Food Glorious Food (Phase 2)

See your words and images in print! Between June 2011 and August 2012 we’re running our longest assignment to date!

Enter ‘Food Glorious Food’ and you could be one of our next food reviewers. Have a food review, written and photographed by you, published in forthcoming issues of the My Nikon Life Magazine. You’ll also win a Nikon COOLPIX compact camera and a food experience for two to review.

You need to be a subscriber to the My Nikon Life Magazine for your entry to be eligible for the prize. Not signed up yet? Sign up now >>

Looking for Phase 1 Entries or Galleries? This is entry page for Phase 2, you can see the Phase 1 entries here >>

h2. The brief

We want a mouth-watering story about a great food experience – told in both words and pictures. It can be a bar or restaurant review, a meal you made and styled at home, a food blog entry, or even a memorable food-related experience you’ve had. Did you meet the makers of a specialty food? Or did you became friends with a stranger over a shared meal in a faraway place? Have you had your breath taken away by the skill and artistry of your favourite chef? Or do you simply want to share with us your favourite coffee spot?

Throughout the year we’ll be choosing reviewers based on their Food Glorious Food entries. Judging will consider the quality of the images and the words used to describe your experience and, most importantly, how much we feel like we’re right there sharing the experience with you…smelling the aromas, hearing the sounds, tasting the flavours.

Leading the judging panel for Phase 2 will be Jamie Oliver. Jamie Oliver is a phenomenon in the world of food. He is one of the world’s best-loved television personalities and one of Britain’s most famous exports. Jamie has inspired people to spend more time enjoying being in the kitchen – and even start growing their own food! His programs have now been broadcast in over 100 countries including the USA, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Japan and Iceland. Having been translated into over 30 languages, the accompanying cookbooks are bestsellers not only in the UK but across the world. His 2010 book, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, became Jamie’s first million-selling book in the UK as well as being the fastest-selling non-fiction book since records began. It’s the eye for detail in the styling and photography of his books and TV shows that makes Jamie ideal to judge the Food Glorious Food assignment.

Jamie’s camera of choice is the D3100, of which he says ‘ . . . is not only going to change the way people take photos in their home, they can use it for work and create video footage that is broadcast quality.’ Hear what else Jamie has to say about photography and the D3100, here.

h2. Who can enter?

Own a camera? You qualify! We want everyone to be able to enter this assignment – it doesn’t matter if you own a Nikon or not – we want to celebrate photography. You don’t have to be a professional photographer with a DSLR; we’re looking for the expression of your creativity and passion for photography.

Remember – You need to be a subscriber to the My Nikon Life Magazine for your entry to be eligible for the prize. Not signed up yet? Sign up now >>

h2. The Prize

Between June 2011 and August 2012 we will choose four winners from around the country for each issue of My Nikon Life magazine. The winners will win:

  • A brand new Nikon COOLPIX, to capture all your future food experiences.
  • Dinner for two at an establishment of our choice in their nearest capital city
  • The winners’ reviews will be printed in My Nikon Life Magazine

Winner Selection Dates:
31 st August 2011 to be published in My Nikon Life magazine Issue 3
28 th February 2012 to be published in My Nikon Life magazine Issue 4
31 st August 2012 to be published in My Nikon Life magazine Issue 5

Pick up the latest My Nikon Life Magazine (Issue 2) for Nikon’s expert tips on food styling and photography. To subscribe and receive your free copy in the post, click here >>

We have more in store for this assignment. Keep an eye out for future judges for this competition in issue 3 of My Nikon Life magazine.

h2. Enter now!

  • Step 1 – You need to be a member and My Nikon Life magazine subscriber to enter, so be sure to sign up here and subscribe.
  • Step 2 – Click “Enter Now” on this assignment page to start uploading your photos.
  • Step 3 – Write a short restaurant review or piece about food (up to 200 words) about your favourite food topic in the album description.
  • Step 4 – Upload up to 5 of your best photos capturing your passion for food, with a caption included.
  • Step 5 – Press Enter, and your entry has been submitted

You can only enter this assignment once but you can upload up to 5 images to describe your food experience.

Be sure to run through this checklist when you upload your assignment to ensure you are eligible to win!

Published by mynikonlife Oct 31, 2011