CEWE Photo Award 2021

Deadline: 31 May 2021
Open to: anyone over the age of 18
Awards: EUR 15,000


The CEWE Photo Award 2021 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 recognised 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.


  • The photograph must be a suitable size: at least 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
  • There must only be one image in each file; no collages.
  • There must be no frame, graphical elements or evident image manipulation.
  • There must be no text on the image (e.g. the photographer’s name or a copyright notice)


1st Prize – The first prize winner will enjoy a holiday of their choice worth EUR 15,000, EUR 7,500 of photography equipment and EUR 2,500 of CEWE products, as well as an award presented to them personally at a special awards ceremony in Germany.

2nd to 10th Place – Second to Tenth place winners will each receive EUR 5,000 of photography equipment and EUR 2,500 of CEWE products.

11th to 30th Place – Eleventh to Thirtieth place will receive EUR 2,500 of photography equipment and EUR 1,000 of CEWE vouchers.

31st to 1000th Place – Those placed from 31st up to 1000th will win a voucher worth EUR 100, redeemable across the full CEWE product range.

How to apply?

Photos can be submitted in ten different categories:

  1. Architecture and technology
  2. Landscapes
  3. Animals
  4. Nature
  5. Food and Cooking
  6. Travel and Culture
  7. Hobby and Leisure
  8. People
  9. Aerial photos
  10. Sport

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.