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– As of the 1st of December, submissions are finally open for you to enter your most beautiful pictures of the two European long-distance trails! The best 100 hobby photographers among you will be awarded prizes from a total pool of € 20,000 for their photographs that have been taken in the area surrounding the long-distance hiking trail, the E1, and the European cycling trail, the R1. Professional photographers can even win prizes totaling € 30,000 by submitting their pictures to the professional award.

The Centre for Walking Excellence WALK in Detmold brought the E1|R1 Photo Award into being back in the springtime. Now, with the opening of the submission period, our international photo contest for both European long-distance trails, the E1 and R1 is entering a decisive stage. Starting immediately, ambitious hobby photographers can upload their most beautiful and spectacular images from along the E1 European long-distance path, running from the North Cape to southern Italy, and the R1 Euroroute, stretching from Boulogne sur Mer, through London and all the way to St. Petersburg. Seeing as the technical processing is being carried out in collaboration with Europe’s largest photo book manufacturer CEWE, Oldenburg, both contests can be reached through

Do not forget: You can submit photos across four categories: culture and landscape, man and nature, sky and earth as well as animals and nature. The deadline for submissions is the 31st March 2018.

Bear in mind: For those who aren’t completely sure whether or not they have already been out and about on the E1 or R1 and whether their favourite hiking photo might already fulfil the criteria for the contest, a list of all of the significant places from the 18 countries that the trails cross through can be found in alphabetical order under E1|R1 tab in the menu.

You can already admire the first submissions for the amateur award in the CEWE Gallery!