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PDN Taste
Total awards: 3800 $
Join 30 $

Info & Rules

Added by Sophia Brighton

Experienced photographer with over 15 years of shootings.

Contest info


Food and beverage photographers: TASTE is your time to shine! Professional, amateur and student photographers compete for two cash prizes ($1,000 and $2,500), two one-page profiles in PDN, gift cards to B&H Photo and more. Get your work in the hands of photo editors and buyers—TASTE winners are promoted in print, with an additional circulation to creatives, and online to our network of over half a million followers.

This competition is organized by Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for more than 30 years.

In addition to prizes of monetary value, our photo contests provide entrants with immeasurable exposure to leading creatives. Winners' galleries are published in PDN with additional print distribution to influential photo editors, creative directors and art buyers looking for new and established talent.

PDN's family of photo contests covers a broad range of fields and experience and has a reputation for prestige and value.

For this competition, you can choose between 5 categories:


Enter today!

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Start date

1 July 2018  -  1 August 2018


1 July 2018  -  1 August 2018


2 August 2018  -  31 October 2018




  • $2,500 cash (professional)
  • $1,000 cash (amateur/student)
  • A one-page profile in an issue of PDN
  • A $300 Gift Card to B&H Photo
  • A one-year PHOTO+ Basic Membership


All winners will be published in the November issue of PDN and on PDNOnline.com, reaching more than 500,000 readers, followers, and photo industry creatives.

General rules


Who may enter this contest? Entrants must be 18 years or older. Employees and direct family members of PDN and its affiliates are not eligible to enter or win prizes. See Rules page for more details. Can I enter if I live outside of the U.S.?
Except where prohibited by law, international entries can be submitted.
What is an entry?
An entry consists of one image or one photo series.
What is a photo series?
A photo series includes two to six images that convey a story around a particular theme.
How are the entries judged?
Judging is subjective, however, we have a few simple guidelines for putting together your entry.

  • If you are entering a single image, make sure it's strong on its own. You may choose to also enter it as part of a series, but as a single, it should relay the story, moment or concept you want to convey.
  • If you are entering a series, make your series cohesive. If it is not from the same photographic series or project, a visual relationship that ties the imagery together is key. Judges will be making decisions based upon the strength of the series as a whole. Make a careful edit of your images and order them the way you want them to be viewed.
  • Trust your instincts, but also ask the advice of those you trust. Sometimes you need another opinion to improve your edit. Ask someone with a good eye, be it another artist, your rep or a creative who has experience in the field.

See Rules page for more details on the judging process. Is there a limit to the number of entries that I can enter?
No, you may enter as many entries as you like.
What format should I save my digital images?
Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and be saved at 300 dpi (around 7" or larger) jpeg. We recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 4 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience. We can accept images that are up to 50 megabytes (uncompressed) if you do not have the ability to downsize the images (uncompressed is the size you see in Photoshop's "Image Size" display which represents the count of pixels in the image: It is not the file size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your desktop). Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.
Is there a timeframe for when my photos must have been taken to qualify for this contest?
No, there are no timeframe restrictions for this contest.
I have entered my photo in another competition. Does this disqualify my entry?
No, we allow images that have been entered or have won in other photo competitions, including other PDN/Rangefinder/WPPI contests, as long as they have not been entered into this contest in a previous year.
Should I watermark my images?
No, we will appropriately credit all winning photographers.
Will my images be sold?
No. You retain copyright to your photograph and the Sponsors may not sell your photo entry for a fee. All entries may be posted online so that viewers may view all competing entries. And winning entries may be used in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest for a period of 24 months from the date winners are notified.
How do you define a "professional" photographer?
A professional photographer:

  • Earns more than 50 percent of his or her income from photographic sales.
  • Publishes photographs in books, magazines, newspapers, or online regularly.

Non-professionals are welcome to enter into a professional category but professionals cannot enter as amateurs.


Age restriction: 18 / 100

Available for citizens: Worldwide