Our world is beautiful 2014/15
The CEWE photo competition "Our world is beautiful" is entering the next round. Until 30th June 2017, photographers can upload their pictures in six different categories and have a chance to win prizes with a total value of over €110,000. It is not important whether the pictures were taken on a mobile phone or an SLR camera; what's important is the choice of subject, the staging and the image composition.
The main prize is the CEWE Photo Award and a trip to the destination of your choice. In addition, the overall winner receives a gift certificate for photo equipment worth €5,000 as well as a gift certificate for CEWE photo products worth €1,500. The 2nd to 6th place winners receive gift certificates for camera equipment worth €3,500 as well as gift certificates for CEWE photo products worth €1,500. The first 1,000 places will be awarded prizes.
The jury consists of renowned photographers, CEWE representatives and other experts. Last year, Chairman of the CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA, Dr. Rolf Hollander, was part of the jury.
CEWE invited all category winners to the Hamburg Deichtorhallen for the last awards ceremony. There, at the House of Photography, the presentation ceremony took place along with a large outdoor exhibition with 50 winning photos.
Dr. Rolf Hollander, Chairman of CEWE, has talked about the idea behind the competition: "People take photographs in all situations - on trips, during special occasions or in daily family life. CEWE gives you the chance to communicate with your photos. For instance, a CEWE PHOTOBOOK lets other people share in the photographer's joy."
"Joy and beauty are the key words of this competition, whereby the word "beauty" is extremely deep and versatile."
The "Our world is beautiful" competition is traditionally organised on an international level by CEWE. Everything started in 2012 under the name "Europe is beautiful". It was named "Our world is beautiful" for the first time in 2014. The last competition was one of the largest photo competitions in Europe. Countless entries of photographs from all over the world are again expected this year.
What makes this competition special is that the participants can upload and discuss the photos without regional restrictions. This international communication has a special significance for "Our world is beautiful". A total of 94,000 photos from 208 countries were entered in 2014/2015, and we expect a new record in 2017.
Anyone interested in photography is invited to participate in the competition and can enter up to 25 photos. Participation is simple via an online form. The winning photos are awarded prizes in an awards ceremony and will be displayed at various photography festivals all over Europe in the following few months.