The Pink Lady Food Photography Awards always give me great pleasure. Held in the prestigous Mall Galleries, London, SW1 they are a celebration of all that is special and significant about food photography and film.
This years closing date for enries is 5 February 2017. The competition is open to everyone – professional and amateur, young and old – from across the world and boasts a prize pool worth almost £20,000. The overall winner scoops the crown and £5,000, two nights’ accommodation at the Intercontinental London Park Lane, a host of commercial opportunities, global publicity and worldwide recognition.
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 supported by delicious for film shorts and, new for 2017, Intercontinental London Park Lane Food at the Table, World Food Programme Food for Life, Startisans Food in the Street, BBC Good Food Fresh Talent Award, The FujiFilm Award for Innovation and Individual Restaurants Cream of the Crop.
New judges for 2017 include legendary Chef Gary Rhodes OBE, Wajmah Yaqubi, Buzzfeed Global Photo Editor, Rein Skullerud, Head, Photography Unit, World Food Programme and Andrew Scrivani, award-winning photographer and New York Times contributor. They will be joining luminaries such as Jay Rayner, Chair, (The Guardian, Observer, The One Show, Masterchef, Kitchen Cabinet) and Chris Beetles, of Beetles & Huxley, one of the world’s leading galleries specialising in photography.
Photo credit: ©Mike Nowill