Monday, April 15

CEWE Photo Awards 2023 Winners Announced

The CEWE Photo Awards, a celebrated annual photography contest, have completed their 2023 edition recently, which the organizers claim the ‘world’s largest photo competition’. For years, this competition has been an arena for passionate photographers from all corners of the globe to showcase their creativity and talent, and this year was no exception. With participants spanning different cultures and backgrounds, the contest witnessed record-breaking participation, 509,612 photos from 147 countries.

The 2023 edition of CEWE Photo Awards featured an incredibly diverse range of themes, from Landscapes to Aerial Photos. These talented winners, chosen by a distinguished panel of judges, have demonstrated exceptional skill and a keen eye for visual storytelling. The competition not only recognized outstanding photographers but also brought forth a treasure trove of moments, emotions, and memories captured through the lenses of these dedicated artists.

And what is even more important is, for every photo submitted, CEWE donates 10 cents to the SOS Children’s Villages. So SOS Children’s Village has received 50,961.20 Euros for 2023 edition.

Here are the Winning Photographs of each category.

Overall Winner

Warung Kopi by Dikye Ariani

CEWE Photo Awards 2023

Overall winner’s prize includes a one-of-a-kind trip of their choice valued at 15,000 EUR, photo equipment worth 7,500 euros and CEWE photo products worth 2,500 EUR. The other nine category winners will each get photo equipment worth 5,000 EUR as well as CEWE photo products worth 2,500 EUR.


Triathlon by Rainer Köfferlein

Cooking & Food

Night Workers by Clerio Back

CEWE Photo Awards 2023

Architecture & Technology

Gewimmel by Michael Kemter

CEWE Photo Awards 2023

Hobby & Leisure

Le plongeon by Karl Bordron


Collapsing Glacier by Christian Bovians

CEWE Photo Awards 2023


Doom by Marián Kuric

CEWE Photo Awards 2023


Warung Kopi by Dikye Ariani


Hände by Claudia Räss

CEWE Photo Awards 2023

Aerial Photos

Y Crossing 4 by Chin Leong Teo

CEWE Photo Awards 2023

Travel & Culture

Palmenhain by Hans Wichmann

To learn more about the competition and to see other shortlisted photographs of the contest, visit the organizer’s website,

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