A stunning North Sea sunset, working boats backlit by sparkling harbour lights and miles of offshore wind turbines under brooding skies are the winning images in AIS Survivex’s photography competition to capture working life in the energy sector.
The three winners: Liam Wright, Darren McAllister and Nick Baker Haste, will now each receive a free industry training course of their choice delivered at AIS Survivex’s training centres in either Aberdeen or Newcastle.
The competition was devised by AIS Survivex to showcase and celebrate some of the amazing workplaces and stunning backdrops enjoyed by workers in the global energy industry. It attracted more than 350 entries and was so popular that the original prize was increased from one winner to three winners across the categories of oil and gas, wind and maritime / other.
After some extremely difficult judging, the winning images were:
- Maritime / others category – a stunning night time image of boats nestling in the harbour photographed by Darren McAllister was selected by marine expert, Jim Inglis, who curates the history collection for Aberdeen Council’s galleries.
- Oil and gas category – the awe-inspiring image of a North Sea sunset over shallow water rigs by Liam Wright was voted for by AIS Survivex social media followers.
- Wind category – Nick Baker Haste took the winning shot of miles of offshore wind turbines under brooding skies, which was chosen by staff at AIS Survivex.
Linzi Ryan, head of marketing at AIS Survivex, said: “Wow! We were absolutely bowled over by the standard of entries in our photography competition. Some of the images we received were absolutely jaw-dropping and it was an extremely difficult job deciding on the winners. Our customers are clearly extremely talented!
“Now the lucky winners will have their choice of free training from our portfolio of 450+ industry-approved courses.
“The winning images, and some of our other favourites, will be displayed within our training centres for hundreds of people to enjoy every day, as well as being shared on our social media channels and website. A huge thank you to everyone who entered and voted – you’ve made our competition an overwhelming success.”
Headline image by Liam Wright
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