The winners of the inaugural EEF Photography Competition were announced last night after EEF’s annual awards ceremony.
The aim of the competition was to display images that show a true representation of modern manufacturing in the UK.
The competition was arranged in partnership with Canon and was supported by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Guild of Photographers.
Three categories were up for grabs: Best photograph by a professional photographer; Best photograph by an amateur photographer; and Best photographer by a young person (14-19).
The professional category was won by Tim Wallace for picture of an Aston Martin motor car which the judges described as spiritually British with high visual impact.
The amateur category was won by Mark Tomlinson for an image depicting the UK’s largest ingot mould at nuclear reactor forgings company Sheffield Forgemasters.
The judges said the image fulfilled the ‘product and places’ element of the competition and demonstrates leading technology based in the UK.
Finally, the young persons’ category was won by Melissa Garratt for a conceptual image of a group of apprentices at missile manufacturer MBDA. The judges found its colours abnaesthetically pleasing and said the photograph draws in the viewer and provokes questions about its content.
Over 460 entries were received across the three categories.
The winners share £5,000 of cutting edge digital photography equipment supplied by competition partner Canon.