World Food Day

This Wednesday, 16 October 2019, World Food Day will call for action to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable to everyone. 

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.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year are proud to have three categories focusing on this humanitarian aspect of food.


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.

Avishek Das
Title: Food Processing 
Description: A woman is working in a rice processing field in West Bengal, India. They are working in a tough environment as extreme heat is released from the boiled paddies being separated to dry.


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.

Matt Wilson
Title: Rosemary Harvest
Description: This photograph is of one of my sons cutting rosemary from our garden. He is wearing his Barcelona football shirt and my wife´s Colombian hat. I saw the image and only had my iPhone at hand so grabbed the shot.


World Food Programme Storyteller Innovation Award. 
This exciting 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.

Eder Estilmer
Title: Water Stream, Guatemala

‘’It is really amazing to witness how the communications technologies in our era are removing so many boundaries thus allowing the real people to tell us the real stories in real time.” - Rein Skullerud, Head of Photo Unit, World Food Programme. 

Get involved and make #WorldFoodDay your day and be inspired and moved by our images from our 2019 Finalist galleries.


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