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17 May 2011 | PR 11/56

Engineering a top photograph – University calls for competition entries

Loughborough University is seeking schoolchildren to enter a special photography competition launched earlier this year as part of National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW).

Would-be photographers aged seven and above are invited to submit creative and interesting photographs capturing the impact of engineering and communications on the modern world.

Entries are judged in three age group categories (7-11 year olds, 12-14 year olds and 15-18 year olds) and category winners will receive a “Flip” HD camcorder. An overall winner will be presented with a trophy, and runners-up in each category will receive a Fujifilm Instax Mini 7 camera.

Communications can mean a lot of different things. Mobile phones, the internet, radios and road signage are amongst the many technologies requiring engineers’ help to deliver messages. Examples of engineering and communications are everywhere around us.
 
Lesley Davis of the University’s Faculty of Engineering, which is running the competition said:
 
“We hope to inspire pupils to take a different look at the world around them and consider how    engineering impacts on their everyday lives. The way we communicate has changed drastically over the last two decades and engineers have played a key role in developing these new technologies.

“We are excited to see how young people represent engineering and communications through still images and we wish all entrants the best of luck.”  

Entries should be emailed to nsewphotos@lboro.ac.uk by midnight on Friday 3rd June, 2011.

Entrants must provide their name, age, address and a contact telephone number, along with a brief description of what is happening in the photo and where it was taken. Entrants can submit up to four photos, in colour and/or black and white.

For full terms and conditions and to see last year’s winners log onto www.lboro.ac.uk/nsew/photo

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Amanda Overend
Senior PR Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228697
E: A.J.Overend@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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