|2010 WINNERS - CAPTURING THE SPIRIT
OF MODERN MANUFACTURING
Modern manufacturing is a vibrant arena with the potential for
striking imagery of technology, processes and people.
In 2010, the EEF Photography Competition provided the chance to win
some amazing prizes and to gain national recognition for photographs
taken by amateurs, professionals and young people alike.
The entries into this inaugural year of the competition exposed the
boldness and brilliance of manufacturers who are ready to be
recognised by the rest of the UK and beyond.
|Best photograph by a young
Today’s Engineering, Tomorrow’s Future
This image offers a great initial impact. Its strong use of colour
results in this conceptual photograph drawing-in the viewer and
provoking questions about its content. The judges felt the
photographer has captured the people element of modern UK
Winning young photographer, Melissa Garratt said:
"Young, bright and enthusiastic people are the spirit of modern UK
manufacturing today. ‘Today’s Engineering, Tomorrow’s Future’ shows
MBDA’s young apprentices in one of our test chambers, underneath a
product that they help to manufacture. MBDA as a company embodies
the spirit of manufacturing through its young people; it gives them
the opportunity to get involved and hands on with all aspects of
manufacturing, from designing, to building, to testing. By keeping
this spirit in their young people UK manufacturing today can have a
bright future tomorrow.”
Best photograph by an amateur photographer
The judges were impressed by the dimensions shown in this
photograph, with the huge ingot mould standing proud in the
foreground; the terrific, dramatic skyline; and the vertical lines
of the chimneys.
This image robustly fulfils the ‘product and places’ element of the
competition brief, and clearly demonstrates the UK’s ability to
manufacture large, world class components.
Winning photographer, Mark Tomlinson described his photograph:
"This is the largest ingot mould in the UK. The shape was totally
new and was designed using the industry leading modelling
capability, developed in-house by Sheffield Forgemasters
International Ltd. The mould had to generate the correct
solidification profile within the ingot whilst meeting strict
physical limitations. A traditionally designed ingot for the same
product would have been significantly larger and outside the
capabilities of the existing equipment.”
|Best photograph by a professional
Aston Martin, Tim Wallace
The judges felt that this image displays a spiritual British marquee
in Aston Martin, in this visually impactful shot.
The photograph was originally commissioned by Aston Martin for