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We would like to thank all our sponsors and partners associated with Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year. If you are interested in being a sponsor or partner please get in with touch with

Headline sponsor


Pink Lady® is proud to have been the headline sponsor of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year competition since its launch in 2011.

“We’ve always believed that there is great synergy between the Pink Lady® brand, which has uncompromising quality at its core and the ethos of the awards, which celebrate the very best in food photography and film,” says Peter Durose, Managing Director of Coregeo®, the Master Licensor of Pink Lady® in the UK.

“We have been delighted to see how the awards have grown in stature and scope, so that finalists and winners are recognised for their achievements internationally. Food imagery is significant in all our lives, whether it’s a snap on a mobile phone, a compelling photograph in a newspaper or a beautifully-lit image on an advertising hoarding on the way home. There are so many talented food photographers out there and the Food Photographer of the Year Awards provide a valuable platform to give the best in their field the recognition they deserve.” 

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The AHO & SOLDAN Photo and Film Foundation, Helsinki, Finland

The Foundation has as its aim to foster and make Finnish historical photography and film known, especially regarding Heikki Aho’s, Björn Soldan’s, Claire Aho’s and the film production company Aho & Soldan’s production.

The pioneering Finnish photographers and filmmakers, Heikki Aho (1895-1961), Björn Soldan (1902-1953), Claire Aho (1925-2015). HEIKKI AHO and BJÖRN SOLDAN were among the leading photographers and documentary filmmakers of their time. Their father was the author and journalist Juhani Aho (1861-1921), married to artist Venny Soldan-Brofeldt (1863-1945) – the “artist couple” of their era. In 1924 Heikki and Björn established their legendary production company AHO & SOLDAN, producing well over 400 films and laying the foundations for the Finnish documentary tradition.

Heikki’s daughter CLAIRE AHO, “The Grand Old Lady of Finnish Photography” - who received her first camera from her father at the age of 10 - joined Aho & Soldan in the late 1940´s. Having opened her own commercial studio she became a pioneer of colour photography and was especially active in the 1950s and 1960s. Claire Aho´s photographs, full of wit, taken some 60-70 years ago, could as well have been taken today. They are a delightful display of Claire´s ‘Selective Eye’, her sense of composition, her humour, but above all her acute sense of colour.

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Champagne Taittinger is delighted to be the celebratory toast for Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year. Taittinger is one of the few major Champagne Houses to be owned and actively managed by the family named on the label.

Internationally awarded for their quality and consistency, the hallmark of Taittinger’s Champagnes is the high proportion of Chardonnay used to make their wines which provides them with great elegance, delicacy and finesse.

Champagne Taittinger is proud to be the sponsor of the Food for Celebration category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, and Champagne Taittinger Wedding Food Photographer.

Errazuriz, one of Chile’s premier family wine estates, is delighted to sponsor the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, a category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year.

With over 150 years of pioneering winemaking experience, our philosophy is best expressed by our founder, Don Maximiano Errázuriz who said, “From the best land, the best wine.” Our reputation for innovation, quality and sound environmental principles is born of our dedication to produce wines of excellent quality. We have a strong belief in the concept of ‘terroir’ and strive to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the process, from grape growing, to winemaking using the most natural techniques to create wines with elegance and complexity.

Today this tradition of achieving the very best quality for our wines lives on through Don Maximiano’s descendants Eduardo Chadwick, the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the business, and his four daughters. Together they are ensuring the future of Chilean wine is in very safe hands.

Fortnum & Mason is essential for anyone in search of extraordinary food, joy-giving things, unforgettable experiences, and exceptional service.

First founded in London in 1707, after Queen Anne gave her footman William Fortnum permission to sell on discarded candles from St James’s Palace, Fortnum’s has forged a close relationship with the British Royal household ever since. Fortnum & Mason has held several warrants throughout its history, including one from Her late Majesty, The Queen and HM The King, when Prince of Wales.

A London retail institution and pioneer in the hospitality sector, innovation has always been a central pillar at Fortnum’s. From inventing the Scotch Egg and providing supplies to the 1922 Everest expedition, to beekeeping in Piccadilly’s rooftop hives and launching the Food & Drink Awards to celebrate people and talent, Fortnum’s has been a trusted disruptor and authority in the food & drink space, at home and internationally, from the very beginning.

A complete image sourcing, printing, framing and wall display solution for the hospitality industry.

Setting new standards in the field of hospitality interior decor, the power behind Hotel Art Group is in its history of being a brand of the UK’s leading professional photographic laboratories.

In our 50-year plus history we have adorned the walls of thousands of commercial properties, hotels, restaurants, public houses, care homes and even cruise ships, offering an unprecedented quality of printing, framing and wall display solutions.

With unique access to millions of professional images, Hotel Art Group will source images to suit your theme, print and manufacture the entire product in-house and offer an installation service, if required. As we have complete control over every aspect of the manufacturing, we guarantee not only to offer a thoroughly bespoke service but a truly cost effective one too.

Whether it’s a one-off 6 x 4ft Acrylic showcase piece for your reception or 1,000 rooms requiring refurbishing with multiple frames in each, we have a service to suit.

At The James Beard Foundation (JBF) is a nonprofit organization that celebrates and supports the people behind America’s food culture, while pushing for new standards in the restaurant industry to create a future where all have the opportunity to thrive.

JBF highlights the centrality of food culture in our lives, is committed to supporting a resilient and flourishing industry that honors its diverse communities, and works to create a more equitable and sustainable future.

JBF brings its Good Food for Good® mission to life through the annual James Beard Awards, industry and community-focused programs, advocacy, partnerships, events across the United States, as well as exceptional dining experiences and educational programming at Platform by James Beard Foundation in New York City.

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Facebook: @beardfoundation  Instagram: @beardfoundation    Twitter: @beardfoundation    LinkedIn: @the-james-beard-foundation

M&S Food are on a mission to make every day taste amazing. Whether it’s tasty ingredients for dinner tonight, a flavour-packed lunch on the run, or a delicious prepared meal when you fancy a break from cooking, we always put quality and value first.

Because the M&S Food team are obsessed with giving their customers the very best, they only work with trusted M&S Select Farmers and world-leading creators including our own development chefs, all of whom share our high-quality environmental, sustainability and animal welfare standards.

M&S Food has been part of the lives of the nation for over 140 years, with the goal of inspiring, creating and helping people eat well, every day. Because as we all know - This is not just food, this is M&S food.

MPB is the largest global platform to buy, sell and trade used photo and video gear.

We are the simple, safe and circular way to trade, upgrade and get paid for gear.

MPB is not a marketplace. We buy directly from visual storytellers and evaluate all items before reselling MPB-approved gear.

Our dynamic pricing engine provides the right price upfront for all items.

Circularity is at the centre of MPB. We promote sustainability, diversity and inclusion in everything we do.

We prioritise inclusive recruitment and support employees with extensive training and development. We promote inclusive visual storytelling and an inclusive circular economy.

Our business model is circular. All packaging is plastic free. Our cloud-based platform uses renewable electricity.

We’ve served more than 625,000 visual storytellers and every year we recirculate more than 500,000 cameras, lenses and accessories.

MPB provides first-class customer service. Customers can receive support through our Help Centre or by speaking with an expert over the phone or via live chat.

MPB is trusted by thousands of visual storytellers in the UK.

We’re rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot with more than 30,000 reviews.

Established in 2002, Production Paradise is the leading online curated directory and showcase, connecting the world's top photographers and services in the commercial photo and film industries with art buyers and creative directors globally.

Their stylish digital magazines are subscribed to by over 250,000 global key decision makers within advertising agencies, major brands, magazine publishers and corporate clients. This ensures that their members' latest work receives exposure to the right high-profile clients.

The online format also allows photographers to send their work directly to their own databases and to instantly share their news across a range of social media.

In addition, Production Paradise offers additional services such as social media strategy, personal branding/portfolio review as well as professional coaching. These services are designed to help creative professionals maximize their online visibility and enhance their presence in the industry.

RPS_Logo_RGBThe Royal Photographic Society (RPS) is committed to bringing photography to everyone. It aims to provide inspiration, encourage creativity, support new skills, and provide recognition of those skills and creativity, alongside a community of more than 10,000 likeminded people of all ages and backgrounds.

With a long history and heritage back to 1853, the RPS retains a contemporary relevance delivering its aims through exhibitions at its Bristol gallery and across the United Kingdom, with workshops, talks and symposia held across the UK, internationally and online. The education programme also includes project funding, support young photographers, and career development for those working in the profession, and internationally-recognised qualifications.

RPS membership is open to anyone with an interesting in photography and benefits include the award-winning RPS Journal, competitions, access to groups catering for specialist interests and special benefits from industry partners.

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Tenderstem® is quite simply, Broccoli but Better. It is more delicious, easier to prep, quicker to cook and more beautiful on the plate. It is the perfect side vegetable but equally at home as the star of the show. It can be used in a wide range of cuisines from all over the world and can be cooked in a variety of ways - boil, griddle, roast, steam, fry, BBQ. You can even eat our delicate stems raw! Its taste, beauty and versatility inspire home cooks and chefs alike across the globe.

Launched over 20 years ago, it is now grown in 24 countries including the UK, and sold globally under the brand names Tenderstem®, Bimi® or Broccolini™. Classically bred, it took many years for our Japanese breeder to develop, and the same dedication and care is seen in our growers and Licensees today. Our mission is to ensure that every stem we grow is as delicious and camera ready as the last!

Tenderstem® is proud to sponsor the Bring Home the Harvest category of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year and play a part in showcasing food culture in such an important way.

RPS_Logo_RGBThe Wilkin family have been farming at Tiptree, Essex, since 1757, and making quality preserves there since 1885. We grow a wide range of traditional English fruits and use them to make conserves, condiments, and other treats in our nut-free factory by the farm. We received our first Royal Warrant from George V in 1911, and remain Royal Warrant holders as purveyors of Tiptree Products to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Every member of staff is part of our Employee Benefit Trust, giving each a keen interest in the future of the business.

Our farm is LEAF Marque accredited (Linking Environment And Farming), recognising that we work sympathetically with our environment and encourage links with our local community. Fruit crops include strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, Morello cherries, rhubarb, damson, Victoria plum, greengage, quince, and the curious medlar. Where we cannot grow our own crops, we buy the best quality fruit from trusted sources, such as Seville for our marmalade oranges. Our signature fruit is the Little Scarlet strawberry, a tiny wild variety, that is very difficult to grow and to harvest. We believe that we are unique in the world in growing this remarkable crop, but it is worth it for the depth of flavour that it provides.

Our products are made to cherished recipes and are free from artificial colours and flavours. We inspect and prepare our fruit by hand then cook in small batches using traditional, copper-bottomed pans. As well as our jam factory, we also have an artisan bakery and a steamed pudding factory. We supply an extensive range of conserves, marmalades, honeys, sauces, condiments, mayonnaise, alcoholic spirits, fresh fruit, teas, cakes, biscuits, fruit juices, gift packs, Christmas puddings, and even natural wax candles. Our products can be found in over sixty countries across the world, and are available in fine retailers, premium hotels and quality airlines.

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unearthed® is an innovative world food brand established in 2008 specialising in olives, antipasti & continental meats. With a focus on discovering new flavours & using authentic ingredients, we are always informal, playful and all about sharing great food and the people who make it.

We’re delighted to be sponsoring the unearthed® Food For Sale award. We are passionate about food, its links with culture and the huge diversity to be found in different countries and regions around the world.  We look forward to seeing all these themes come to life across the category and the different ways in which food reaches the customer. 

The World Food Programme is a first responder in emergencies, providing food and other support to survivors of conflicts, droughts, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. We further work with governments, communities and households to break persistent cycles of hunger and malnutrition, and to make them more resilient to disasters.

In short, we have response systems and processes in place, along with the expertise to ramp up operations once funding is made available.

WFP’s most important partners are the people we serve across more than 80 countries. In 2020 we assisted 116 million people, more than 80 percent of whom were women and children. To reach them, each day WFP has up to 5,600 trucks, 30 ships and 100 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance through our 21,000- plus staff.

Learn more about WFP’s life-saving work

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