Spirit of Bomber Command Photography Competition

July 19, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 6 Comments |
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In Memory of the 125,000 aircrew who served in Bomber Command, Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial has launched The Spirit of Bomber Command  photography competition. "We know from the contacts we have had that the passion for Bomber Command and all it stood for is extraordinary; and this competition offers the perfect opportunity to spread the word, engage new audiences and present the tenets of the Command in a modern and creative way," says Tony Worth, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Chair of the Trustees for Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial. Those who wish to take part in the competition need to submit their photographs that catprue the Spirit of Bomber Command through the website below.

Website: Spirit of Bomber Command

Press Release

The Spirit of Bomber Command National Photography Competition

If you've ever dreamed of taxiing down the runway in a WWII bomber, then now’s your chance! Enter this amazing competition and you could win this once-in-a-lifetime experience...

In Memory of the 125,000 aircrew who served in Bomber Command and 55,573 that never returned, Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial is proud to announce the launch of our national photography competition The Spirit of Bomber Command in association with Practical Photography and the support of Adobe, Airfix, Elinchrom, Loxley Colour and Pentax.

Bravery, fortitude, patriotism and comradeship were the cornerstones of Bomber Command. The competition hopes to honour these fine qualities by asking current generations to capture The Spirit of Bomber Command.

"The trustees and I are delighted to be working with Practical Photography and our generous sponsors on this exciting new competition.  We know from the contacts we have had that the passion for Bomber Command and all it stood for is extraordinary; and this competition offers the perfect opportunity to spread the word, engage new audiences and present the tenets of the Command in a modern and creative way." Tony Worth, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Chair of the Trustees for Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial.

Prizes
Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial have put together a truly money-cant-buy collection of prizes, including:

Gala Dinner Presentation
The winners will be presented with their awards at the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Gala Dinner at the RAF College Cranwell.

A Day With the Lancaster
Winners and runners-up to be invited to a day with the Lancaster, that includes:
* Private tour of a Lancaster with current Lancaster aircrew and WW2 veterans on hand to answer questions.
* Opportunity to go on-board and photograph the inside of the aircraft.
* Taxi runway ride in the Lancaster.
* Have their photographed displayed in the Interpretation Centre

Special Awards
The judging panel will award exceptional individual entries with a signed, framed, fine art print of their photograph.

For a full list of the prizes including limited edition model kits from Airfix and a free print offer from Loxley Colour, please visit: http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/bombercommand

How to Enter
For your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes, simply submit your photographs online via http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/bombercommand by 11th September 2013.

About Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial
Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial is a national charity set up to raise funds for an International Memorial and Interpretation Centre in Lincoln. Lincolnshire is still affectionately known as Bomber County. The Memorial will pay tribute to the men from around the world who lost their lives serving in Bomber Command.

The Interpretation Centre will tell the collective story and provide an international research resource on the whole of Bomber Command. In reflection of its international significance, the Centre will, amongst other elements, highlight the effect of the campaign on the civilian population in Germany and the humanitarian mission flown over Holland in 1945 saving thousands from starvation as part of Operation Manna. 

Find out more at http://www.lincsbombercommandmemorial.com
National Charity Registration No.: 1144182



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#1 Darren

Great competition but there is nowhere on that page to actually submit images.

7:12 am - Saturday, July 20, 2013

#2 Darren

Actually, I might not enter. This copyright clause in the terms is a little worrying:

COPYRIGHT
By entering our Competitions all entrants:

assign to us all rights (including present and future copyright) in their entry and their publicity materials in all media (including, without limitation, the internet) and whether in existence now or created in the future;

1:16 pm - Saturday, July 20, 2013

#3 Nicky Barr

Darren

I'm sorry you feel this way about the competition but these terms and conditions are standard and are used by all Bauer publications for competitions. I have done some additional research and it appears that many other competitions include the same style of clause. The competition is aimed at targeting enthusiasts and not specifically the professional community, although their entries are extremely welcome. The idea is not to steal rights but to ensure that the title can use images to promote their work and that of the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Trust.

10:59 am - Monday, July 22, 2013

#4 raymond rickaby

Hello
Please could you tell me if or when the winners of spirit of bomber command competition is announced,or where to find it.
Many thanks ray

6:20 pm - Sunday, October 6, 2013

#5 Nicky Barr

Hi Ray

The shortlisted entries will be announced on both the Practical Photography site and www. lincsbombercommandmemorial.com later this week. The judges have received the list and are going through the difficult task of selecting the winners. The entry level was very high so it will be tricky. Each of those through to the shortlist stage will be notified by email later today.
The announcements on the final winners will be made at the end of October.

6:14 am - Monday, October 7, 2013

#6 Paul Johnson

So whats happened then ? where are the results ?
Two of mine were shortlisted but
the link supplied didnt work for the Loxley download for me (or a few others who attempted to download the relevent software for me ) so after contacting them I , they agreed to sort my shots out for me so I forwarded them . I do not even know if they were recieved and actioned for the shortlist. All communication as ceased since then apart from one generic which everyone will have recieved telling us the result will be decided on 5th November with results to follow in the week after .
So where are they ?

Thanks
Paul

8:43 am - Tuesday, November 12, 2013