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Pro photographer, pro media designer to judge Best Photo in Canadian Pizza Virtual Competitions in September

By Canadian Pizza   

News Business and Operations

Canadian Pizza is hosting a series of virtual competitions with great prizes. One of these competitions, Best Photo, you could see your photo in the pages of the magazine and get valuable tips from a professional photographer and media designer.

Do you enjoy taking photos of your pizza and other menu masterpieces? Do you sometimes surprise your team by capturing behind-the-scenes fun with your camera? Is your aim in life to get that perfect beauty shot of your pizzeria? If you thrive behind the camera, this competition is for you!

Here are some possible photo ideas to get you started:

Pizza makers at work | Proud owner-operators | Staff around the shop | Pizza beauty shots | Interesting point-of-view shots inside your pizzeria | Interior or exterior photos of your business | Different generations of the business | Community events


The competitions are open to owners, managers, chefs or employees 18 years or older from restaurants and pizzerias in Canada.

Send us your best photo, the photographer’s name and a short description. Our professional judges will choose a favourite and we’ll also present a People’s Choice (total votes from operators, staff and all Canadians). The winning photo will be published in the magazine!

Who will judge my photo?

Angela Simon

Angela Simon is the production manager at Annex Business Media, where she has worked for 26 years. She oversees the production department workflow, scheduling and creative for the team. She also teaches part time at Mohawk College in the Graphic Design program. In 2006, she received her Registered Graphic Design (RGD) designation. The RGD and Registered Graphic Designer designations are signals of quality and competence to the profession, public and government.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith was staff photographer for The Brantford Expositor for over 25 years. He set up and taught the news photography course at Laurier University in Brantford for its journalism program. Chris has won a number of awards including National Press Photographers Association, Ontario Wire News, Western Ontario News Association and Ontario News Association.

 Where does the competition take place?
It’s all online and available to pizzerias across Canada! CLICK HERE for more details and the complete rules.

When does it take place?
The competitions open on Aug. 9 and close on Sept. 30. Get your entry in now! We’ll announce winners at Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit on Oct. 18. See below.

Read the full rules, get creative and get your entry in! All entries must be completed online at If you have questions or need help registering, call 519-429-5227 or email editor Colleen Cross (

Thank-you to Ardent Mills, Gold Plus sponsor of the Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit and Competitions.

The competitions include Best Photo, Best Pizza Recipe, Best Pizza Kit. ENTER NOW!

Canadian Pizza Summit
The Virtual Canadian Pizza Summit will celebrate the power of community support with an exciting, informative virtual event! Watch a lively roundtable talk where leading operators share how they tighten their pizzeria’s ties to the community, pizza-making demonstrations and top five trends. We’ll cap things off by presenting awards for the Virtual Competitions Be part of this annual gathering to find inspiration and business-building ideas!

Whether you enter a competition, vote or simply want to pick up great ideas to gain closer ties with your community, we want to see you at the Canadian Pizza Virtual Summit! REGISTER NOW!

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