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Hilary Moore/Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021
(Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

The shortlist for the 2021 Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year has been announced - to whet our appetite for the main prizes which will be announced at the end of the month.

In a record year for the competition, over 10,000 images were submitted from over 70 countries around the world. "Once again the standard of entries has not only displayed incredible technical prowess but the most evocative and powerful storytelling", say the organizers.

The winners will be announced on 27 April 2021 at 8pm (UTC) in an online global event on the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year YouTube channel. The Awards Film, hosted by TV celebrity Fred Sirieix, will be shown live across the world, allowing everyone to enjoy the show from the comfort of their own homes.

Some of this year's shortlist

Abdul Momin (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Ming Tang-Evans (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Therese Bourne (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

David Silverman (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Kazi Mushfiq (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Michael Powell (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Dorte Verner (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Fernando Lázaro Quintela (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Daisy May Defined (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Brad A. Johnson (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Joanna Maclennan (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Nathan Myhrvold (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Victoria Dim (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Oscar Holgado (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

Hilary Moore (Image credit: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021)

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.