Obakeng Thomas scooped first prize winner of the Lafarge Photo Competition at the SAICE National Awards held in Durban on 20 October 2017. His photo titled Construction of shuttering for dome roof impressed adjudicators with its stunning display of the artistry of civil engineering and technical excellence.
SAICE initiated the photo competition to celebrate the beauty of the industry and to show the world that civil engineering can be visually pleasing. The photo competition, sponsored by LAFARGE SA, captured the imagination of many engineers and would-be photographers.
The winning photographs were as follows:
1st Prize Winner – Obakeng Thomas
Photograph Title: Construction for dome roof
Cash Prize: R 3 500
2nd Prize Winner – Stacey Ingram
Photograph Title: Past and Present
Cash Prize: R 3 000
3rd Prize Winner – Lawrence Green
Photograph Title: Maputo Bridge – North Approach
Cash Prize: R 2 500
Commendation – Anton Steenkamp
Photograph Title: Times Square Globe Bar
Congratulations to all the winners!