On behalf of the German Photographic Association (DVF), organizer of the 36th FIAP Youth Print Biennial 2014, I am glad to welcome all participants from FIAP member countries who have participated in this competition and congratulate all award winners to their success.
It was a great honour for us to take over the organization of this important FIAP Youth Competition and we succeeded in presenting this event to an international audience at the world fair of imaging (Photokina) in Cologne from September 16th till 21st. The works of young photographers in two age categories from 17 FIAP countries are of a high standard and show different perceptions of our world through the eyes of young people. It should furthermore remain an important aim of FIAP to promote international youth photography and offer young people a worldwide stage to present their work. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all participating countries for their entries and to all members of staff for their efforts. Without your support and help this event would not have been successful.