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31st October is the closing date for the Gurkha Photography and Video Competition 2022.

In 2021 we saw some great entries in both the Photography and Video sections, and we encourage more of the serving, Brigade, family members and veterans to get involved. This is an opportunity to show us and our audiences your skills behind the lens of a camera, video camera and even your mobile phone.

See the results from the 2021 competition

What are we looking for?

  • Images and video that will enhance the Gurkha Brand and Community.
  • People-focused.
  • Military Exercises.
  • Military Operational images – noting these will need clearance through the relevant chain of command.
  • Military Training.
  • Sport and Physical activity (Individual and groups).
  • Adventurous Training.
  • Family activity, at home out and about or with friends.
  • Hobbies and things you do in your own time.
  • Locational and travel.

Criteria to take part

  • To take part, you must be a serving member of the Brigade of Gurkhas, family member or Gurkha veteran at the time the entry process ends on 31st October 2022.
  • Personal submission details must be correct.
  • HQBG will not respond to email entries unless necessary.
  • The top 3 photographs and the best video will receive prizes. You will be informed by email if you were in the top 6.
  • HQBG will not be liable for any costs of capturing and sending the images.
  • 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 1st November 2021 – 31st October 2022. 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.
Gurkha Photo Competition
Gurkha Photo Competition
Gurkha Photo Competition

What you can win!

Prizes will be online vouchers and not exchangeable for cash.

Photographic entries

  • First place £150.00 voucher
  • Second place £75.00 voucher
  • Third Place £25.00 voucher

The top six winning entries will appear in PARBATE, on the GBA website and on social media and will be displayed in the Gurkha Museum for a period post-competition.

Video entries

Single prize £150.00

  • The video will feature on the GBA and Amy website if suitable.
  • If will feature on the HQBG YouTube channel.
  • All good videos suitable for public viewing will be uploaded to the HQBG Facebook page.

Prizes will be online vouchers and not exchangeable for cash.

Copyright considerations

  • You must have taken the image(s). This will be verified by open-source software 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.

How to submit your media

  • You can send up to 3 photographs or 3 videos by digital delivery. (Email or
  • You may enter both parts of the competition
  • Application forms must be completed in full.
  • HQBG will retain all images for possible use on HQBG and or GBA business outputs.
  • No reference to the photographer can be guaranteed if the images are used post the competition.
  • All entries must be sent by email on the link below.

Email us your entries and forms

Email the team

Application form for the Competition

To enter you need to submit up to three images and complete this form and send to us:

Download the form

Rules of the competition

This is a copy of the rules of the competition for 2020. The closing date for entries is 30 September 2021.

See the full rules here

Winning video entry 2021

Gurkha Video competiton winner 2021 - Brunei

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