These are the winners of the Potato Photographer of the Year

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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