The photography competition has been organized by the Stichting Projectbureau Masterplan Noordzeekanaalgebied. The twelve best photos are in the exhibition ‘Present & past of the North Sea canal area’. The pictures give an impression of the historical and contemporary significance of the North Sea Canal area. The exhibition has been connected to the European Year of Industrial and Technical Heritage and Cultural Festival Industry. The photos were located 13th – 14th of June 2015 in the HollandRoute Huis, Hemkade 18, Zaandam.