Sheffield photographer wins top award

heat treating a mill
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An amateur photographer from Sheffield has been named as runner-up in a national competition celebrating UK manufacturing.

Alan Burke was announced as runner-up of the amateur photographer category in the EEF ‘Made in Britain’ Photography Awards, at a ceremony at the House of Commons in London.

Judges described Alan’s image of a mill being heat treated in Sheffield as ‘captivating, drawing the viewer in with leading lines and balance of shadow and light colours’.

They also recognised how challenging it can be to capture fire.

Entrants were challenged to submit photos that championed the spirit of manufacturing in Britain.

Almost 800 photos were submitted and 77 were shortlisted in the competition sponsored by Canon, Lombard and the ERA Foundation.

Richard Hemsley, of Lombard, said the competition helped ‘showcase just how exciting and diverse the manufacturing sector is’.

Terry Scuoler, EEF chief executive, said: “We are proud of all of our entrants who have helped us redefine the public perception of manufacturing with their eclectic range of images.”