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.

In 2014, 2015 and 2016 BBC News Online has created an audio slideshow of the winning images, seen each time by 500,000 people in the first 24 hours and shared on Twitter with over 4 million. See the 2016 gallery here .

In 2016 our Overall Winner, Mark Benham was also interviewed by BBC News online. Many credited Finalist images were included in the interview which was just under 3 minutes long. See the full interview 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.

Further examples of the extensive coverage that our Commended and Finalist entrants have received from their participation in Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2016 can be seen here


Over £10,000 prize pool, including a top prize of £5,000

The winner of the coveted title Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year receives a cheque for £5000.


  • the winner of Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year will receive £1000
  • The winner of unearthed® Food in Film will receive £1000
  • The winner of the Pink Lady® Apple a Day category will receive £1000 and the winning image will be used by Pink Lady® in its UK multi media marketing campaign.

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 2017. They will join over 450 guests, including many of our judges and press, for a splendid occasion.

Enjoy our short film of the 2015  Winners' Reception or click here to view our wonderful Facebook gallery of images.


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 2017.

After that, the exhibition travels across the United Kingdom 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.







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