EEF launches photo contest to celebrate manufacturing

Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by The Manufacturer

Manufacturers’ organisation EEF has launched a photography competition inviting people to send pictures of their manufacturing heroes by October 31st.

The aim of the free competition is to celebrate the “boldness, brilliance and beauty” of the industry, while giving everyone an opportunity to change others’ perspective of manufacturing, which is linked to the success of the sector.

EEF Chief Executive, Terry Scuoler, said: “We’re inviting photographers of all ages to capture a new image for UK manufacturing – one that banishes the negative stereotypes of dark, cold factories and oily rags – and demonstrates the modern face of the sector. It’s an open brief with a heroic theme that can focus on any aspect of UK manufacturing.”

Photograps, which can immortalise people, products, and processes and places of work (also the three categories in the competition), can be taken by an amateur employee with a passion for photography, by a young student, or by a professional photographer.

Canon is providing prize vouchers of £5,000 worth of photography equipment, which will be shared among the winners.

The panel of judges will include Simon Young, from the Guild of Photographers; Alastair McDavid, managing director of The Digital Asset Lab; David Wilson, the ERA Foundation; and Will Stirling, from our own The Manufacturer magazine.