Entry to the Photo Competition 2019 is now open!

To be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, listed below, enter now!

1st prize: an amazing Canon UK digital camera!

2nd prize: an amazing Canon UK digital camera!

3rd prize: an amazing Canon UK digital camera! 

A pair of tickets to the Colonel’s Review, Saturday 1 June 2019, Horse Guards Parade, London. The Colour will be trooped by 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. HRH The Duke of York will take the salute.

A guided tour of Wellington Barracks, followed by morning coffee in the Officers’ Mess, watching the mounting of the guard for Buckingham Palace duties.

A £50 Boden clothes voucher.

A Big Curry goody bag worth £30 including apron, tea towel and book!

Soldiers’ charity goody bags and much more!

As ABF The Soldiers’ Charity enters its 75th year, we are once again looking for the nation’s finest photographers to capture aspects of life in the British Army. If you have a photo you want to enter click here.

Open to amateurs and professionals alike, the deadline for entries is 30th April. The top 12 images will feature in The Soldiers’ Charity’s 2020 calendar, with first place securing the front cover.

See below for some of the fantastic images from last year’s winners:

The winning entry, Daddy's Girl by Steve Jones
The winning entry: Steve Jones, ‘Daddy’s Girl’
Paul Buchanan’s Veterans In Scarlet took the second prize.
Paul Buchanan’s “Veterans in Scarlet” took the second prize.
Shane White’s Take the Strain placed third
Shane White, ‘Take The Strain’

The 2020 calendar will be available to pre-order from the charity’s online shop in late Summer, with all proceeds going directly to support soldiers, veterans and their immediate families.

We have an exciting host of judges, including:

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, actor, former MP and enthusiastic collector of teddy bears and woolly jumpers. He is a renowned and sought-after speaker and is currently performing his one-man show, Break A Leg!, in venues across the country. Both Gyles’s son and son-in-law have served in the Army. Gyles is a keen supporter of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, with a particular interest in the “Waterloo Uncovered” project where Army veterans and archeologists worked together in digs on the historic battlefield of Waterloo.

Presenter Sara Cox has recently taken over BBC R2’s Drivetime show after a long and successful career in broadcasting. Her current TV shows include The Great Pottery Throw Down and the social history series Back in Time for… . Sara also presents the R2 Book Club and has just written her own childhood memoir. She is a long time supporter of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity including backing our ‘Thanks Soldier’ campaign, and taking part in a photoshoot with beneficiaries to support the Pandora corporate partnership.

Major Sandy Hennis succeeded in a record-breaking Antarctic challenge last year. She is part of the 2018 British Army’s Ice Maiden team – the first all-female team to cross Antarctica using muscle power alone. Since then, she has become a motivational speaker and is passionate about inspiring women to build confidence and self-belief by taking part in testing physical challenges. She is an ambassador for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s Cateran Yomp – one of our toughest fundraising challenges.

Double Olympic Champion Col. Dame Kelly Holmes MBE is one of the UK’s most popular athletes. She set British records in the 800m and 1000m and is an Olympic, Commonwealth and European champion. At 18, Kelly joined the British Army as a Physical Training Instructor, and received an MBE for services to the British Army. She has recently been appointed Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armoured Corps.

 Journalist Simon McCoy hosts Afternoon Live on the BBC News Channel, presenting rolling news coverage from across the UK and around the world. A former breakfast presenter and Royal Correspondent for Sky News, his 25 years in news have seen him cover everything from Royal births to political crises. Simon has been a great supporter of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, most recently hosting a number of ‘In Conversation’ events with guests including historian David Starkey and actor Tom Burke.

Dan Snow is a BAFTA award-winning TV presenter, writer, podcaster, commentator and creator of the History Hit Network and TV streaming channel. Dan’s support for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity includes speaking at dinners, using his social media channels and backing our Salute Our Soldiers campaign. His enthusiasm for the Army and military history stems in part from his own family history as his great-grandfather was a British Infantry general in World War 1.

If you want to enter our competition and secure your place in our 2020 calendar, click the red ‘Enter Now’ button in the banner below. Good luck!