By guest blogger Sam Moulson

Amateur and professional foodies are being encouraged to put down their forks and pick up their cameras to have a chance of having their snack-snaps judged by TV chef Michel Roux Jr, and win a £5,000 prize.

The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year award celebrates all that is special and significant about food photography, and this year the two Michelin star Anglo-French culinary superstar will join critic Jay Rayner and a host of other foodies to judge this year’s competition.

The awards cover 14 categories, from ‘Food in Action’ to ‘Food for Sale’, and three sub-categories including Wine Photographer of the Year.

The closing date for entries is Sunday, February 8, and the prizes include an invitation to the exclusive VIP awards ceremony in London for the finalists, and £5,000 for the overall winner.

For more information on the awards, visit:

Read our interview with Leeds-based professional food photographer, Tim Green.