Three weeks left to enter £5,000 EEF photo competition

Posted on 13 Sep 2018 by Jonny Williamson

Time is running out for Aspiring and professional photographers to capture Britain’s vibrant manufacturing industry in a £5,000 competition organised by EEF.

EEF photo competition - Jakub Wasik, Best Amateur Photographer 2017, ‘Process Underbody 24’ – image courtesy of EEF.
Jakub Wasik, Best Amateur Photographer 2017, ‘Process Underbody 24’ – image courtesy of EEF.

The EEF Manufacturing Photography Competition is free to enter and open to young, amateur and professional photographers alike.

All entries must be submitted by October 7 2018.

Prizes for winners include a share of £5,000, a day’s training course worth up to £800, an MP guided tour of the House of Commons, and a year’s membership of The Guild of Photographers.

The winning photos will also be displayed in ministerial offices, at EEF premises across the country, and at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2018 and EEF National Manufacturing Conference & Dinner.

The competition theme – Celebrating Everyday Manufacturing – reflects the strength and diversity of today’s UK manufacturing sector and entrants are encouraged to capture British products, components or processes in creative or abstract ways.

There are four categories: Next Generation (depicting apprentices and young people in industry); Future Technology (automation, robotics, digital, and clean and sustainable technologies); Manufacturing Process (from design and R&D to production); and Manufacturing Product (finished component or product).

Each category will have one winner for each skill level:

  • Best photograph by a professional photographer
  • Best photograph by an amateur photographer
  • Best photograph by a young photographer (under 20 years old on 7 October 2018)

Photographers can either make their own arrangements with manufacturing businesses, or can select a host company from across the country arranged by EEF by first contacting Caroline O’Neill: [email protected]

Entries will be shortlisted by a panel of photography and industry experts – including members of The Manufacturer’s Editorial team, with winners announced at an awards event in London in November.