Every year photographers from around the country celebrate the boldness and brilliance of UK manufacturing by entering into the competition. The judges are looking for images that can showcase the industry by capturing its diversity and dynamism. We now have a gallery of over 4,000 images to help us in our work promoting UK manufacturing to what we hope will be the next generation of engineers and to reinforce the importance of the sector to the UK economy as a whole.

Here are a few winning images we like from the 2016 contest:

The competition is free to enter and open to anyone, with photographers entering one of three categories: Young (under 20), Amateur and Professional. Manufacturers have opened their doors to offer a snapshot of what they do day in, day out.

Once again, we’ve seen some wonderful imagery submitted to the competition. There’s photos of the skilled men and women that make products we use in our everyday lives, and high-tech equipment that creates an infrastructure to enable businesses to operate across the globe; through this competition, we can see the all-encompassing variety of UK manufacturing in its finest forms.

The shortlisted entrants and winners can be viewed here and they were all invited to an exclusive celebration event in London at the Palace of Westminster – better known as the Houses of Parliament – to receive their awards.

These are the 7th annual EEF Photography Awards and since 2009 MediaFiler has been pivotal in managing each contest. Starting with each contestant’s registration, upload and image submission, initial review and content vetting right through to automatic category sorting and initial on-line judging. Final judging is always a meeting at EEF HQ. MediaFiler then continues after the presentations to hold the awards event photography, winner’s images and the internal press sections for the EEF Photography Awards.

Alastair McDavid, Regional Director for MediaFiler in the UK, a former professional photographer and competition judge said: “MediaFiler just makes it so easy to run a photographic contest, in the UK MediaFiler already runs the contests for the EEF, The Guild of Photographers and The International Association of Fire Investigators.”

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