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IET International Engineering Photography Competition

A new photography competition capturing the creative and progressive face of engineering and engineers


About the competition

photo competition about top image 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.

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


Open to all

The IET Photography Competition is open internationally and is split into 3 age categories:

  • Adult (18+)
  • Primary youth (5 - 11)
  • Secondary youth (12 - 17)


Nigel Atherton, Group Editor, Photo & Video brands, Time Inc UK
Gillian Abbott, E&T magazine Picture Editor
Jeremy Watson, IET President

Judging criteria

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


A panel of judges will look at every entry and will award:

  • 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

A selection of the winning photographs will be made into a photography display at IET London: Savoy Place.

Closing date

Please submit your image by 11:59 PM BST on Thursday 31 August 2017 to Please specify which category your image is for and include your name, age, date of birth, address, phone number, email address and image caption. The entry form can be downloaded here. Please ensure you have signed the form before entering.

Photos submitted after this date will not be entered.