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EEF launches manufacturing photo contest

 16th Jun 2011

Photographers of the UK, how would you like to win £5,000 worth of equipment?

'The Heroes of Modern UK Manufacturing Photography Competition' is an annual event run by the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) and supported by many other organisations, including Canon - who will be providing the prize.

All you have to do is find an image that represents pride in the manufacturing industry, be it of the workers, the machines or the results of their labour. Some of the best shots from last year’s competition are still on display in Whitehall offices today, and can be found online at www.eef.com if you’re looking for a clearer idea of what the judges want.

“We’re inviting photographers of all ages to capture a new image for UK manufacturing,” said Terry Scuoler, chief executive of the EEF. “One that banishes the negative stereotypes of dark, cold factories and oily rags ­ and demonstrates the modern face of the sector. It’s an open brief with a heroic theme that can focus on any aspect of UK manufacturing.”

The contest - which is free to enter - is split into three categories - young amateurs of between 14-19, adult amateurs and professionals, so try to find the right moment to capture and you could help change the way people see manufacturing.

If you'd like to enter but feel you're not confident enough yet, have a look at our hints and tips on our new photography training DVD.

Submit your entry at www.eef.org.uk