2020 saw the triumph of the inaugural RLC Photographic competition in which over 100 images were entered, with the winning images being published in the 2021 RLC Calendar.
This year, following the huge success of 2020, the competition is back with even more opportunities and prizes up for grabs.
Sadly, over recent years, the relatively small archive of high-quality professionally shot imagery of The RLC in action: trades, deployments, exercises, training, equipment and Corps life, has become outdated. Open to regular and reserve RLC soldiers and officers and RLC affiliated Army cadets, the competition offers the opportunity for personnel to capture the wide variety of job roles and environments that The RLC currently operates and trains in. It not only encourages and develops budding photographers, but also showcases the very best of what the Corps has done over the last 12 months; all whilst building up an archive of good quality stock images.
With some changes to last year, entries for 2021 can be submitted into the following six categories: The New Normal, RLC equipment/trades in action, Soldiering, Interoperability, Sport/AT and Person or people (portraiture and selfies).
The judges, made up of a panel from within the Corps HQ (including a senior member of the RLC Photographer trade), will select two amateur-taken ‘best’ images in each subject category. RLC Professional photographers are invited to submit a portrait image for any category, with the winning entry being selected for the front cover of the 2022 RLC calendar. The best two images (shot in landscape) from each category will also be selected for publication in the 2022 RLC Calendar and will be published in Sustainer magazine. There will also be cash prizes for each category winner and runner up.
Closing date for entries is 8 October 2021.
For more information and details of where to enter, visit The RLC Defence Connect page.