Food Photo Affair

Food Photo Affair

Deadline: April 30, 2020
Entry fee: 1 entry – $20, 5 entries – $25
Prizes: $250, $500, $2,500, participation in the exhibition, trophies

Food Photo Affair is about professional development and awarding those who are best in class. The conference will provide professional development workshops, lively food photography discussions, engaging speaker panels, and a fun/relaxed environment to network with sponsors and other food-related professionals.

The exhibition offers attendees and others a chance to show their work and gain worldwide recognition among an audience of food photographers, food stylists, food bloggers, and other food industry professionals.

All award winners will be featured at the conference and exhibition. Each of the first and second place winners will receive a custom trophy and a monetary award and will also be highlighted on the website for the next Food Photo Affair. For each winner, we’ll publish basic contact information, an image of his or her winning entry, a personal bio, and links to a personal website and/or social media. All 45 finalist and honorable mention images will be framed for the exhibition.


  • Food in the Field
    For this category, think harvest, picnic, farm, farm dinner – or any other relevant interpretation. Use your imagination. We’re excited to see what you enter!
  • Spicy
    The food or beverage is up to you—but the goal is the same for every contestant. Give us an image that brings the fire!
  • Oooey Gooey
    Sticky, sweet, savory – it’s your call. What we’re looking for is one, big, delicious mess!
  • Plated
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert, whatever. If it’s plated (and you can interpret “plate” however you wish), we want to see it!
  • Freeze Frame
    We’re looking for images that stop food in its tracks. And stop us in our tracks, too!
  • Food on Film Shorts
    Bring the motion! Show us your short videos that celebrate food in any way.
  • Drips and Dollops
    Drinks and sauces and water, oh, my! If your photo has a beautiful drip or dollop send it in—we’d love to see it!
  • The Hunger Project – Feeding the World
    Show us your photos of foods from anywhere in the world that are doing a little good.
  • Wine Your Way
    A beautiful pour, a stunning glass, a captivating bottle on the table – the scenario is up to you. Show us how you’ve captured wine in your own signature way!
  • Sugar, Sugar, Sugar
    Candy, dessert, or some other sugary sweet delight. Yes, we’re looking for one sweet photo!
  • Food for Bloggers
    Show us your food images that have enticed readers and brought blog stories to life.
  • Celebrating Food
    A birthday, a wedding, a special dinner – whatever the celebration, show us how foods can bring the party to life.
  • Splishes and Splashes
    Show us an image featuring a beautiful splash! The creative execution of that splash is totally up to you.
  • Published Work
    Submit your beautiful images that have been published in print, marketing, a book, or online.
  • Cast Iron Cooked
    Share images of food created with cast iron. Cast iron can be in the shot, but it’s not a requirement.


Participants are not required to attend the exhibition in order to enter or to collect an award.

  • Best in Exhibition: ($2,500) Will be chosen from all the first-place winners in each category.
  • First Place ($500) One winner in each category
  • Second Place ($250) One winner in each category

Entry Fee

  • $20 for 1 entry
  • $25 for 5 entries

Every 5th image is discounted.

There is no limit to the number of photos you may enter.



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