An exhibition recording the experiences of British soldiers who served in Afghanistan is in the running for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize.
More than 150 British soldiers contributed to the exhibition
The National Army Museum in London - home to Helmand: The Soldiers' Story - has been long-listed along with nine other UK museums and galleries.
A shortlist will be announced in April and a winner chosen in May.
The prize, funded by charity Art Fund, aims to "stimulate originality and excellence" in museums and galleries.
More than 150 soldiers of 16 Air Assault Brigade - the first Nato troops to enter Helmand - contributed to the exhibition, thought to be the first display of its kind during an ongoing conflict.
British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (for Breaking the Chains) - Bristol
British Library (for Sacred - Discover What We Share) - London
International Slavery Museum - Liverpool
The Lightbox - Woking
London Transport Museum - London
National Army Museum (for Helmand: The Soldiers' Story) - London
Pier Arts Centre - Stromness, Orkney
Shetland Museum and Archives - Lerwick
Topsham Museum (for River Gallery Project) - Exeter
Wellcome Collection - London
Their contributions include film footage, photographs, letters, personal diaries and e-mails.
Other museums and galleries on the long-list include London Transport Museum, following its £22 million transformation.
The British Library is also on the list for an exhibition bringing together the world's Christian, Jewish and Islamic texts.
Two further exhibitions on the list - at Liverpool's International Slavery Museum and at Bristol's British Empire and Commonwealth Museum - explore the issues of racism, human rights, freedom and identity.
Sue MacGregor, chair of the judges, praised the "imagination and inspiration" of all the 10 venues on the long-list.
"We're going to have an exciting and absorbing time visiting all 10 museums and galleries," she added.
Last year's winner was Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.