6th annual Fine Art Photography Awards winners and finalists
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6th annual Fine Art Photography Awards winners and finalists

Last week, winners and finalists of the 6th annual Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) were announced. Dutch portrait artist Ewa Cwikla won $3,000 in prize money and the title of Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year for her photo ‘Candy Smoke.’ Greek photographer Ioanna Natsikou was declared Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year. She received $2,000 in prize money for her series 'Interlude in the Blue.'

The competition received 4,300 entries from 89 countries across 20 categories including abstract, architecture, night photography, and travel. Winners and nominees were selected by a panel of international judges including Marietta Varga, Per Schorn, Simon Åslund, Julien Palast, Ekaterina Busygina, Per Kasch, Dainius Sciuka, Aleksei Boiko, and Salvatore Matarazzo.

FAPA is now accepting entries for their 7th annual competition. In the spirit of discovering emerging talent, per the organization's press release, it is open to professional and amateur photographers from all countries. This year's full professional winners gallery and full amateur winners gallery are currently available to view on FAPA's official site.