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Department of Engineering

I love the way in which the essence of engineering can be captured in a single beautiful image – these intriguing works of art convey wonderful stories of determined engineers battling to crack real world problems and finding the most elegant answers" Philip Guildford, Director of Strategy and Operations, Department of Engineering


The annual Department of Engineering photo competition highlights the variety and beauty of engineering. For many people, engineering conjures up images of bridges, tunnels and buildings. But the annual University of Cambridge engineering photo competition shows that not only is engineering an incredibly diverse field, it’s a beautiful one too.

The competition showcases the breadth of engineering research at the University, from objects at the nanoscale all the way to major infrastructure. 


Currently sponsored by ZEISS (Scanning Electron Microscopy Division)