To mark World Photography Day, CEWE has released the 10 winning images from their Photo Award 2021, the world’s largest photo competition.
In total, the competition received over 660,000 entries, all celebrating the competition’s “Our World Is Beautiful” theme.
There were 10 categories for budding photographers to enter – from aerial shots and animal pictures to landscapes.
“We’ve loved seeing so many creative and unique images shared from this year’s CEWE Photo Award,” Clare Moreton, photo expert at CEWE UK, said. “It was definitely a difficult choice by the judges to choose the 10 shortlisted winners as the entries this year were spectacular.
“We’ve really enjoyed seeing people’s entries to the competition and it’s been eye opening to see new perspectives and visuals across the globe. We look forward to sharing more entries across all categories over the coming months.”
The winning images will be displayed at the CEWE Photo Award Gala on the 16th September in Berlin. This is where the overall winner of the competition will be also be announced.
Take a look at the shortlisted images below.
Rain droplets have been captured on this dandelion clock seed to create a striking image by Petra Jung from Switzerland.
Travel And Culture
Beachgoers gather by the shore to soak up the sunshine in the Cape Verde islands whilst maintaining social distancing, by Siegfried Claeys from Belgium.
Cooking And Food
A creative and interesting perspective on a classic breakfast ingredient captured by David Weimann from Germany.
A group of young children in the Philippines smiling and laughing, captured by Hartmut Schwartzbach from Germany.
A variety of Vietnamese herbs and spices captured from a unique angle photographed by Azim Khan Ronnie from Bangladesh.
In South Africa, elephants old and young huddle together to keep each other safe, captured by Josef Schwarz from Germany.
A picturesque frosty scene on the German island of Rügen, captured by Manfred Voss.
Children play football in the street in Havana in this photograph by Andreas Bauer.
Architecture & Technology
A perfectly symmetrical piece of architectural photography by Cor Boers from the Netherlands.
Hobby & Leisure
A woman views a brightly coloured work of art that matches her outfit in this image captured by Hans Lahodny from Austria.
For more on World Photography Day, click here.
For more information about the CEWE Photo Award, visit their website here.