International Day Of Happiness: 10 Photos To Make You Smile

A fluffy tri-colour border collie walks towards the camera with its tongue wagging in a smiley post with the golden sunsetting behind it

It’s International Day Of Happiness on March 20, so CEWE Photo Award have shared 10 photos to make you smile!

The 10 images have been submitted in this year’s competition, which launched in May 2022 and aims to celebrate the best in photography across the globe. The competition is open to everyone – from keen amateur photographers to established professionals.

Until the end of May 2023, entrants can submit photos for free 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, cooking and food, highlighting the true beauty of the world around us.


  • Everlasting love – a sweet moment shared between two life long lovers, taken by Aleksandr Maksimov in Ukraine, Saporoschje
  • What are you looking at? – a herd of cows spot a passer-by enjoying their walk, taken by Erika Karlsson in Sweden, Odensvi
  • Ready, set, jump – a happy dog enjoys splashing through a lake taken by Agnieszka Gulczyńska in Poland, Warszawa
  • It must be love – two penguins share a romantic peck as the sun sets in the distance, taken by Hildegunn Didriksen in Iceland, Grimsey
  • The joy of play – two young siblings spend an afternoon playing together in the park, taken by Jennifer Menden in Germany, Goch
  • A special family bond – a family enjoy a moment on fun together taken by Marine Beillevert in France, Challans
  • Blooming beauty – a sunflower shines in the sunshine as spring begins to arrive, taken by Siegfried   Lutsch in Germany, Lahnau
  • What a good boy – the happiest dog embracing the sunshine on his afternoon walk, taken by Klaudia Gruber in Germany, Freiburg
  • A curious cub – a young bear cub investigates their surroundings taken by Fang Tiemann in Germany, Braunschweig
  • And relax – a chilled out monkey enjoys an afternoon of relaxation taken by Mirza Ridoy in Bangladesh, Satchori

Look at more from the CEWE Photo Award with these adorable pet photos.

Jacqueline Munro

Jacqueline is the Digital Content Editor at "The People's Friend", looking after our website, social media channels and podcast.