Last week to enter Access Photograph of the Year

By Maria Hadlow21 February 2012

The response to this addition to the IAPAs (International Powered Access Awards) has been tremendous. Photographs have come in from all over the world; of projects large and small, clearly demonstrating the huge range of applications in which aerial work platforms are employed.

There is still a week to go before the entries will be sent to the judges so dig out those pictures you've been sitting on or getting snapping now!

Access Photograph of the Year is generously sponsored by UK rental company Facelift. It is running alongside the IAPA's (International Awards for Powered Access) and we hope to present the €1200 prize at the award ceremony in Rome.

We are looking for a photograph that is not only a great picture but is thought provoking and promotes the industry. It must be a photograph of a real job, and remember we are looking to show best practice so all relevant safety procedures must be demonstrated.

We know that you are undertaking interesting work every day and this is your chance to not only show your expertise to the world, but also win yourself €1200 (or equivalent in your national currency).

The competition is not open to professional photographers or the media, and the prize will go to the individual operator, site worker, service engineer, delivery agent, trainer, trainee or manager who takes the best picture.

The photograph must be of a reasonably high resolution - so probably best not to take it on your phone. Access International and IPAF will be allowed full use of any entered photographs.

Photos should be submitted by e-mail to Access International's Maria Hadlow Please also provide some basic information about the photo (including, if possible, when taken, what project, what machine, owner of platform, client in the job.)

The photographs will be judged by the same panel judging the other IAPA entries but you have until 29 February to submit your picture. The photograph should have been taken in the period between January 2011 and the closing date 29 February 2012.

So, make sure you and your team have a camera with them at all times to take The Access Photograph of the Year!

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