There’s no question that European culture has been embraced and is celebrated throughout the world. From architectural details and food to lifestyle and culture, European influences can be found everywhere.

Our friends at LumeJet, a top-notch digital print innovator based in the UK, recently sponsored a Photo Quest to celebrate this special cultural influence and asked you, our outstanding community, to submit your best photos depicting the European culture in your life – whether or not you’re from Europe!

The prizes for this Quest are nearly too good to be true—a FujiFilm X-Pro2 and 20 prints from LumeJet for our grand prize, and 20 prints each for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place prizes, awarded for “Most Creative Use of Color & Light,” “Best Panorama,” and “Best Black & White Photo”.

Without further ado, for your viewing pleasure: 20 photos that make us wish we were in Europe right now, including our four winners!

Walking Priest by Antoine Tardy on

--Foggy Tower-- by Marek Kijevský on

Le passeur by Stéphane Messiers on

amsterdam(ned) I by Eleonora Gorini on

Flower bud and Eiffel tower in soft background by Julien Boé on

contrast by Giannis Dimitriou on

musician by Husain Al-Ahdal on

Summer by Panagiotis KOUVEDAKIS on

Gates of Paradise by Atilla Karada? on

"Što Te Nema?" by Antoine BRUNEAU on

Apples by Oleg Zharsky on

Old World Laundry Day by Eric Bjerke, Sr. on

Dubrovnik by Goran Šafarek on

Highland Pipes by Anthony W. S. Soo on

Colourful Greek Home by Adam Sabic on

Beach hut row in pastel colors, red rock background by Jucha Marcin on

Winner: Best Black & White Photo


Winner: Best Panoramic Photo

Reitdiephaven by Oliver Michels on

Winner: Best use of Color & Light

Parenting by Eugene Anball on

Grand Prize Winner

Golden light on Manarola by Federico Ravassard on

Congratulations to Federico, Oliver, Eugene, and our grand prize winner Federico Ravassard! We’ll be in touch soon about your prizes.

If you’re jealous of these four winners, you should be—LumeJet is known for having the highest quality and most color accurate photographic printing service available today. If you’re looking for the best photo prints on the market, register on LumeJet’s website; their online service will be launching soon and they can’t wait to bring their photo print technology to professionals and photo-enthusiasts around the world.