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Photo Book Reviews & Awards

We’re proud to have received a variety of prestigious awards for our products and services. It’s always an honour to win an award or receive a great review in the media, and it’s all thanks to you – our lovely customers – for supporting us. Your positive photo book reviews inspire us to work hard and keep improving what we do, and find new ways to bring your favourite photographs to life.

Below are just a selection of the awards we have won. It’s hugely rewarding to see that other people agree that we offer some of the best photo books money can buy.

Best Photo Printing Service Worldwide

TIPA World Awards 2008, 2018 and 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that we are the winners of the Worldwide 2019 TIPA Award for Best Photo Printing Service, making us 3-time winners of the prestigious award, something no other company has ever achieved.

TIPA are the Technical Image Press Association, a global panel of experts in the photo and imaging industry. Every year the panel meet to discuss, nominate and vote for the very best photography products. The TIPA panel are renowned for their trustworthy appraisals and expertise.

Our 2019 award recognises our hexxas photo tiles, with the TIPA panel commending the innovative approach to displaying your photos, stating that “home and office image displays now have a new concept with the tile arrangement”. The quality of hexxas was also recognised, with the panel adding “each hexagonal tile in the display is made of high-quality rigid foam board with images printed on the board using UV resistant inks.”

In 2018, TIPA praised our range of CEWE PHOTOBOOK cover types, particularly our Highlights. These additions were admired as a way to “instantly give your CEWE PHOTOBOOK that extra special finishing touch.” The panel were also impressed by our guided creation process which “makes book selection and creation easy.” 

Our 2008 award was in honour of our photo books. The panel chose CEWE as the Best Photo Service in the Photofinishing category, with a special commendation for our flagship product, the CEWE PHOTOBOOK.


Amateur Photographer 5*Digital Photographer Editors Choice Logo Amateur Photography Award

The sharpness of the prints and the quality of the book itself were both very impressive. If we were to order from any photo book manufacturer again, we’d have to go with CEWE Photoworld.

Digital Camera World

Best Photo Book Service in the UK According to Digital Camera World

Digital Camera World have named us the Best UK Photo Book Service for our CEWE PHOTOBOOK, awarding us 4.5 out of 5 stars. They rated paper and printing quality, usability of creator tools, as well as delivery times of many photo book providers alongside CEWE.

In their review, they spoke highly of the following:

  • Award-winning software
  • Affordability
  • Professional, high-quality finish and range of options, especially the luxury paper options.
EISA Award Winning CEWE

An easy-to-use photobook service for smartphone users

European Imaging and Sound Association

Voted Best Photo Service Product 2018-2019 by EISA

The European Imaging and Sound Association is the largest editorial collaboration in the world of consumer electronics, with over thirty-five years’ experience selecting the very best in photography, sound systems and more.

We’re proud to have received their recognition this year for our CEWE PHOTOBOOK Pure.

This is what they loved most about Pure:

  • Free App for Android and iOS
  • Easy to Create
  • Premium Matte Paper
  • Personalisation with Text
the gadget show awards

The colours were vibrant and the ability to integrate video using QR codes made this one a clear winner.

Jon Bentley – The Gadget Show

Voted Best UK Photo Book by The Gadget Show

The Gadget Show independently reviewed 10 different photo books, including books from Photobox and Albelli, and awarded us the top rating of five Gs – declaring ours the best photo books in the UK.

They loved the Large Landscape CEWE PHOTOBOOK for the following reasons:

  • Free Creator Software
  • Ease of creation
  • Ability to add video to your book alongside your photos via QR code
  • Option to create on the go with our app
  • Outstanding quality of the finished product
N Photo Awards Logo Nikon

Sublime print quality.

N Photo Magazine

Best on Test & Great Value from N Photo

N Photo, the independent magazine for Nikon photographers, awarded the Large Landscape CEWE PHOTOBOOK five stars in both the Best on Test and Great Value categories. The Large Landscape is our customers’ favourite book, so it’s great to hear that photography experts love it too!

This is what they liked:

  • Top-notch print and paper quality
  • Creator Software packed with style and layout options
  • Lots of size, paper and binding choices
Digital Photography Magazine

There’s a good selection of templates on offer as well as some fun photo masks and frames for family albums.

Digital Photography Magazine

Four Star Review from Digital Photo Magazine

Digital Photo Magazine reviewed the Large Landscape CEWE PHOTOBOOK, awarding it four out of five stars.

The review picked out the following key features;

  • Option to add more pages than competitor books
  • Excellent Creator Software
  • Variety of design templates
Practical Photography

It’s goodbye to gutters and curved pages and hello to uninterrupted panoramas.

Lola Dack – Practical Photography Magazine

Five Stars for Layflat Paper

Practical Photography Magazine tested out our Premium Photographic paper and awarded it a fantastic five stars.

Here’s a summary of what they liked;

  • Binding provides space and flexibility allowing pages to lay completely flat
  • Easy to create a book personal to you with a wide range of page templates, image effects and backgrounds
  • Remarkable paper quality with rich colours and faultless pages
Amateur Photographer

CEWE’s [photo books] are really rather good. They’re competitively priced and beautifully produced. If you’re after an attractive way of showing off your best shots, they’re well worth a try.

Andy Westlake – Amateur Photographer

Testbench Recommended & 4.5 Stars from Amateur Photographer

Amateur Photographer reviewed both the Square CEWE PHOTOBOOK with Premium Photographic paper, and the XL Square CEWE PHOTOBOOK with True Matte paper. Both received 4.5 stars and were highly recommended.

The review recognised the following benefits of choosing our photo books:

  • Great range of sizes
  • Choice of paper types
  • Huge variety of design templates
Photography News

Best photo book service

Best Book Service from Photography News

Around 4,500 Photography News readers voted for best photo book service, with the award going to the CEWE PHOTOBOOK. Awards like this one which are voted for by the public are always extra special, and encourage us to keep working hard to exceed your expectations, both with our photo books and with our customer service.

UK Mobile & App Design Awards

Create a Photo Book, Calendar, Prints and Postcards with just the swipe of a finger.

UK Mobile & App Design Awards

Best Photo Book App

Judges at the UK Mobile & App Awards made our CEWE PHOTOBOOK app a winner in the Online Shopping App category in 2014. Then in 2015, our app won Best Expanded Service or Application at the renamed App Design Awards UK, for making ordering easier and offering a more enjoyable experience for the customer.

These awards were based on the following factors;

  • Simple design makes it extremely easy to use
  • Quick and easy creation of personalised photo books
  • Generous scope for designing photo products
  • Hassle free ordering using photos from your device

Thanks to fantastic photo book reviews from our loyal customers, we are lucky enough to be nominated for, and in some cases win, such prestigious awards for our work. We love making every single one of your photo books. We’ll continue to work hard to deliver the best photo books available.

Create your Photo book now using the CEWE Designer Software

Turn your favourite memories and best moments into a beautiful book you’ll always treasure. You can spend as long as you like designing your perfect photo book. Customise each page with backgrounds, text and themed clip art to create something extra special.