Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

Widely regarded as the world’s leading Awards for food photography garnering global coverage, covering every aspect of food in society – from farming and production, cooking to eating, food for the family, for celebration, for survival

Chair of Judges is legendary food photographer David Loftus, and judges past and present include Alice Waters, Jay Rayner, Michel Roux Jr, Curtis Stone, Martin Parr, Yotam Ottolenghi, Prue Leith, Alex James, Jock Zonfrillo, Ferran Adria, Chef Tarek, Claire Hyman, His Excellency Ali Bin Thalith, Nik Sharma and Fiona Shields

Since 2011, almost 100,000 images and films have been submitted from 96 countries

Pink Lady®, the premium global apple brand, has been headline sponsor since the Awards’ inception

Other longstanding partners include Marks & Spencer, Fujifilm and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the United Nations World Food Programme

“The most prestigious Awards in the industry”

The Independent

“One of the world’s most well-respected and creative niche photo contests”

Advanced Photographer

“Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious and honorable award to get” Abir Abdullah, Bangladesh

“This competition is like the Oscars for food and wine photography” David Weimann, Germany

Tiptree World Bread Awards UK

Launched in 2013, they are the United Kingdom’s leading national celebration of the art of bread-baking. Open to all, professional and amateur

Regarded as the UK’s most prestigious bread awards, they are judged by a stellar panel of 100 names, including Chair Stephen Hallam, master baker, John Foster, of Fosters Bakery and BBC2’s Victorian Bakers, Andrew Whitley, founder, Real Bread Campaign, stars from the Great British Bake Off, Henry Herbert of Channel 4’s Fabulous Baker Brothers, buyers and influencers

The wide-ranging categories include Baguette, Flatbread, Sourdough, Wholegrain, Speciality Sweet and Speciality Savoury. Hundreds of loaves are sent in from around the UK on the morning of the Judging Day, arriving by courier, by train, in person and even by plane

Headline sponsor is Wilkin & Son Tiptree, the Royal Warrant-holding jam and preserve brand based in Essex, where the Wilkin family have farmed fruit for 300 years

“The Awards just seem to grow in popularity and are the main event in the bakers’ calendar” Mike Holling, Craft Bakers’ Association

Tiptree World Bread Awards USA

The US edition of the Awards was launched in New York in 2018. Partnered with Washington DC-based American Bakers Association, the national trade association, the Awards have fast become the leading US celebration of bread baking

Judges include James Beard Award-nominee Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit, Dana Cowin, David and Tracey Zabar, Jim Lahey and Amy Scherber

“I’m very grateful for every award I have ever received but no award has taken tears from my eyes like this one.” Manolo Betancur, Manolo’s Bakery, Charlotte, NC

The Lens

Food is the thread that binds all life, from production and survival to community and celebration – The Lens’ first photo essay will be published here in June 2022