We have a series of exciting categories for you to enter your creative food photography into, from ‘Food in the Street’ to a mobile phone photography category ‘Food Sn-apping’ in support of Action Against Hunger. Get your artistic talents inspired and take a read below!
Cream of the Crop
We want to see the very best product shots, from muddy bunches of carrots to a bowl of rice or coffee beans, to a side of beef or a gleaming platter of fresh fish.
Food in the Street
We are looking for evocation of the character and liveliness of street food – anything from chestnuts roasted in a London street, to crepes being made in Paris to samosa in Bombay station or stir fry in Bangkok.
Food in the Field
Food in its natural setting, whether it is a field of maize, a pig truffling in the mud, apples weighing down a branch, or a lush cocoa plantation.
Food and its Place
We are looking for images that summon up the essence of their place. Whether it be Cornish fishermen lifting nets of sardines, or Kentish farmers picking cherries, or Melton Mowbray bakers making pork pies, in the UK. Or further afield, Greek olive farmers shaking the trees or Russian ice-cream sellers.
Food for Sale
We want to see the very best shots of food for sale, be it a game auction in Cumbria, spices in a market in Senegal, macaroons in a chic Parisian emporium or apples in a cardboard box at the garden gate.
Food for Celebration
Sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
We want to see images of festive, celebratory food from across the world. Whether it be Christmas, Divali or Chanukah, Easter, birthdays or weddings. Tables groaning with food, people eating special festive foods, or even preparing it.
In support of Action Against Hunger
Pictures of food - any time, any place, anywhere – taken on your 'phone.
£2 for every image entered in this category will go to Action Against Hunger (Registered charity no.1047501)
Food off the Press
Sponsored by StockFood
We want to see examples from the very best previously-published photographic work, whether from books, newspapers, magazines, advertisements.
The Philip Harben Award for Food in Action
In memory of Philip Harben, the first TV chef in the UK, who also started out as a photographer. A passionate communicator of the art of cooking, he encouraged post-war Britain to regain its enthusiasm for food and cookery. We want to see images of people cooking anywhere and everywhere, whether at home, in professional kitchens, over a campfire, in a ship’s galley.
We want to see images of food that are good enough to eat. And ready to eat, whatever it may be – a plate of crisp whitebait, a soufflé trembling and piping hot, a steaming bowl of soup with home-made bread, an oozing slice of cream cake on a napkin, a bacon sandwich, roast Sunday lunch.
Young (under 18s)
We are looking for any image at all featuring food. Food in the field, food on your plate, food in the street. Wherever you see food, you can take a prize-winning image.
Age groups: 15-17, 11-14, 10 and under
An Apple a Day
We are looking for the most exciting, creative, inventive, beautiful images of – an apple! It could be on a tree, on a plate, floating through the air, bobbing in water, in a child’s hand. We want to see the simplest, most delicious of foods represented in the most inspiring way.
Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year
We are looking for images of all things vinous. You can submit your image into any of the three sub-categories: Produce, People, Places.
'Produce' refers to the wine itself. This could be a glass of wine on a table in the sunshine or sherry pouring from a bottle in the winter.
'People' refers to the people involved in making the wine, so this could be the owner of a grand wine estate in Chile, or a wine-maker with just a few acres of vines in Macon. Images can be portraits, or they can be action shots.
And lastly, 'Places' is for any place associated with the craft of making wine; the vineyards, the cellars or the winery itself for example.
Prize of £1000 and a year’s supply of Errazuriz wine