Budding and experienced photographers are being urged to train their lenses on British manufacturing for the annual EEF manufacturing photo competition.
The photo competition, now in its seventh year, is asking photographers to submit images that capture the essence of modern manufacturing.
Photographs can portray any stage of manufacturing – from design, process and technology in action, through to the finished product – and can cover traditional or high-tech sectors.
The competition is designed to raise the profile of UK manufacturing by showcasing the industry’s creativity, diversity and heritage through inspiring photography.
To give people the best shot at winning, companies are also being encouraged to open their doors to photographers in their local area to demonstrate what makes manufacturing so great.
There are three categories to enter: professional, amateur and young photographer (under 20 as of September 30, 2016).
Entries will be shortlisted by a panel of photography and industry experts, with winners due to be announced in December.
Chief executive of EEF,Terry Scuoler commented: “From investing in the future by providing high-quality apprenticeships to exporting world class products across the globe, manufacturing is the beating heart of British ingenuity and creativity.
“This competition is the perfect showcase for the hard work and innovation taking place each and every day in our sector.”
The competition closes on Friday September 30. For more information and to enter the competition, click here.
EEF manufacturing photo competition 2015:
Last year saw The Best Professional Photographer award snapped up by Mike Smith, from Newcastle, for his image of a seafloor production tool manufactured by Soil Machine Dynamics.
The coveted Best Amateur Photographer award was won by Sheffield’s Mark Tomlinson for his dramatic shot of work being undertaken at Sheffield Forgemasters.
Tomlinson too is no stranger to success, having won the same award back in 2010 and 2011.
The hotly-contended Best Young Photographer award went to Jake Silverstone – aged 16, from Barnet in London – for his image of two iconic London routemaster buses, which had been manufactured half a century apart from each other.