Photographic Competition

ROYAL SIGNALS PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2019

Royal Signals Photographic Competition Winner 2018 – Paul Day

The Royal Corps of Signals Photographic Competition 2019 will be launched via the Corps social media on Friday 5 July to promote the Corps across social media and Corps publications in support of recruitment and retention. We aim to have your support in promoting this competition amongst everyone in your Regiment. We believe it is a great way to get people engaged with social media, as well as giving both the Social Media Cell and the Recruitment Team some great stock images.

Entry Types

Photography.  We would like you to capture the ‘spirit’ of the category. The top photos in each category will be published across Corps social media. You may enter up to 6 entries overall. There are 5 categories:

Sport and Adventure 

Portrait

Life in the Field

Trade/Engineering

Corps 100 – Ethos of the Corps

Videography.

This year we are opening it up to Videography as well and asking for 30s videos.  The winning video will feature on the Royal Signals Website and across the Social Media Platforms.  Category is Showcasing Your Corps.   You may enter up to 3 videos.

Prizes

All prizes are sponsored by the RSI.  All photos that make it through the initial sift will be considered for the prizes listed below. Details of prize giving will be published later.

Best picture 

The overall winner across all categories will receive a cash prize of £250 and featured in the Corps 2020 Calendar

Photography Category winner

The winner of each of the five categories listed above will receive a prize of £50

Best Video 

The overall winner will receive a prize of £250

Rules

The following rules apply:

1.The Competition is open to all R SIGNALS Regular and Reserve personnel, R SIGNALS Cadets, Retired personnel and civilians who work with the Royal Corps of Signals and will run from 5 July – 18th October 2019.

2. The aim of the competition is to capture images taken around the Corps for social media and publication content. Camera or smartphone photography/videography can both produce some fantastic images and we are confident that you may already have some astonishing photos, including selfies which we would like to utilise to promote the Corps, our trades and our amazing individuals. Any photos that are not in focus or poorly composed will be removed at the initial sift stage

3. To submit your entry use the online form below and then upload your entry at the link provided.  All photos should be named in line with the naming convention requested: Date submitted-surname of entrant-Category-photo no.

i.e 20190710-Smith-LiF-Photo1

4. If your image contains an individual that is recognisable, you must confirm you have their permission to use the image.

5.By entering this competition, you are agreeing that your photo is, or will become, Crown Copyright. This should be confirmed when photos are submitted and if entries are not already Crown Copyright; a form for completion will be sent to individuals if their photo advances through the initial sift.

6.By entering this competition, you are agreeing that you own the image, you have taken the image and you have not obtained the image from another individual or on-line platform.

7.By entering this competition, you are agreeing that all photos, and not just winning photos, may be used for inclusion in Army and Corps publications, presentations and across Army and Corps social media platforms without payment or fees.

8.Any photographs submitted for the competition cannot be returned.

9.Any music used in the videos must be royalty free and cannot be subject to copyright.

10.The decision of HQ R SIGNALS will be final in all matters relating to the rules of the competition.

For further information about the R SIGNALS Photography Competition please contact the Social Media Cell on 01258 482818 or email at socialmedia@royalsignals.org

Photo/Video Competition Entry Form
EXAMPLE: Date submitted-surname of entrant-Category-photo no. i.e 20190710-Smith-LiF-Photo1