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IET International Engineering Photography Competition

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

Entry deadline: 31 August 2017


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.


Winners will be announced at EngFest 2.0