Entries for this year’s prestigious annual EEF photography competition must be submitted by Saturday 30 September, 2017.
The EEF photography competition has an open brief, tasking photographers to submit iconic images that capture the essence of modern manufacturing.
The theme for this year’s competition is: ‘Made by Britain, Loved by the World’.
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 challenges popular misconceptions of British manufacturing by capturing its creativity, breadth and vibrancy through powerful imagery.
There are £5,000 worth of photography vouchers up for grabs and shortlisted photographers will see their work featured in EEF campaigns, the government’s Great Britain Campaign and displayed in the House of Commons.
They could even see their photographs receive national and regional press attention.
The competition, now in its eighth year, is free to enter and open to professional, amateur and young photographers.
There’s no limit on the number of images you can enter and the competition closes on 30 September. For more information and to enter, visit www.eef.org.uk/photo.
EEF photography competition 2016
Last year saw 45 entries shortlisted for the final, where judges were looking for images that represented the beauty of a finished product or component, or the process of something being created.
Judges were looking for strong images that raised questions in the viewer’s mind, and provoked, surprised or demanded admiration.
The Best Professional Photographer award snapped up by Mike Brookes Roper with his photo ‘Corkscrew Turbine’ captured at Kirkwall in Orkney.
The coveted Best Amateur Photographer award was won by Rob Watkins. Captured at Croft Filters in Warrington, ‘Hemispheres’ captures an engineer welding the two halves of a cylindrical screen filter.
The hotly-contended Best Young Photographer award went to Henry Gill, a 20-year old student at Ravensbourne University in London. His photo, ‘Building the Royal Navy-2’ captures bespoke circuit boards used by the Royal Navy undergoing inspection.