Our Belgian Federation of Photographers (BFF/FBP), throughout its history, has organized 7 FIAP Biennials for adults and only one FIAP Biennial for young people, so it was high time to organize another FIAP Biennial for young people. This 40th FIAP Youth Biennial was originally to have been held in Austria, but unfortunately Austria had to cancel this arrangement due to the Covid Pandemic. The Biennial was consequently relocated to Belgium where the BFF/FBP brought the 40th FIAP Youth Biennial to a successful conclusion after a postponement of one year, despite very difficult times and the constant adaptation of the organization to the applicable rules.
But all's well that ends well. No less than 21 countries from all over the world participated in two categories (category I up to 16 years and category II up to 21 years). The works presented was of high to very high quality considering the young age. Our photographic friends from Oman were too strong for the other countries and won the World Cup in both categories. Congratulations to the participants from Oman. As for the individual prizes, there were award recipients from different countries and here too a big thumbs up to the winners. I would like to thank all the participating countries and participants for their registrations, and we hope to meet more of the young participants in the future in our competitions under the patronage of FIAP. Finally, I would like to thank the members of the jury for their work during the selection process in Belgium and the members of the board of the Belgian Federation for their commitment and support.