2017 Skypixel Photo Contest: $90,000 in Prizes, Enter Today!

Introduction

Aerial photography inspires us to explore the unknown world and create unique works of art from a brand new perspective. Founded three years ago, SkyPixel is now one of the premier aerial photography communities in the world with over six million registered professionals and enthusiasts.

The 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest is the most prominent aerial photography contest worldwide, and we have added a new Story category as well as a prize for nominated entrants in this year’s competition. Exciting prizes with a total value of $90,000 are waiting for you, so enter now to win a DJI Zenmuse X7 camera, Nikon D850, iPhone X, and more!

Click here to buy an aerial platform and enter the 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest!

Dates

Submissions Start: October 26, 2017, 2:00 PM CST

Submissions End: December 29, 2017, 1:59 PM CST

Award Announcement: January 31, 2018 (*Times correspond to China Standard Time CST)

Rules

  • Photos must be from 2017.
  • Photographs from any aerial platform are welcome.
  • Except for entries from the Story category, all entries must be aerial photos.
  • You may submit as many images as you like, and choose any category to compete.
  • Submissions to both the Landscape and Portrait categories must be single photos, while submissions to the Story category must be a photo series of no less than five photos.
  • Entrants must choose to participate as either a Professional or Enthusiast, submitting all photos within their selected group.
  • Entrants must guarantee that all information provided is correct and that all photos were taken by themselves. Entries with watermarks are not recommended. Inaccurate information may lead to disqualification.

Groups

  • This competition is open to two main participant groups: Professional and Enthusiast.
  • If you love aerial photography as a hobby, enter as an Enthusiast. If photography is what you do for a living, enter as a Professional.
  • You’re free to decide which group to join, but you may only enter one group only. Prizes will differ between the two groups.

Categories

Entrants are invited to submit photos to one or more of the three main categories: Landscape, Portrait, and Story.

Landscape:

Whether they’re stunning photos of landscapes or stark urban architecture,

use aerial photography to capture the many-sided shapes of the world.

Submissions to the Landscape category must be single photos captured with an aerial platform.

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Portrait:

Capture a person’s expressions, actions, or postures from a new perspective,

reflecting his or her real emotions or interactions in a beautiful setting.

Submissions to the Portrait category must be single photos captured with aerial platforms.

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Story:

Preserve those precious moments that come and go quickly in life.

Submissions to the Story category must be a photo series consisting of at least five photos that tell a story.

Submissions to the Story category can be captured with regular cameras including smartphones, as well as aerial platforms.

The photo series must include at least one overlooking angle photo. 

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Prizes

The 2017 SkyPixel Photo of the Year

(Selected from any category in both Professional and Enthusiast groups)

Grand Prize:
  • DJI Inspire 2 (Zenmuse X7 + Zenmuse X7 DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH)
  • iPhone X 256G
  • Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Lowepro Pro Runner RL x450 AW II
  • Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head
  • Rimowa Classic Flight Carry on Luggage IATA 21″ Inch Cabin Multiwheel 33L TSA Suitcase Silver
  • Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive Storage
  • Memorieslab ULTRASEC A CHROMOGENIC M

Total Value: $15,095 USD

 

Professional Group

 (There will be a first, second, and third place prize for each category)
First Prize:
  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian
  • Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Rimowa Classic Flight Carry on Luggage IATA 21″ Inch Cabin Multiwheel 33L TSA Suitcase Silver
  • Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head
  • Lowepro Pro Runner RL x450 AW II
  • Memorieslab FRAMED BARYTA PRINTS ULTRACHROME S

Total Value: $7,709 USD

 
 
Second Prize
  • DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More Combo
  • iPhone X 256G
  • Rimowa Classic Flight Carry on Luggage IATA 21″ Inch Cabin Multiwheel 33L TSA Suitcase Silver
  • Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head
  • Lowepro Pro Runner RL x450 AW II
  • Memorieslab FINE ART PORTFOLIOS RAG 11”x16”

Total Value: $4,313 USD

Third Prize

Total Value: $1,453 USD

Enthusiast Group 

(There will be a first, second, and third place prize for each category)
First Prize
  • DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More Combo
  • iPhone X 256G
  • Manfrotto MB LF-WN-BP camera & laptop backpack for DSLR Lifestyle Windsor
  • Apple Watch Series 3 42mm GPS+Cellular
  • Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive Storage
  • Memorieslab FRAMED BARYTA PRINTS ULTRACHROME S

Total Value: $3,922 USD

Second Prize
  • DJI Spark Fly More Combo (Alpine White)
  • Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive Storage
  • Apple Watch Series 3 42mm GPS+Cellular
  • Manfrotto MB LF-WN-BP camera & laptop backpack for DSLR Lifestyle Windsor
  • Memorieslab FINE ART PORTFOLIOS RAG 11”x16”

Total Value: $1,871 USD

Third Prize
  • DJI Osmo+
  • Manfrotto MB LF-WN-BP camera & laptop backpack for DSLR Lifestyle Windsor
  • Memorieslab MINI FRAMED PRINTS COLOUR 9”x6”

Total Value: $903 USD

Nominated Entries

Generated 9 awards from categories in either the Professional group or Enthusiast group.
  • DJI GOGGLES
  • Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive Storage
  • Memorieslab INTEGRAL PRINTS COLOUR

Total Value: $792 USD

 

Popular Prize

Additional Top 10 Popular Awards will be given out
based on the number of likes received by December 29, 2017, 1:59PM CST.
However, votes can only be entered on images in the Gallery.

Total Value: $758 USD

 

 *Have a question about the 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest? Email us at campaign@skypixel.com.

   
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