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Photo and Video Competition 2023


The Gurkha Photography and Video competition 2023 is now open for entries and will run until 31st October 2023.

What are we looking for?

  • Images and videos 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
  • Support to the community
  • Charity events
  • Family activity at home or with friends
  • Hobbies and things you do in your downtime
  • Locational and travel

Criteria to take part

  • 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 October 2021.
  • 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 1st Novemeber 2022 – 31st October 2023. 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.
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What you can win!

Photographic entries

  • Prizes will be online vouchers and not exchangeable for cash.
    • First place £150.00 voucher
    • Second place £75.00 voucher
  • The top six winning entries will appear in PARBATE, on the GBA website and on social media.
  • The selected best images will be displayed in the Gurkha museum for a period of time post-competition.

Video entries

  • Top prize only £150.00
  • The video will feature on the GBA and Amy website if suitable.
  • If will feature on the HQBG YouTube channel.
  • It will be available to watch in the Museum with the best photographs as above.
  • All good videos suitable for public viewing will be uploaded to the HQBG Facebook page.

How to submit your media

  • You can send up to 3 images or 3 videos – You may enter both parts of the competition
  • The Application form is available on this website.
  • Application forms must be completed in full.
  • HQBG will retain all images for possible use on HQBG and or GBA outputs.
  • No reference to the photographer can be guaranteed if the images are used post the competition.
  • The closing date for entries is 31st OCTOBER 2023. Any entry after this date will be ignored.
  • All entries must be sent by email on the link below.

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.

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