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All the Food Things, 2020

6th Annual Food Policy Networks Photo Contest

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s (CLF) Food Policy Networks (FPN) project’s annual photo contest is back! This has been an unimaginable year and the usual food policy activities have been vastly reimagined. We’d like to document where things stand, both for reflection and posterity.

In lieu of topic categories this year, we’re making a listicle (think BuzzFeed or Bored Panda): All the Food Things, 2020. What image would you include in a list of what your food systems work has looked like in 2020?

We know everyone is on video calls these days, but we welcome a variety of photos—from the field, farmers markets, supermarkets, and beyond. What has changed in your local food system? Is your council supporting a food delivery program? How are local farms re-structuring operations? Has your council testified on behalf of a bill virtually this year? Pictures with masks are welcome!

Take a peek at the winning photos from previous FPN photo contests.

Submit your photos to by January 15, 2021.

To Enter…

One photo may be submitted per entrant to, along with:

  • A completed submission form
  • Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, and Indemnity Agreement signed by the Photographer warranting that the photo does not infringe upon any copyright, right of privacy, or any other right of a third party; and releasing, indemnifying, and holding JHU harmless from liability
  • Media Permission Form: Each individual or the parent/guardian of a minor that appears in the submitted photograph must sign a Media Permission Form granting the right to use their likeness on open access websites, social media, and other forms of print or electronic publication. Photos of public spaces do NOT need to submit Media Permission Forms.

JHU reserves the right to disqualify entrants who do not submit all required releases and forms upon request.

Who May Enter

The contest is open to anyone, with the exception of employees of the Johns Hopkins University (“JHU”) (along with its affiliates and subsidiaries and members of such employees’ immediate families). FPN will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the terms and rules herein.

Photo Requirements

Photographs must be in digital format. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files sent via email must be 20 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 2,100 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 2,100 pixels tall (if a vertical image). Preference will be given for higher resolution photos and photos that do not have text or graphics superimposed on them. Photographs must not have been previously entered in any other contest.


We will upload selected photo submissions to a database that will be available in an open-access format for use by food policy practitioners, with proper attribution as feasible. By entering our contest, all entrants grant JHU a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, publish, distribute, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, and publicly display the photo for any JHU purpose, including without limitation on the CLF website.

Judging and Prizes

Each photo will be evaluated and scored based on quality, resolution, creativity/originality, communication of the contest theme, overall impact, compliance with the rules, etc. Winners will be selected and notified by email by February 15, 2021.

Eight cash prizes will be awarded. One First place (US $500), two Second place (US $300) and three Third places (US $150) will be selected.

To the extent permitted by law, any and all taxes imposed on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.