCPF France, Biofoto Norway, Diana Jugoslavia, FNPA Finland, KFP Czech, GDT Germany, N Sweden, Nimrod Hungary, NN Norway, PN Sweden, VTNÖ Austria, FECP Spain (no more contact). + 2 Correspondent members: RSPB Gr Britain and VÖAV fed. Austria.

 

1993         13th  Meeting in Austria, Vienna, June 9-13. Organised by VTNÖ.  Minutes present.

Participants meeting, 20 persons:  ASPN Switzerland (2), FN Hungary (5), FNPA Finland (2), KFP Czech (1) , PN Sweden (4), VTNÖ Austria (6). New member FN Hungary, new member ASPN Switzerland (again)

Competition (first one): images from 5 associations (ASCPF France, FNPA Finland, KFP Czech, ? Norway, VTNÖ Austria).
Winner: Leif Rustand Norway  - title of the winning image: 'Birch Trees'
Complete list of results present

 

1994        14th Meeting in Sweden, Ängelholm, May 11-15. Organised by PN. Minutes present.

Participants about 26 from 9 associations (many members from FN Hungary and PN Sweden) (ASCPF France, FNPA Finland, FN Hungary, KFP Czech, N Sweden, NN Norway, PN Sweden, Nimrod Hungary, VTNÖ Austria

Members 12 in 1994: ASCPF France, ASPN Switzerland, Biofoto Norway, Diana Jugoslavia, FN Hungary, FNPA Finland, KFP Czech, N Sweden, Nimrod Hungary, NN Norway, PN Sweden, VTNÖ Austria. GDT has left IFWP.
New member SPSN Belgium possible.

Competition: 188 images from 7 associations
Winner:  Seppo A. Ronkainen, FNPA Finland - title of the winning image: 'Wolf'
Complete list of results present

 

1995         15th Meeting in Czech, Židlochovice, May 6-11. Organised by KFP.  Minutes present.

Participants meeting, 29 persons + Czech members:  ASCPF France (3), ASPN Switzerland (2), FN Hungary (4), FNPA Finland (1), KFP Czech (8), NiB Netherlands (5), N Sweden (1), PN Sweden (2),  VTNÖ Austria (5)  (+ LCR Forest department (2), Czech org. and magazines (6)

Members 14 associations

Competition: 252 entries from 8 associations, ASCPF France, FN Hungary, FNPA Finland, KFP Czech, NiB Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, VTNÖ Austria
Winner: Marti Rikkonen FNPA Finland – title of the winning image: 'Aurora borealis'
Complete list of results present

 

1996         16th Meeting in Norway, Oslo, Febr 16-18. Organised by NN.  Minutes present.

Participants 8 from 4 organisations, ASPN Switzerland, ASCPF France, N Sweden, NN Norway.

Members 13 associations

Competition: images from 5 associations, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Hungary and Switzerland
Winner:  Stig Tronvold, NN Norway  -  title of the winning image: 'Marsh Tit'
Complete list of results present

 

1997        17th  Meeting in Austria, Rosenburg May 28-June 1. Organised by VTNÖ.  Minutes present.

Participants meeting 13:

Competition: 80 entries from 5 members: ASPN Switzerland, KFP Czech, NiB Netherlands, FNPA Finand, VTNÖ Austria.
Winner: Franz Kovacs VTNÖ Austria – 'Daslook' ??
List of results present but with no titles of the images

11 members in 1997 : VTNÖ Austria, ASPN Switzerland, ASCPF France, KFP Czech, N Sweden, PN Sweden, FNPA Finland, FN Hungary, NiB Netherlands, NN Norway, SPSN Belgium.

 

1998        18th Meeting in Switzerland, Aigle, Sept. 9-13. Organised by ASPN.  Minutes present.

Participants ± 25: ASCPF France (2), ASPN Switzerland, FN Hungary, KFP Czech, N Sweden (2), NiB Netherlands, VTNÖ Austria (1).

Members 11

Competition: 107 images from 7 associations (Austria, Finland, France, The Netherlands,
Norway, Switzerland, plus ?).
Winner:  Alois Kresse, VTNÖ Austria - title of the winning image:  'Frozen Trees'
Complete list of results present

 

1999        19th Meeting in the Netherlands, Heeswijk, Sept. 4-8. Organised by NiB.  Minutes present.

Participants 25: ASCPF France (1), FN Hungary (2), FNPA Finland (1), KFP Czech (2), N Sweden (2), NiB Netherlands (13), VTNÖ Austria (2), guests Adrian Langdon and Dave Thomas from UK.

Members: 10. The Belgium association SPSN has left (was a member during 4 years but has never been present on a meeting)

Competition: 103 images from 6 organisations.
Winner: Kari Reponen–  title of the winning image: ‘Mating Goshawks’

 

2000        20th Meeting in Hungary, Hortobagy, May 20-25. Organised by FN.  Minutes present.

Participants meeting 33 from 5 clubs: FN Hungary (14), FNPA Finland (2), NiB Netherlands (12), N Sweden (3), VTNÖ Austria (2).
 
Competition:  special open competition, not only for members of IFWP. 492 prints of 100 photographers from 6 countries (Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Yugoslavia and 558 slides of 59 photographers from 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and Romania)

Winner Erich Kuchling, VTNÖ Austria - title of the winning image: 'Flying Swans'
Open competition with travelling exhibition, no list

Members in 2000 (11): ASCPF France, ASPN Switzerland, FN Hungary, FNPA Finland, KFP Czech, N Sweden, NN Norway, NiB Netherlands, Nimrod Hungary, PN Sweden, VTNÖ Austria
Corresponding members: Adrian Langdon UK, Dave Thomas UK

 

2001        21st Meeting in Finland, Kuusamo, Sept 12-16. Organised by FNPA.  Minutes present.

Participants 34 from 9 associations: VTNÖ Austria (1), FNPA Finland (7), ASCPF France (1), NiB Netherlands (3), FN Hungary(10), ZPFP Poland(8), N Sweden (1), PN Sweden (1), KFP Czech (2).
New member: ZPFP Poland

Competition: 94 pictures from 6 organisations (ASPN, ASCPF, VTNÖ, FNPA, NiB and Sweden)
Winner:  Maurice Chatelain, ASCPF France - title of the winning image: 'Greenland seal'
Complete list of results present

 

2002         22nd Meeting in Sweden, Vanern Lake, May 17-21. Organised by N.  Minutes present.
Organised by Naturfotograferna Sweden.

Participants ± 30 from 6 clubs:  ASCPF France (1), FN Hungary (11), FNPA Finland (2), NiB Netherlands (13), N Sweden (±4) PN Sweden (1)

Competition 161 images from 8 organisations
Winner:  Birger Areklett, NN Norway - title of the winning image: 'Ice'
Complete list of results present

 

2003        23rd Meeting in Poland, Kampinoski, May 21-25. Organised by ZPFP. Minutes present.

Participants ± 45: FN Hungary (13), FNPA Finland (2), NiB Netherlands (13), N Sweden (±4) PN Sweden (1) ZPFP Poland (many)

Competition: 103 images from 6 organisations, (ASPN Switzerland, FN Hungary, FNPA Finland, NiB Netherlands, PN Sweden, ZPFP Poland)
Winner:  Łukasz Stêpieñ, ZPFP Poland - title of the winning image: 'Chamomile'
Complete list of results present

 

2004        24th Meeting in Norway, Dovrefjell, Sept 15-19. Organised by NN. Minutes present.

Participants ± 40: ASCPF France (2), FN Hungary (±9), FNPA Finland (2), KFP Czech (1), NiB Netherlands (11), NN Norway (many), SKFP Slovakia (3), ZPFP Poland (5).

Competition 100 images from 6 clubs (ASPN Switzerland, FN Hungary, NiB Netherlands, NN Norway, ZPFP Poland, +)
Winner:  Jaroslaw Swiergon,  ZPFP Poland - title of the winning image: 'Beechwood'
Complete list of results present

 

2005         25th Meeting in France, Brière, May 24-28. Organised by ASCPF. Minutes present.

Participants ± 45: ASCPF France (±10), ASPN Switzerland (1), FN Hungary (15), FNPA Finland (2), KFP Czech (1), NiB Netherlands (12), SKFP Slovakia (2), ZPFP Poland (1). New member: SKFP Slovakia

Competition 176 images from 10 clubs (ASCPF France, ASPN Switzerland, FN Hungary, FNPA Finland,  NiB Netherlands, NN Norway, NP Sweden, SKFP Slovakia, ZPFP Poland +?)
Winner:  Laszlo Suhayda, FN Hungary - title of the winning image:  'In Ambush'
Complete list of results present

 

2006          26th Meeting in Slovakia, Mala Fatra, June 15-18. Organised by SKFP.  Minutes present.

Participants 76 from: Austria, Czech, Finland, France, Hungary, Holland, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Slovakia

Competition 183 images from 10 clubs (ASCPF France, ASPN Switzerland, FN Hungary, FNPA Finland,  NiB Netherlands, NN Norway, NP Sweden, SKFP Slovakia, ZPFP Poland +?)
Winner:  Kai Jensen, NN Norway
Complete list of results present

 

2007         27th Meeting in Hungary, Kaszó, June 19-24. Organised by FN.  Minutes present.

Participants ± 50 from: Austria, Czech, France, Hungary, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland and Slovakia

Competition 123 images and 16 slideshows from 8 clubs
Winner:  Gilbert Hayoz, ASPN Switzerland ‘2 Bombycilla garrulusin competition for food'
Complete list of results present

 

2008          Members 13.

28th Meeting in The Netherlands, Texel, May 24-28. Organised by NiB.  Minutes present.

Participants 75: ASCPF France (7), ASPN Switzerland (5), FN Hungary (15), FNPA Finland (2), KFP Czech (8), NiB Netherlands (22), NN Norway (2), N Sweden (2), SKFP Slovakia (6), VTNO Austria (2), ZPFP Poland (2), individ. UK (2)

Competition 155 images and 9 slideshows from 10 clubs (93 photographers)
Winner:  Esa Nieminen, FNPA - Finland - title of the winning image:  'Fightning, Squirrels'
Complete list of results present

 

2009          Members 14, 2 new members present: NFD Danmark and UK United Kingdom

29th Meeting in Switzerland, Bex, September 9-13. Organised by ASPN.  Minutes present.

Participants ± 50: ASCPF France (4), ASPN Switzerland (7), FN Hungary (11), KFP Czech (11), NFD Danmark (new member) (2), NiB Netherlands (12), SKFP Slovakia (7), UK United Kingdom (new member) (5), VTNO Austria (2), ZPFP Poland (2).

Competition 118 images and …….. slideshows from …… clubs
Winner:  Antti Leinonen, FNPA  Finland
List of results present

 

2010         Members 14

30th Meeting in Czech Republic, Jeseniky Mountains, September 22-26. Organised by KFP. Minutes present.

Participants ± 44: ASCPF France (2), ASPN Switzerland (2), FN Hungary (9), KFP Czech (11), NiB Netherlands (6), NN Norway (1), UK United Kingdom (6), VTNO Austria (5), ZPFP Poland (2).

Competition 161 images and 5 slideshows from 10 clubs (97 photographers)
Winner:   Miloslav Kratochvíl, KFP Czech Republic  -  title of the winning image: 'Buteo & Ardea cinerea'
Complete list of results present

 

2011         Members 14

 

                31th Meeting in Austria, Tyrol, June 22-26.   Organised by VTNÖ

 

                Participants :.

Competition 180 images from 10 clubs
Winner:   Jouni Suikkanen, FNPA  Finland  -  title of the winning image: 'Cranes'
Complete list of results present

  

2012         Members 14

 

                32th Meeting in Finland, Kuhmo, June 27-July 1.   Organised by FNPA

 

                Participants :

Competition 169 images, 4 slideshows, 3 young photographers portfolios from 9 clubs
Winner:   Kai Fagerström, FNPA Finland  -  title of the winning image: 'The Fox'
Complete list of results present

 

2013         33th Meeting in Poland, Biebrzansky NP, April 24-28.   Organised by ZPFP

 

  

 2014         34th Meeting in France, Hauteluce - Savoie, June 18-22.   Organised by ASCPF