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 and enter our photography competition.

In a new competition format for 2018 we asked Battle Prommers to share their photographs on social media, or by email, and we published an album of our favourites on Facebook. The 5 photos with the most ‘Likes’ each won:

- Four tickets to a 2019 Battle Proms Concert of their choice
- A bottle of bubbly and chocolates to enjoy on arrival
- A Battle Proms t-shirt


2018 Photography Competition Winners:

Picnic In The Park At The Burghley House Battle Proms By Sharon Mansfield

Submitted by Sharon Mansfield, we loved the way this was composed, capturing the picnic and party in the park atmosphere of the Battle Proms with the stunning Elizabethan architecture of Burghley House.

Red White And Blue Selfies At The Battle Proms By David Meen

The Battle Proms are full of fun for family and friends and many a selfie is taken! This selfie session was captured by David Meen.

Evening Gun Salute At The Battle Proms By Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler caught the moment our gunners fired our Evening Gun Salute in honour of all those who fought in WW1, with Blenheim Palace sitting proudly in the background.

Dramatic Pyrotechnics At The Battle Proms By Diana Corman

Just some of the pyrotechnic magic you can expect at the Battle Proms, captured by Diana Corman

A Very Romantic Moment At The Battle Proms By Dee Millard

Dee Millard captured a romantic moment during the firework finale, and the hearts of the voters in the Photo Competition!


2017 Photography Competition Winners:

Over the years we've had some phenomenal entries to our photo competitions and in 2017 we set a special challenge for our audience. In honour of our 20th anniversary we created five new categories, the winner of each category receiving 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 the Little Picnic Company):

Homemade or in luxury hampers, dressed to impress or elegantly simple, we wanted a shot of the  ‘perfect picnic’ at the perfect picnic concert.

And the winner is: Dawn Leivers

Battle Proms 2017 Photo Competition Perfect Picnics Winner Dawn Leivers


Eyes to the Sky!

We challenged you to capture the excitement of the crowd and the iconic Grace Spitfire in one shot... tricky, but fun to try!

And the winner is: Dean Tabor

Battle Proms 2017 Photo Competition Eyes To The Skies Winner Dean Tabor


Summer Party:

What makes the Battle Proms so special year after year is our wonderful audience, and we wanted the winner to capture the ‘Summer Party’ atmosphere in this category.

And the winner is: Claire Turner

Battle Proms 2017 Photo Competition Summer Party Winner Claire Turner (1)


All about the Orchestra:

The 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra give their all at the Battle Proms, so we wanted to make them the focus of this category.

And the winner is: Twitter entrant Jane D (@Scorxie)

Battle Proms 2017 Photo Competition Winner All About The Orchestra Twitter Entry By Scorxie


Fireworks and flags: 

We asked the winner to capture the spectacle and buzz of the Battle Proms firework finale

And the winner is: Sarah Moore

Battle Proms 2017 Photo Competition Winner Flags And Fireworks Sarah Moore

And finally we'd like to give a special mention to Philip Brown, for his clever and humours edit of our 20th annivesary souvenir programme!

Battle Proms 20 Anniversary Season Programme Humorous Edit By Philip Brown

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 2018, don't forget to pack your camera!

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