In news of things you didn’t know happened, the Potato Photographer of the Year has been named.
The winning picture was of a potato getting a haircut taken by Ray Spence who will receive a £1,000 prize.
Ray also gets a Fujifilm X-A7, a year’s membership to the Royal Photographic Society, a one-to-one workshop with photographer Benedict Brain and three years of Photocrowd master-level subscription.
While Ray took the main prize home, other photographers got a special shout-out for their creative work.
The competition was inspired by the photo of a potato taken by acclaimed photographer Kevin Abosch that sold for $1million (£770k) in 2016.
Each entrant had to pay £5 to enter the competition, with the proceeds going to charity The Trussell Trust which supports more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK.
‘We didn’t quite raise a million bucks I had secretly hoped for,’ says competition organiser Benedict Brain,
‘But the few grand we did raise will go a long way to help provide much-needed food for the Trussell Trust. And there seems to be a healthy interest in running another competition next year.’
Here are the award-winning images:
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