KEEN Black Country photographers need to get snappy as there is just one month left to put themselves forward for a prestigious national photography award.

The Make It Britain photography competition, organised by EEF and Lombard’s is looking for inspiring images to capture the essence of modern-day manufacturing.

The theme is open to interpretation , photographs can be taken abstract form or in full glory and can be anything from forges to fighter jets, silicon chips to potato crisps – as long as the product is made in Britain, it’s eligible.

Photographs can portray any stage of manufacturing, from design and process through to the finished product, and can cover traditional or high-tech sectors.

The competition is free to enter and open to professional, amateur and young photographers (14-19 years old).

The competition closes September 29 and winners will receive a share of a £5,000 prize fund to help buy the very latest, high-end photography equipment To submit entries, visit