EEF Photography Competition
This competition was designed to inspire a new image and improved public perception of UK manufacturing and engineering using photography. From the traditional to the high-tech your images should reflect the strength and diversity of today's UK manufacturing sector.
This year we're celebrating everyday manufacturing in the UK: from the processes and people that make it happen to the products we all use in our daily lives.
"I entered the EEF Competition encouraged by friends from work. Although, I had in my portfolio some interesting images of one of the most recognizable British brands - Jaguar Land Rover, I certainly didn't expect to win. This was an incredibly proud moment for me. Being awarded in Amateur category has also gave me confidence and courage to finally start my own photography venture."
Jaukb Wasik – Amateur category winner 2017
Capture British products, components or processes in abstract form or in their full glory and enter them into one of four categories:
- Next Generation
- Future Technology
- Manufacturing Process
- Manufacturing Product
Each category will have one winner from 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 30 September 2018)
Photographs must reflect engineering or manufacturing through products, components or processes that have been made in Britain. Entries need not be confined to British companies so long as they are located in Britain.
Photographers of all experience levels, nationalities and ages may enter this contest.
This contest is free to enter.
As well as a share of the £5,000 prize fund to help you continue your passion for photography:
- You'll receive High-profile media exposure - including the government's Great Britain campaign.
- The best photos will be exhibited to the public, at ministerial offices and EEF offices across the country.
- The winning images will be displayed at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2018 Gala Dinner, EEF National Manufacturing Conference & Dinner 2019 and a showcase of the best images will be used in our print media and public relations activity.
- You will help educate and redefine the public perception of manufacturing.
Terms and Conditions
- All elements of the work submitted must have been originated by the entrant. While some retouching may have been applied, a significant majority of the final image must remain as shot.
- Work submitted must not have previously been entered into another competition, including previous EEF Photography Competitions (previously known as the EEF Photography Awards).
- Photographs must reflect engineering or manufacturing through products, components or processes that have been made in Britain. Entries need not be confined to British companies so long as they are located in Britain.
- Entrants under the age of 18 must obtain parental consent prior to submitting their image(s).
- Entry to the EEF Photography Competition is free of charge and there is no limit on the number of images that you can enter to the relevant category.
- Entries for the EEF Photography Competition should be submitted on-line via the entry website, which is linked from: www.eef.org.uk/photo.
- Entrants must agree to complete the required entry fields in the online process.
- No prints will be accepted.
- An image may only be entered in to one category and skill level - Amateur, Professional or Young (under 20 on 30 September 2018).
- Professional images are judged purely as photographs and not as an adjunct to design and art direction. Therefore no copy should appear on your photograph.
- The entrant's name must not appear anywhere on the actual image/work.
- No copyright is transferred in respect of any images entered.
- By submitting an image, you agree that EEF Ltd. and any of its partners can display, distribute, publish and alter any of the images in their activities to promote and support UK manufacturing for a period of five years.
- Successful entries will be reproduced and may be used in various activities in connection with the EEF Photography Competition, which may include the internet, other electronic media, publications or events. By entering the EEF Photography Competition, entrants agree to their photographs being used for publicity purposes.
- Where necessary, entrants must have permission from the client and photographer to submit the work. The entrant shall be deemed to warrant that they own the entire copyright in the work.
- The entrant undertakes to indemnify the organisers and their partners and sponsors of the EEF Photography Competition in respect of any breach of the above warranty.
- The organisers reserve the right to use its own discretion throughout the EEF Photography Competition process which may include, but is not limited to: disqualifying any entrant not complying with the rules; disqualifying any entries not deemed suitable for the EEF Photography Competition; amalgamating categories if they are under-subscribed; changing or removing the category headings when the selected images are published.
- There will be no appeals against the decision of the judges and correspondence cannot be entered into regarding the judging.
- Work will not be moved from one category to another by the judges
- Any successful entrant to the EEF Photography Competition may be called upon during the following year to participate in any appropriate marketing and PR activities for and on behalf of the organisers.
- People in your images - If anyone is identifiable in your image/s you must have written consent from them to be able to enter and you may be required to present a completed form at shortlisting