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Public vote for RAF Photographic Competition

Published on: 08 September 2017

The RAF 100 LogoThe annual public vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ RAF image of the year is now open. Members of the public can choose one of nine contenders through the a dedicated website or by voting in person at our London and Cosford sites.

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.

One of the People Choice Images 'Going Home'

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 portraits.

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.”

One of the People Choice images 'Life on Mars'

The public can vote by visiting http://www.raf.mod.uk/photo-of-the-year-2017, or from today, by visiting the RAF Museum London and the RAF Museum Cosford in Shropshire and collecting a voting token from the Museum's Main Entrance. Just drop your token into the container in front of the picture you like the most. 

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 and will be displayed in a new exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum London from the middle of October.

One of the People's Choice Images 'KL City Wrap'

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