Prize | 21.08.2018

Food and Art – First UIA Photo Contest

Porto, is not only famous for its architecture and azulejos but also for its culinary specialities. Art and Food have had a close relationship for centuries. Artistic representations of food, drink or dish, as well as those of meal or banquet are profuse.


The Art Law and the Food Law Commissions jointly invite you to participate in the first photo contest organised by the UIA on the subject of “Food and Art”.

Be creative and gourmand. Put our alimentation into the spotlights. You are free to photograph whatever you wish, the only “limit” to your creativity being that your photography has a link, explicit or implicit, to what we eat or drink. The 10 best photos will be selected by a jury composed of 5 people, members of the UIA or representing the city of Porto, to be shown during the UIA Congress in Porto from October 30 to November 3, 2018.


The first prize, created by Leo Ho, chinese porcelain and ceramic master, will be presented at the Gala Dinner.

Our Jury

Sara Byström (Sweden, France) – President of Jury, Art Law Commission UIA, spezialized in photography and photography law
Patricia López Aufranc (Argentina) – UIA board member, lawyer with a degree in History of Art
Beatriz Albuquerque (Portugal) – The NYC based Portuguese visual and performance artist Beatriz Albuquerque as won the Myers Award (cross media art), working with Food in her Art
Bernardino Castro (Portugal) – Director of Center of Photography Porto
Albuquerque Mendes (Portugal) – Portuguese Artist, founding member of the Group Puzzle

Our Sponsors

Portuguese Center of Photography, Porto
City of Jingdezhen (with Leo Ho as porcelain and ceramic master, creating the Trophy), China


Terms and conditions


  • By taking part in this photography competition, you agree with the following terms and conditions:
  • The competition is opened exclusively to UIA members and/or to delegates who registered to the Porto Congress,
  • Only one photography (black and white or colour) can be sent by each participant,
  • You have to indicate the date and the place where the photo was taken
  • Each photography shall be sent, in digital format (jpeg/high resolution) before September 30 2018 at the following address: (Mrs Judith Bouchardeau).
You declare and warrant that you are the author of the photography, you hold any and all rights and you have obtained the previous consent of any person represented.
You expressly authorise the UIA to reproduce and expose your photography, for free, under any form and on any support whatsoever (digital, paper, multimedia, etc.) and for a undefinite period of time.
The jury reserves the right not to select a photography which would be contrary to morality or to the spirit of the competition.
Photo Credit : Miao Tan