World Food Day


On Friday 16 October 2020, World Food Day will call for action to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable to everyone. 

As we celebrate our tenth year, World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of FAO in an exceptional moment as countries world-wide deal with the global pandemic of COVID-19.

Collective action from over 150 countries has made World Food Day one of the UN’s most celebrated days. Hundreds of events and activities bring together not only governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, but also the general public to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger.


In this special year, World Food Programme have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts in tackling hunger. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is so deeply honoured to have partnered with them for several years.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is also proud to be partnered with Action Against Hunger.


‘Friday 16 October is World Food Day. Last year, 690 million people around the world went to bed hungry every night. That’s more than ten times the population of the UK. The coronavirus crisis could add an extra 132 million to this number. Our charity partner Action Against Hunger is the world’s leading charity in the fight against child hunger, treating more young children for life-threatening hunger than any other charity. In 2019, Action Against Hunger helped more than 17 million people in 46 countries around the world.

‘We’re so grateful for Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year’s continued support over the past 10 years, enabling us to give vulnerable children around the world a stronger start and a brighter future. We are so excited to once again be chosen as their charity partner this year and help celebrate their 10th Anniversary.’ - Lucy Bailey, Special Events Manager, Action Against Hunger UK.


We are very pleased to dedicate three categories to highlight the humanitarian aspects of food through the medium of photography.


World Food Programme Food for Life
Entries represent the humanitarian aspect of food, anywhere in the world, from food bringing people together to the healing and joy and people striving for normality in the most difficult circumstances.

Jason Wain
Title: A Ugandan Feast  
Description: During a trip to Uganda with the charity Tearfund, we were frequently welcomed into the home of a pastor, along with half the village, where we would be served a feast - almost identical each time - featuring goat or chicken, rice, gnut sauce, boiled potatoes, kidney beans and more.



World Food Programme Storyteller Innovation Award
This important award is to celebrate the best photos submitted by the participants of the
WFP Storytellers project worldwide. The World Food Programme brings storytelling into people’s lives in communities across the globe, including refugee youth, so they can learn how to use photography to tell their own stories.

Title: Lost in the Market
Locals waiting for bargains in the fresh food market.



Spayne Lindsey On the Phone in support of Action Against Hunger
In support of 
Action Against Hunger the Awards have raised thousands of pounds for the charity since 2011. Pictures of food that have been taken on a mobile phone - any time, any place, anywhere.

Azim Khan Ronnie
Title: Hilsa
Description: A huge amount of hilsa arrives at Fisheryghat in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Chittagong fishmarket is the largest wholesale market of hilsa in Bangladesh. Locally known as ilish, the fish has been designated as the national fish of Bangladesh. Hilsa, always a special delicacy in a Bengali household is prepared in many ways.


Get involved and make #WorldFoodDay your day. Be inspired by our Finalist Galleries from 2020, and inspire us with your images and storytelling of your #FoodHeroes.



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