The EEF is the UK manufacturers association with around a quarter of the UK's businesses of this type being members. It is dedicated to the future of industry and during 2010 it ran a photographic competition to capture 'the spirit of modern manufacturing'.

Canon and the Guild sponsored the competition. Simon Young, from our Panel was one of the principal judges, and along with the other judges had a very difficult time chosing the winners from the 100's of entries.

The Guilds Directors attended a fantastic presentation night in London at the end of January where the winners of the EEF future manufacturing awards and the photography competition were announced. EEF's hospitality was amazing and the manufacturing success stories inspirational.

To capture the essence of modern manufacturing in a single image is quite a task but clearly the winners proved that an 'image is worth a thousand words'.  They were -

Tim Wallace - Winner of the professional photographer category with an image entitled 'an Aston Martin'

Mike Brookes-Roper - Runner up in the professional photographer category with an image entitled 'Orkney Islands'

Mark Tomlinson - Winner of the amateur photographer category with an image entitled 'The UK's largest ingot mould'

Steve Watts - Runner up in the amateur photographer category with an image entitled 'Quality Checks'

Melissa Garratt - Winner of the young person category (14-19 years) with an image entitled 'Apprentices in a test chamber'

Emma Weaver - Runner up in the young person category (14-19 years) with an image entitled 'London Taxis'

Their images are below and we should be hearing more from them as they have been enrolled as members of the Guild as part of their prizes. Click on the image to see it full-size.

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