Food Is Love Photo Challenge

Food is Love

Photographers of all levels–professional, hobbyists, and beginners! We have an exciting opportunity for you to share your talent. We invite you to participate in our Food is Love Photo Challenge.

Through your lens you can capture moments that resonate with viewers across the generations. Capture the moment when someone shares knowledge on how to plant and grow the food we eat. Capture traditions being passed down to family or friends over a meal. Capture the sense of connection people feel when they prepare a recipe together.

The truth is, there are myriad ways to capture why food is love.

Photographers, submit your photos for entry into our Food is Love Photo Challenge. We are excited to share that we have extended the deadline for submitting photos. The new deadline is noon on Monday, March 18. Winners will be notified at 5 p.m. on March 18.

Photographers can submit one photo per class, per category. There are three categories total and we will select one winner from each class in each category.

Classes for Each Category

Please read through each photo class and then scroll down to review the photo categories. 


  • Ages 18 and up


  • Ages 18 and up
  • Individuals who consider photography a hobby, but who have more advanced skills in this arena. Must not receive payment for photography.


  • Ages 18 and up
  • Individuals who receive payment for their photography work whether on a full-time or part-time basis.

Head Start

  • This class will include one winner in the Children’s sub-class and one winner in the Young Adults sub-class
  • Children ages 8 to 13
  • Young adults ages 14 to 17

Chef’s Choice

Time to show off your best food photos! Snap a shot of a masterpiece lasagna, steak or any prepared dish. TAFB Executive Chef Manny Vasquez and Production Chef Dedrich (Chef D) Flint will team up to determine which images are the clear winners.

Food Connects Us

Bring people and the food they grow together, prepare together or eat together to light. Record the memorable moment of people connecting while planting the food that sustains us. Capture your family preparing a recipe. How do your friends and family show food is love?

First Taste

There is a first time for everything, including the first time you had a popsicle, bit into a piece of pizza or savored your first hamburger. Photograph the moment that a friend or family member takes that first bite.

Prizes (All first place winners)
  • Novice, Intermediate and Professional winners will be invited to TAFB to enjoy delicious food by aspiring chefs in our Community Kitchen program.
  • Head Start winners will receive an invitation to tour the TAFB Distribution Center and have a photo taken with Chef Manny and Chef D.
  • All winners and their winning photos will be featured in an article on our blog.
  • All winners will be announced in post(s) on TAFB’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels along with their winning photo.
To Enter

Submit photos clear of watermarks. One photo can be submitted per category and the max file size for each image is 10 MB.

Join the Photo Challenge

The rights retained by the photographer and full license will be given as part of entry to TAFB. Tarrant Area Food Bank may use the photographs in all licenses without payment due to the creator.  

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