Supported by Arc Euro Trade

The Challenge

The winning photographs will be featured in MEW later in the year together with other entries that achieve an ‘honourable mention’. I’m hoping that some of the images will provide us with striking covers for the magazine, and any images used for this will bring the entrant our usual cover fee regardless of whether or not they are a main prize-winner.

The Prizes

First prize is this high-precision engineers’ level from Arc Euro Trade, worth £49.40. Accurate to just 0.02mm in a metre the level sits within a 100 x 100mm precision ground frame which makes it ideal for levelling and setting up machine tools. Contained in a fitted wooden box, the level comes complete with an instruction booklet and an adjustment tool, and will be a welcome aid to accuracy in any workshop.

Second prize is Arc Euro Trade’s deluxe deburring set, comprising a telescopic handle and fifteen different accessories. As well as a range of specialist deburring tools there is a corner deburrer, a scraper and a pair of countersinking tools. If you haven’t used a proper deburring tool before, you will be amazed at how much easier a proper tool makes the task.


Third prize is a 4”/100mm digital caliper, again donated by Arc Euro Trade. It’s not just a short version of a larger caliper, but has a more delicate shaft and head making it ideal for use on smaller and more delicate parts and assemblies. The caliper reads to 0.01mm/0.0005” and also has a fractional mode – so it’s the ideal thing to keep handy when sorting through mixed offcuts!

If you can’t wait to see if you have won any of the prizes, then hurry over to and start shopping!

Entering the Competition

The deadline for entries is 30 of May, 2015.

All submitted photographs must be saved as TIFF or JPEG files of at least six megapixels uncompressed size. JPEG files should be saved at a high quality setting. Images may be portrait or landscape in format. If you choose to adjust or crop the entered image, please supply an unedited, uncropped version as this will ensure we can achieve the highest quality of reproduction in the magazine. For images showing machining processes in action, please ensure that appropriate safety precautions are observed.

Up to three entries per person are permitted, email your entries to (send large files in separate emails) together with your name, address, a title for the image and up to 500 words to accompany the image. Please also include a head and shoulders picture of yourself.

The Rules

No additional or alternative prizes will be given. Images must not have been previously published in print. If your entry is used as a cover photograph you will receive the standard fee, but no fee will be payable for images used within the body of the magazine. Entries may be cropped and retouched to meet our requirements for reproduction. There is no guarantee that any entry will be published and if no usable images are received a prize will not be awarded. The decision of the editor is final.

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit - including ownership if applicable. You only grant MyTimeMedia rights (as described below) to your photograph if you are selected in the competition as an honourable mention or prize winner. Before you are formally selected by the competition, MyTimeMedia will contact you to confirm that you wish to grant us rights to your image as described below.

If your photograph is selected as an honourable mention or prize winner, you grant MyTimeMedia and Arc Euro Trade a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Use the photograph on the Internet.
  • Use the photograph in our magazines and publications.
  • Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, locality and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  • Keep the files provided, and to archive the images in electronic form, so that your photos can be used and be properly credited.
  • As a condition of this permission we shall credit all photographs with the photographer’s name. Please note this does not prevent you using or publishing the photograph elsewhere in the future.