A photograph of the Bare Bones Society caf in Brisbane has claimed first place in the Queensland arm of the annual Sanpellegrino Caf Society Photography Competition.

Captured by Kalen Armstrong, the picture is an aerial shot of four people dining at the caf, surrounding a tower of glasses being filled with Sanpellegrino.

The competition,  celebrating 16 years in Melbourne, five  in Sydney and four in Brisbane  asked students from Griffith University to capture an image which satisfies the following brief: “Caf Society is undoubtedly influenced by fashion and design, impacting both the look and feel of a caf and the people that frequent it. Capture this unique style as it is reflected in your caf.”

This year the judges included photographer, Damien Bredberg; Queensland Taste editor, Anooska Tucker-Evans; Gourmet Traveller Brisbane editor, Fiona Donnelly; and MCA curator, Peter McKay.

The winners were announced on 26 October at a one night only exhibition and cocktail party at Soleil Pool Bar, Rydges South Bank.

This year’s placegetters are:

  1. 1st prize: Kalen Armstrong – Bare Bones Society 22/34 Goggs Road, Jindalee (prize is $1,500 cash plus a gift box of Sanpellegrino products)
  2. 2nd prize: Emily Taylor – Moose & Gibson 77 Jurgens Street, Woolloongabba (prize is $500 cash plus a gift box of Sanpellegrino products)
  3. 3rd prize: Maria Lloyd – Miss Bliss, 85 Vulture Street, West End (prize is $250 cash plus a gift box of Sanpellegrino products)
  4. Technical prize: Myles Bennett – Brother Espresso, 127 Margaret Street, Brisbane (prize is $250 cash plus a gift box of Sanpellegrino products)

Last week the Sydney winners of the competition were announced, with UWS Penrith student Anneke Jasinski taking out the top spot with her image of Maggio’s Caf in Cammeray.

 All national student entries can be seen on the Sanpellegrino website and at various events including the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney.

1st prize

2nd prize

3rd prize

Technical prize

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