Industry seen positively – get the picture? Photo awards announced

Posted on 13 Nov 2012

Talented snappers from across Britain will have their photos exhibited at the Houses of Parliament after making the finals of a national competition for British design and manufacturing.

A total of 87 photographs were shortlisted for a nationwide competition run by the EEF, the Manufacturers’ Organisation, and sponsored by Canon. The gallery of images will be displayed in Westminster throughout 2013.

The Made in Britain Photography Awards 2012 received over 800 images that celebrated the best of British design and manufacturing in three categories: professional, amateur and young person aged 14-19. Entries ranged from the magnificent Olympic rings hanging over Tower Bridge to the printed electronics board’s journey through an advanced soldering process.

An overall winner from each of the three entry groups will be awarded £5,000 worth of photographic equipment by sponsor Canon at a national awards ceremony in Westminster on 4 December 2012.

“The standard of entries to the competition continues to grow and, yet again this year, they have highlighted the modern and vibrant sector that is modern manufacturing,” sais a spokesperson for EEF.

“Every shortlisted image is to be applauded for capturing the wide variety of products and processes that keeps UK manufacturing world class.”

Nikki Paine, manufacturing business development manager at Canon UK, said “We’ve been really impressed with the quantity and quality of entries received as part of these awards. Canon is pleased to support the industry’s effort to change perceptions of manufacturing, and showcase its inherent spirit of innovation, through the power of image.”