The winners of the first international E1IR1 Photo Award have been announced. The official award ceremony took place during the press conference for the 118th German Hiking Day in Kreishaus Detmold. Several winners personally received their certificates and prizes as well as the pictures printed by CEWE. The most beautiful motifs of the professional and amateur competition will be on display at the Kreishaus Detmold until August 31, 2018.  Subsequent the exhibition will move to the WALK Competence Center for Hiking, the initiator of the unique international photography competition.

We sincerely congratulate all winners, nominees, and shortlistees!

Category Winners Amateur Award

In the contest for the amateur photographers, Danilo Marabini convinced the jury. The Italian, with this motif “Lights and Shadows,” which he shot at Castelluccio in the Apennines, ultimately won in the category “Culture and Landscape,” and he was even able to secure the overall win of the Amateur Award. The title in the category “Heaven and Earth,” however, remained in the region; Thomas Ulrich from Bielefeld photographically got to the bottom of the “Myth Externsteine.” With Luca Eleuteri, another Italian remained triumphant in the category “Animal and Nature.“ Eleuteri convinced the jury with his motif “Sheep”.  The title in the category „Man and Nature“ went to Lower Saxony. Dieter Mendzigall from Diekholzen won with his recording “Am Hamburger Wappen” in the Harz region.

Click here for the winners and rankings of the Amateur Award 2018

Winning Series Professional Award

Among the professional photographers Fabrizio Cerroni the third Italian in the mix won in the category “Culture and Landscape”. Cerroni submitted an impressive series from Abruzzo. The prize for “Animal and Nature” went to the Lübeck-based Sebastian Almes with his winning work shot at Ratzeburg Lake in Schleswig-Holstein. Andreas Zierhut even scored twice: In the category “Heaven and Earth” the photographer from Darmstadt convinced the jury with a series set in the French region of Haute-de-France. He also carried out the win in the category “Man and Nature” with his motives from the Weserbergland. The jury did not name an overall winner of the competition among professional photographers. This was justified by the fact that the four category winners had indeed presented very good work, but none of it was considered so outstanding that an overall winner could be decided upon.

Click here for the winners and the shortlist of the Professional Award 2018