This year the Brigade of Gurkhas will run a Photography Competition open to all serving members of the Brigade of Gurkhas and Gurkha Veterans.
There will be a prize for the best image and this will be presented by the Colonel Commandant Brigade of Gurkhas. The winning image will also feature in an edition of Parbate in 2019.
The best images will also feature on our various websites and social media channels to enhance the brand of the Brigade of Gurkhas.
If you are a professional photographer in your own right you are not allowed to enter and any entries made from such parties will be removed from the competition. HQBG reserves the right to disallow any entries or persons submitting entries.
So please submit your entries (up to 3 per person) and application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31st May 2019.
GURKHA AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2019 ENTRY GUIDELINES
Welcome to the first Brigade of Gurkhas Photographic Competition aimed at serving personnel and veterans of the Brigade of Gurkhas. Closing date for entries is 31st May 19. Below is a simple criteria and application form for submissions.
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 31st May 19.
Any person or image that does not fulfil the criteria will be ignored. Personal submission details must be correct, or the entry will be ignored. All entries must be by email to email@example.com
We 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.
DEVICE USED FOR IMAGE CAPTURE
Images can be captured on any device as long as the minimum image size of 3MB can be met.
TIMEFRAME OF IMAGES
As this is the first Gurkha Photographic Competition, the images must have been taken in a period from Jan 2018 up to the date you send them in. This office can recognise images that are taken outside this timeframe from the metadata attached to any image.
Top tip: We are looking for people focused images that will enhance the Gurkha Brand should the images be used by Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas.
The images can be of any event relating to Gurkhas: Exercises, Training, Sport, Adventurous Training, Social, Portraits, Groups or Teams etc.
If you are supplying images taken on Operations, you may need to seek clearance from PJHQ. If unsure, send it to the POC’s email (detailed below) with enough time for the question to be asked to PJHQ. If the operation is in the past, a judgement call can be made in the office as to whether we can use that submission.
We will not accept collages – multiple images on one pasted together in software.
You may use software to enhance the photograph. Noting that simple is often the best.
Images can be portrait or landscape.
You must have taken the image(s). You must have permission to take the image(s). If the images show children under the age of 16 you must have parental permission in place to take and use that image for this competition. Anyone found to be representing images as their own but they did not take them will face disciplinary actions and if raised as an issue by an outside agency legal action for copyright infringement.
You can send up to 3 images.
Cut of date for submissions is 31 May 2019. Any entry after this date will be ignored.
HQBG will retain all images for possible use on HQBG and or GBA outputs, digital or printed. No reference to the photographer will be made if the images are used post the competition
Application forms must be completed in full. The Application form is available on this webpage or this link.
The top prize will be worth approx. £150 (not cash) to be announced in due course.
Top six winning entries will appear in PARBATE, GBA website and social media.
They will be displayed at the Brigade of Gurkhas annual conference at Brigade Week and Brigade Bhela in July 19.
The winner will be invited to receive their prize from the Colonel Commandant Brigade of Gurkhas and or Colonel Brigade of Gurkhas.
Guidelines correct as at 19th February 2019, but are subject to change.