Back in September, SkyPixel, in cooperation with DJI, kicked off their year-end contest, the 2017 SkyPixel Photo Competition.
The SkyPixel 2017 Photo Competition welcomes submissions from both professionals and enthusiasts for the following categories Story, Landscape, and Portrait. While the contest continues to welcome entries until December 29, 2017, they decided to show some of the top picks so far.
From a crystal selfie in the middle of Lake Baikal to witnessing a polar bear hunt in Nunavut, each photo is a story in itself, providing audiences with fresh perspectives of the world we live in. These photos not only represent some of the best work submitted to the contest thus far but also capture key moments of 2017 as the year comes to an end.
Participants can submit their photos to three different categories – Landscape, Portrait, and Story (which requires a series of photos taken from the ground and in the air), for a chance to win up to $15K USD worth of prizes. To enter, visit https://www.skypixel.com/events/photocontest2017/info.
“The SkyPixel platform has become a gathering place for aerial photographers, creators and artists, to share, to inspire and to provide us with unique perspectives of the world,” said Danny Zheng, DJI’s Vice President of Marketing, “With the new ‘Story’ category, we hope to provide participants more creative freedom and a chance to curate their story. The entries we’ve seen so far have exceeded our expectations and we hope they will also serve as inspirations for others who plan to take part.”
The final winners will be announced on January 31, 2018. This year’s Grand Prize winner will receive prizes worth approximately $15k USD, including a DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X7 DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH, an iPhone X 256G, a Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body, a Lowepro Pro Runner RL x450 AW II, a Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head, and more.
Professional and Enthusiast groups will have a First, Second and Third Prize in each category, with rewards up to $7,000 USD. SkyPixel will also give out a Popular Prize reward to the top ten most liked entries and an additional nine will stand to win Nominated Entries rewards.
For more info, visit: https://www.skypixel.com/events/photocontest2017/info
For the full gallery, visit https://www.skypixel.com/events/photocontest2017/select