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CEWE Chooses the Winners of the Biggest Photo Competition in the World “Our World Is Beautiful”

Janne Kahila from Finland won the biggest photo competition, “Our world is beautiful”, with his Photo “Cliff of Kallur”. What impressed the jury more than anything was that Janne Kahila managed the artistic and technical feat of compressing an overwhelming landscape into an image with photographic means which allows the observer of the photo to experience the beauty and magnificence of the scene. It is photographs exactly like this one from Janne Kahlia that help us understand the beauty and diversity of our world.

OLDENBURG and LEIPZIG, Germany, September 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 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.”

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The winners of the photo competition “Our world is beautiful” were chosen in the German Photo Museum. From left to right: Agnes Dudas from Hungary, Florian Bernhardt from Germany, Manh Ngoc Nguyen from Germany, Dr. Christian Friege (Chairman of the CEWE Board of Management), overall winner Janne Kahila from Finland, Christoph Grubich from Austria, Terezie Fojtová from the Czech Republic.

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