EEF Photography Competition 2017

The theme for this year's competition is Made by Britain, Loved by the World.

Congratulations to the winners!

Thanks to all those who submitted their manufacturing photos.

Stephen Phipson CBE, CEO of EEF, says: “From investing in the future by providing high-quality apprenticeships to standing right at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution, manufacturing is the perfect illustration of British ingenuity, creativity and innovation. All the talented photographers shortlisted this year are to be congratulated on their incredible images that brilliantly reflect the dynamism of our sector.” 

Here are this year's winning photos and photographers: 

Professional category - Adrian Waine

'Stone Slab Cutting'



Amateur category - Jakub Wasik

'Process Underbody 24'



Young category - Siobhan Lock

'Merlyn's Magic'




Professional category - Steve Morgan

'Liberty Steel 2' 



Amateur category - Mark Tomlinson

'Monitoring the Cast'



Highly Commended

Professional category - Ian Pickering




Professional category - Steve Morgan

'At Work'



Amateur category - Susan Kennedy




What we were looking for 

This competition was designed to inspire a new image and improved public perception of UK manufacturing using photography. From the traditional to the high-tech your images should reflect the strength and diversity of today's UK manufacturing sector.

Entrants captured British products, components or processes in abstract form or in their full glory and enter them into one of three categories:

  • Best photograph by an Amateur photographer
  • Best photograph by a Professional photographer
  • Best photograph by a Young photographer (under 20 years old)

The prize

Win a share of our £5000 prize fund to help you buy the very latest, high-end equipment.

  • You will get high-profile media exposure - a showcase of the best images will be used in our print media and public relations activity, as well as the high profile government Great Britain campaign
  • You will help educate and redefine the public perception of manufacturing.
  • The best photos will be exhibited at BIS offices in Westminster, ministerial offices and EEF offices across the country 


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To register your interest for the 2018 contest send an email to Caroline O'Neill at the EEF and details will be sent to you in the new year. 


Highlights from past competitions

Access to Manufacturers near you

Manufacturing companies located throughout Britain are allowing access to competition entrants to take images at their facilities.

Contact for further details.

EEF Photography Competition 2016 Winners

The shortlisted entries for 2016 can be found here.

Over 3,000 images have been entered in the last five years, with finalists' images attracting national, regional and trade press coverage as well as being exhibited at BIS offices in Westminster, ministerial offices and EEF offices across the country. Besides the notoriety associated with winning this prestigious competition, entrants in the three categories will each receive a camera equipment prize.

You don’t have to be a part of the manufacturing sector to participate. Our photography competition is free to enter and open to everyone – professionals and amateurs of all ages.

"I entered the EEF Photography Competition because it was an opportunity to shoot a world completely unseen in day to day life. Winning was very flattering due to the calibre of work and an incredible experience; especially meeting Barry Sheerman MP, EEF members and the other photographers at the ceremony.' Henry Gill, Winner of the Young Photographer Category 2016

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