The winners of the EEF (Engineering Employers' Federation) Photography awards, designed to portray a more modern image of manufacturing, have been announced from a total 883 entries. It was smiles all round at the House of Commons Terrace, as the winners of the EEF Photography Competition 2012 were revealed. Claiming top honours in the very competitive Amateur category was Robert Watkins with Winner of the amateur category in the EEF Photography awards, Robert Watkins filter a photo of a witches hat conical filter. "I wanted to capture the complexity of this type of casting with lighting set to catch the perforated steel. I submitted others, but this was the one that did it and I can’t believe I’m here." The component was manufactured at Croft Filters in Warrington. Business minister Michael Fallon who introduced the awards, acknowledged that the high number of entries and the standard of photography showed that manufacturing’s image was on the rise.
"Manufacturing is exciting and constantly evolving, and we are proud of all of our entrants who have helped us redefine the public perception of manufacturing with their eclectic range of images."
Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive at EEF, commented,
"We are delighted to see that the quantity and quality of the EEF Photography Awards has grown year on year. Manufacturing is exciting and constantly evolving, and we are proud of all of our entrants who have helped us redefine the public perception of manufacturing with their eclectic range of images."
Neil Burns, partner of Croft Filters said
"Everybody is really proud of Rob’s achievement and the winning picture truly reflects the quality of the work we produce at Croft"