Enter the IET International Engineering Photography competition – a brand new photography competition aimed at capturing the creative and progressive face of engineering in today’s world.

Engineering is an exciting and fast-changing sector – shaping the world around us and improving the quality of our everyday lives. But traditional images of engineering and engineers have focused on hard hats and dirty overalls, which is an image the IET is committed to change.

The IET International Engineering Photography Competition is open to any photographs of engineering-related subjects that truly capture the dynamic, creative and progressive face of engineering and engineers today.


What to shoot

There are 5 categories in the competition for you to enter:

Winning photographs will help challenge public misconceptions of engineering and demonstrate the ingenuity, breadth and vibrancy of the world of engineering.


Who can enter?

The competition is open internationally, and split into three categories: adult (18+), primary youth (5-11) and secondary youth (12-17). Anyone who meets the age criteria is able to enter, completely free of charge!


The judges

All entries will be seen and rated by an expert panel of judges, including:

  • Nigel Atherton, Amateur Photographer magazine Editor, Time Inc UK
  • Gillian Abbott, E&T magazine Picture Editor
  • Jeremy Watson, IET President

The judges will be looking for photographs that are ambitious, creative, thoughtful and representative of the category selected.


The prizes

Five adult category winners: £500

Five primary youth (5 – 11) category winners: £150

Five secondary youth (12 – 17) category winners: £150

One overall winner will then be selected from the 15 winners, and awarded an extra £250

On top of the cash prizes, a selection of the winning photographs will then be made into a photography display at IET London: Savoy Place.


How to enter

To enter, please send in your shots by 23:59 (BST) on Thursday 31 August 2017 to photography@theiet.org along with an entry form. You can download a form from here. Good luck!