Friday, 06 November 2015 14:41
The closing date for entries is 7 February, so there’s still time to get snapping for Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2016, the world’s most prestigious celebration of all that is special and significant about food photography and film.
The competition is open to everyone - professional and amateur, young and old - from across the world and boasts a prize pool worth £10,000. The overall winner scoops the crown and £5,000 as well as two nights’ accommodation in London to attend the exclusive VIP awards ceremony at the Mall Galleries, London in April 2016, attended by all the other Finalists and winners too.
The awards have a wide range of categories, including Food for Celebration sponsored by Champagne Taittinger, Partridges Food for Sale, Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, unearthed® Food in Film for shorts and, new for 2016, Marks & Spencer Food Adventures.
New judges for 2016 include Michelin starred Michael Caines, MBE, Dan Havlik, Editor-in-Chief, Shutterbug, Rein Skullerud, Head, Photography Unit, World Food Programme, Richard Yu, Founder and President, Digital Rev, Ruth Rogers, MBE, Curtis Stone, Australian chef, who are joining luminaries such as Jay Rayner, Chair, (The Guardian, Observer, BBC’s The One Show) and Chris Beetles, of Beetles & Huxley, one of the world’s leading galleries specialising in photography.
Shortlisted entries will be announced Thursday 7 April 2016
Winners will be announced at the Mall Galleries, London on Tuesday 26 April 2016
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Champagne Taittinger is delighted to be the celebratory toast for Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2016 and also sponsor of the Food for Celebration category. Taittinger is one of the few major Champagne Houses to be owned and actively managed by the family named on the label.
Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year is sponsored by Errazuriz, the premier family wine estate of Chile. Don Maximiano Errázuriz founded Viña Errázuriz in 1870 in the Valle de Aconcagua, 100km north of Santiago. www.errazuriz.com
Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture is sponsored by Marks & Spencer, renowned for their brilliant use of sumptuous food imagery, which makes them the perfect partner for this category www.marksandspencer.com
Marks & Spencer Food Adventures is sponsored by Marks & Spencer, the category seeks the most flamboyant images of food and eating across the Americas – from richly-coloured street eats with live music to traditional family gatherings www.marksandspencer.com
One Vision Imaging Limited, the exclusive photographic printers to the London 2012 Olympics and Rio 2016 www.onevisionimaging.com sponsor all print and framing for the Awards
Partridges are the sponsors of the Food for Sale category. Partridges have a long-standing association with Chelsea and are proud to be holders of the Royal Warrant, By Royal Appointment Grocers to H.M. the Queen - www.partridges.co.uk
Production Paradise, the world’s largest online photographers’ directory www.productionparadise.com, are sponsors of the Food off the Press category for previously published work.
unearthed® Food in Film category is sponsored by unearthed®, the food brand for people who love to discover, known for bringing great regional specialities from across Europe to the shelves at accessible prices. www.discoverunearthed.com
Supporters for 2016 are:
Zenfolio - provides everything you need for your online photography business. Every account comes with a fully customisable portfolio website, marketing tools, and integrated e-commerce. www.zenfolio.com
The chosen partner charity is Action Against Hunger UK, a humanitarian organisation committed to saving the lives of malnourished children.
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is owned by The Food Awards Company.
Pro-Imaging is a worldwide support group for professional photographers
who are pro-active in defending photographers rights.