Why should I Enter?

Join the illustrious ranks of our Finalists and win prize money, gain prestige, profile and commercial opportunities which are all part of the rich mix of benefits that can flow from Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, the world’s most important food photography awards


Our Finalists receive worldwide coverage for their images.

From 2014 BBC News Online has annually created an online slideshow of the winning images, seen last year  by 650,000 people in the first 24 hours and shared on Twitter with over 4 million. See the 2019 gallery here .

Numerous features showcasing images from the Awards are published in news, photography and food media across the world immediately after the Awards presentation and also over the following 12 months.



Prize pool of over £20,000, including a top prize of £5,000

The winner of the coveted title Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year receives £5000GBP, 2 nights' accommodation at the InterContinental London Park Lane in a double room with breakfast and will be re-imbursed up to £750 GBP for the cost of a return flight to London to attend the Awards Evening Reception. (Terms and Conditions apply)




  • The winner of Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, a category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, will win £1000GBP and an Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve Commemorative Magnum (150cl).
  • The winner of the Pink Lady® Apple a Day category will win £1000GBP
  •  The winner of the Production Paradise Food off the Press category will win a special feature in the Production Paradise Spotlight Food & Drink Photography online magazine, along with a 12-image gallery of their work.
  • The winner of One Vision Imaging Cream of the Crop, a category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year will win £300GBP for use against One Vision Imaging services
  • The winner of the Fujifilm Award for Innovation will receive the following:
    • 6-month relationship with Fujifilm to be taken within 12 months of the awards
    • Free loan of Fujifilm X-series products during the relationship
    • Fujifilm will support the photographer by promoting them on their Social Media channels (subject to the work being shot on Fujifilm products)
    • Fujifilm will support the photographer with up to 10 exhibition quality prints, to be printed by a laboratory of Fujifilm’s choice
    • May be commissioned to present on behalf of Fujifilm at retailer events, experience days or trade shows (subject to the work being shot on Fujifilm products)
  • The winner of the Student Food Photographer of the Year category will have the unique opportunity to have a 90 minute one-to-one (preferably conducted in person but otherwise on Skype) with Commercial Photography Consultant and Mentor, Zoe Whishaw. This will include:
    • Image review of up to 30 images
    • Website review
    • Analysis of creative direction
    • Options and ideas to take career forwards
  • Click here for full details of this year's prizes.


    Your work will be seen by leading names of photography, retail, food and media across the world

     Our judging panel includes some of the world’s leading experts on food photography and film and its application in books, advertising, magazines, blogging, packaging and much more.

    ALL images entered are viewed by a smaller panel of judges drawn from the main judging panel, to create the shortlists.

    Read more about our full judging panel here


    Commercial opportunities

    Some of the categories offer specific opportunities for the category winner, such as Pink Lady® Apple a Day, while many other Finalists have found that work opportunities have come to them as a result of the prestige of having an image or film chosen for the Winners’ Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.

    “Just a quick note to say how grateful I am to your and the team for the great effort you have put into promoting all the finalists in the competition. I really have appreciated it. Being a finalist made an enormous difference to the work I am now doing.” Joan Ransley.


    Finalists attend Champagne Taittinger reception

    All Finalists are invited, with a guest, to attend the exclusive VIP reception where the winners are announced in London in April 2018. They will join over 450 guests, including many of our judges and press, for a splendid occasion.


    Winning work will be seen in exhibitions throughout the year

    All Finalists’ images and films will all be on display in a stunning free to enter exhibition at the world-renowned Mall Galleries, London in April 2019.

    After that, the exhibition travels across the UK and Europe to a variety of venues. View the list of venues for this year's Travelling Exhibition here

    All Finalists in the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year category will have their work displayed for a year in a dedicated space at the Errazuriz Winery in Chile.







"The Pink Lady® Awards are at the forefront of competitions in my field. Not entering is not an option”

Kris Kirkham, UK

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