There are three categories for entry in to this year's competition:
- 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 2017)
Your photograph should represent one or a combination of the following areas:
Product or component
Nothing could be more representative of manufacturing itself than the quality and contribution of its output – both components and finished goods in all their detail and variety. Your image might be of a product or component invented, designed or made in the UK.
- Your image may capture the product or component in its full glory or in abstract form
- Your product may be captured standing proudly in its own right, in the environment within which it is manufactured or the environment or place within which it is used
- Your product or component must have been either invented, designed or made in the UK
Your product must be an article or substance that is manufactured or refined for sale or a thing (but not a person) that is the result of an action or process. Your component must be a part or element of a larger product or a product that is destined to be so.
Show us what best represents today’s dynamic manufacturing environment – the processes which display the transformational characteristics of British manufacturing and/or its lifecycle– from input to output, handicraft to high-tech production; at the macro scale of aircraft product or the micro scale of nanotechnology, prototype to mass production.
Whether it’s the intricacy or precision, the momentum or speed, or the scale – large or small - of the process you choose, your image will capture the ingenuity of British manufacturing at its best.
Your process must involve a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.
Overall, the judges will be looking for strong images that raise questions in people’s minds. Does the image provoke surprise or admiration? Will people look at it and say: “I didn’t realise that was part of our UK manufacturing base”? Will it make people wish they had taken the picture and captured this message?
Because we want to find a new set of iconic images which portray the boldness and creativity of UK manufacturing, the quality of its output – products, components and processes - we want your images to reflect a new and contemporary identity which truly showcases the UK manufacturing industry.
Condition of Registration and Entry
1. By registering and entering the EEF Photography Competition you agree to these rules and all other terms and conditions.
2. 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.
3. Work submitted must not have previously been entered into another competition, including previous EEF Photography Competitions (previously known as the EEF Photography Awards).
4. Those who enter may not be included on the judging panel, attend the judging process, or be involved in any part of the judging procedure.
5. 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.
6. Entrants under the age of 18 must obtain parental consent prior to submitting their image(s).
7. No employee of EEF or sponsor / partner organisations of the competition or their families shall be entitled to enter the amateur, professional or young photographer categories. Private, supplementary competitions may be administered alongside these categories, for which all other rules apply.
Entry Procedure and Format
8. 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.
9. Entries for the EEF Photography Competition should be submitted on-line via the entry website, which is linked from: www.eef.org.uk/photo.
10. Entrants must agree to complete the required entry fields in the online process.
11. No prints will be accepted.
12. An image may only be entered in to one category: Amateur, Professional or Young (under 20 on 30 September 2017).
13. The images in the Professional category are judged purely as photographs and not as an adjunct to design and art direction. Therefore no copy should appear on your photograph.
14. The entrant’s name must not appear anywhere on the actual image/work.
15. Images should satisfy the following:
15.1. RGB format
15.2. High-quality JPEG file (level 10 or above in Photoshop)
15.3. The maximum and ideal image size is 3508 x 2480 pixels or 3508 x 3508 pixels if square
15.4. Minimum image size 2400 x 1800 pixels
15.5. Alpha-numeric file names ending in ‘.jpg’.
16. Each image must be accompanied by the following information:
16.1. Entrant’s Name
16.2. Company (or school or college)
16.3. Full postal address
16.4. Telephone number
16.5. Email address
16.6. Image category
16.7. Image title
16.8. Image narrative (to include location of the facility / production site)
17. Name your image as you wish but please note that they will be re-named within the entry website system, to identify them uniquely as yours whilst preserving anonymity during judging. However, during upload, your own file name must contain only the letters A-Z (in upper or lower case) and / or the numbers 0-9 and / or the underscore character (“_”) plus the suffix “.jpg”. Any other characters including further dots, hyphens or spaces could result in your file being rejected during the upload process.
18. Each photograph must be accompanied by a narrative between 50 and 100 words to express why and / or how the image portrays modern manufacturing in Britain; in keeping with the themes of the EEF Photography Competition.
Dates & deadlines
19. Entries should be submitted from 1 June 2017 to midnight on 30 September 2017.
20. Entries will be judged by an independent and impartial panel of judges.
21. All images will be judged digitally.
22. The short listed entries will be announced on the EEF Photography Competition website in November 2017.
26. The shortlisted entries will be displayed on the Photography Competition website.
27. The shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend the Photography Competition ceremony.
28. The winner and runner-up images of each category will be announced at the Photography Competition ceremony.
29. The successful, winning and runner-up, entries will be displayed indefinitely on the Photography Competition website, as a record of achievement.
30. No copyright is transferred in respect of any images entered.
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. There will be no appeals against the decision of the judges and correspondence cannot be entered into regarding the judging.
37. Work will not be moved from one category to another by the judges, as it will be assumed that you will understand, before entering, which category best suits the image(s) entered. So be sure you read, and are aware of, the requirements for the categories first.
38. 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.