Photography

World Photography Contest

Focus on a global food

The winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the International Year of the Potato World Photography Contest, Focus on a global food. We thank all who have helped celebrate the International Year by submitting their photographs to the Contest. The entries – received from 90 countries around the world – reflected on the many roles played by the potato in agriculture, the economy, food security, society and culture.

The winners

Professional category

Amateur category

FAO recognizes that the photographers are the only copyright holders of the material submitted to the International Year of Potato World Photography Contest Focus on a global food. The photographers have given permission to FAO to use the material submitted to the Contest in any promotional material relating to the International Year of the Potato. If you wish to use the material, please contact IYP-Photo@fao.org, so that the request can be forwarded to the photographers.

Selection panel

The Selection Panel was composed of:

  • Chairman: NeBambi Lutaladio, IYP Coordinator
  • Manuel Antonio Alvarez Espinal - Permanent Representative of Peru to FAO
  • Lucy Conticello - Photo editor
  • Adrian Evans - Director, Panos Pictures
  • Steve McCurry - Photographer (Magnum Photos)
  • Andrea Sonnino – Senior Agricultural Research Officer, FAO
  • Maria Wood - Picture Editor, Time, Asia edition
  • Francesco Zizola - Photographer (Noorimages)

Prizes

Professional photographers category:

  • 1st prize - US$4 000 and a Nikon D300 kit (D300 body + AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens)
  • 2nd prize - US$2 000 and a Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR lens
  • 3rd prize - US$1 000 and a Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens

Amateur photographers category:

  • 1st prize - $US2 000 and a Nikon D60 kit (D60 body + AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR lens)
  • 2nd prize - $US1 000 and a Nikon D40 kit (D40 body + AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II lens)
  • 3rd prize - $US 500 and a Nikon Coolpix S600 camera

Sponsors

The IYP World Photography Contest, Focus on a global food, was supported by Nikon Europe and Irfe Colore, Rome.