Battle Proms Photography Competition

Each year we encourage our audience to pack a camera with their picnic and try to capture the magic of the Battle Proms. Over the years we've had some phenomenal entries to our photo competitions and in 2017 we have a special challenge for you

In honour of our 20th anniversary we have five new categories for you to consider when taking your photos. The winner of each catagory will receive 4 tickets to the concert of their choice, a Battle Proms T-shirt and a bottle of bubbly to enjoy at the concert.

Perfect Picnics (Sponsored by Little Picnic Company): Homemade or in luxury hampers, dressed to impress or elegantly simple, send us your shot of your ‘perfect picnic’ at the perfect picnic concert.

Eyes to the Sky! Can you capture the excitement of the crowd and the iconic Grace Spitfire in one shot? It’s a tricky one, but fun to try!

Summer Party: What makes the Battle Proms so special year after year is our wonderful audience. Capture the ‘Summer Party’ atmosphere to win this category

All about the Orchestra: The 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra give their all at the Battle Proms. Can you capture the energy and magic of the performance from the audience’s perspective?

Fireworks and flags: Capture the spectacle and buzz of the finale and be in to win!

To enter: 

Facebook – Upload a photograph on our Facebook page and name it ‘Competition Entry’ and give the name of the category.
Twitter – Tweet your photograph @battleproms #CompetitionEntry and give the name of the category
Instagram – Tag @battlepromsconcerts with #CompetitionEntry #[categorytitle]

Even if you don’t participate, be sure to ‘Follow’ or ‘Like’ us and check out the entries!

There will be one winner per category across the season.

Closing date will be 4 September 2017 and winners will be informed by 11 September 2017. For full terms and conditions, or if you need further information, or for full Terms and Conditions please e-mail


2016 Photography Competition Winners:

Burghley House

 Ruth Broadbent

We felt the winner, Ruth Broadbent, had really captured the camararderie of our gunners and they enjoyment they get from performing for the Battle Proms audience!

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace Battle Proms 2016 Photo Competition Winner Martyn White

We recieve many entries each year featuring our cannons, but this shot by Martyn White was so crisp and striking that it had to be our winner.

Hatfield House

 Hatfield House Battle Proms 2016 Photo Competition Winner By Christine Matthews

Capturing fireworks and crowds without blur is never an easy task, but Christine Matthews achieved it with this winning shot!

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle Battle Proms 2016 Photo Competition Winner Shannon Baigent (1)

The Team felt this scene from Shannon Baigent really captured a quintessential view of the Battle Proms from deep within the audience.

Ragley Hall

Ragley Hall Battle Proms 2016 Photo Competition Winner Steve Blake

If you've ever seen one of our cavalry displays, you'll know how fast those horses are moving when they pass the targets! Well done to Steve Blake for capturing this dramatic moment in the 2016 display.


2015 Photography Competition Winners:

Burghley House

 Karen Stephens 3

We were delighted with this picture by Karen Stephens, putting Combat Stress Fundraising at the heart of the concert setting. We later discovered that Karen had personal experience of a loved one benefitting from the support of our charity partner, making the image even more poignant.


Blenheim Palace

 Kim Benson Blenheim4

The Battle Proms Team were really taken with this composition, by Kim Benson, celebrating all ages enjoying the Battle Proms experience!


Hatfield House

 Christine Deacon White Harrison Hatfield 5

We felt this picture by Christine Deakin White Harrison really captured the energy and excitement of a flag-waving, sing-a-long, Battle Proms firework finale!


Highclere Castle

 Adam Tarshis Highclere 2

Adam Tarshis took first prize at Highclere with his clever shot of a perfectly crisp spitfire framed by the very British and very Battle Proms bowler and flag!


Ragley Hall

 Doug Horne 5

Doug Horne took several great shots of Crown and Empire performing by the lake at the Ragley Hall Battle Proms and we loved the sense of movement speed and power captured by this photo.

If you are joining us for the Battle Proms in 2017, don't forget to pack your camera!

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