The EEF ‘Make it Britain’ Photography Competition is now open

British manufacturing impacts on our daily lives, creating prosperity and jobs and it is vital to both our economy and wellbeing.

Ingenious, productive and beautiful are just three words that can be used to describe manufacturing. But as we all know a picture can say a thousand words so we challenge you to capture British manufacturing through your images!

If we make it, take it! You could win a share of £5,000 photography equipment

This year, due to popular demand, we are celebrating manufactured products, components (the parts that make the product up) made here as well as processes that take place to make them.

Your image may be of:

  • Products;
  • Components (the parts that make the product up); or
  • The manufacturing process involved in making them (the production line or assembly process).

Your image, taken abstract form or in full glory, may be of anything from forges to fighter jets, silicon chips to potato crisps! – parts may be sourced overseas, But remember if it’s made here it’s eligible!

The ‘Make it Britain’ theme is open to your interpretation as long as you can explain how your image depicts our theme - ‘Make it Britain’.

Manufacturers close to you

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

Find a company near you


Photography Competition Categories

  • Best photograph by an amateur photographer
  • Best photograph by a professional photographer
  • Best photograph by a 14-19 year old photographer

> Read about our entry categories

Win a share of our £5000 prize fund to help you buy the very latest, high-end Canon photography equipment
  • Win a share of our £5000 prize fund to help you buy the very latest, high-end equipment
  • You and your business will get high-profile media exposure - a showcase of the best images will be used in our print media and public relations activity
  • Enter your own images into our competition and help us redefine the public perception of manufacturing

Got a question about our Photography Competition?

For more information, please contact Stuart Biddle on 020 7654 1501 or email