About

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year was launched in 2011

The Orthodox Jewish festival of Tu Bishvat is celebrated as the New Year of trees with a symbolic eating of different varieties of fruit. Here in a Stamford Hill synagogue the Chassidic Skver Rebbe visiting from New York blesses the fruits in front of the entire synagogue.

Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world.

The Finalists are invited to a magnificent Champagne Taittinger reception at the world-renowned Mall Galleries, London followed by a five-day public exhibition.

The prize pool is worth more than £20,000 and Finalists benefit from huge amounts of coverage.

The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.

Since 2011, almost 50,000 images have been submitted from over 60 countries.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year was founded by Caroline Kenyon and her team at The Food Awards Company, a Luke Johnson-backed venture.

The idea for the Awards arose from two decades of experience commissioning photography and the wish to see this wonderful and vibrant sector of photography given the recognition it deserves.

“We are extremely proud that Pink Lady®, the premium global apple brand, has been headline sponsor since the awards were launched.”

 

“The most prestigious Awards in the industry” The Independent

“One of the world’s most well-respected and creative niche photo contests” Advanced Photographer

How to Enter

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is inspired by the proliferation of wonderful food photography in a huge variety of applications. From eye-catching advertising hoardings, to sumptuous editorial features, from tempting food packaging to daily blogs. The competition celebrates this magnificent diversity in what is truly, the stuff of life.

The Pink Lady® Food Photography competition seeks to single out not only technical skill, but originality of treatment and a real sense of connection with the subject matter whatever it may be. Whether simply an apple on a plate, a cake of spun sugar, a baker covered in flour at four in the morning, or a pot simmering on an open fire in the African bush.

We are looking for professional and amateur photographers alike, in our search for the very best depictions of this marvellously varied subject of food, which unites us all.

Entering is easy

  1. Complete the registration form.
  2. Log into your account with your e-mail address and password.
  3. Upload your photos.
  4. Enter your photos (adult entries will be taken to PayPal for their entry fee – see below).

There is no limit to the number of photos that you may enter.

You do not have to upload all your photos at one time but you will need to log in, so please make sure you remember your user email and password. For further details on the entry process please click here or see our FAQs page.

Fees

A single sum of £30.00 is required per adult entrant and allows up to 5 photographic entries. Further entries may be submitted at an additional fee of £6 per entry.

The exception being for entries to the On the Phone category, the fee for which is £6 per entry only, £2 of which will be given as a donation to Action Against Hunger

To enter the Winterbotham Darby Food Film Shorts supported by Foodism category, the fee will be £30 per video submitted.

Once entered, images cannot be withdrawn unless the Organisers are notified that there is a permissions issue, in which case the images will be withdrawn on request of the copyright holder / entrant but no refund will be payable.

Payment is made online using Paypal.

Entry to the Young (under 18) categories is free of charge. A maximum of three entries may be submitted to the Young (under 18) categories.

Prizes

YOU can win £5,000GBP and the title of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2019. Judges include Emily Luchetti, Chair Emeritus of the James Beard Foundation and internationally-renowned food photographer David Loftus.

For more information visit the Judges page.

Overall winner:

Please note:

The winner of the Pink Lady® Apple a Day category is not eligible for the overall title of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

The winner of the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year category is not eligible for the overall title of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

The winner of the Student Food Photographer of the Year category is not eligible for the overall title of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

The winner of the Winterbotham Darby Food Film Shorts supported by Foodism category is not eligible for the overall title of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

The winner of the Food Stylist category is not eligible for the overall title of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

 

In addition to the £5,000GBP top prize:

  • Your image will be appreciated by some of the leading figures in the photography and food industries during the judging process
  • A dedicated page will be added to our website showing an in depth profile of the overall winner featuring the winning image
  • You will receive a dedicated press release promoting your image to international photography and food media
  • Your hard work and creativity will be credited wherever the image is used and will be seen by millions of people across the globe
  • You will be invited to attend the glittering VIP Awards evening at the world renowned Mall Galleries, London SW1 along with leading figures from the world of photography, retail, food/photography and national press
  • You will be provided with 2 nights’ accommodation at the InterContinental London Park Lanein a double room with breakfast.
  • You will be re-imbursed up to the maximum value of £750 GBP for the cost of your return flight (economy class) to London travel to attend the Awards Evening Reception. The value of your flights costs will be re-imbursed after the Awards evening. There is no cash alternative, the prize is non-transferable and receipts must be provided. 
  • You will have the opportunity to see your work displayed in the Mall Galleries, London SW1 in the spring of 2019 in an open-to-the-public exhibition giving your work free high profile exposure. This is intended to help publicise your creativity, and encourage and inspire others to develop their skills in food photography for the following year.

 

Category winners:

  • All category winners will receive a prestigious trophy.
  • The winner of Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, a category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, will win £1000GBP and an Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve Commemorative Magnum (150cl), signed by Eduardo Chadwick.
  • The winner of the Pink Lady® Apple a Day category will win £1000GBP and the winning image will be used by Pink Lady® in its UK multi media marketing campaign.
  • The winner of the Winterbotham Darby Food Film Shorts category will win £1,000GBP. 
  •  The winner of the Production Paradise Food off the Press category will win a special feature in the Production Paradise Spotlight Food & Drink Photography online magazine, along with a 12-image gallery of their work.
  • The winner of One Vision Imaging Cream of the Crop, a category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year will win £300GBP for use against One Vision Imaging services
  • The winner of the Fujifilm Award for Innovation will receive the following:
    • 6-month relationship with Fujifilm to be taken within 12 months of the awards
    • Free loan of Fujifilm X-series products during the relationship
    • Fujifilm will support the photographer by promoting them on their Social Media channels (subject to the work being shot on Fujifilm products)
    • Fujifilm will support the photographer with up to 10 exhibition quality prints, to be printed by a laboratory of Fujifilm’s choice
    • May be commissioned to present on behalf of Fujifilm at retailer events, experience days or trade shows (subject to the work being shot on Fujifilm products)
  • Finalists will be invited to attend the glittering VIP Awards evening at the world renowned Mall Galleries, London SW1 along with leading figures from the world of photography, retail, food/photography and national press.
  • You will have the opportunity to see your work displayed in the Mall Galleries, London SW1 in the spring of 2019 in an open-to-the-public exhibition giving your work free high profile exposure. This is intended to help publicise your creativity, and encourage and inspire others to develop their skills in food photography for the following year.

Where a prize is offered by a Third Party, Food Photographer of the Year Ltd is not bound to deliver the exact prize that has been offered by the Third Party if unforeseen events should take place to prevent delivery, but will do its utmost to ensure that a similar prize is delivered instead. No monetary compensation will be offered.

 

More: pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com

 

Total Prize: £5,000GBP