REVEALED: The 2016 delicious. Photography Competition finalists and winners

REVEALED: The 2016 delicious. Photography Competition finalists and winners

In May we launched a competition to find the next top food photographer. The prize for the winner? A state-of-the-art Nikon digital SLR camera and precision lens – and their very own photoshoot in delicious. magazine.

After sifting through hundreds of entries, we can now reveal the winner – as well as the other brilliant entrants who made it to the shortlist.

The brief was to capture three food photographs: a still life of ingredients, a close-up of a sweet dish and a close-up of a savoury dish.

The entries were judged by a panel consisting of delicious. magazine editor Karen Barnes, food editor Rebecca Woollard, art director Jocelyn Bowerman, along with food photographers Gareth Morgans and Toby Scott. The judges rated the images on impact, creativity and usability. The subject needed to be the star, with lighting, styling and focus coming together to create a stellar image.

Images were judged without the photographers details, to ensure fairness. Each judge gave a score, then the panel debated – it took some discussion to reach the final verdicts…

Here are the winners
Justina Sullivan, with her honeycomb pictures, won the food category.


Andrew Sillet, with his image taken in his favourite restaurant in Umbria, won the portrait category.


The runner-up in the food category
Maite Paternain


The shortlist – food
Emma Harrel:


Emma Langston:


Kathrin McCrea:


The shortlist – portrait
Laura Hoy:


Laura O’Brien:


Matt Walker:


Zara Angelova:


Think you’ve got what it takes to shoot a food feature for delicious. magazine? Then you’re in luck: in 2017 we’ll be running the competition all over again.



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