Scotland Win FIAP World Cup

The 34th Monochrome Print Biennial was held in South Africa. Scotland’s chosen theme was “Trees in Winter” for which we had to submit 10 prints from 10 different authors. 40 Countries participated.

A summary of the results is given below -

1st place went to Scotland - Winners of the FIAP World Cup!!! - Details of the winning panel of prints and authors are given (click here).

2nd place went to Russian Federation - FIAP Gold Medal

3rd place to Argentina - FIAP Silver Medal

4th place to Great Britain (England, N Wales an N Ireland) - FIAP Bronze Medal

On an individual basis Brian Clark of Dundee CC has been awarded the FIAP Gold Medal, the highest individual award possible in the Mono Biennial. So many congratulations to Brian, who I note, also won a FIAP Gold Medal in our previous World Cup win 2010 when the theme was “Winter on Rannoch”.

Our winning panel of mono prints will take centre stage at the FIAP Congress Meeting to be held in Durban, South Africa 11th – 17th Aug 2018. The South African Federation will now arrange for the Mono Prints to be exhibited at various venues throughout the country in an effort to promote FIAP in Africa. For those of you unable to travel to South Africa to see it (click here) to visit our website gallery.

Our winning panel is now also available on the FIAP Gallery on their new website (click here) to visit it.

Method of Scoring Used - It is important to be aware that all the Biennials are judged initially as “Individual Images” and then a “Coherence” mark is awarded by viewing the panel of images as a whole and taking into account the chosen theme of the entry. The importance of this Coherence mark, which carries a maximum score of 60 points, was well illustrated in determining the ultimate winner of the Mono Print Biennial when Scotland overtook Russia for the top place.

We'll bring you a photo of the World Cup Trophy when it turns up!

Special thanks should go to Robert Fulton of the SPF Executive, who is responsible for putting together this winning FIAP Biennial entry - Well done Robert!!