WALK, the competence centre for hiking at the foot of the Hermannsdenkmal, in cooperation with the photo book manufacturer CEWE, organised E1IR1 Photo Award.

Participants from 16 countries travelled through 11,000 kilometers via two long-distance routes E1 (hiking trail) and R1 (cycle path). Participants were split in two groups, professional and amateur, and required to capture a series of three to four most scenic spot on their route, from four predefined categories. The award ceremony and opening of the exhibition of winning photos coincided with the 118th German Hiking Day, and was held in Kreishaus Detmold.

Winning Photos:

Category: Culture and Landscape

Winner: Fabrizio Cerroni (Italy)

Professional award: Category winner "Culture and Landscape" by Fabrizio Cerroni
Professional award: Category winner “Culture and Landscape” by Fabrizio Cerroni

Category: Animal and Nature

Winner: Lübeck Sebastian Almes (Germany)

Profi Award: Category winner "Animal and Nature" by Sebastian Almes
Profi Award: Category winner “Animal and Nature” by Sebastian Almes

Category: Heaven and Earth

Winner: Andreas Zierhut (Germany)

Profi Award: Category winner "Man and Nature" by Andreas Zierhut
Profi Award: Category winner “Man and Nature” by Andreas Zierhut

Category: Man and Nature

Winner: Andreas Zierhut (Germany)

Professional award category winner "Heaven and Earth" by Andreas Zierhut
Professional award category winner “Heaven and Earth” by Andreas Zierhut

Each winner was awarded a cash prize of 3500€. Other outstanding photos from the competition include:

category winner "Heaven and Earth" amateurs, Thomas Ulrich
Category winner “Heaven and Earth” amateurs, Thomas Ulrich
category winner TN Amateurs 2018, Luca Eleuteri
Category winner TN Amateurs 2018, Luca Eleuteri
E1R1 Photo Award Overall Winner Amateurs 2018, Danilo Marabini
E1R1 Photo Award Overall Winner Amateurs 2018, Danilo Marabini
Category winner MN Amateurs 2018, Dieter Mendzigall
Category winner Man and Nature Amateurs 2018, Dieter Mendzigall