The appliance of science
We prove that engineering and technology pictures can be creative, with this winning selection from the IET’s Photographer of the Year competition
The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) holds an annual photography competition, supported by
Amateur Photographer. At its heart, the competition aims to challenge existing misconceptions about engineering – of it being all about hard hats, high-vis bibs and oily boiler suits – and encourage more young people, and especially women, to consider a scientific career.
Launched earlier in the year the contest was open to any photograph of an engineering-related subject that captures the dynamic, creative and progressive face of engineering and engineers today. A panel of judges ( below left), fronted by
The Gadget Show’s Georgie Barrat and including AP Editor Nigel Atherton, assessed more than 400 photos entered into 11 categories. Here are the winning entries, along with a selection of our favourite commended ones.
‘ The competition aims to challenge existing misconceptions’