All proceeds go to The Trussell Trust food banks
While you’re stuck at home in this period of lockdown, why not flex your creative muscles and see how you can artistically capture the beauty of a potato. Whether you’re drawn to the simplicity of a King Edward, the gentle curves of a Yukon Gold or the marvels of the Maris Piper, show us what you’re made of.
The creator of the winning image, as judged by our prestigious panel of judges that includes the legendary Martin Parr, will earn some great prizes and the hallowed title of ’Potato Photographer of the Year 2020'.
All proceeds will go to help the Trussell Trust to provide food for people in need at this time of crisis.
The Trussell Trust aims to end hunger and poverty in the UK. It is doing this by supporting a nationwide network of food banks that provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and they campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussell Trust supports more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face. Between April 2018 and March 2019, food banks in our network provided a record 1.6 million food supplies to people in crisis, a 19% increase on the previous year.
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Martin Parr is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. With over 100 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already established. Parr also acts as a curator and editor. He has curated two photography festivals, Arles in 2004 and Brighton Biennial in 2010. More recently Parr curated the Barbican exhibition, Strange and Familiar. Parr has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1994 and was President from 2013 - 2017. In 2013 Parr was appointed the visiting professor of photography at the University of Ulster. Parr’s work has been collected by many of the leading museums, from the Tate, the Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Martin Parr established the Martin Parr Foundation in 2017. In 2019 the National Portrait Gallery in London held a major exhibition of Parr’s work titled Only Human. Photo credit: New Ming Chun Photo Studio, Singapore, 2007 © Martin Parr Collection / Magnum Photos
Paul was formerly a freelance photographer working regularly for The Guardian and The Observer before becoming an educator. He established the UK‘s first residential photography workshop and has written two books on the medium - Approaching Photography and Dialogue with Photography - as well as having two monographs White Peak Dark Peak and Corridor of Uncertainty published. Paul was the first art photographer to receive an MBE for services to photography from Queen Elizabeth and the first professor of photographic practice in a British university.
Nigel Atherton is the Editor of the world’s oldest consumer photography magazine, Amateur Photographer –published weekly since 1884. It continues to be the UK’s biggest selling and most prestigious photographic journal. Nigel joined the magazine in 1994 and became Editor in 2013. Prior to his magazine career, he spent seven years working as a cruise ship photographer, based in Miami and spent several years shooting stock travel photography for major image libraries. He studied photography at Plymouth College of Art & Design and the University of Westminster.
Angela is the founder of SheClicks, a community for female photographers, and co-founder of Camera Jabber, a website for photographers with news, reviews, tips and techniques. She started reviewing cameras and photographic kit in early 2004 and since then she’s been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s extensive photography portfolio, before starting Camera Jabber with two friends in 2016. You can Follow Angela on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and squeezymedia.com.
Benedict is a UK based photographer, journalist and founder of Brain’s Foto Guides Ltd., balancing his personal practice with developing photography enrichment programmes, tours and workshops for a range of international clients. He is an award-winning journalist and until recently was the editor of Britain’s best-selling consumer photography magazine, Digital Camera. He is regularly asked to judge prestigious photo competitions such as the International Garden Photographer of the Year and The British Photography Awards and Landscape Photographer of the Year. Benedict travels internationally as a public speaker talking about the art and craft of photography and sits on The Royal Photographic Society’s distinctions panel.
There is one category – ‘Potato Photographer of the Year 2020’
The awards are open to anyone aged 13 and over, and all nationalities.
You can find other eligibility criteria on the Terms and Conditions page.
The competition opens in the week commencing 27th April 2020.
The closing date for entries is midnight (UTC+1) on 20th June 2020.
The overall winners of the awards will be announced on the 27th July 2020
You can enter up to 8 images.
A single image entry costs £5 (GBP).
A discount on the cost of entry of 5%, 10% or 20% is available for Photocrowd Challenger, Pro or Master subscribers, respectively.
All revenue from the Potato Photographer of the Year 2020 will be donated to The Trussell Trust, a food bank charity that aims to end hunger and poverty in the U.K..
More information on the Trussell Trust can be found here
You can enter the awards once, using one Photocrowd account. Each photographer can enter up to 8 images, and can enter them at different times throughout the submissions period.
If the awards are still open for entries then at any time you can remove an entered image and enter a different one in its place. Once the deadline for entries has passed, and judging is underway, images cannot be removed or swapped out for other images.
Yes, there’s a simple signup process to register on Photocrowd, which will then give you full access to the Potato Photographer of the Year 2020 awards.
Yes, images can be taken on any device capable of producing a digital image of sufficient size for entry. For full guidelines on minimum image requirements see the Preparing Your Images section below.
No, the Potato Photographer of the Year 2020 awards is an international competition and you may enter photographs taken anywhere in the world.
Yes, you can enter images that have been submitted to (and won) other photography awards.
There is a recommended minimum file size of 2500 pixels on the shortest side. Full guidelines on image requirements are provided in the Preparing Your Images section below.
There are no restrictions on the use of digital manipulation. More information on image requirements are provided in the Preparing Your Images section below.
Full guidelines on image preparation are provided in the Preparing Your Images section below.
Images should be saved as jpegs at the highest quality available, with a colour profile attached. Either the RGB or sRGB colour profiles are recommended. Digital scans from film are also eligible providing they meet these technical guidelines.
Whilst no image sizes will be rejected at upload, winning images may be required to be printed, and so must be of sufficient quality to allow this. it is therefore advised that images measure a minimum of 2,500 pixels on the shortest side after any cropping. Where images submitted are smaller than this, it will be assumed that this is the largest image size available to the photographer, and may affect that image’s chances of winning. The submission of larger file sizes is encouraged if available.
There are Photoshop and other image software tutorials online that show you how to best resize an image.
There are no restrictions regarding the manipulation of images using software or other techniques, provided that all imagery is the exclusive work of the submitting photographer and does not include any element that is the copyright of another.
Excessive sharpening, noise reduction and color saturation techniques should be avoided. We appreciate that entrants will attempt to prepare their entries to optimise appearance and appeal on screen, and this may include these techniques. Excessive use of any or all of them can result in an entry that will be unsuitable for printed media and therefore become invalid as a result.
We encourage photographers to include a description about their work during the upload process. This is a great way to tell a story or other interesting facts about your image. The judges will be able to read this while judging to give them insight into how you came about the shot.
We would advise all entrants to add copyright information in the metadata of all submissions.