The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition is open for entries to its 2017 competition. The awards, now in their sixth year, were set up to recognise the art and diversity of food photography and film.

The 2017 competition has new judges and categories, and promises worldwide publicity for its winners.

The judging panel for 2017 will include the Chef, Gary Rhodes; Buzzfeed Global Photo Director, Wajmah Yaqubi; Director of National Film and Television School, Nik Powell; Head of Photo Unit at the World Food Programme, Rein Skullerud; and our very own Editor of Amateur Photographer, Nigel Atherton.

Gary Rhodes

Gary Rhodes

The categories are devised to show the culture and production of food in all its variety. New categories include a World Food Programme Food for Life category, that asks for images of the humanitarian aspect of food; a Startisans Food in the Street category, looking for images that show the dynamism of entrepreneurs selling food in the street; and an InterContinental London Park Lane Food at the Table category, asking for the most delicious images of food, ready to eat, in hotels, restaurants, gastropubs and bars anywhere in the world.

The full list of categories for 2017 entries is as follows:

  • World Food Programme Food for Life (NEW)
  • Startisans Food in the Street (NEW)
  • InterContinental London Park Lane Food at the Table (NEW)
  • Production Paradise Food off the Press
  • Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year
  • Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture
  • Partridges Food for Sale
  • Pink Lady Apple a Day
  • Food for Celebration
  • Food Sn-apping
  • Cream of the Crop
  • The Philip Harben Award for Food in Action
  • Food Bloggers
  • Politics of Food
  • Food in the Field
  • Food for the Family
  • Young (Under 18s)
  • unearthed® Food in Film

Nigel Atherton said, “I’m delighted to be asked again to sit on the judging panel for these important awards, recognizing work in food photography from around the globe. Food photography has grown in interest over the past few years, and the awards last year received over 30,000 entries from over 60 countries. This year’s competition looks to be just as hotly contested, and the winners stand to gain much media coverage for their images, so make sure you get your entry in.”

For more information, visit the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year website