CEWE Photo Competition Entry

Over €250,000 of Prizes to Be Won

The CEWE Photo Award 2019 is free to enter, and open to anyone over 18, whether you’re a keen amateur photographer ready to show your work in your first major photo competition or an already established professional. With ten unique categories to enter, there’s nowhere better to share your work with the world.

Your photos will be judged by a panel of recognized industry experts, journalists and professional photographers. Their focus above all will be on the quality of the photograph, and how well the photo fits the chosen category in the photo contest.

First Prize – The first prize winner will enjoy a holiday of their choice worth €15,000, €7,500 of photography equipment and €2,500 of CEWE products, as well as an award presented to them personally at a special awards ceremony in Germany.

Second to Tenth Place – Second to Tenth place winners will each receive €5,000 of photography equipment and €2,500 of CEWE products.

Eleventh to Thirtieth Place – Eleventh to Thirtieth place will receive €2,500 of photography equipment and €1,000 of CEWE vouchers.

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The biggest photo competition in the world is back, bigger and better than ever. The CEWE Photo Award is the perfect place for you to show off your photographic masterpieces. There’s over €250,000 in prizes up for grabs, including a €15,000 once-in-a-lifetime trip of your choice, as well as thousands in photography equipment and more! We’ve got ten unique categories for you to get inspired by, so whether mother nature is your muse, or you’re a keen sports photographer, there’s something for everyone with a passion for getting behind the lens.

What’s more, this year we’re working closely with SOS Children’s Villages, who support disadvantaged children across the world. CEWE will be making a donation for every entry into our photo competition.

The Ten Categories Are…

Cliffs of Kallur - Winner of CEWE's Our World Is Beautiful Photo Competition 2017

Winner of 2017’s “Our World is Beautiful” Photo Competition

Overall Winner & Landscapes Category Winner

Janne Kahila of Finland won our previous photo competition with this breathtaking landscape photo, titled “Cliffs of Kallur”. We spoke to him and asked him to tell us more about his background as a photographer:

“Hey! My name is Janne Kahila and I’m a Finnish landscape photographer. I have a day-job as a solution consultant in a cool software company but I’m also a keen traveller and passionate photographer. Data analysis and photography go surprisingly well together as my analytical mindset and meticulous touch come handy in both fields. I’m self-taught and over the years I have developed my own techniques both in the field and in post-processing that have carved my style into what it is today. Characterised by the attention to details and technical variety, my images have been widely published and seen in top places of prestigious international contests. Another side of photography that drives my passion forward are the great vistas and memorable travels that inspire me to push my skills and vision further. I love wandering outdoors and climbing the mountains to reach for even better landscapes. I’m constantly trying to improve my skills by exploring new tricks and techniques in search for the perfect photograph.”

UK 2017 Photo Contest Winner - Steaming Up by Alan Humphries

UK Winner

Although the CEWE Photo Award is a global photo contest, we always like to give special recognition to entrants into our photo competition from the UK. We’ll be choosing monthly UK photo competition winners and handing out some exclusive prizes for UK photographers that enter the CEWE Photo Award.

In 2017, 11 entries from British photographers were awarded prizes by our jury, the highest of which was the phenomenal ‘Steaming Up’ by Alan Humphries.

CEWE Photo Award 2019 Monthly Winners So Far

In addition to the amazing grand prizes for the top entries at the end of the photo competition in May 2019, we’re also going to be awarding €100 CEWE Vouchers to the top three entries each month.

Here are the monthly winners so far:

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

Charity Photo Contest Teaser

Every Entry into our photo competition will help a good cause

This year, we’re proud to be working in close association with SOS Children’s Villages International. For every photo entered into our photo competition we’re going to be donating ten Euro cents to their amazing cause. SOS Children’s Villages is an independent global charity that works to improve the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children across the globe.

As a non-governmental and non-denominational body, their work is reliant on donations and support from sponsors. CEWE has been in partnership with them since 2013. To read more about our previous work with them, please click here.

To learn more about SOS Children’s Villages and the invaluable work they do, you can visit their website.

Wildlife Photography Competition

Calling All Wildlife Photographers

The diverse range of categories in our photo contest means that no matter what feeds your passion for getting behind the lens, we’ve got something for you. This year two of our most popular categories are dedicated to the beauty of our natural world; Nature and Animals. So if you’ve got some amazing examples of your very own wildlife photography, why not enter them into our competition?

Photo: “Bathing Elephants” by “Nikon Man”, entered into the “Animals” category of the CEWE Photo Award 2019

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About CEWE

We’re Europe’s leading photo printing company, known for our passion for photography and commitment to delivering outstanding print quality. We’re dedicated to helping photographers share their work at its most beautiful, producing everything from wall art to photo books in our state of the art production facility right here in the UK. One of our most successful innovations is the award winning CEWE PHOTOBOOK. Drawing on our 50 years of printing experience, our photo book has been voted the best in the world by the experts at TIPA. Combining your creativity with our craftsmanship, it’s the best way to share the photographs you’re most proud of.

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