There is still time to enter the IET international photography competition

4 August 2017
IET Communications team
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The IET is looking for a range of creative photos that show the breadth and vibrancy of engineering.

The IET has launched a new photography competition for members – and non-members – in a bid to challenge public misconceptions of engineering and to demonstrate the ingenuity, breadth and vibrancy of the profession.

Engineering is an exciting and fast-changing sector – shaping the world around us and improving the quality of our everyday lives. 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 photograph of an engineering-related subject that captures the dynamic, creative and progressive face of engineering and engineers today.


We know our members around the world are keen to increase the profile of our profession and our aim is to attract a new breed of engineering-related photography that can help show engineering in a new and exciting light.


Participants can enter up to five photos to the following five categories:


  • Digital
  • Environment & Energy
  • Structures & Transport
  • Robotics
  • Design & Production


A panel of judges will look at every entry and award cash prizes to five category winners. The competition is open to all UK and international IET members and non-members. There will also be five secondary winners for budding photographers (aged 12-18) and five primary winners (aged 5-11). An overall winner will then be selected from the 15 winners, and awarded an extra prize.


The competition will close on 31 August 2017. The winners will be announced at the IET’s Engineering the Future Festival on 17 October 2017 and a selection of the winning photographs will be made into a permanent photograph display at IET London: Savoy Place.


To find out more about the competition and to enter, please visit the IET photography competition website