02 November 2014
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new nationwide photography competition for members of the British public to capture images of major infrastructure projects.
Entrants are invited to photograph any man-made physical structure which benefits society, including roads, bridges, water supply systems, telecommunications and energy generating facilities, such as power stations or renewable sources of energy generation.
The competition is open for entries until 19 December 2014, and the winner and shortlisted entries will be celebrated in an exhibition which will open in February 2015. The winner of the competition will win a £3,000 prize for new camera equipment.
Roma Agrawal will be Chair of the judging panel for the competition. She is an Associate Structural Engineer at WSP in London, and also spent six years working on The Shard, designing its foundations and ‘Spire’.
Roma comments: “Through this competition we hope to bring the importance of the country’s major infrastructure projects to life. After all, it’s key that the British public understand these and that they are aware of the benefits these will bring to the country in the long term, be that to the job market or in terms of the general facilities available to the public.
“With a number of bold and innovative infrastructure projects being proposed and world renowned sites across the country, we hope to encourage more imaginative thinking about society’s relationship to infrastructure and the vital role it plays in our lives.”
The public can enter their photographs and read the terms and conditions by visiting www.rics.org/uk/footer/rics-infrastructure-photographer-of-the-year/ .
The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 19 December 2014.
Winners and shortlisted entries will be announced in January 2015. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org