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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 'USAF'. This can be any aircraft operated by the United States Air Force, past or present.

Please send in your entries by May 27th and the winning photograph will be on the Homepage on June 1st 2019 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

'Surveillance aircraft'

The winning photograph for May 2019

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German Navy P-3C Orion departing RIAT 2014     Keith Griffiths

German Navy P-3C Orion departing RIAT 2014. Taken on a Nikon D90 camera with Sigma 150-500mm lens.

Keith Griffiths

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

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Catalina taken at Duxford with Nikon D600.

Michael Bowyer
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This Boeing RC-135W, that I was lucky to snap, was taken during, Red Flag 2016.1, Nellis AFB, with my Canon EOS700D, and 70-300 IS USM lens.

Peter Busby
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Kawasaki P1 at RIAT 2015. Sony a200 with Sigma 50-500.

Steve Catlett
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SAAF Historic Flight Shackleton MR.3 seen practicing for the 2005 airshow at AFB Ysterplaat outside of Cape Town. It was taken with my old Canon EOS 10D and a 100mm-300mm lens set at 235mm, f/8, 1/750 sec, and ISO 100.

Dean Alexander
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RAF E-3D Sentry taken at Waddington 2014. Canon 50D and 100-400 lens.

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Canadian forces Aurora at RAF Lossiemouth 2014.

Hugh Valentine
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BBMF Spitfire PR.XIX (Photo Reconnaissance), PS915, taken at Biggin Hill in August 2017.

John Taylor

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Monthly winners in 2018:

January 2018 (Keith Griffiths)
(Best 2017 Photo)

February 2018 (Steve Catlett)

March 2018 (Keith Griffiths)

April 2018 (Paul Wallis)

May 2018 (Keith Griffiths)
(Aviation Action Photo)

June 2018 (Keith Griffiths)
(Large Aircraft)

July 2018 (Andrew Ratcliffe)
(Civilian Display Team)

August 2018 (Keith Griffiths)
(P-51 Mustang)

September 2018 (Peter Busby)
(French Fighters)

October 2018 (Keith Griffiths)
(Aerobatic Aircraft)

November 2018 (Peter Busby)
(Static Aircraft/Night Shoot)

December 2018 (Peter Busby)
(Best 2018 photo)

Previous Photograph Competitions.