Contact | Sitemap | Forum | Facebook | Twitter
Contact | Forum | Facebook | Twitter

Aviation Photograph Competition

Photograph Competition Rules

Would you like to see your photograph on the Homepage for a month?

Send your photograph or email to and it will be judged along with other entries to decide the winner who will have their photograph displayed on the Homepage for one month. There will be a new theme each month and your photograph must be relevant to this. Remember only one picture per person and it must be a photograph that is owned by you.(see Rules below).

Next months theme is 'Aviation Action Photo'. Let's see an 'Action' photograph involving aircraft. This can be a fast jet with afterburner and/or vapour over the wings, giving the impression of power and speed, an aircraft taking off or landing with a blurred background creating a sense of speed, an aerobatic aircraft or team with smoke etc etc.........

Please send in your entries by April 25th and the winning photograph will be on the Homepage on May 1st 2018 for a month. The Photograph Competition starts at the beginning of each month.

You can enter just one photograph per month.
Please send your photograph in .jpg format.
The photograph must be all your own work, you must have copyright.
Please make the size of your photograph about 800 pixels or 1024 pixels across (Maximum 1200 pixels).
Photos will be judged on quality, relevance to the theme, rarity, and looks good on the Homepage.
The Photo-competition will start and have a new theme at the beginning of each month.
Sorry, NO prizes but you will have your picture on the Homepage for one month.
Please send some info about the picture such as what it is, where it was taken, and camera/lens used and your name.

Your photo must be relevant to the theme.
The larger the filesize the better the image quality. Filesizes up to 1MB+ are accepted.
Check that the exposure is correct with no blown highlights or underexposed aircraft.
If applicable then make sure runways and buildings are fairly straight.
Flying aircraft are generally preferred over static aircraft as they are harder to capture.
If it looks good on the Homepage then it will have more chance of winning.

Previous Photograph Competitions.
Photograph Competitions Forum.

Practical Photography Magazine Subscription

This months photographs


The winning photograph for April 2018

Click to see larger image
"Merlin Duo" at Yeovilton Air Show 2016     Paul Wallis

"Merlin Duo" taken at Yeovilton Air Show in 2016, where the Merlin featured heavily after the retirement of the "Sea Kings". Sony Alpha 300 with a 300mm Telephoto lens.

Paul Wallis

Thanks to everyone that took part in the Photo-Competition.

Click to see larger image
Royal Navy Rescue Sea King taken at Sunderland Airshow 2013 with Canon 50D and 100-400 Canon lens.

Click to see larger image
RAF Search And Rescue Sea King helicopter.

John Bilcliffe
Click to see larger image
Apache Helicopter taken on the Sunday of the Royal International Air Show 2017. Nikon D7100, Sigma 150-600mm C lens. Handheld, ISO 400 at f6.3 at 1/1600 sec.

Fred Liney
Click to see larger image
German Army CH-53 departing RIAT 2010. Taken on a Nikon D80 with Sigma 135-400mm lens.

Keith Griffiths
Click to see larger image
Eurocopter EC.135T3, G-NWAA of the North West Air Ambulance photographed at Barbon, Cumbria, 1st August 2009.

Andrew Ratcliffe
Click to see larger image
Wessex Whirlwind Rescue Demo 2017 at RNAS Yeovilton. Camera Nikon D7200 Lens 150-500mm.

Si Tovey
Click to see larger image
RAF Puma HC2 ZJ956 at Cosford Air Show 2017. Canon 7D MK2 / Lens 70-200mm MK2/1/60-f/11-140mm.

Alan Daintry

Monthly winners in 2017:

January 2017 (Keith Griffiths)
(Aerobatic Teams)

February 2017 (Andrew Ratcliffe)

March 2017 (Peter Busby)
(Naval Aviation)

April 2017 (Ian Porter)

May 2017 (Ian Porter)

June 2017 (Keith Griffiths)

July 2017 (Terry Crocker)
(Parachute Display Team)

August 2017 (Keith Griffiths)

September 2017 (Peter Busby)
(United States Air Force)

October 2017 (Keith Griffiths)
(Battle of Britain Memorial Flight)

November 2017 (Andrew Ratcliffe)
(Sukhoi and MiG)

December 2017 (Si Tovey)
(Static Display)

Previous Photograph Competitions.