NTDC Photo Competition

The NTDC is holding its second annual Photo Competition!
This year’s theme is: Sustainability


The NTDC Photo Competition:

The NTDC Photo Competition is for technical staff across the UK and beyond. As always, our aim is to promote the vital role that technicians play in their workplace.

Our first Photo Competition ran 2019-2020 to great success, and our judging panel very much enjoyed viewing each and every one of our amazing entries.

The winner, Tom Lovelock of Keele University, received the first prize of a £150 Amazon voucher and free entry to the IST Annual Technical Conference.

Second prize was awarded to Simon Brown from the University of Bath, and third prize went to Jing Wood from the University of York. Both Simon and Jing received a ticket to the IST Annual Technical Conference, and all twelve shortlisted applicants received a photo calendar featuring their work.

(As the IST Annual Technical Conference was moved online in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all three top prize winners were offered free entry to the 2021 event in addition to the free 2020 online conference).

See the winners and shortlisted photographs here!

The 2021 Competition:

Submit a high-resolution photograph of you and your work – this can be anything you are responsible for making or maintaining in your workplace. Let us know who you are, what you do, and why your role is vital to your institution. We would also like you to send in a few paragraphs telling us about your technician journey, or your role, for a chance to be featured on our website! Entries will be proudly displayed across our website, on our social media, and the twelve shortlisted images will be featured in the 2022 NTDC Calendar.

Your photo should be in some way related to this year’s theme of sustainability and what that means to you and your institution.

To enter the competition, you must be employed within the technical community, or have been in the last six months, and the work must be original and your own.

Applications will open on 1st June 2021.

The closing date for this competition will be Friday 27th August 2021.

All entrants must read and comply with the terms and conditions here. By entering this competition you confirm that you have read the terms and conditions.

How to Enter:

To enter this competition, upload your image and description below or email your entry to us at enquiries@ntdc.ac.uk. You may submit a lower resolution file image in the first instance, and subject to the judges’ discretion we will contact you to request the full photo file.


Submissions will be shortlisted by a panel of NTDC specialist advisors. The shortlist of 12, the two runners up and the winner will be announced on 3rd September 2021.


The winner of the competition will receive a £150 Amazon voucher and a ticket to the IST Annual Technical Conference 2021.

Two runners up will also receive tickets to the IST Annual Technical Conference 2021.

All 12 shortlisted candidates, including the top three prizes, will receive a 2022 calendar featuring the shortlisted images.

Terms and Conditions