Submission deadline of the E1|R1 Photo Award extended until mid-March

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Third edition of the amateur photo competition along the E1 and R1 long-distance trails calls on Europe's hikers and cyclists to send in their entries

The third edition of the E1|R1 Photo Award, organized by Lippe Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM), Detmold, has been running since October 15. Even under difficult corona conditions, the European hiking and photo community shows what it is made of with strong motifs from all over Europe. Nevertheless, the competition is also feeling the effects of the ongoing Corona pandemic. "In demand this particular year are the national hikers and cyclists in the 16 European countries through which the two long-distance trails run. This is because unrestricted vacation travel this year has been concentrated in the approximately 3-4 months of summer," explains Günter Weigel, managing director of LTM. "The submission deadline has now been extended to March 15, 2021, in order to see as many more exciting and spectacular photos as possible in the competition," adds Weigel.

Lapland is beautiful ©Moni Schleiwies (Sweden)

The E1 European long-distance hiking trail runs from the North Cape to southern Italy. The R1 European cycle route runs from Boulogne sur Mer via London to St. Petersburg. Both routes intersect at the Externsteinen in the Teutoburg Forest near Detmold. Photographs taken up to 10 km away along the respective paths can be submitted in four categories. The main winner can look forward to € 3,000 in prize money, the category winners to € 500 each. You can find out more about the categories and the conditions of participation at


About the Lippe Tourismus and Marketing GmbH
The Lippe Tourism & Marketing GmbH (LTM GmbH) based in Detmold has the task of promoting and developing the Lippe region, called "Land of Hermann." This happens in the areas of tourism and location marketing through internal and external marketing. The LTM GmbH fulfills the task of supplying all Lippe towns and communities and, of course, also the local companies from retail, catering, and hotel business with inflow and purchasing power. The core tasks are market research & evaluation, service for guests & tourism partners, tourism marketing, press & public relations, product development, cooperation & networks as well as projects. In addition to its core tasks, LTM GmbH is also involved in supporting projects that make the region even more attractive. 

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