E1|R1 Photo Award

Capture the most beautiful subjects and scenes!


There is a European long-distance trail for those hiking on foot (E1) as well as for those cycling (R1). They lead through Europe from north to south (E1) and from west to east (R1). They cross over in the Teutoburg forest near Detmold. Now, there is also an international photo contest for amateurs and professional photographers. The contest was initiated by WALK, the Competence Center for Hiking in Detmold. It is backed by the German Hiking Association (DWV) and by the European Ramblers’ Association (EWV).


A jury of professional experts will pick the winner, taking artistic and aesthetic aspects into consideration.

Both cash and gifts of a total value of approximately 30,000 € will be given out amongst the winners of each individual category, as well as the overall winner. The winning works, along with 40 nominated works, will be presented to the public in an exhibition following the awards ceremony in August 2018. A winners’ publication will also be compiled, in which a selection of works by the winner and nominees will be published. Further publications will occur through the press, as well as through online mediums like Facebook, Instagram and on the website.


Amateur photographers can also take part, just like the professionals – however both will be in separate contests.

Copyrights & Usage Rights: