The 2022 round of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. The contest, which has grown into the biggest food-photography competition in the world, attracted 10,000 entries from more than 70 countries in the 2021 round, and now features over 25 categories.

“During my years as a judge, then as Chairman of the Judges, I’ve watched the Awards grow into one of the most important and much-loved photographic competitions in the world,’ says noted food photographer, David Loftus, Chair of Judges, ‘Every year, more amateurs and professionals, young and old, compete against each other anonymously, making it truly universal and democratic, anyone with a talent can win.”

Last year’s overall winner by Li Huaifeng

Food photographer and Nikon ambassador, Donna Crous, who reached the 2020 Final, added: ‘Entering this competition a few years ago totally changed my life and has forged a very successful career for me in food photography.’

Joseph P Smith, 2021 winner of the Winterbotham Darby Food for Sale category

This year sees the introduction of Regional Awards as an additional celebration of winners from around the world. The 2022 winner of The Claire Aho Award for Women Photographer, launched last year in memory of Finland’s greatest woman photographer, will receive a trip to Finland courtesy of VisitFinland. Full entry details are at