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Gurkha Amateur Photographic Competition 2020

20th July 2020

Gurkha Amateur Photographic Competition 2020

In 2019 we ran the first Brigade of Gurkhas Photographic Competition and had some amazing entries and we would like to attract more entries and even better images for this year's competition. Aimed at serving personnel and veterans of the Brigade of Gurkhas. The closing date for entries is 31st August 20.

What are we looking for?

This is not an exhaustive list but some ideas:

  • Images that will enhance the Gurkha Brand and Community.
  • People focused.
  • Military Exercises
  • Military Operational images – noting these will need clearance from PJHQ.
  • Military Training.
  • Sport and Physical activity (Individual and groups).
  • Adventurous Training.
  • COVID19 activity both operational supporting or general activity in line with Government guideline and supporting key messaging.
  • Family activity (at home or with friends.
  • Hobbies and things you do in your downtime.
  • Locational and travel.

Copyright considerations

  • You must have taken the image(s). This will be verified on Google images for copyright infringements.
  • If the images show children under the age of 16, entrants must have parental permission in place to take and use that image for this competition.

Some small criteria to take a note of:

  • In order to take part, you must be a serving member of the Brigade of Gurkhas or Gurkha veteran at the time the application process ends on 31 July 20.
  • Personal submission details must be correct.
  • HQBG will not respond to email entries unless necessary.
  • You will be informed by email if you were in the top 6. The winner will receive a prize.
  • HQBG will not be liable for any costs of capturing and sending the images.
  • The file size must be at least 3MB. Set your device to capture at its maximum resolution. If unsure look up how to do this online for your chosen device.
  • Images can be captured on any device.
  • Image files must meet the minimum image size of 3MB file size to allow for enlarged printing.
  • The images must have been taken in a period from 1 June 19 – 31st August 20. Metadata attached to any image will verify this.
  • No collages – multiple images pasted together in software.
  • You may use software to enhance the photograph. Noting that simple images are often better.
  • Images can be portrait or landscape.
  • Images that do not fulfil the criteria will be discounted.

How to submit your images

  • You can send up to 3 images.
  • The Application form is available on the GBA website.
  • Application forms must be completed in full.
  • HQBG will retain all images for possible use on HQBG and or GBA outputs, digital or
    No reference to the photographer can be guaranteed if the images are used post the competition.
  • The closing date for entries is 31 August 20. Any entry after this date will be ignored.
  • All entries must be sent by email to

What you can win!

  • Prizes will be online vouchers and not exchangeable for cash.
    • First place £150.00 voucher
    • Second place £75.00 voucher
    • Third place £25.00 voucher
  • Top six winning entries will appear in PARBATE, on the GBA website and on social media.
  • There is an intent to run a display of the best images at the Gurkha Museum later in 2020.
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