Food Photography Competition Auditions & Registration Details

Food Photography Competition is first food photography contest to find First Food Photographer of India. The contest searching best food photographer who can blend the taste of food with its stunning decoration through his camera and style of imagery. It is Online cum live round of photography contest where the participants are allowed to participate in the competition without paying any participating fees. The contest started on 15th December 2016 and the last date to participate in it is 31st January 2017.


The online round will be conducted and 5 selected winners from this city/ nearby city will get a chance to win dinner passes at respective state hotel. Now breaking the surprise for the winners, this is something which might excite all of them and that is when they get to know that they are going to get an opportunity to perform live at the respective hotels.

Food Photography Competition Auditions

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If you think that is all for the show, then hold your breath because this can be a dream come true moment for the participants, 5 lucky winners from across India will also get a chance to celebrate dinner Mr. Montu Saini, Executive chef to President of India – Mr Pranab Mukherjee and an opportunity never seen or heard before, selected winners will get a chance to click some cool and mouth slurping pictures inside the Mega Kitchen of IRCTC (India’s leading online railway ticket booking portal) and Taj SATS (India’s leading In-Flight Catering).

The last date to participate in the online round is 31st January 2017. So photographers make yourself feel special and when you have the goal in front of you then why think about New year’s resolutions.

Judges of the Food Photography Competition:

  • Chef Ajay Chopra – Celebrity Chef, Consultant Chef , TV presenter , Restaurant professional
  • Chef Montu Saini – Executive chef to the President of India
  • Miss. Farzana Contractor – Editor & Photographer @ UpperCrust, (India’s first and only food, wine and lifestyles magazine)
  • Nitin Tandon – Award winning Food Styling & Food Photography (Clients: ITC, Unilever, Cadbury, Pepsi, Amul etc)

Auditions Cities/ Hotel (Winner of respective state will win couple dinner & photography opportunity for Round 2

  •  Courtyard Marriott – Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
  • High Ultra Lounge – Bengaluru (Karnataka)
  • Lodi – The Garden Restaurant – Delhi
  • Cafe Mojo – Goa
  • Novotel – Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Lebua Resort – Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  • Swissotel – Kolkata (West Bengal)
  • Café Mojo – Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Rewards:

After Online Round: We will Select Top 5 participants from the city/ nearby city for free dining up to Rs. 5,000 and an opportunity to click exotic photograph at the India’s Top Most Hotels.

After Live Round: Winner of the competition from across India will be eligible for Cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- and will be known as First Food Photographer of India.

After Live Round: 5 photographers from across India will be eligible for free dinner with Mr Montu Saini, Executive chef to President of India in Delhi.

After Live Round: Winner of the competition will be featured in Uppercrust Magazine.

Winning Criteria:

Online Round (Round 1): This is the first round of the competition where participant uploads the photos clicked by them on our website and the winners will be selected on the basis of Online judges (60%) and a number of votes received from public (40%).

Live Round (Round 2): We’ll select up to 5 best performers from the city/ nearby city from the Online Round and invite them for free dinner and Live photography at the restaurant and they have to click and submit their best 30 photographs each of that restaurant and food decoration. Based on the judges rating on photos clicked during the Live Round we’ll select the winner of the Round.

Mega Round (Round 3): This round is the final round of the competition where we will select Top 5 photographers from across India from all cities and they will have to perform Live inside the Mega Kitchen of IRCTC (India’s leading online railway ticket booking portal) and Taj SATS (India’s leading In-Flight Catering).

Participants have to click and submit their best 30 photographs each of that restaurant and food decoration. Based on the judges rating on photos clicked during the Mega Round, the winner will be selected.

Food Photography Competition Live Round Details:

Live Round (Round 2): Top 5 participants from the city/ nearby city will be invited to dine for free at the restaurant up to Rs. 5,000. However, Participants who were selected for the Live round will have to come to the hotel by themselves.

Mega Round (Round 3): Top 5 cities from the across India will be invited to dine for free with

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