Call for entries – 2nd CEPIC Stock Photography Awards

CEPIC press release.

It’s time to announce the second edition of the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards, organised in cooperation with the agency East News (Poland). The first edition of the awards was a big success that attracted lots of attention and distributed 5000 Euro in prizes.

We have extended the number of categories to 5 to make sure as many agencies as possible – members of CEPIC and professional photographers cooperating with them – submit their images:

  • Cities, buildings, industry
  • Creative and abstract
  • Lifestyle and released people images
  • Nature, Science and Landscape
  • News, arts and sports

The winner of each category will receive 500 Euro, a chance to become the CEPIC Stock Photographer of the Year and win the main award which is 2500 Euro.

The photos submitted must contain all of the required releases and will be judged in a contemporary stock photography context. An entry code is not required to enter the competition so please inform your contributing photographers to submit images to the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards.

The closing date for entries is the 6th of May 2016.

An international jury will shortlist a minimum of 100 images which will be announced prior to the CEPIC 2016 Congress Welcome Reception. The category winners and the CEPIC Stock Photographer of the Year will be unveiled during the CEPIC Annual Industry Party in late May this year in Zagreb.

The purpose of the CEPIC Stock Photography Awards is to support traditional stock photography and defend the right of photographers to receive fair compensation for their work.

Further information on contest prizes and rules can be found on the contest website

You are welcome to submit your entries now at

For further information please contact:
Ewa Burdynska-Michna
tel: +48 22 211 10 51

Winners of the 1st CEPIC Stock Photography Awards


Grand Prix Winner

“Letting Go” by Dylan Kitchener (Trevillon Images)

2nd Place Winner

“Indian Festival” by Rafael Campillo (age fotostock)

3rd Place Winner

“Jump for Joy” by Graham Oliver (Juice Images)

Visit the web site at to see the winning pictures.


CEPIC stands for the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage. As the Center of the Picture Industry, CEPIC federates around 800 picture agencies and photo libraries in 20 countries across Europe, both within and outside the European Union. It has affiliates in North America and Asia.

CEPIC’s membership includes large and smaller stock photo libraries, major photo news agencies, art galleries and museums, video companies. CEPIC has among its members the big global players such as Getty, Corbis and Reuters. Through this membership, CEPIC represents more than 200.000 authors in direct licensing.

The annual CEPIC Congress extends CEPIC’s network on all five continents. It is the largest global gathering of the international photo community. In 2014, more than 500 delegates from 300 companies worldwide attended the CEPIC Congress in Berlin. CEPIC has been a member of WIPO since 1997, IPTC since 2005, of ICOMP since 2009, of the Linked Content Coalition since 2012 and of Creativity Works! since 2014. It was a partner of ARROW PLUS between 2011 and 2013 and leads on the image work package of the Rights Data Integration project in 2013 – 2015.

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About East News

East News is a photo agency founded in 1992, with offices in Poland, Russia and Ukraine. The company represents many prestigious photo agencies from Europe and United States. East News has an extensive archive of pictures about Polish and Russian history. It is considered one of the most reliable sources of photographs in Poland.