A High Wycombe boy has fought off competition from hundreds of other children to become one of the winners of an international engineering photography competition.

Pranav Chaganty, 12, from Milton Place, has been named one of the winners of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) competition.

Pranav was named winner of the secondary environment and energy category for his photo of the Eden Project which captures the bubble-like Biomes.

The competition was launched earlier in the year in a bid to challenge misconceptions of engineering and demonstrate the ingenuity, breadth and vibrancy of the profession. It was open to any photograph of an engineering-related subject that captures the face of engineering and engineers today.

The IET received more than 500 photos from children, young people and adults across the world, who submitted photos to five categories – digital, environment and energy, structures and transport, robotics, and design and production.

IET president Nick Winser said: “Engineering is an exciting and fast-changing sector – shaping the world around us and improving the quality of our everyday lives. It is a diverse, creative and exciting profession, and yet the traditional image of engineering focuses on hard hats and dirty overalls – which the IET is committed to change.

“We launched our photography competition to help banish the outdated perception that engineers just fix and mend things. We received some brilliant images and I’d like to congratulate our winners.”