There are a lot of food photographs out there. Everything from high-end commercial work to endless Instagrams of lunch is splashed across our screens at all times. So, how do you make a food photo that really stands out? Well, we’re leaving that up to you.

Winner will get $100 and be published in the pages of Popular Photography. A group of finalists will also appear in a gallery here on

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out this fascinating behind-the-scenes of _The Photography of Modernist Cuisine. _It’s some of the most excellent cullinary photography around.