Photo Culture

As Europe's leading photography service provider, CEWE has traditionally been dedicated to photography as a form of cultural expression and wishes to contribute towards promoting it. Inspiring people and sponsoring junior photographers is dear to CEWE.

CEWE Photo Award

CEWE routinely organises photography competitions. The signature contest for this is the CEWE Photo Award, whose 2019 motto was "Our world is beautiful", launched to become the world's largest photo competition. Both hobby photographers and professional photographers could submit their entries for one of the ten diverse categories. Overall, 448,152 entries were received. Following the awards ceremony, selected images went on display at various international shows. In 2019, the award was also tied closely to CEWE's social commitment which forms a crucial cornerstone of its corporate culture: for each photo that was submitted, CEWE donated 10 cents to SOS Children's Villages worldwide. This generated a total of 44,815.20 euros.

The CEWE Photo Award 2021 is currently underway. Once again, all photography enthusiasts are invited to send in their favourite pictures this year. They can choose from ten different categories: "Landscapes"; "People"; "Nature"; "Architecture and Technology"; "Sports"; "Cooking and Eating"; "Hobby and Leisure"; "Animals"; "Travel and Culture"; as well as "Aerial Snapshots". An international jury will be tasked with the exciting job of selecting the best pictures once the deadline (31 May 2021) has closed. The winners will enjoy prizes worth in total over 250,000 euros. The ten winners of the different categories from which the overall winner will also be chosen, will have the special honour of receiving the much sought-after trophy, the CEWE Photo Award.

More information is available here.

Photography festivals

Because the dedication to photo culture is so very important for CEWE, the company initiates and sponsors many projects ranging from exhibitions to photography competitions, to multi-day festivals. CEWE is actively involved in these as a partner with photo shows, presentations, other campaigns and has the exhibits printed on quality aluminium dibond plates. This not only skilfully highlights the photos, but also inspires people. The photographic diversity on display at the festivals encourages the viewer to look at a photo from different angles and to discover new things about the seemingly familiar.

Environmental photography festival »horizonte zingst«

The joy of photography has been the bond between CEWE and »horizonte zingst« for many years now. CEWE participates in the renowned photography festival as a premium partner by offering numerous workshops and presentations.

WunderWelten / Wonderworld

The Friedrichshafen-based Wonderworld Festival with its special location on Lake Constance is where CEWE showcases impressive photography as the festival's main sponsor, thus turning all facets of photography into an experience.

Oberstdorf Photo Summit

CEWE has been supporting the Oberstdorf Photo Summit, Germany's highest photography festival, for many years now as its main sponsor. During the festival with its changing themes, CEWE organises exhibitions in cooperation with renowned photographers.

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