After the huge success of the inaugural competition last year, the Potato Photographer of the Year returns for 2021. The competition may not take itself too seriously, but like last year its proceeds will go to a very worthy cause – helping to tackle food poverty in the UK.
The Potato Photographer of the Year competition is an ideal opportunity for photographers to get their creative juices flowing. If you find taking portraits of potatoes appealing or love using extension tubes to capture your tubers, this is a fantastic chance to win some great gear and to contribute to a good cause.
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The competition is presided over by an esteemed panel of judges including Magnum Photos legend Martin Parr. Up for grabs are prizes worth over £2000, including a Fujifilm X-T200 kit with XC15-45mm lens, a Think Tank Advantage XT camera case, Photocrowd ‘Master’, 'Pro' and 'Challenger' subscriptions for one year, a Mindshift Rotation 180 Horizon backpack, a Fotospeed Framed print, a one-day photography workshop with Digital Camera magazine columnist Benedict Brain and a ThinkTank Retrospective 7 v2 shoulder bag.
Last year's winner was Ray Spence, who walked away with prizes including the Fujifilm X-A7 thanks to his inspired image 'End of lockdown'.
For ideas, inspiration and techniques check out our 10 tasty food photography tips. Entries are already being accepted and the closing date for submissions is 18 July. Winners will be announced on 12 August.
All entry costs (from £5 per single entry) will be donated to the Trussell Trust, a food bank charity that aims to end food poverty in the UK. For more details or to enter the competition visit the Potato Photographer of the Year's home on Photocrowd.