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CEWE Photo Award

A free-to-enter worldwide photography competition. Open to amateur and professional photographers alike.

Our category winners

With each category bringing a wealth of photographic talent, we are able to showcase some of the most beautiful sights our world has to offer. Discover more about each of our category winners below.

Y Crossing 4 by Chin Leong Teo (Tokyo, Japan)

Aerial Photos

Hände by Claudia Räss (Kibale Forest, Uganda)


Collapsing Glacier by Christian Bovians (Seward, Alaska, USA)


Gewimmel by Michael Kemter (Dornbirn, Austria)

Architecture & Technology

Night Workers by Clerio Back (Balneário Camboriú, Brazil)

Cooking & Food

Triathlon by Rainer Köfferlein (Munich, Germany)


Palmenhain by Hans Wichmann (Luxor, Egypt)

Travel & Culture

Le plongeon by Karl Bordron (France)

Hobby & Leisure

Doom by Marián Kuric (Grindavík, Iceland)


The world’s largest free photography competition

The CEWE Photo Award manages not only to reach and connect photo enthusiasts across the globe but also to showcase and celebrate earth’s beauty.

We’ve got ten different categories for you to submit your greatest photos to, all under the slogan “Our world is beautiful”.

Image: Manfred Voss, "Frozen Lighthouse" (CEWE Photo Award 2021 Overall Winner)


The ten categories are…






Architecture & Technology

Cooking & Food

Travel & Culture

Hobby & Leisure

Aerial Photos

Over €250,000 in prizes to be won

The CEWE Photo Award is a photo competition free to enter and open to anyone over the age of 18. Your photos will be judged by a panel of recognised industry experts, journalists and professional photographers.

1st Prize

A holiday of your choice worth €15000; €7500 worth of photography equipment; €2500 in CEWE products; and an award presented to you personally at a special awards ceremony in Germany.

2nd to 10th Place

€5000 worth of photography equipment and €2500 in CEWE products.

11th to 30th Place

€2500 worth of photography equipment and €1000 in CEWE vouchers.

31st to 1000th Place

A voucher worth €100, redeemable across the full CEWE product range.

Every entry into our free photo competition will help children across the world

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

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