Vote for Your Favourite British Army Photograph

Public Voting is Now Open for Operation Camera

For the first time, the British Army Photographic Competition has been opened to the public in what the Army is calling Operation Camera. Members of the public can now both take part in the competition and vote for their favourite Army photographs.

Commander Master Photographer WO1 Will Craig told

We’ve got great photographers in the Army, but we realised that lots of other people have fabulous photos of what we do. The advantage our photographers have is that, as soldiers first, they deploy on operations with other soldiers to capture life on front lines and training areas around the world. They are the eyes of the Army and capture and share an unrivalled view of Army life right at the heart of the action.

The public can vote on the British Army’s Facebook page by ‘liking’ one of twelve images displayed in a gallery – the one with the most likes on October 18 wins. “The Rifles”, a portrait shot of a young female soldier, is currently ahead of the pack with 1,800 votes, followed closely by “Big Ben” with 1,400 votes and “Fan Dance” with 1,000. Click here to see all the British Army Photographic Competition shortlisted entries.

Image: British Army Challenger 2 tank crushing car, one of the entries in this year’s British Army Photographic Competition 2017 (Operation Camera) (Crown Copyright, 2017).