After the success of last year’s competition, which was won by Ray Spence with his fabulous image ‘End of lockdown’ shown above, the Potato Photographer of the Year 2021 competition has been officially announced.
Launched by fine art photographer Benedict Brain, the Potato Photographer of the Year 2021 competition has some great prizes with the overall winner scooping a Fujifilm X-T200 (kit with XC15-45mm) worth £699 (GBP), a Think Tank Advantage XT Advantage XT worth £285 (GBP) and Photocrowd ‘Pro’ subscription for 1 year worth £60 (GBP).
Meanwhile, the runner up will be awarded a MindShift Rotation 180 Horizon worth £239 (GBP), One Year Royal Photographic Society membership worth £120, Photocrowd ‘Pro’ subscription for 1 year worth £60 (GBP) and a Fotospeed framed print worth up to £250.
The third-placed photographer will win a Brain’s Foto Guide one day workshop worth £300 (GBP), a ThinkTank Retrospective 7 v2 worth £155 and a Photocrowd ‘Pro’ subscription for 1 year worth £60.
The competition was inspired by Kevin Abosch’s image of a potato which sold for $1million in 2016 which confirmed the appetite for potato-based art. It’s open to all photographers and the image can be captured on any camera from a smartphone to top-end DSLR. ALL proceeds go to help the Trussell Trust provide food for people in need.
The closing date for entries is midnight (UTC+1) on 18th July 2021 when the judging begins. The judging panel includes:
- Martin Parr, one of the most widely known photographers of his generation
- Professor Paul Hill, a former freelancer photographer turned educator
- Nigel Atherton, editor of Amateur Photographer
- Camera Jabber’s own Angela Nicholson
- Yorkshire-born photographic artist Amy D’Agorne
- Benedict Brain, the founder of the Potato Photographer of the year competition