National Manufacturing Photography Award winners announced

21 November 2018


Photographers from across the country were acknowledged at the EEF’s National Manufacturing Photography Awards yesterday.


EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, represents 20,000 companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, across engineering, manufacturing, technology and the wider industrial sector. 

Automated Robotic Store at -80°C, taken by Greg Harding at Brooks Life Sciences in Manchester. Winner in the Professional Future Technology category. High volume automated robotic store for managing millions of biological samples at pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and biobanks.


The photography competition, which is in its ninth year, seeks creative images that capture the essence of modern manufacturing. Photographs can portray any stage of manufacturing - from design, process and technology in action through to the finished product - and can cover traditional or high-tech sectors. Winners were split into the categories of young, amateur and professional photographers.

Marshalls-080513-434, taken by Oliver Drury in Cambridge. Winner in the Professional Next Generation category. Learning while earning - Marshall Apprentice.

The competition will run again in 2019 - details will be announced next year. 


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Top picture copyright: Not Painting by Numbers!, taken by Adrian Waine at Severfield plc in Yorkshire. Commissioned by DuPont Personal Protection. Winner in the Professional Manufacturing Process category. Severfield plc is the largest structural steel specialist in the UK. Each week its Dalton site in North Yorkshire processes up to 1,000 tonnes of steel, all bound for projects across the United Kingdom. Among the many iconic buildings reliant on Severfield steel are The Shard, The Excel exhibition centre and Wimbledon's centre court. When painters at the site wanted a protective coverall that was lightweight and would allow them to work comfortably throughout their 10-hour shifts they turned to DuPont Protection Solutions. This photograph illustrates the painting process whereby the painter is protected by a Tyvek suit created by DuPont Personal Protection.