A very merry Christmas to you, from all of us here at CEWE Photoworld. We’ve had a great year, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you who have trusted us with your special memories throughout 2018. We’ve created thousands of products this year, from photo books to canvas prints and jigsaws, but none of it would be possible without you; our nation-wide community of designers and photographers. CEWE runs on our customers’ creativity, and we’re thrilled that you continue to turn to us to bring your pictures to life.
Updates on Our Charity Photography Competition
As many of you know already, this year we embarked upon a very special photography competition in association with Mind. We were blown away with the response, with over 640 stunning photographs submitted from every corner of the UK. The end result is our beautiful Inspiring Moments charity calendar, showcasing our 12 winners. The winning photographs range from incredible wildlife photography, to stunning landscapes, to emotive interactions between people; the one thing they all have in common is that they all represent an inspiring moment, from the photographer’s unique point of view.
Every year, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem. For many, Christmas is the hardest time. That’s why we’ve chosen to partner with Mind, as one of the UK’s leading mental health charities. Their mission is to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, while tirelessly campaigning to improve services and promote understanding. For every one of our special charity calendars sold, we’re donating £5 to Mind.
We’re pleased to announced that with your help, so far we’ve raised over £4000, which is all going directly to Mind to help them continue the important work they do. This is an incredible achievement, and we’re proud to be a part of the generous, creative community that makes up our CEWE customer base.
If you find yourself in need of some extra support over the festive season, or you’d just like to learn more about what they do, there’s a wealth of information available over on the Mind website.
Coming in 2019
After such a great 2018, we’re already looking ahead and excited for the year to come. We’ll be kicking off 2019 by attending the Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers convention January. This four day convention runs from the 16th-19th of January, at Novotel London West, Hammersmith. Attendees will be treated to an array of masterclasses, presentations and opportunities to connect with other photographers, as well as access to the trade show – where you’ll find us! We’ll be there all four days, ready to answer questions, share product samples, and generally chat about all things printing and photography. We love meeting our customers face to face, so feel free to drop by our stand anytime.
Spare a vote for your favourite photo books?
As part of the convention, the SWPP will be hosting The Societies’ Trade Awards 2018. We’re extremely proud to announce that the CEWE Photobook is a contender for the “Best Professional Album” category. The winners are all decided by public vote, so it’s up to you to choose the victor! If we’re your favourite photo book provider, we’d really appreciate your vote. Simply click on over to The Societies’ Trade Awards voting page, and enter “CEWE Photoworld” under the “Best Professional Album” category, and fill in the “Your details” section below. You do not have to vote in every category for your vote to be counted.
Every vote submitted will also be in with a chance to win a Masterclass Full 4 Day Pass to The Societies 2019 London Photo Convention, granting you access to all of the very best masterclasses and talks at the event. So if you’ve got a few minutes free while you digest your turkey and mince pies this afternoon, why not spare a few moments to cast your vote?
However you spend your time today, we hope you have a lovely holiday. Merry Christmas, and we’ll see you in the new year!