Banbury photographer wins at World’s Best Food Photo Awards

A Banbury photographer has won a prize at an international photography competition.

Philippa Askew, from Banbury, won the student category with herphoto:Curry Banquet. (photo by Philippa Askew and from the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020)
Philippa Askew, from Banbury, won the student category with herphoto:Curry Banquet. (photo by Philippa Askew and from the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020)

Student photographer, Philippa Askew, from Banbury has scooped top prize in the Student Food Photographer category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020, the world’s leading celebration of food photography and film.

Philippa won the student category with her photo: Curry Banquet.

Caroline Kenyon, founder and director of the awards, said: “These are stunning images. The world is in the grips of COVID-19, and normal life, whatever that may be, has stopped for all of us.

"But photos such as these remind us of the ways and cultural habits that mean so much to us and bind us together.”

The COVID-19 lockdown did not defeat the celebrations.

For the first time since the competition’s inception in 2011, the awards evening was held online.

Winners were announced by legendary musician and cheese-maker, Alex James, in a live-streamed event on the evening of Tuesday April 28.

CEO of APAL, parent company of Pink Lady®, and headline sponsor of the Awards since 2011, said: “The standard was exceptional. There were nearly 9,000 entries from over 70 countries. This competition inspires across the world. It is a truly global coming together of talent.”

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