It could be you

Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by The Manufacturer

With just one month left to enter the EEF photography competition Kathy Riley, Awards Director at EEF, says the odds are shortening on the £5000 prize up for grabs.

Local professional and amateur photographers, including talented youngsters, have just one month to submit their best pictures of manufacturing and compete for a share in £5000 worth of Canon equipment.

The EEF Heroes of Modern UK Manufacturing Photography Competition aims to put the pride back in manufacturing by capturing the boldness, brilliance and beauty of modern industry.

“It’s a free to enter competition and we’re inviting photographers of all ages to submit images of manufacturing heroes,” says EEF Awards Director Kathy Riley. “It’s an open brief with plenty of creative potential that can focus on any aspect of industry – whether that’s heroic people, products, places or processes.”

£5000 worth of Canon equipment up for grabs
Canon is providing prize vouchers for £5000 worth of photography equipment, including its new range of digital still cameras and inkjet printers, which will be shared among the winners.

More about the competition:

The EEF Photography Competition aims to generate a new public perception of 21st century manufacturing industry by capturing the industry’s ingenuity, creativity, technology and pride through inspiring photography. There are three entry categories for professional, amateur and young people aged 14-19.

The competition is sponsored by Lombard and supported by Canon, The ERA Foundation, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, The Guild of Photographers, The Manufacturer magazine and The Digital Asset Lab.

Winners will be announced at the prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards National Gala Dinner in January 2012, and the gallery of winning and shortlisted images will be showcased throughout the year through high profile media exposure.

Enter the competition free by October 31, 2011:
Upload your photographs which capture your heroes of manufacturing at

The EEF photography competition is now in its second year. Last year’s winners, selected from almost 500 entries, were:

Professional winner – Tim Wallace, an internationally renowned commercial photographer and founder of Middlesbrough-based Ambient Life Photography (, whose winning entry depicted an Aston Martin.

Amateur winner – Mark Tomlinson, of Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd, who photographed the largest ingot mould in the UK. The shape was totally new and was designed using the industry leading modelling capability, developed in-house by Sheffield Forgemasters.

Young Person Aged 14-19
Melissa Garrett, an apprentice with MBDA in Stevenage, who photographed MBDA’s young apprentices in a test chamber at the company’s Stevenage research and development facility.

Get in touch
If you have any questions about the competition, or would like any advice on entering, talk to Stuart Biddle on 0207 654 1501 or email [email protected]