DJI and SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community, today announced the annual Aerial Photo & Video Contest celebrating SkyPixel’s 5th anniversary. Running from December 3, 2019 to February 3, 2020, this year’s contest introduces a special “Aerial Story” category to celebrate its 5th year and welcomes submissions from professional photographers, videographers, aerial enthusiasts and content creators around the globe. This year’s contest is sponsored by the partner Nikon and Western Digital Corp.
This year’s SkyPixel Aerial Photo & Video Contest consists of 9 storytelling categories in two formats, one in photography and the other in video. There is no restriction on the type or brand of aerial equipment, and participants can submit as many photos or videos as they wish.
“In the past five years, SkyPixel has seen millions of aerial photographers and content creators sharing their unique stories of the world, and also witnessed how drones unleash creativity and introduce fresh perspectives,” said Basile David, Co-head of Marketing at DJI. “Through this year’s contest, we hope to encourage more aerial enthusiasts to take their creativity and inspirations to new heights.”
SkyPixel and DJI will give away more than 56 awards worth a total of approximately $117,000 USD, including products like the DJI Inspire 2, Nikon Z 6 camera, DJI Mavic 2, Mavic Mini, Ronin-SC and others. In addition, all the winners will be featured as SkyPixel recommended photographers and have the opportunity to become a DJI Creator. SkyPixel will also organize a series of exhibitions at different DJI Flagship Stores from the spring of 2020 to showcase the winning pieces.
SkyPixel users will be rewarded with reputation points for every submission and the new contestants who have not attended any SkyPixel contests before will be granted the New User Reward and receive a 20% off DJI accessory coupon when submitting their first entry.
Since 2014, the SkyPixel online community has attracted 18 million professional aerial photographers and content creators from more than 140 countries. SkyPixel contests over the past five years have received over 150,000 submissions, a huge collection of extraordinary footage focusing on nature, culture, architecture, and original aerial masterpieces.
This year, the judging panel is composed of award-winning filmmakers, photographers and videographers, including Jamie Hancock, Jarred Seng, Chris McLennan and Thomas Chu.