See the winners of EEF’s photography competition 2018!

Posted on 22 Nov 2018 by Maddy White

Gifted photographers from across the UK have captured iconic manufacturing images that portray the boldness and creativity of British manufacturing for EEF's ninth annual national photography competition.

Whether it’s the intricacy or precision, the momentum or speed, or the scale – large or small – of the process chosen, the winning images showcase today’s energetic and exciting manufacturing environment.

There was four categories available for entry in this year’s competition: Manufacturing Process, Future Technology, Manufacturing Product and Next Generation. Winners were split into three categories; young, amateur and professional photographers, and will receive a share of the £5,000 prize.

From input to output, handicraft to high-tech production, there is a broad variety of photographs in the winner’s gallery, this reflective of the dynamic nature of industry.

Stephen Phipson, CEO at EEF, says: “From investing in the future by providing high-quality apprenticeships to exporting world class products across the globe, manufacturing is the perfect illustration of British ingenuity and creativity. All of the talented photographers shortlisted this year are to be congratulated on their incredible images that brilliantly reflect the innovation and dynamism of our sector.”  

Manufacturing Process

Best professional photographer: Adrian Waine

Best amateur photographer: Andy Newman

Best young photographer: Joshua Miles Sedgley

Choose your favourite photo!


Future Technology

Best professional photographer: Greg Harding

Best amateur photographer: Niek Braam

Best young photographer: Siobhan Lock

Manufacturing Product

Best professional photographer: Mark Flynn

Best amateur photographer: Steve McLellan

Best young photographer: Siobhan Lock

Next Generation

Best professional photographer: Oliver Drury

Best amateur photographer: Andy Newman

Best young photographer: Nicola Irvine