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Travel All Over The World With These Prize-Winning Photographs

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In a world that’s changed so much over the last 18 months or so, photography is one of the best ways to document what’s going on around us.

Prizes such as the 2021 CEWE Photo Award have become more important than ever, helping to highlight some of the best photography of the moment. The winners of each category are incredible in their own ways – maybe they remind you of the beauty of the familiar, or perhaps they transport you to somewhere completely new.

One winner was selected from the 606,000 entries – and it’s a haunting image of a frozen lighthouse on the German island of Rügen.

A picturesque frosty scene on the German island of Rügen, captured by Manfred Voss
(Manfred Voss/CEWE Photo Award/PA)

The photographer Manfred Voss says: “I consciously try to capture the beauty of our world in pictures. It was impressive to see what a beautiful ice sculpture nature has formed from this man-made lighthouse.”

The overall theme for the competition was ‘Our world is beautiful’, and Voss’ image wasn’t the only one making an impact.

He took home the top prize and was the winner of the landscapes category, but there were nine other categories for amateur and professional photographers to enter. These are the best images from each…


Rain droplets have been captured on this dandelion clock seed to create a striking image by Petra Jung from Switzerland
Rain droplets caught on a dandelion seed (Petra Jung/CEWE Photo Award/PA)


In South Africa, elephants old and young huddle together to keep each other safe, captured by Josef Schwarz from Germany
A group of elephants in South Africa huddle up to stay safe (Josef Schwarz/CEWE Photo Award/PA)

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
Holidays under the new normal means social distancing on this beach in the Cape Verde islands (Siegfried Claeys/CEWE Photo Award/PA)


Children play football in the street in Havana in this photograph by Andreas Bauer
Children play football in the street in Havana (Andreas Bauer/CEWE Photo Award/PA)

Aerial photos

A variety of Vietnamese herbs and spices captured from a unique angle photographed by Azim Khan Ronnie from Bangladesh
This incredible aerial shot shows Vietnamese herbs and spices from above (Azim Khan Ronnie/CEWE Photo Award/PA)

Cooking and food

A creative and interesting perspective on a classic breakfast ingredient captured by David Weimann from Germany
Eggs… but not as you know it (David Weimann/CEWE Photo Award/PA)

Hobby and leisure

A woman views a brightly coloured work of art that matches her outfit in this image captured by Hans Lahodny from Austria
A woman matches the bright piece of art she’s studying (Hans Lahodny/CEWE Photo Award/PA)

Architecture and technology

A perfectly symmetrical piece of architectural photography by Cor Boers from the Netherlands
A high-speed train passes some striking architecture (Cor Boers/CEWE Photo Award/PA)


A group of young children in the Philippines smiling and laughing, captured by Hartmut Schwartzbach from Germany
A group of young children in the Philippines (Hartmut Schwartzbach/CEWE Photo Award/PA)


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