On Friday 22 September, the winners of the biggest open photo competition in the world in 2017, "Our world is beautiful", were chosen in the German Photo Museum in Markkleeberg near Leipzig. More than 183,000 photos were sent in to the competition, organised by leading photofinisher and commercial online printing partner CEWE, by more than 22,000 entrants. With many unique motifs submitted, Janne Kahila from Finland won through with his photo of the Faroe Islands to win the CEWE Photo Award.
Entrants were asked to submit photos in the categories of "Sport", "People", "Landscapes", "Architecture, "Transport and Infrastructure" and "Nature". Dr. Christian Friege, Chairman of the CEWE Board of Management, honoured the six winners in their category and presented the CEWE Photo Award to the overall winner. Each of them won the jury over with a personal view of the beauty of the world. The jury felt that Janne Kahila got the motto of the competition just right with his photo, which visualises the beauty of the world in fascinating contrasts of land and sea and light and darkness. Nothing but a little chapel at the top of a hill is a demonstration of the influence of people in otherwise unspoiled nature. The Finn himself says of his photo: "We all have our favourite places somewhere on Earth, where we most like to be. My favourite place is the tip of Kalsoy Island in the Faroe Islands.”
In 2018, "Our world is beautiful" will be taken into the next round. Those who are interested will be kept up to date at www.cewe-fotobuch.de/wettbewerbe/fotowettbewerbe.html.
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