Army Photographic Competition 2018

The Army Photographic Competition 2018 is now open and it promises to be better than ever before with another new public category Operation Smart Phone, giving keen videographers, whether civilian, Navy or RAF a chance to use their phone and submit a video with a British Army theme.

Are you an amateur photographer with a love of all things Army? Operation Camera will give your photographs a chance to shine. It was so successful last year, we have decided to run it again. Cadet Life, also returns for a second year.

The traditional categories are open to all Regular Army and Army Reserve personnel and cadets of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Army Cadet Force (ACF), University Officer Training Corps (Army) and Ministry of Defence civilians who work directly for the Army. Check online for categories and eligibility.

As soldiers first, Army photographers deploy into fields of operation with units to capture life on front lines and training areas around the world. They are the eyes of the Army and capture an unrivalled view of Army life right at the heart of the action.

Command Master Photographer WO1 (Cdr) Will Craig says: “I am genuinely excited for this year’s Army Photographic Competition. The new category Operation Smart Phone smashes the competition wide open enabling anyone including the public to enter the video category for the very first time.

“The quality of video that the modern phone can produce is excellent. There are lots of great prizes this year and you have to be in it to win it.”

Judges will be looking for high quality photographs and videos, which can be used to promote the Army across traditional and social media channels.


All entries can be submitted online, hi-res jpegs and MP4s will be accepted. Details on how to submit your entries can be found in the Entry Certificate (download below).

Certificates confirming subject permission must be completed and submitted for each entry. Entry forms, rules and further details are available in ABN 33/18 (which can be downloaded below) along with terms and conditions and points of contact.