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.
The competition is presided over by an esteemed panel of judges including Magnum Photos legend Martin Parr. Last year’s winner was Ray Spence, thanks to his inspired image ‘End of lockdown‘ (photo above). “This picture manages to introduce a topical lockdown obsession to the brief of photographing a potato. It takes a great imagination to see a sprouting potato as a head covered with hair, and there is a lot of humour in the way the picture has been executed.” – Nigel Atherton
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. Entries are already being accepted and the closing date for submissions is 18 July. Winners will be announced on 12 August.