A ‘Tasty Apple’ wins Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2013!


Alexandrina Paduretu, the Romanian based amateur photographer, was overjoyed to be declared Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2013 at a packed champagne reception at the Mall Galleries in London Tuesday (April 23, 2013) night.

Alexandrina was presented with the Pink Lady® trophy and a prize of £5000 by Jon Durham, Managing Director of Apple & Pear Australia, the parent company of Coregeo Ltd, the Master Licensor for Pink Lady® in the UK, who are the headline sponsor of the award. Alexandrina’s winning entry, Tasty Apple, originally won the An Apple a Day category.

More than 350 guests and finalists had flown in from across the world from Poland to Pakistan, Namibia to Norway and Belgium to Brazil for the event. The evening was compered by chairman of the judges, journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner.


©Alexandrina Paduretu


Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is an international celebration of the art of food photography. In only its second year, entries were up 70%, with an astonishing 5500 images coming from across the world. Not only did the number of entries increase, but also Twitter followers doubled, as did website visits with visitors coming to the awards website from over 140 countries.

This year’s awards had several exciting new categories, including the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, for images of wine, producers and all things related to wine. The overall winner was Tim Clinch, with his image ‘Wines Maturing in the Cellars at Dogobo Winery, Tokaj, Hungary.’ Tim received £1000 and a year’s supply of Errazuriz wine. Other new categories included Food Sn-apping, for images of food taken on a mobile phone, in support of Action Against Hunger, this category was won by Jonathan Gregson with his image ‘Making Apple Duffle.’ The StockFood Food off the Press category was introduced to celebrate previously published work in books and magazines and the winner was ‘Rib of Beef’ by Diana Miller.

Judges this year included, Tom Aikens, Michelin-starred chef at Tom’s Terrace and Tom’s Place, Edwin Booth, Chairman & 5th Generation Retailer, Booth’s Supermarkets, Antonio Carluccio, Italian chef, Restaurateur and Food Expert, Pete A. Eising, CEO, Stockfood, GmbH, Elizabeth Galbraith, Creative Director, BBC Food Group, Olive, Good Food, Easy Cook, Bill Granger, Self-taught Cook, Restaurateur and Food Writer, Prue Leith, Restaurateur, Broadcaster and Cookery Writer, David Loftus, Photographer, Andy Macdonald, Managing Director of Coregeo UK, the Master Licensor of Pink Lady® in the UK, James Martin, Television Chef, Presenter & Author, Astrid Merget, Creative Director, World Photo Organisation, Jay Rayner, Journalist, Writer, Broadcaster and Food Critic, Steve Rowe, Executive Director, Food, Marks and Spencer and Joanna Simon, Wine & Food Editor, House and Garden

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2014 opens for entries in June 2013

The Winners



Category Winners:

Cream of the Crop: Olaf Tamm (Germany) Manx Queenie

Food in The Street: Klaus Einwanger (Germany) for Lady with Hat and Dog

Food in the Field: Klaus Einwanger (Germany) for Oyster Farm

Food and its Place: Guy Harrop (UK) for Scrumpy Time

Food for Sale: Rachelle Davey (Australia) for Siblings

Food for Celebration: Jessie DiBlasi (Australia) for Four Making Mochi

Food Sn-apping: Jonathan Gregson (UK) for Apple Duffle

StockFood Food off the Press: Diana Miller (UK) for Rib of Beef

Philip Harben Award for Food in Action: Mick Shippen (Thailand) for Cooking Breakfast dosa at daybreak in Yangon, Myanmar

Food Portraiture: Jonathan Gregson (UK) for Toffee Apples

An Apple a Day: Alexandrina Paduretu (Romania) for Tasty Apple

Young: 10 and under: Joel Roane (UK) for Pheasant in Grass

Young 11-14: Gabriel Wise (USA) for Cod Fish & Chips

Young 15-17: Martin Derooy (Australia) for Sweetee Citrus

Errazuriz sub category Produce: Tim Clinch (UK/Hungary) for Wine Maturing in the Cellars at Dogobo Winery, Tokaj, Hungary

Errazuriz sub category People: Stéphane Bahic (France) for Untitled

Errazuriz sub category Places: Andrew Barrow (UK) for Vineyard, Kavaklidere, Cappadocia, Turkey

Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2013

Tim Clinch (UK/Hungary) for Wine Maturing in the Cellars at Dogobo Winery, Tokaj, Hungary

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