2008 is International Year of the Potato and to celebrate the importance of this humble food, proffesional and amateur photographers are invited to enter the IYP world photography contest "Focus on a global food”.  The photo competition, promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Nikon Europe, aims at highlighting the role of the potato as a source of food, employment and income in developing countries. All information on how to enter can be found here: http://www.potato2008.org/en/photocontest/index.html

The deadline for entries is 1 September 2008. Winners in the professional and amateur categories will be awarded cash prizes totalling some US$ 11 000 as well as Nikon cameras.