Warrior at christmas

Facebook photography competition – Warrior at Christmas

We know there’re some spectacular photos of Warrior at Christmas out there, and we’d love to show off the best on our Christmas card for 2015.  We’d love to see the photographs you’ve taken showing the ship at her festive best.

The cards, featuring the winner’s photo, will be sold on board, online and at events to help raise money towards vital repair works that will secure the future of HMS Warrior 1860.

To enter, simply go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HMSWarrior1860 and share your photo. Feel free to invite your family and friends to enter the competition too.

How to share your photo

The winner will receive membership of the Warrior Association, a copy of the 140th Anniversary book HMS Warrior, a souvenir guidebook and 2 packs of cards featuring their winning design, as well as an invitation to come aboard for a personal guided tour by the Captain.

What are the judges looking for?

 A picture of Warrior, with a festive or winter feel.

The emphasis should be on composition and lighting, with minimal use of editing software.

The judges will pick their favourite photograph that meets these criteria.

The judges’ decision is final.

Watermarked photograph are acceptable should you wish to protect your work online.

As a guideline, Facebook supported sizes for regular photos are: 720px, 960px, 2048px (width).  The winner will be asked to supply a 300dpi version of the photo they submit.

The winning photographer will be notified by email, and then announced on Facebook on September 25 2015.  We will also leave a comment on the winning photo with details of how to claim your prize. So, dig out your festive pics!

Terms and Conditions

The closing date for entries for the competition is midnight on 23rd September 2015.

1. This competition is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man, except for employees of Warrior Preservation Trust.

2. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

3. Entries should be submitted by via Facebook by posting on our wall https://www.facebook.com/HMSWarrior1860

4. All entries must be received by the advertised closing time and date.

5. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.

6. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to Warrior Preservation Trust to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

7. Only one entry per person. Late or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

8. The winning entry will be that that is judged to be the most visually appealing, original and self-explanatory. The competition will be judged internally by Warrior Preservation Trust Staff. The winner will be notified via email, followed by a comment on Facebook within seven days of the closing date of the competition (The closing date is 23rd September 2015).

9. One entrant shall win membership of The Warrior Association, which includes unlimited free admission for two adults and two children for one year, the opportunity to attend an exclusive Annual Reception on board, a copy of HMS Warrior 150th Anniversary book and 2 packs of Christmas Cards, as well as a an invitation to come aboard for a personal guided tour by the Captain and a souvenir guidebook worth around £100.  The prize is nontransferable and there are no cash alternatives. The winner will be notified via email, followed by a comment on their submitted photo entry.

10. We reserve the right to withdraw any images, which we deem to be inappropriate or derogatory, without notice.

11. The winners may be required to take part in publicity.

12. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.

13. By entering and participating, entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Facebook from and against all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) entrants participation in the competition, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any prize related activity, acceptance of a prize and/or misuse of a prize

14. This sweepstake is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.

13. English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.

14. Please contact Fiona Poustie via info@hmswarrior.org with any questions.


Had my xmas work party, Wow i could not of asked for more

Lovely and cosy

Went to a work christmas party there - was warned that the ship was going to be cold but it was lovely and cosy, very conscientious and friendly staff, good food

HRH Princess Alexandra Visits HMS Warrior

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra recently visited HMS Warrior which signalled the start of restoration work aiming to bring back the majestic battleship’s former glory. Unfortunately, due to being located outdoors and at the mercy of Mother Nature, there’s a degree of weathering that hits the ship each year – damage that needs to be addressed or lose the ship forever.

The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded HMS Warrior £2.6 million to repair bulwarks and water bar that are currently putting the ship at risk. The work will be completed over the next two years and will see the ship safeguarded for years to come.

During her visit HRH Alexandra signed the ship’s logbook and was a part of a cake cutting ceremony up on the main deck. The Heritage Lottery Funded grant, awarded to HMS Warrior 1860 to undertake vital repair work, also marked the retirement of Chairman Rear Admiral Bawtree CB and Trustee Lord Wakeham.

Chief Executive and HMS Warrior 1860 Captain Tim Ash said: ‘It was a great pleasure for us to welcome Her Royal Highness on board to formally start our preservation project.  Everyone was very touched by the interest she showed in our work and the activities we support, such as the school groups who joined us today.’


Great Educational adventure for history buffs and children

Please don't be in a rush for this one! So much to see and learn. If you are over 5'6' watch your head! This is a must do for Portsmouth! 


Wedding reception on board; the staff could not do anymore to help, the entire evening was a total success. the staff very all so very, very happy, accomodating to every request, and gave 100%. Total professionalism. without a doubt THE BEST wedding ever! 

Educational and exciting day out at Historic Dockyard

This trip was organised by the school and everyone who went really enjoyed it. The staff on the ship were helpful and supplied a lot of information on the ship. A very worthwhile visit. 

What history...

Looking for an unusual wedding venue ? This has to be it ! Brilliant atmosphere and loads to see.... 

Simply the best

Return visit to the HMS Warrior after our wedding on aboard the the Warrior some years before. Beautifull as I remember from my wedding day and fantastic displays. Whole heartily recommend to all (as long as you can navigate steep stairs...my mother could not, so a peaceful trip for all was had by all) Even saw my daugther and husband dancing together for the first time, on this visit. Something I will not forget!

Sea Shanty Night

Fantastic fun night! Excellent food and great staff.