|Best photograph by an amateur
photographer - mobile device category
WINNER - Robert Watkins
Perf-ect… taken by Robert Watkins. A large perforated steel filter
has the flange welded together by a skilled welder at Croft Filters
Ltd, Warrington. It will be used at a huge British fuel and oil
refinery with a very important role to play - perf-ect!
The judges felt this was a good example of what can be captured
using a smart device. The strong composition produces a
well-considered image that highlights the texture of the steel.
Best photograph by an amateur photographer
WINNER - Shane Butler
Molten Man 2.0, taken by Shane Butler. A technician tending a vat of
hot molten metal.
Our winning image uses strong composition and well controlled
exposure to combine rich, warm tones and shadow. The judges liked
the intensity and concentration involved in the centuries old
process, which is still key to modern manufacturing through the
tools it produces.
RUNNER UP - Alan Burke
Mill being heat treated, taken by Alan Burke.
This captivating image draws the viewer in with leading lines and
balance of shadow and bright colours. The judges recognised how
challenging it can be to capture
|Best photograph by a professional photographer
WINNER - Mike Smith
Completion, taken by Mike Smith. This newly completed HD Plough is
an unmanned vehicle launched and controlled remotely from the deck
of a ship. Weighing around 35 tonnes it is capable of operating at a
depth of up to 1500 metres. Designed to bury electrical cables
connecting wind farms, a ship pulls it along the sea bed while the
plough digs a trench as deep as 2.5 metres to lay the cable.
Considering the UK is an international leader in wind farm
technology, the plough will form a vital part in the future of
The judges felt this photograph showed how the UK’s unique
capability and innovation in heavy engineering has led to
technologically advanced products and position as global leader in a
field that is powering the future. The strong colour palette, with
contrasting machinery and lighting creates a sense of scale and a
RUNNER UP - Robert Yeatman
White Bike, taken by Robert Yeatman. A hero image of the Vis Vires
Ultegra bike. Information, integration, inspiration - Optimise
The judges admired this technically strong product shot, which
brings the product to life and creates a sense of 3D. With the
majority of road bicycles manufactured outside the UK, the subject
is competing globally and highlighting the UK’s capabilities.
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Steve Morgan
Meerwind HI-10, taken by Steve Morgan.
The sheer scale of the operation is shown in this image, with curves
giving the feeling of an endless stream and lines leading to
infinity. Good use of lighting and repeating elements contrast well
with the human element.
by a young photographer
WINNER - Sophia Campion
Corgi socks, taken by Sophia Campion. A bundle of newly made
lightweight cotton socks. Corgi Hosiery has been trading
continuously for 121 years, through four generations of the Jones
Family. They currently hold the Royal Warrant and supply
high-quality socks throughout the world. Corgi has continued to grow
through the last five years, exporting 60% of production to the USA
The judges enjoyed the abstract nature of this mesmerising image,
with a terrific mix of lines and colours. This great British product
is exported all around the world and the business is still going
strong over 100 years on.
RUNNER UP - Sam Doyle
From The Side Line, taken by Sam Doyle. This photo was taken from
the perspective of the components, making you feel part of the
manufacturing processes and more involved with the photo. you can
look out onto the busy production line from the safety of the
shelving. Using the wide GoPro lens captures a whole new world of
Strong composition and good use of a wide angle lens emphasise the
scale involved in this process. Good use of lighting and reflections
create a dramatic image which illustrates the clean environment for
modern automotive manufacturing.