AN AMATEUR photographer from Otley has been shortlisted for a national award.

Andrew Clayborough's shot of Muse in concert at Manchester Arena has made it through to the finals of the EEF Manufacturing Photography Competition.

The 45 year old is a massive fan of the band and a longstanding photographer, so decided to combine his two passions last April when he took the picture.

The image shows the band performing on an eye-catching stage designed by Brilliant Stages in Wakefield.

It will now go on display at the House of Commons for a December 12 awards ceremony where the winners will be announced.

Mr Clayborough said: "I'm delighted to be shortlisted and honoured that my work will be on display in the House of Commons.

"Manufacturing offers lots of opportunities for exciting and dynamic images - the challenge as a photographer is to capture it in a single shot.

"I really hope my photograph goes a small way towards changing people's perceptions of manufacturing."

He also praised the work of Brilliant Stages and will be joined by leading figures from the firm - as well as Muse's tour director, Glen Rowe - at the awards night.

Explaining that he had been taking photographs all of us his adult life, he added: "This is all about Brilliant Stages and the cool side of British manufacturing."

The competition aims to raise the profile of modern UK manufacturing by showcasing the industry's creativity, range and heritage through inspiring images.

This year's shortlisted photographs cover the various stages of manufacturing from design right through to the finished product, and span traditional and high-tech sectors.

Chief Executive Officer of EEF, Terry Scuoler CBE, said: "This competition is all about capturing how innovative and exciting modern manufacturing is.

"Andrew should be proud that his image successfully captures the ingenuity and dynamism of our industry.

"I can't wait to see this incredible image, along with all the other shortlisted images, on display in the House of Commons later in December."

The winners of the competition will win a share of a £5,000 prize fund aimed at helping the photographers to upgrade their equipment.