Posted on 11 Oct 2010 by The Manufacturer

The manufacturers’ organisation EEF has launched a national competition to find the most visually striking photography from the UK manufacturing sector and help improve its outdated image.

The competition, ‘Capturing the Spirit of Modern Manufacturing’ is being launched with the support of Manufacturing Insight, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and The Digital Asset Lab.

Anyone can enter, whether or not they work for a manufacturing company. There are three award categories: professional, amateur, and young people aged 14-19.

“For too long there has been a stereotypical image of our sector which is way out of line with reality,” says EEF chief executive, Terry Scuoler. “Modern manufacturing is a vibrant arena in which to operate with the potential for striking imagery of technology, processes and people. This is the chance for manufacturing companies and their workforce to help do something about this image and change way people think by capturing its spirit.“

Business minister Mark Prisk added: “I fully support this competition which will encourage young people to discover and capture the true innovative spirit of manufacturing in this country.”
Entry is via the EEF website,

The competition closes at the end of the year and the winners will be announced at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards in January 2011.