November 2021

Welcome to our third Food Photo Tournament in November 2021 - creating our second magazine of the Members' Club!

Your assignment

What is your task

Your task (as a team) will be to create 3 magazine pages - including the content creation, recipe development, creating the layout & design your pages and make images of the recipes & story you will write about. 

Each team will be free to decide how they split the tasks between themselves - whether you will divide each member one page, or you will assign tasks based on the skills of your team members - one will create the recipe, another will make the layout & design of the pages and the third member will create needed images. 

What the assignment will include

Each team will receive a specific topic, and is free to decide what content they will create. The assignment must have 3 pages, and it's up to teams whether they will create 3 simple recipes (one for each page), or they will do one recipe on three pages - story of the recipe (1st page), ingredients list (2nd page), instructions & final dish (3rd page).

Then, each team can follow these steps

Step 1 - planning & content creation

 In this phase, plan and discuss with your team the theme and the content. Divide the roles within your team and write & finalise all the written content for the project.

You will have about two weeks to do this part.

step 2 - design & layout

Once the content if finalised and ready, you can access  your templates in canva and write the content there directly.  In Canva, you can create any kind of layout you want. You can move/adjust/delete anything you don't need.

step 3 - photography

After your layout in Canva is finalised, you can use it for creating images for your pages. You can download the layout as a PNG with the transparent background and use this layout while tethering. 

If you have never tethered, please, access this course inside our Members' Club.

step 4 - put it all together

After you complete images for your assignment, you can  upload them to Canva and add them to your template. Then, download your 3 pages and send them to DDL for sending your final pdf of the project is November 1 2021 for teams presenting November 6 

and DDL of November 8 for teams presenting November 13.

step 5 - live presentation

As a team, you will present your project and tell us more about what you created. Each team will have about 10 minutes to speak about your magazine pages. 

Live call will be on November 6, and 13, 2021 at 14:00. If you can't attend live, the replay of the call will be saved in the Club after. t

A few recommendations for the assignments

  • I recommend creating layout with the text first, then doing photography. You can use that layout while tethering, so your image will perfectly fit into your page
  • access the course about tethering and creating your layouts here
  • Create more final images - if you cook & shoot a more complex recipe for this assignment, please, create a few process images too - we can use them in the magazine
  • Please, create images from different angles too, it's good to have a variety of angles in the final magazine, therefore it will help if we can choose the final images
  • Also, please, create images with a few different compositions. We might need some extra images for different sections of the team introductions, or anywhere else
  • it's better to include more negative space. I recommend to move props around, take as many images as you can, including negative space, so we can use it for the text in the final magazine
  • Another composition which will help us a lot - is with the negative space in the middle. After you create your final dish, please, move the props and ingredients around the frame - leaving an empty space in the middle. This can become beautiful introduction image of your project
  • As soon as you complete the assignment, please, share with me the final images via we-transfer, together with a photo of yourself (if you haven't been featured in the previous issue or you want to change it) and the same for a brief description about yourself
  • Important: please, mention the type of recipe under your title: *vegetarian, *Vegan *Gluten-free *Dairy-free *Lactose-free or anything else. 

Schedule of the Tournament - Live call

The Food Photo Tournament might take about 2 hours. You can see the schedule of games & activities we will go through. 

  • Part 1 - 6 November 2021 - at 2 PM Italy time (Saturday) - voting will be open for the following 7 days
  • Part 2 - 13 November 2021 - at 2 PM Italy time (Saturday) - voting will be open for the following 7 days
  • 20 November 2021 - announcing winners
  • Magazine is published during the first days of December

1. Presentation of the group assignments

We will go through the presentation of the group assignments - themes. I will share them on my screen and the team will have 10 minutes to talk about what they were creating. After all presentations, each member will assign points to each team. The categories will be: Layout, Content, Photography, All.  

2. Other Games & interviews

Then, we will have a few games. This will not be counted in the final vote, it's just for fun :) The games are going to be about guessing the author based on the images. I will share more about this soon.

3. Winners announcement 

At the end, we will announce the winning team. The winning team of "All" category will be featured on the cover of this magazine and will have a special pages for the interview about their photography & blogs. 

Teams & themes 

The main team of the magazine issue will be: Food connects us.

As the magazine will serve your audience too, let me know if the topics fits you and your audience. We are coming from all parts of world, and I want this magazine to show your traditions, cultures, how we eat in different continents, and show how the food can connects us all. 

  1. 1
    Monika, Honey, Sakthi
    Topic: Food as a gift - link to your template 
  2. 2
    Aparna, Valentina, Corina
    Topic: Christmas - Winter - Festival Season in 3 continents  - link to your template
  3. 3
    Melanie, Valerie, Vanesa
    Topic: Seasonal beverages (for parties, celebrations, from the street markets... traditional to your country maybe?)  - link to your template
  4. 4
    Daniela, Alessia, Carrie
    Topic: Sweet treats (Cooking, cakes, anything special for Christmas)  and link to your template
  5. 5
    Angela, Deborah, Prathi
    Topic: Christmas time in our families (traditional food for this period of time and the way how you celebrate it...) link to your template
  1. 6
    Roberta, Smitha, Silvana
    Topic: Lovers of a homemade tea - link to your template
  2. 7
    Abantika, Raquel, Luisa
    Topic: Soups & Stews for a cozy evening  - link to your template
  3. 8
    Hajar, Kasia, Petra, Linda
    Topic: Winter Garden stories or Christmas or Winter season is coming (garden might be difficult to do for everyone, so you can choose) and link to your template
  4. 9
    Tatiana, Johncie, Veera
    Topic: Recipes to boost our energy and health during winter and link to your template
  5. 10
    Wambugi, Nisha, Aisha
    Topic: Magic in the kitchen and link to your  template

Improvements for our next edition of the magazine

#1 Start your day across the world

Because we have members from all over the world, we will add a new magazine section: Start your day in XXX city - what is the traditional breakfast in your country and which restaurant from your city is best to enjoy it. 

Those who are interested in contributing to this section, your task will be to write a few words about the breakfast and feature the best restaurant for enjoying the traditional atmosphere and food :)

#2 Interview with the winners

We will do an interview with the winners of the "all" category - featuring your blogs, recipes, photography and services you provide.

Have you seen our previous Summer issue?

Download our previous magazine to see what we created the last time 😍

FOOD CONNECTS US - Magazine #1 - Healthy Goodies by Lucia

Let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to share them in our Facebook group, send me an email to or we discuss them during the live calls. 

Can't wait to See you at the tournament!

Date and time:  6 & 13 November at 14:00 Italy time
Link for the calls will be provided before the event via newsletters of the Members' Club

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