The Brilliantly British Photo Competition | UK | News (Reports)


So whether you’ve captured a photo this year which is perfect, or you’re inspired by something near you, this is your chance to show us what a modern, diverse and inclusive Britain represents for you.

Once you’ve submitted your photo, you could be in with the chance of seeing your photograph on display in the Victoria & Albert museum.

And if that wasn’t enough, the winner will also win a brand new iPhone 12, which will be just ideal for snapping even more photos in the future.

And to pick the winner, we have a judging panel consisting of industry experts and household names from the arts with actress and fashion icon Twiggy, V&A Director Tristram Hunt, The Young Vic’s Artistic Director Kwame Kwei Armah, star of stage and screen Shobna Gulati and award-winning Fleet Street photographer Mike Moore.

These judges will also be joined by Daily Express Editor Gary Jones, and the Express’ Digital Arts Editor Stefan Kyriazis.

So if you’re an amateur photographer, here’s your opportunity to be in with the chance of having your photo displayed in the V&A and getting your hands on the latest iPhone.

Entries can be shot on anything from your mobile to the latest Canon.

Once you’ve taken your photo, simply submit using the form below, before 6pm on Saturday January 2 to be in with the chance of winning.

Terms and conditions

1.     This competition is open to amateur photographers who are residents of the United Kingdom except for employees of Reach plc. and their immediate families. 

2.     Only one entry per person is permitted. Please ensure that the photo submitted is your own.

3.     You have until 6pm on Saturday January 2, 2021, to submit your entry. Entries that come in after this date will not be accepted.

4.     Judges will be looking for photos that are positive and reflect life in a diverse, modern-day Britain in 2020. Please do not submit anything which is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, offensive, intrusive or likely to embarrass the subject, or is otherwise objectionable

5.      Once the competition closes, a judging panel of Daily Express representatives will look through all valid entries to pick the top 10

6.     From the shortlisted photos, the celebrity judging panel alongside the Daily Express Editor and the Arts Editor, will collaboratively decide on the winning photo from the 10. 

7.     Once decided, the winner will be notified via email by 5pm on Friday January 15, 2021. 

8.     The winner will win a brand new iPhone 12 (64GB, white) and the winning photo will also be displayed in the V&A gallery in South Kensington, London for two weeks. The winner will be made aware via email of the exact dates the V&A will display their photo. 

9.     Once the photo has been displayed at the V&A, the photo will be posted back to the winner.

10.  Please allow up to 28 days from the date you supply your address as part of the winner’s email correspondence, to receive the iPhone 12 (64 GB, white). Your address will be used for the purposes of fulfilling the prize only.

11.  Upon submitting your entry all entrants must consent to their photo appearing in print and online across Reach titles and websites.

12.  This is a syndicated competition running in the Daily Express, Newcastle Chronicle, Teesside Gazette, Hull Daily Mail, Grimsby Telegraph, Manchester Evening News, Huddersfield Examiner, Liverpool Echo, Burton Mail, Stoke Sentinel, Nottingham Post, Derby Telegraph, Leicester Mercury, Birmingham Mail, Coventry Telegraph, Bristol Post, Plymouth Herald and Cambridge News. 

13.  When entering this competition there will be an option to opt-in to receive our brand new Brilliantly British newsletter. If you do opt-in, we will contact you for these purposes only. 

14.  For those who do not opt-in, your data will be solely used for the administration of this competition. 

15.  We take data protection very seriously, and your data will not be shared with any third parties.  Please see our privacy statement here.


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