The CEWE Photo Award 2025 is now open!



Calling all travel photographers of all abilities. The CEWE Photo Award 2025 is now open! Ran by photo printing experts CEWE, this is the largest free to enter photo contest of its kind in the world and manages not only to reach and connect photo enthusiasts across the globe but also to showcase and celebrate earth’s beauty. And the good news for Wanderlust readers is that there is an entire category dedicated to travel.

CEWE will donate 10 Euro cents to SOS Children’s Villages Worldwide for each photo entered, meaning that just by taking part, you’re having a positive impact on the lives of children throughout the world.

This amazing competition is free to enter and open to anyone over the age of 18, whether you’re a keen amateur photographer or an established professional. The competition is now open and you have until May 2025 to get your entries in. There’s over €250,000 of prizes to be won, so take a look through your archive of travel photography, select your best images and find out how you can enter this incredible competition…


So many prizes to win


There’s over €250,000 worth of prizes to be won. You can still win something, even if you come in 1000th place.

The main prize is an incredible trip worth €10,000, a voucher worth €5,000 for photo equipment and a €2,500 voucher to spend on CEWE products.

Each category winner will get a €5,000 voucher for photo equipment as well as a €2,500 voucher for CEWE products.

Those who come in the top 30 will get their hands on €2,500 worth of photo equipment, plus a €1,000 voucher for CEWE products.

And even if you come 1,000th, you will still get a CEWE voucher worth €100.

Which category will you enter? 


Under the slogan “Our world is beautiful”, CEWE has ten different categories for you to submit your greatest photos to. The categories are Close-up and Macro Photography; Nature and Wildlife; Street Photography; Sports and Action; Animals; Landscapes; People, Travel and Culture; Architecture; Cooking and Food.

Whether you choose to submit an incredible shot of a herd of wild elephants in the Nature and Wildlife category or a striking image of a landmark in the Travel and Culture category. Maybe you have travelled to Florence and managed to perfectly capture its striking Romanesque buildings which you can enter into the Architecture category. Perhaps you have a vibrant photo of the hawker markets in Singapore that you want to try out in the Cooking and Food category. As long as your photo shows the beauty of the world we live in, you’re in with a shot of winning.



Enter the world’s largest free photography competition


A total of over 509,612 photos from 147 countries were submitted in 2023, making it the world’s largest free photography competition. So what are you waiting for? Enter your best travel photos now and you could become one of the 1,000 winners for 2025. Good luck!

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