New International Engineering photography competition launches

 April 08 2017

The IET has launched a new photography competition in a bid to challenge public misconceptions of engineering and to demonstrate the ingenuity, breadth and vibrancy of the world of engineering – and we want young people to enter.

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 tended to focus on hard hats and dirty overalls, which is an image the IET is committed to changing.

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

Participants can submit a maximum of five photos across any of the following categories: Digital, Environment & Energy, Structures & Transport, Robotics and Design & Production.

A panel of judges will look at every entry and award prizes to an overall winner, five category winners and five secondary youth winners (ages 12-18) and five primary youth winners (ages 5-11).

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

For more information and to enter please visit the website Please email an entry form and your photograph(s) to, including full name, date of birth and age, address, phone number and email address. Image captions are optional.

Deadline is Thursday 31 August 2017