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Winner of the Professional Open Video category was Corporal Ben Beale for his piece, entitled Recruit Smith. Ben, 34, from Sherborne in Dorset, also won the: Professional Telling a Story award.

Cadet Sergeant Ali Fawzi, 17, from Harrow in London, was this year’s youngest winner. He captured the image below while on a battlefield tour in France with 201 Harrow Detachment Army Cadet Force. He scooped the Cadet Life category with a photo of a colleague taking a moment of silent reflection at the grave site of a fallen soldier.

Cadet Life Winner: Cdt Sgt Ali Fawzi ‘Silent Reflection’

WO1 Harmer said: “Army photographers are the professional eyes and documenters of the military actions that shape our times. Often working in extreme conditions and environments, their iconic imagery captures moments in history and very often the very deepest of human emotions with vivid honesty and clarity.  

Operational Camera Winner: LCpl James Clarke-Teamwork

“The best photographs and moving imagery have been selected from more 700 still imagery submissions and a record high of 90 video productions, ranging from the professional to the enthusiast. The material captured shows the wide variety of roles, areas of operations and gives an insight to what’s it like to be a member of the British Army.

Amatuer Portrait Winner: CSgt Liam Swan- Ambush, eyes on target’

“This year saw more than 17.5k people vote for the best online image and a 70 per cent increase in video submissions. The excellent standard of what was submitted made it the toughest challenge for the judges, who took more than four hours to conclude the judging.

“The skill is not only in content capture, but in the planning, storyboarding, messaging and post production and, in many cases, while working in some of the most challenging and physically demanding environments in the world.”  

The National Army Museum (NAM) in Chelsea, London, where the awards ceremony took place, has featured an exhibition of 2018’s competition winners since December 20 and will feature an exhibition of this year’s winning content from January 23 to February 13, 2020.

“They enable us to give colour, character, clarity and context to the complex reality of life in the Army.  These photographs form an important historic legacy of the British Army and it is wonderful to see such talent amongst our soldiers. Their work proudly stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the work of their civilian professional contemporaries. I think all of the entrants are worthy winners and whether they make the top prize or not, we are proud to have their work in the collection of the National Army Museum.”

Justin Maciejewski, Director at the NAM,
Amateur Soldiering Winner: Maj Mike Thwaite “Jungle Belize’
Pro Soldiering-Runner Up: Cpl Jamie Hart “Junglist Massive”
Pro Soldiering & Best Overall Image Winner Cpl Nick Johns “Take a Knee”
Amateur Sport AT Winner: CSgt Philip Carr ‘Take the strain’
Pro Sport AT-Runner Up: Cpl Rebecca Brown Army 6
Pro Sport AT Winner: Sgt Ben Maher “Desert Tango”
Pro Portrait-Runner Up: Sgt Ben Maher “Pressle Beach”
Pro Portrait-Winner: Cpl Adams “Gurkhas On Guard”

Winners

  • Professional Category Portfolio: Corporal Rebecca Brown Royal Logistic Corps
  • Overall Professional Army Image: Corporal Nick Johns Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Category Portrait: Corporal Jonathan Adams Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Category Story: Corporal Ben Beale Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Category Soldiering: Corporal Nick Johns Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Category Sport/Adventure Training: Sergeant Ben Maher Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Open Video: Corporal Ben Beale Royal Logistic Corps
  • Best Online Image (voted by the public): Major Mike Thwaite Parachute Regiment
  • Operation Camera: Lance Corporal James Clarke Royal Marines
  • Operation Smartphone: Mr Charlie Perham Ministry of Defence
  • Cadet Life: Cadert Sergeant Ali Fawzi Army Cadet Force
  • Amateur Category Portfolio: Corporal Danny Houghton Royal Logistic Corps
  • Amateur Category Portrait: Colour Sergeant Liam Swan Grenadier Guards
  • Amateur Category Sport/Adventure Training: Colour Segeant Phil Carr Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
  • Amateur Category Soldiering: Major Mike Thwaite Parachute Regiment

 Runners up

  • Professional Category Portfolio: Corporal Rebecca Brown Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Category Portrait: Corporal Ben Maher Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Category Story: Sergeant Any Reddy Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Category Soldiering: Corporal Jamie Hart Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Category Sport/Adventure Training: Corporal Rebecca Brown Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional News Video: Sergeant Tom Evans Royal Logistic Corps
  • Professional Open Video: Sergeant Jonathan Van Zyl Royal Logistic Corps
  • Best Online Image (voted by the public): Corporal Rebecca Brown Royal Logistic Corps
  • Operation Camera: Lance Corporal James Clarke Royal Marines
  • Operation Smartphone: Captain Iain Maclennan Army Air Corps 
  • Cadet Life: Cadert Corporal Arwen Moses Army Cadet Forces
  • Amateur Category Portfolio: Bombadier Murray Kerr Royal Artillery
  • Amateur Category Portrait: Bombadier Murray Kerr Royal Artillery
  • Amateur Category Soldiering: Major Mike Thwaite Parachute Regiment

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