The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage and educate people - especially the young - with the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), and the stories of the men and women who died whilst fighting oppression, extremism and intolerance in the two World Wars.

We offer a programme of educational and engagement activities, such as the Noor Inayat-Khan: Woman of Conspicuous Courage interactive exhibition at the Runnymede Memorial, and our Interns Programme, operating at some of our sites in France and Belgium.

Our projects aim to tell the stories of the 1.7 million fallen Commonwealth servicemen and women, and of how the CWGC now, as then, continues to honour their sacrifice.

The CWGF are offering you the chance to win the Royal Mail’s ‘End of the Second World War’ stunning set of collectibles and stamps, which feature some of the most iconic @CWGC sites around the world.

To get involved, simply post the best photo you’ve taken of one of our sites, memorials, cemeteries or headstones, and share it with the hashtag #FoundationPhotoComp

First place will win a first day cover and a collectable keepsake presentation pack full of stamps, photographs, stories and recollections of events that will soon pass from living memory to history. The first-place winner will also have the opportunity for their photograph to be featured in the CWGF’s 2021 calendar.

Five runners’ up will win a set of first day covers, each featuring evocative photographs and an illustrated information card.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries - make sure that you tag us @CWGC.

Privacy Notice: CWGF Social Media Competition

Privacy Notice: CWGF Social Media Competition

1. Identity of the Data Controller

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is a data controller for some of the personal data that you submit to the organisation on social media platforms, such as where it uses that information for its own purposes. This includes personal data that you share with the CWGC via social media when you tag the organisation in tweets, when you use certain hashtags, or when you post pictures that you wish to share with us.

The UK Information Commissioners Office is the supervisory authority for all matters concerning the processing of your personal data within the UK where CWGC’s head office is located.

The CWGC’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted by emailing if you would like clarification on any points relating to the CWGC’s processing of your personal data.

2. Purposes for collecting the data

The CWGC will collect the name and shipping details of the competition winner for the purpose of dispatching the prize. It may be necessary to contact you regarding your submission via private message on the social media platform.

2.1 Photographic Information

We may use the photo content you have submitted in social media advert campaigns and press releases.

Photography may be used for CWGC or CWGF (Commonwealth War Graves Foundation) educational and promotional purposes, in leaflets, calendars and on CWGC information material.

2.2 Personal Information Uses

The personal details collected are the sole means of corresponding about the content that’s been uploaded. In some occasional circumstances, it may be necessary to contact you using the details you have provided to discuss your submission, but this will be with your consent via a private message.

2.2.1 Lawful basis

The processing of your personal data is based on consent.

We may wish to contact you with information about the Commission of Foundation membership where you indicate explicitly that you agree to receive such communications.

You have the right to withdraw consent to receiving marketing or promotional material or to object to aspects of data processing. Please send your request to

Please ensure that you also copy in the Data Protection Officer (

3. Retention

The personal data that you upload will be kept for as long as necessary for the purposes which have been specified above. The Commission has set a retention period for this data of five years, at which time we will review the data held in relation to the purposes to determine if further retention is necessary and proportionate.

4. Information Rights

The CWGC wants you to be aware that you have rights regarding the processing of your personal data.

The General Data Protection Regulation provides the following rights for individuals whose personal data is processed in the EU or the UK:

The Right to be informed – an obligation upon the CWGC to provide clear and transparent details of our processing. This information can be found through this privacy notice published on the CWGC website, or in terms and conditions before you opt into our services.

The Right of Access – Individuals can request a copy of the personal data held on them free of charge and within 30 days. Information uploaded to the Share their Stories page is already freely accessible via the website.

The Right to Rectification – to have personal data rectified if its inaccurate or incomplete. We will take decisions in relation to rectification on a case by case basis.

The Right to Erasure – an individual may request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no legitimate reason for its continued processing.

The Right to Restrict Processing – when processing is restricted, the CWGC is permitted to store personal data, but not further process it or pass it to others for processing.

The Right to Data Portability – allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services.

The Right to Object – Individuals have the right to object to:

Processing based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task

Direct marketing

Processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics

Automated decision taking and profiling

5. Additional Enquiries

If you have any complaints about the use of your information or additional questions regarding this competition, please email and we’ll do our very best to help you.

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