Aline Bastin Photography Contest

In 2018 CER invited its member companies to participate in the 6th edition of the European Railway Photography Contest, renamed in memory of our tragically departed colleague and friend.

The theme of the contest was: "Railways - the backbone of European mobility".

Our thanks to all who participated! The 12 winning entries can be viewed below and were displayed at the CER/UNIFE European Railway Award on 20 February 2019 in Brussels.


Held on an annual basis, the contest seeks to find the 12 best pictures highlighting the modern, environmentally-friendly and human dimensions of railways. Winners each receive a 200 euros prize.


The contest is open to all residents of the 28 Member States of the European Union, Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine. Only photos taken in the above-mentioned countries can be submitted.

Please consult the complete rules of the contest by clicking here.


Click here to see the diaporama.

Carel CRAMER, Netherlands / Speed   Tomáš MLYNARČIK, Slovakia / Snow powder   Ivo RADOEV, Bulgaria / Rails towards the Sun

Konstantins DAVIDOVS, Latvia / Freight train   Nicolas TOMASZEWSKI, France / "Un rêve d'enfant" (A child's dream)   Csaba PROHASZKA, Hungary / Sunrise in Vienna Container terminal

Gabor BIHACSY, Hungary / Szeged Railway Station  Wlodzimierz WLOCH, Poland / kiss&love  Olivier ROCQ, Belgium / Connecting the city

Matúš VAVREK, Slovakia / Telgárt trainview  Marcel GSAENGER, Germany / ICE train running through Wuerzburg's autumnal vineyards  Tarik KARA, Turkey / "trene binmek"


To see the winning pictures from 2017, click here.

To see the winning pictures from 2016, click here.

To see the winning pictures from 2015, click here.

To see the winning pictures from 2014, click here.

To see the winning pictures from 2013, click here.


For more information about the Aline Bastin Photography Contest, please contact CER at