NFFF documents, application forms, protocols

NFFF distinctions: NSMiF/

The Nordic Grand Master (NSMiF) distinctions​ are achieved through awarded participation in the Nordic Championship plus salons with NFFF Patronage, counted from 2016.

  • Gold: 7 pts
  • Silver: 5 pts
  • Bronze: 4 pts
  • HM: 3 pts
  • Acceptance: 2 pts

Required points for each honour, with a minimum of points from the Nordic Photography Championship in parenthesis:

  • NSMiF/b: 60 (18)
  • NSMiF/s: 90 (27)
  • NSMiF/g: 120 (36)
  • NSMiF/p: 150 (45)
  • NSMiF/d1: 300 (90)
  • NSMiF/d2: 450 (135)
  • NSMiF/d3: 600 (180)

The members do not have to apply for the distinction. One month before the application deadline, photographers will be sent a report of their achievements. This excerpt from the NFFF’s database, equipped with the photographer’s signature, is considered a formal application for the distinction.

NFFF honours: MNFFF/

The purpose of the photo portfolio is, among other things, to be an alternative to competitions. The photographer displays his/her qualities and creativity, interest in specific topics, and/or the breadth of his/her photography. MNFFF has 3 different levels:

  • MNFFF/b (bronze)
  • MNFFF/s (silver)
  • MNFFF/g (gold)

From the rules

  • May be awarded after the applicant has achieved NSMiF/s.
  • The application form is sent by email to president@nordic.photo by February 15.
  • The images’ max size is 1920 x 1080 px.
  • Send the images via WeTransfer, to president@nordic.photo.
  • Honours are awarded on March 31.
  • The applicant is awarded a certificate and a jacket pin at no cost.

NFFF historical documentation

Salon jury members

Nordic Photography Championship jury members

2024 Serbia
  • Sasa Blagojevic – EFIAP, PPSA
  • Hadži Miodrag Miladinović – EFIAP/b
  • Borislav Milovanovic – EFIAP/d2, EsFIAP, MPSA, EDIPA/P.GPU CR4
2023 USA
  • Nan Carder – FPSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/b
  • Paul Speaker – M.Photog, M.Artist, Cr, CPP, CA-M.Photog, PPSA, BPSA, DFS4C
  • Heide Stover, photographer
2022 Germany
  • Jan Romanowski – EFIAP, EPSA
  • Michalela Pecat – AFIAP
  • Jobit Stolp – AFIAP
2021 Greece
  • Michalis Chalkiadakis – EFIAP/s. GPU CR3, GPU Hermes
  • Eleftheria Konsolaki – GPU CR2, GPU Aphrodite
  • Manolis Metzakis – GPU Zeus, GPU CR5, EFIAP/p, EsFIAP, QPSA, APSA
2020 Argentina
  • Luis Franke – MFIAP, EFIAP/d3, EsFIAP
  • Jose Luis Urbaltel – EFIAP/d1
  • Emilio Fernandez – EFIAP
2019 France
  • Alain Mazalrey – EFIAP
  • Steve Robson
  • Marie-Lise Marzet
2018 Ireland
  • Bill Power
  • Ross McKelvey
  • Paul Reidy
2017 Italy
  • Christina Garzone – EFIAP/P, GPU Cru 3, GPU vip3
  • Lorenzo De Francesco – Director Service AV FIAP
  • Paolo Tavaroli – AFIAP, EsFIAP

Nordic Photography Championship Collections/Series jury members

2023 USA (North Carolina)
  • Mogens Hermansen – AFIAP, QPSA, GPU CR-2, GPU Aphrodite
  • Michelle Tinger
  • Tom Piorkowski
2022 Cyprus
  • Andreas L. Andreou – EFIAP/d3, HonEFIAP, PISF, RISF10
  • Pantelis Kranos – EFIAP/d1, EPSA, GM.ICS, GM.HPS, GM.APS
  • Romos Kotsonis – C***MoL, EFIAP/d1, EPSA
2021 France
  • Alain Morata – EFIAP/g, GPU Hermes, GPU CR4, GPU VIP2
  • Sophie Pouillon – QPSA
  • Francic Tack

Nordic Photography Championship Slideshow jury members

2024
  • Sakari Mäkelä, Finlandvideo producer
  • Amanda Lehtola, Finlandprofessional photographer
  • Konsta Linkola, Finland
2023
  • Sakari Mäkelä, Finlandvideo producer
  • Amanda Lehtola, Finlandprofessional photographer
  • Atte Tanner, Finlandprofessional photographer

Nordic Circuit jury members

Nordic Circuit Small Print jury members

Salon winners

Nordic Photography Champions, monochrome

2024 Nordic Champion of Photography

Jan Hammerstad NMiFM2024, NSMiF/p, MNFFF/s – Denmark

2023 Nordic Champion of Photography

Petri Damstén NMiFM2023, NSMiF/d1, MNFFF/g, EFIAP/p, MFIAP – Finland

2022 Nordic Champion of Photography

Merja Martikainen NMiFM 2022, SKsLE, EFIAP, NSMiF/p, NMiFC 2018, MNFFF/s – Finland

2021 Nordic Champion of Photography

Mikael Lundblad NMiFM2021, NSMiF/b – Sweden

2020 Nordic Champion of Photography

Marc Sabat NMiFM2020, NSMiF/s – Finland

2019 Nordic Champion of Photography

Bjarne Hyldgaard NMiFM2019, NMiFM2018, NMiFM2017, EFIAP/d1, MSDF/b, NSMiF/s – Denmark

2018 Nordic Champion of Photography

Bjarne Hyldgaard NMiFM2018, NMiFM2017, EFIAP/p, MSDF/b, NSMiF/b – Denmark

2017 Nordic Champion of Photography

Bjarne Hyldgaard NMiFM2017, EFIAP/g, MSDF – Denmark

Nordic Photography Champions, colour

2024 Nordic Champion of Photography

Jens Jakobsson NMiFC 2024, NSMiF/p, EFIAP, AFDS – Denmark

2023 Nordic Champion of Photography

Jan-Thomas Stake NMiFC 2023, NSMiF/p, MFIAP, EDIAP/d3, GMPSA – Sweden

2022 Nordic Champion of Photography

Henning Bossen NMiFC 2022, NSMiF/s – Denmark

2021 Nordic Champion of Photography

Nina Carlsen NMiFC 2021 – Norway

2020 Nordic Champion of Photography

Marc Sabat NMiFC 2020, NMiFC 2019, NSMiF/s – Finland

2019 Nordic Champion of Photography

Marc Sabat NMiFC 2019, NSMiF/s – Finland

2018 Nordic Champion of Photography

Merja Martikainen NMiFC 2018, SKsLM, EFIAP, NSMiF/b – Finland

2017 Nordic Champion of Photography

Marjukka Vähä-Ettala NMiFC 2017, SLsLSM, EFIAP/b, PPSA, BPSA – Finland

NFFF Club's Championship

2024
  1. Photo Club Vision
  2. Kuopion Kameraseura
  3. Stella Polaris Photo Group
  4. Lillehammer Kameraklubb
  5. Downstairs Fotografisk Workshop
  1. Fotogruppen Momento
  1. Bekkalokket Fotoklubb
  2. Photo Club Dania
  3. Image Group de Lux
  4. Tverlandet fotoklubb
  5. Arendal Fotoklubb
  6. Tampereen Valokuvausseura
2023
  1. Image Group De Lux, Sweden
  2. Kameraseura Mielikuva, Finland
  3. Kuopion Kameraseura, Finland
  1. Bryne Fotoklubb, Norway
  1. Arendal Fotoklubb, Norway
  2. Bekkalokket Fotoklubb, Norway
  3. Helsingin Kameraseura, Finland
  4. Trondhjems Kameraklubb, Norway
  5. Turun Kamerat, Finland
  6. Moss Fotoklubb, Norway
  7. Tampereen Valokuvausseura, Finland
2022
  1. Kuopion Kameraseura, Finland
  2. Image Group De Lux, Sweden
  3. Kameraseura Mielikuva, Finland
  4. Tampereen Valokuvausseura, Finland
  5. Turun Kamerat, Finland
  6. Bekkalokket Fotoklubb, Norway
  7. Downstairs Fotografisk Workshop, Denmark
  8. Arendal Fotoklubb, Norway
  9. Helsingin Kameraseura, Finland
  10. Næstved Fotoklubb, Denmark
  11. Drammen Fotoklubb, Norway
  12. Skodje Fotoklubb, Norway
2021
  1. Image Group De Lux, Sweden
  2. Photo Club Dania, Denmark
  3. Kuopion Kameraseura, Finland
  4. Bekkalokket Fotoklubb, Norway
  5. Downstairs Fotografisk Workshop, Denmark
  6. Tampereen Valokuvausseura, Finland
  7. Skodje Fotoklubb, Norway
  8. Stella Polaris Photo Group, Denmark
  9. Arendal Fotoklubb, Norway
  10. Moss Fotoklubb, Norway
    Trondhjems Kameraklubb, Norway
    Turun Kamerat, Finland
    Drammen Fotoklubb, Norway
    Helsingin Kameraseura, Finland
    Kameraseura Mielikuva, Finland
    Rauman Kameraseura, Finland

Nordic Photography Champions, collections/series

2023 Best photographer overall

Clas Gustafson EFIAP, NSMiF/g, MNFF/g, NFFF/s – Sweden

2022 Best photographer overall

Bjarne Hyldgaard MFIAP, EFIAP/d3, NSMiF/d1, MSDF/g, MNFFF/g – Denmark

2021 Best photographer overall

Geir Jartveit – Norway

Nordic Photography Champions, slideshow

2024 Best photographer overall

Ingela Knutas – Sweden

2023 Best photographer overall

Wille Markkanen – Finland

Nordic International Digital Circuit winners

8th Nordic Circuit 2023

Best author overall
  • Manfred Pillik EFIAP – Austria
FIAP Blue Badge
  • Swedish salon (2023/583): Klaus-Peter Selzer MFIAP – Germany
  • Norwegian salon (2023/584): Manfred Pillik EFIAP – Austria
  • Finnish salon (2023/585): Chau Tran My – Vietnam
  • Danish salon (2023/586): Marcel Van Balken EFIAP/d3 MFIAP MPSA – The Netherlands
Best Nordic entry in each salon
  • Swedish salon: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/p AFIAP MNFFF/s – Sweden
  • Norwegian salon: Anna Almen EFIAP MNFFF/b NSMiF/s MRSF/b ERSF/b – Sweden
  • Finnish salon: Atle Helland HonENSFF ENSFF-B NSMiF/p – Norway
  • Danish salon: Cathrin Flate Reiten – Norway
Best author from each Nordic country
  • Denmark: Stefan Nielsen AFIAP, ESDF, NSMiF/S
  • Finland: Petri Damstén HonSKsLE, NSMiF/d2, MNFFF/g, EFIAP/p, MFIAP
  • Norway: Cathrin Flate Reiten
  • Sweden: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/p, AFIAP, MNFFF/s
​7th Nordic Circuit 2022

Best author overall
  • Florentino Molero Gutierrez EFIAP/b, GMPSA, VIP5_CR4, GAPU, c**MoL, R.ISF10 – Spain
FIAP Blue Badge
  • Swedish salon (2022/561): Mainak Dey PPSA, GPU, CR2, cMOL – India
  • Norwegian salon (2022/562): Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz EFIAP/P – Spain
  • Finnish salon (2022/563): Florentino Molero Gutierrez EFIAP/b, GMPSA, VIP5_CR4, GAPU, c**MoL, R.ISF10 – Spain
  • Danish salon (2022/564): Jörg Asmus – Sweden
Best Nordic entry in each salon
  • Swedish salon: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/g, AFIAP – Sweden
  • Norwegian salon: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/g, AFIAP – Sweden
  • Finnish salon: Ilkka Niskanen HonSKsLE, MNFFF/g, MFIAP – Finland
  • Danish salon: Jörg Asmus – Sweden
Best author from each Nordic country
  • Sweden: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/g, AFIAP
  • Norway: Vegard Hanssen CR3, VIP1
  • Finland: Ilkka Niskanen HonSKsLE, MNFFF/g, MFIAP
  • Denmark: Bjarne Hyldgaard MFIAP, EFIAP/d3, NSMiF/d1, MSDF/g, MNFFF/g
6th Nordic Circuit 2021

Best author overall
  • David Wheeler FRPS, DPAGB, EFIAP/d1, MFIAP – England
FIAP Blue Badge
  • Swedish salon (2021/522): Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/b – Sweden
  • Norwegian salon (2021/523): Michael Strapec EFIAP/b, LIPF, MEAPU/b – Ireland
  • Finnish salon (2021/524): Bui Thi Khanh Hoa – Vietnam
  • Danish salon (2021/525): Maria Luisa Amaya Montero MFAF- ECEF – Spain
Best Nordic entry in each salon
  • Swedish salon: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/b – Sweden
  • Norwegian salon: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/b – Sweden
  • Finnish salon: Petri Damstén HonSKsLE, NSMiF/p, EFIAP/g, EPSA, BPSA – Finland
  • Danish salon: Roland Hvid Jensen EFIAP/p, NSMiF/p, MSDF/b – Denmark
Best author from each Nordic country
  • Sweden: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/b
  • Norway: Cathrine Reiten NSMiF/s
  • Finland: Petri Damstén HonSKsLE, NSMiF/p, EFIAP/g, EPSA, BPSA
  • Denmark: Roland Hvid Jensen EFIAP/p, NSMiF/p, MSDF/b
5th Nordic Circuit 2020

Best author overall
  • Hengki Lee – Indonesia
FIAP Blue Badge
  • Swedish salon (2020/452): Istvan Kerekes EFIAP/d3 – Hungary
  • Norwegian salon (2020/453): Paul Keene MFIAP EFIAP/d3 – England
  • Finnish salon (2020/454): Amani Alqahtani QPSA, GPU CR 2, GPU VIP1 – Saudi Arabia
  • Danish salon (2020/455): Ole Suszkiewicz GMPSA, MFIAP, EFIAP/d3 – Denmark
Best Nordic entry in each salon
  • Swedish salon: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/b – Sweden
  • Norwegian salon: Rune Helliesen – Norway
  • Finnish salon: Rune Helliesen – Norway
  • Danish salon: Ole Suszkiewicz GMPSA, MFIAP, EFIAP/d3 – Denmark
Best author from each Nordic country
  • Sweden: Mikael Lundblad NSMiF/b
  • Norway: Rune Helliesen
  • Finland: Pekka Salminen EFIAP/b, NSMiF/s, HonENFFF
  • Denmark: Ole Suszkiewicz GMPSA, MFIAP, EFIAP/d3
4th Nordic Circuit 2019

Best author overall
  • Jacqueline Hammer EFIAP/d2, APSEM, GPUCr2 – Australia
FIAP Blue Badge
  • Swedish salon (2019/490): Jacqueline Hammer EFIAP/d2, APSEM, GPUCr2 – Australia
  • Norwegian salon (2019/492): Hsiu-Chin Lee – Taiwan
  • Finnish salon (2019/489): Jacqueline Hammer EFIAP/d2, APSEM, GPUCr2 – Australia
  • Danish salon (2019/491): Mikael Strapec – Ireland
Best Nordic entry in each salon
  • Swedish salon: Katharina Holmstrøm – Sweden
  • Norwegian salon: Cathrine Reiten – Norway
  • Finnish salon: Petri Damstén – Finland
  • Danish salon: Marc Sabat – Finland
Best author from each Nordic country
  • Sweden: Mikael Lundblad
  • Norway: Nina Jonsson
  • Finland: Marc Sabat NMIF/b,NMIFF
  • Denmark: Roland Jensen EFIAP/s, MSDF, NSMIF/s
3rd Nordic Circuit 2018

Best author overall
  • Marcel Egger – Austria
FIAP Blue Badge
  • Swedish salon (2018/443): Lai Ling Helena Chan – Hong Kong
  • Norwegian salon (2018/444): Abdulla AL-Mushaifri – Qatar
  • Finnish salon (2018/445): Daniel Lybaert – Holland
  • Danish salon (2018/446): Marcel Egger – Austria
Best Nordic entry in each salon
  • Swedish salon: Istvan Csomortani – Sweden
  • Norwegian salon: Kristin Risa – Norway
  • Finnish salon: Marc Sabat – Finland
  • Danish salon: Roland Jensen – Denmark
Best author from each Nordic country
  • Sweden: Istvan Csomortani
  • Norway: Kristin Risa
  • Finland: Marc Sabat
  • Denmark: Roland Jensen
2nd Nordic Circuit 2017

Best author overall
  • Tracy Shuxi Feng – USA
FIAP Blue Badge
  • Swedish salon (2017/408): Tracy Shuxi Feng – USA
  • Norwegian salon (2017/409): Luis Maria Barrio – Spain
  • Finnish salon (2017/410): Jacqueline Hammer – Australia
  • Danish salon (2017/411): Tracy Shuxi Feng – USA
Best Nordic entry in each salon
  • Swedish salon: Marjukka Vähä-Ettala – Finland
  • Norwegian salon: Runar Brunslid – Norway
  • Finnish salon:
  • Danish salon:
Best author from each Nordic country
  • Sweden: Jan-Thomas Stake
  • Norway: Runar Brunslid
  • Finland: Marjukka Vähä-Ettala
  • Denmark: Roland Jensen EFIAP/s, MSDF, NSMIF/s
1st Nordic Circuit 2016

Best author overall
  • Hong Li – China
FIAP Blue Badge
  • Swedish salon (2016/288): Hong Li – China
  • Norwegian salon (2016/289): Isolde Stein-Leibold – Germany
  • Finnish salon (2016/290): Hong Li – China
  • Danish salon (2016/291): Thomas Pedersen – Denmark
Best Nordic entry in each salon
  • Swedish salon: Bjarne Hyldgaard – Denmark
  • Norwegian salon:
  • Finnish salon: Satu Mali – Finland
  • Danish salon: Thomas Pedersen – Denmark
Best author from each Nordic country
  • Sweden: Jan-Thomas Stake
  • Norway: Harald Sørensen
  • Finland: Petri Damstén
  • Denmark: Roland Jensen

Nordic Small Print Circuit winners

1st Nordic International Small Print Circuit 2023

Best author overall
  • Mikael Lundblad – Sweden
FIAP Blue Badge:
  • Swedish salon: Mikael Lundblad AFIAP, NSMIF/p, MNFFF/s – Sweden
  • Norwegian salon: Mikael Lundblad AFIAP, NSMIF/p, MNFFF/s – Sweden
  • Finnish salon: Nina Carlsen ANSFF, ENSFF, NSMiF/s, MNFFF/b –Norway
  • Danish salon: Mikael Lundblad AFIAP, NSMIF/p, MNFFF/s – Sweden
Best Nordic entry in each salon:
  • Swedish salon: Mikael Lundblad AFIAP, NSMIF/p, MNFFF/s – Sweden
  • Norwegian salon: Mikael Lundblad AFIAP, NSMIF/p, MNFFF/s – Sweden
  • Finnish salon: Nina Carlsen ANSFF, ENSFF, NSMiF/s, MNFFF/b – Norway
  • Danish salon: Mikael Lundblad AFIAP, NSMIF/p, MNFFF/s – Sweden
Best author from each Nordic country:
  • Sweden: Mikael Lundblad AFIAP, NSMIF/p, MNFFF/s
  • Norway: Nina Carlsen ANSFF, ENSFF, NSMiF/s, MNFFF/b
  • Finland: Pia Simonen SKsLSM, MNFFF/g, EFIAP, GPUCR2
  • Denmark: Ole Suszkiewicz NSMiF/D1, GMPSA, MFIAP, EFIAP/d3

Find your friendship club!

We have compiled a list of Nordic twin towns and sister cities, with the camera clubs for each listed. We encourage you to reach out and find new photo friends!