The 9th annual EEF Manufacturing Photography Competition has opened for entries and is inviting photographers of all experience levels to capture the dynamism of the modern British industry. For this year’s edition, the theme revolves around the future of British Manufacturing and photographers can portray any stage of it, including design, process, technology, finished product and individuals at work.
“The Manufacturing Photography competition shines a light on our forward looking and innovative industry. It celebrates the people and the products that help make manufacturing the beating heart of the UK Economy. I wish all the photographers that enter the competition the best of luck and cannot wait to see the entries when they go on display at the awards event later in the year,” said Stephen Phipson CBE, CEO at EEF.
Four categories are available to enter: Next Generation, Future Technology, Manufacturing Process and Manufacturing Product. The competition is free to enter by anyone with an interest in photography. To give entrants the best shot at winning, companies are being urged to open their doors to local photographers.
All entries will be judged and shortlisted by a panel of photography and industry experts, with winners announced at an awards event in London in November. The winners will get their hands on a share of a £5,000 prize fund and be in with the chance of having their photos on display in the national and local media.
“We are delighted to support EEF’s photography competition which offers a fantastic opportunity for participants to showcase the technology, dynamism and energy of modern British industry and manufacturing, which has played a huge role in seeing UK exports grow by 9.2% to £628bn over the past year,” said the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade. “As an international economic department, we are on hand to help UK companies to forge new global trading ties that will boost trade, drive growth and provide jobs to every part of the country.”
The deadline for entries is Sunday, the 30th of September.