January 21, 2011 Comments (6) Views: 2207 GFR Photo Essay, Good Food Fighters

Toronto’s Food Photography Awards 2010

By Jamie Drummond

Last Monday night the truly devilish Ivy Knight and The Drake Hotel hosted The Food Photography Awards.

In parallel there was a Popcorn competition… which was so damn tasty…

The competitors in the Popcorn Challenge were:

Jason Bangerter – Luma
Tawfik Shehata – The Ballroom

Alexandra Feswick – Globe Earth
Matt DeMille – Parts and Labour
Jeff Crump & Bettina Schormann – Bread Baread B

And after much munching of popcorn, Matt DeMille of Parts and Labour took the gold with his Foie Gras-dipped kernels of deliciousness.

Matt deMille Picture courtesy of Connie Tsang

The stipulations for the photo competition were as follows:

1. All submitted photos must have been taken in 2010
2. Professional and amateur photographers are eligible to enter
3. Each photo must be submitted by email to ivygknight@gmail.com. JPEG only, 1 MB max. Winning photos need to available at high resolution and able to print at 10×15.
4. Each photo must have a name, even if it is just a description. Please no untitled photos and, even worse, photos titled “untitled” – that will get you immediately disqualified.
5. Photographers may only enter 1 photo per category
6. We will accept submissions until midnight on January 7th, 2011
7. Photographers retain ownership of their copyright. Ivy Knight reserves the right to display photos/images at the Awards event and the right to use winning photos in conjunction with post-promotion and PR of any future Food Photography Awards.

And the judges were:

Kirsten Hanson – Cookbook Editor, HarperCollins Canada

Stephen Bulger – Stephen Bulger Gallery

Jacob Richler – journalist

David Leyes – photographer

Mia Nielsen – curator, Drake Hotel

Jeff Stober – Drake Hotel

Fun Category: "Mr Nibbles" Signe Langford

Food Category - "Mui Ne" Jeff Blackburn

Place Category - "Bon Echo Paella" Andrea Mut

People Category - "Aesop's Cliche" Kyla Eaglesham

Things Category - "Baking Sheet and Parchment" Reena Newman

Drinks Category - "Cold Beer, Warm Heart" Amy Swenson

Ivy's Honourable Mention - "Two Piece with The Works" Rick O'Brien

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6 Responses to Toronto’s Food Photography Awards 2010

  1. Ivy, although disappointed that our “cupcake hypnotism” photo didn’t place, we wanted to thank you & The Drake for continuing to strengthen our local food community. Keep up the great work “Mrs. Nibbles.”

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Amy Swenson, jodilastman, IvyKnight, David Ort, Rebecca LeHeup and others. Rebecca LeHeup said: Great fun & photos! RT @buddhadog: Thanks Ivy! RT @Ivyknight: and the 2010 Food Photography Award winners are… http://ow.ly/3HV8z #86d […]

  3. signe says:

    Long live Nibbies!!!

  4. Thanks for posting the photos! Now I want to go camping at Bon Echo….

  5. […] week Shelf Life attended a fun culinary thrash at The Drake Hotel; the main event was the First Annual Toronto Food Photography Awards, but there was a parallel occasion that whetted our appetites – the flavoured popcorn […]

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