RAF Photographic Competition 2017: “People’s Choice” public


RAF Photographic Competition 2017:
“People’s Choice” public vote opens today

The annual
public vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ RAF image of the year opens at 17:00BST
today. Members of the public can choose one of nine contenders through a dedicated website.


Images of the
Chinook Helicopter, the Red Arrows, and the Falcons are among the nine images
selected by expert judges from over 800 that were submitted by RAF personnel,
including both professional RAF photographers and amateurs.

The nine images
being put to the public were chosen by Marc O’Neill, Night Photographer and
Light Painter from Digital Noise Photography; the Co-Creative Director and
owner of Studio MM, Madeline Penny, and former Picture Editor for Barcroft
Media, Morgan Coates who currently works for LBC News London.


Judge Mark O’Neill said: “Judging this year’s instalment of the
RAF’s prestigious photography competition was no easy task. The submitted
photographs are of an exemplary standard and cover a broad range of briefs,
subjects and photographic disciplines; from front-line action, to heart-warming

This wide variety goes some way towards revealing just how
challenging and diverse a role that the RAF’s Photographers are faced with and
how well they execute it. I must, on behalf of the panel of judges, offer my
congratulations to all involved in the competition and now eagerly await the
results of the People’s Choice category.”


The public can
vote by visiting http://www.raf.mod.uk/photo-of-the-year-2017,
or from next week, by visiting the RAF Museum at Hendon, London and the RAF
Museum at Cosford, Shropshire. Voting closes at 23:59 on Wednesday, 20
September 2017, with the awards announced at a ceremony on Thursday, 21
September 2017.


12 other
categories were featured in the 2017 RAF photo competition. Winners for these
categories were selected by the judges. The finalists are all available via the
RAF photo competition website:

Judge’s choice RAF image of the year

section (professional photographers only)

(professional photographers only)

Operations & Exercises (professional photographers only)

RAF equipment (professional photographers only)

(professional photographers only)

(professional photographers only)

video (open to all personnel)

image (open to all personnel)

Mallett Student Trophy (RAF basic training students at the Defence School of
Photography only)

military (non-professional photographers only)

Photographer of the year

© MOD Crown Copyright 2017

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