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UK: First ever Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year announced

London-based photographer Jean Cazals was last night (24 April)  announced as the winner of the first ever Pink Lady Food Photographer of the year awards. Jean, who originally comes from France, was named as the overall winner of the prestigious international awards after also winning the Food in the Field category.

Food in the Field Jean Cazals

The awards were presented at a champagne reception at London’s The Mall Galleries, where the worlds of food and photography came together for an evening of celebration. More than 3,100 images were entered into the competition. After much previous deliberation from an elite judging panel including presenter Sheila Dillon, chef Tom Aikens and popstar-turned-cheesemaker Alex James, food photographer Jean Cazals was named as the overall winner and awarded the £5,000 prize. The winners of each of the eight categories were also announced:

Food and its Place                           Tim Clinch

Food in the Street                           Rebecca Chesney

Food for Sale                                     Araceli Paz

Cream of the Crop                           Jed Alder

Food Portraiture                              Hilary Moore

Food In Action                                 John Arandhara Blackwell

An Apple A Day                                Alessandro Zanon

Young (Under10 years)                 Jonty Abbott and Joel Roane (tied)

Young (11-14 years)                         Sylvia Ware

Young (15-17 years)                        Kyle Meadows

The 'Apple A Day' category also raised funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Pink Lady’s charity of the year.

An Apple a Day Alessandro Zanon

The ‘Apple A Day’ category also raised funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Pink Lady’s charity of the year.

Henry Dimbleby, chair of the judging panel, commented: “The breadth and quality of entries was absolutely extraordinary, and there were any number of pictures that could have gone on to win. I’m certain that the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is going to become one of those big annual occasions and that the awards will go from strength to strength.”

Andy Macdonald, Managing Director or Coregeo, Master Licensor of Pink Lady® apples in the UK, says: “We are overwhelmed and delighted with the response to the very first year of the awards. Being involved in commissioning the very best food photography ourselves, we look forward to this establishing itself as a major annual international cultural event. We have worked hard to create a brand that is synonymous with quality, and believe this kind of sponsorship involvement helps to cement that identity with consumers.”

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Publication date: 4/25/2012


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