The closing date for entries is 7 February, so there's still time to get snapping for Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2016, the world's most prestigious celebration of all that is special and significant about food photography and film. The competition is open to everyone - professional and amateur, young and old - from across the world and boasts a prize pool worth £10,000. The overall winner scoops the crown and £5,000 as well as two nights' accommodation in London to attend the exclusive VIP awards ceremony at the Mall Galleries, London in April 2016, attended by all the other Finalists and winners too.

The awards have a wide range of categories, including Food for Celebration sponsored by Champagne Taittinger, Partridges Food for Sale, Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, unearthed® Food in Film for shorts and, new for 2016, Marks & Spencer Food Adventures.

New judges for 2016 include Michelin starred Michael Caines, MBE, Dan Havlik, Editor-in-Chief, Shutterbug, Rein Skullerud, Head, Photography Unit, World Food Programme, Richard Yu, Founder and President, Digital Rev, Ruth Rogers, MBE, Curtis Stone, Australian chef, who are joining luminaries such as Jay Rayner, Chair, (The Guardian, Observer, BBC's The One Show) and Chris Beetles, of Beetles & Huxley, one of the world's leading galleries specialising in photography.