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IET International Engineering Photography Competition

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


Entry requirements

Images that are entered into the IET International Engineering Photography Competition must meet the following requirements:

  • must be no more than 50MB - 300 dpi and in JPEG format
  • must be labelled with the entrant's name, age group and category (e.g. Mr John Jones - Adult - Robotics)
  • can either be in colour or black and white
  • can be digitally enhanced (e.g. to remove spots or scratches, to make it brighter and clearer) but not manipulated (e.g. by adding or removing elements of the image)
  • must be taken and owned by the entrant
  • must be accompanied by a fully completed entry form and signature

If you have any questions about these requirements, visit the FAQs or email



  • This competition is open to members and non-members internationally
  • Entrants can enter up to 5 images across all 5 categories
  • The age categories are 5 - 11, 12 - 17 and 18 +
  • Entrants must read the terms and conditions before entering
  • All photos must be submitted by 31 August 2017


Judging criteria

The entries will be review by a panel of judges and they will judge based on the following criteria:

  • Ambitious, creative, original, thoughtful and representative of the category in which the photograph was entered
  • Dispelling the traditional image of engineering of hard hats and dirty overalls
  • Challenging public misconceptions of engineering
  • Demonstrating the ingenuity, breath and vibrancy of the world of engineering.

Find out more about the judges and prizes.