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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 'Warbirds'. Let's see your best photo of a World War II aircraft.

Please send in your entries by March 25th and the winning photograph will be on the Homepage on April 1st 2020 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.

This months photographs

'Maritime Patrol Aircraft'

The winning photograph for March 2020

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RAF Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (ZP801) arrives at Kinloss     Hugh Valentine

RAF Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (ZP801) arrives at Kinloss on the 4th February 2020.

Hugh Valentine

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

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US Navy P8 Poseidon departing RIAT 2019. Taken on a Nikon D7000 with Sigma 150-500mm lens.

Keith Griffiths
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German Navy Lockheed P-3C Orion, photographed at RAF Cosford Airshow 2019 using a Nikon D7000 with Sigma 150-500 OS HS Lens.

Andrew Ratcliffe
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Photo taken of the Lockheed SP-2H Neptune from the Cosford Night shoot last year.

Keith Attfield
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P-3C followed by a P-8A, both of VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, FL in November of 2017. Canon EOS7D and Canon 100-400mm lens at 148mm, 1/800sec, and f/6.3. NB there was an RAF crew member on the P-8, one of the first to undertake training with VP-30.

Dean Alexander
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This Nimrod, The Mighty Hunter, was taken at RIAT 2008 with my Canon EOS350D, not too sure which lens!

Peter Busby
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Navy P8 Poseidon making a pass at Farnborough Trade Fair in 2014 with its rear bay doors open. Taken with my Canon 650D at 1/1600 at F5.6 at 142mm.

Barry Hargreaves
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Catalina, "Miss Pick Up" at Duxford's Battle of Britain airshow last year. Taken with my Nikon D5300 and 70-300mm lens.

John Taylor
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Dutch P3 Orion at an RAF Fairford airshow in the mid 1990's, with Canon Eos 5 film camera and a 75-300mm lens.

Adam Ord

Monthly winners in 2019:

January 2019 (Peter Busby)
(Saab JAS 39 Gripen)

February 2019 (KAN)
(RAF Tornado GR4)

March 2019 (Keith Griffiths)
(Military Aircraft)

April 2019 (KAN)

May 2019 (Keith Griffiths)
(Surveillance Aircraft)

June 2019 (Peter Busby)

July 2019 (Andrew Ratcliffe)
(DC-3/C-47 Dakota)

August 2019 (Dean Alexander)
(Chinook Helicopter)

September 2019 (Peter Busby)
(Colour Scheme)

October 2019 (Andrew Ratcliffe)
(Parachute Display Team)

November 2019 (Keith Griffiths)

December 2019 (Keith Griffiths)
(Best 2019 photo)

Previous Photograph Competitions.