Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2017

The deadline zoomed into focus at midnight on Sunday 5 February for the sixth Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film.

“The entries were pouring in until the last moment,” says Caroline Kenyon, Director of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year. “We are absolutely delighted to announce our greatest ever number, with over 8400 images and films coming from sixty countries across the globe.”

The number of entries has gone up exponentially in the five years since the Awards first took place in 2012.

Andy Macdonald, Managing Director of Pink Lady® Apples UK and headline sponsor of the awards observes, “We are delighted that 2017 is our biggest Awards ever, bringing together the very best talent of food photography and film around the world. I am looking forward to seeing this year’s entries and very pleased that so many countries are engaging with the competition. ”

Shortlisting takes place in mid February, followed by the next stage of judging, after which the overall winner will be decided at the Judges’ Dinner at the Saatchi Gallery in March. The prestigious Awards Reception will be held at the world-renowned Mall Galleries in April, presented by Jay Rayner, broadcaster and food critic.

Judges for Pink Lady®Food Photographer of the Year 2017 include chef superstar Gary Rhodes, David Loftus, Jamie Oliver’s photographer, Emily Luchetti, Chair, James Beard Foundation, NYC and Rein Skullerud, Head, Photo Unit, World Food Programme.

For further information and interviews, please contact: Sue Richmond, email: or call: +44 7708 690707

Previous winner

Previous winner - Unstill Life
Unstill Life by Polina Plotnikova

Last year’s Pink Lady® Apple a Day category, at the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Awards 2016, was won with a brilliantly inventive shot of flying Pink Lady® apples by photographer Polina Plotinikova (Russia/UK).

Plotnikova was presented with the £1000 prize by Michelle Toft, Chief Marketing Officer at Pink Lady® UK. The announcement took place in front of an audience of four hundred guests at a glittering Champagne Taittinger reception packed with celebrities from the food and photography world, at the Mall Galleries, London on Tuesday 26 April 2016.


Introducing our Annual Membership

This year we’re launching a great membership scheme. Take advantage of it and enjoy five free entries to the awards, plus great benefits and discounts such as discounted camera insurance, free entry to all exhibitions at the Mall Galleries and much more.


Get Snap Happy

We want as many of you budding foodie photographers to get inspired by these awe-inspiring awards and take to the camera or more specifically your phone

With an overwhelming number of us snapping our delicious dishes and posting them to Instagram, we thought we'd shine a light on the best amateurs out there. Check out our exciting new competition!

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