17 October 2017
In a bid to challenge misconceptions of engineering and demonstrate the ingenuity, breadth and vibrancy of the profession, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has today announced the winners of its International Engineering Photography Competition.
The IET International Engineering Photography Competition was launched earlier in the year and was open to any photograph of an engineering-related subject that captures the dynamic, creative and progressive face of engineering and engineers today.
The IET received over 500 photos from children, young people and adults across the world, who submitted photos to five categories: Digital; Environment and Energy; Structures and Transport; Robotics, and Design and Production. Winners include:
The overall winner was announced as Naf Selmani for his photo ‘The Hive’, which captures the spectacular new bee-inspired sculpture at Kew Gardens from below, as one of the young visitors plays on the top glass floor. This multi-sensory experience integrates art, science and landscape architecture.
IET President Nick Winser said: “Engineering is an exciting and fast-changing sector – shaping the world around us and improving the quality of our everyday lives. It is a diverse, creative and exciting profession, and yet the traditional image of engineering focuses on hard hats and dirty overalls – which the IET is committed to change.
“We launched our photography competition to help banish the outdated perception that engineers just fix and mend things. We received some brilliant images and I’d like to congratulate our winners.”
A selection of images were also highly commended by the judges.These, along with the winning photos, are now on display in IET London: Savoy Place.
To view the winning photos, please visit www.theiet.org/photo-competition.