Highly Commended image taken by Ian Pickering, in the 2017 EEF photo contest which is run using MediaFiler Digital Asset Management Software.

DAM Delivers 3 Winners

MediaFiler, the versatile asset management software manages the EEF photography competition.

Eight years in a row, our DAM software has run the Engineering Employers Federation Photography Competition from start to finish.

Winning images in the 2017 EEF photography competition managed using MediaFiler DAM software

Professional Winner – Adrian Waine, Stone Slab Cutting, Natural Stone Surfaces in Derby. Amateur Winner – Jakub Wasik, Process Underbody 24, Range Rover Sport. Young Person Winner – Siobhan Lock, Merlyn’s Magic, Penderyn Distillery



Runner Up in the 2017 EEF Professional Category, photograph by Steve Morgan contest managed by MediaFiler DAM software

Professional Category – Runner Up – Steve Morgan






Contestants register &  are automatically verified using the MediaFiler registration module.  Photographers upload their images and add the mandatory information to each image prior to entering the contest.  The EEF contest manager visually checks each image meets the criteria and accepts or rejects the photo.  Mediafiler automatically anonymizes the contestant’s details of their image while moving it into the correct category.

Runner Up in the 2017 EEF Amateur Category by Mark Tomlinson, contest managed by MediaFiler software

Amateur Category – Runner Up – Mark Tomlinson

Once the contest closes, judges log into MediaFiler to select the initial short list in each category, prior to final selection at a judges meeting at EEF HQ. The EEF also use their MediaFiler to hold images for the press, photographs from the awards ceremonies as well as displaying the rules and help guides. MediaFiler software runs the photography contests for The Guild of Photographers, The International Association of Arson Investigators and other public competitions.

The winners in the three categories were announced at a high-profile event at the Palace of Westminster in London, December 2017 where 63 shortlisted images were displayed. The competition seeks creative images that capture the essence of modern manufacturing. It is all part of EEF’s drive to challenge and change people’s outdated perceptions of the sector. The images help to raise the profile of UK manufacturing by showcasing the industry’s creativity, diversity and heritage, as well as helping to put local firms on the map and three winning photographers walked away with a share of £5000 in prizes.

Highly Commended image taken by Ian Pickering, in the 2017 EEF photo contest which is run using MediaFiler Digital Asset Management Software.

Professional Highly Commended by Ian Pickering


Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, says: “As an international economic department, we are committed to ensuring our manufacturing sector continues to grow, and these images highlight why the UK’s modern, dynamic and innovative manufacturing industry exports to markets around the world.”

Alastair McDavid, Managing Director of The Digital Asset Lab, the UK agents for MediaFiler, said: We’re delighted that the photographers, EEF contest team and the Judges found MediaFiler easy to use. It is a very versatile DAM system and has quickly adapted to the EEF photographic competition needs over the years.