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World Photography Day: how to get involved and share your favourite photos

World Photography Day

World Photography Day: how to get involved and share your favourite photos

11th August 2022

The power of photography

World Photography Day takes place this year on Friday 19th August. It is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography – bringing photographers of all types and abilities together, to support one another and share the joy of all things photography.

Photography is such a wonderful and powerful tool. It allows us to capture the beauty of the world around us, from people and places to animals and nature. Whether it’s something you do as a hobby or a profession, there is nothing quite like capturing that perfect shot!

World Photography Day Competition

This year to celebrate World Photography Day, we’re running a competition to encourage people to share their photos and submit an entry to the CEWE Photo Award. Anyone who does so between Monday 15th August and Sunday 21st August, will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a €100 CEWE PHOTOBOOK voucher. Enter now! The full T&Cs can be found here.

The CEWE Photo Award

The CEWE Photo Award is the world’s largest photo competition and aims to celebrate the best in photography across the globe. The competition is free to enter and is open to everyone – from keen amateur photographers to established professionals.

Until the end of May 2023, entrants can submit photos that celebrate the competition’s ‘Our World is Beautiful’ theme. There are 10 categories for budding photographers to enter from aerial shots and animals to landscapes, travel and culture - highlighting the true beauty of the world around us.

In addition to the chance of winning a CEWE PHOTOBOOK voucher, the 1000 overall winners can look forward to prizes totalling more than €250,000. 10 Euro cents will also be donated to our charity partner, SOS Children's Villages Worldwide, for every photo submitted. Find out more about the CEWE Photo Award.

Celebrating World Photography Day

To further celebrate World Photography Day this year, we’re delighted to be releasing a selection of images across all categories. These photos have all been submitted in this year’s edition of the CEWE Photo Award. We hope you enjoy these images as much as we do!

Image credits

Animals category - Old and young. A wise owl shares a stern look with its young who is finding out how to make use of its wings. Taken by Klaus-Peter Selzer in Saarburg, Germany

People category - That first look. A family beam with joy as they meet their latest addition through a glass screen due to hospital restrictions. Taken by Priscila Victorino in Rio de Janeiro

Architecture and Technology category - A picture perfect view. Capturing the unique architecture of the street. Taken by Christian Walolbinger in Jochenstein, Austria

Nature category - A magical cove. A nature pool of water has been created with surrounding rocks and greenery. Captured by Thomas Jordi in Bern, Switzerland

Cooking & Food category - The ultimate combination. Nothing quite goes together like strawberries and cream. Photographed by Kerstin Romana Lotz in Allendorf, Germany

Aerial category- A heart shaped lake. Trees gather around a pool of water to form a loving shape. Photographed by Alexandre Rodrigues in São Miguel, Portugal

Travel & Culture category - A ceremony. Two individuals come together to share in prayer and worship. Taken by Werner Groß in Kolkata, India

Sports category - Showing support. A man finishes his race with some encouragement from a friend. Taken by Michael Garcia in Frankfurt, Germany

Landscapes category - Beneath the ice. An explorer finds a picturesque scene revealing a frozen world. Captured by Steven Hirsch in Svinafellsjokull, Iceland

Hobby & Leisure category - The joy of play. group of young friends play together in the street, finding ways to keep themselves entertained. Taken by Benoit Segalen in Rochefort, France

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