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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 'BAE Systems Hawk'. Let's see your best photos of the BAE Systems Hawk. This can be the RAF Hawk T1, RAF Hawk T2 or any other variant of the Hawk which is used by other countries...

Please send in your entries by June 26th and the winning photograph will be on the Homepage on July 1st 2021 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, 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

'HMS Queen Elizabeth Pacific Deployment'

The winning photograph for June 2021

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RN Merlin HM2 departing RIAT 2007     Keith Griffiths

Royal Navy Merlin HM2 pictured departing RIAT 2007. Taken with a Nikon D80 camera and Sigma 135-400mm lens.

Keith Griffiths

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

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Merlin HM2, taken at the 2017 Nato Tiger Meet, BAN Landivisiau, France. Canon EOS700D, and 70-300 IS USM lens.

Peter Busby
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Merlin from "Queen Elizabeth" operating in the Moray Firth. Taken at Kinloss, October 2020.

Hugh Valentine
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Wildcat display team at Bournemouth airshow 2015. Taken with a Canon 40D with 100-400mm lens, F14 and shutter speed 1/400sec.

Adam Ord
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814 Naval Air Squadron Agusta Westland Merlin HM2 ZH850/67 embarked on HMS Illustrious while visiting Liverpool on 16th February 2013.

Andrew Ratcliffe
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USMC F-35B Lightning taken with Nikon D600.

Michael Bowyer
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Red Arrows team was in Chania - Maleme to honor the 80Υ Battle of Crete on 23 May 2021 (Not to theme but great to see a photos of the Red Arrows in Crete).

Nikos Kavalos

Monthly winners in 2020:

January 2020 (Peter Busby)
(Haywards Aviation Glider)

February 2020 (Peter Busby)
(British Airways 747)

March 2020 (Hugh Valentine)
(RAF Poseidon MRA Mk.1)

April 2020 (Peter Busby)
(P-38 Lightning)

May 2020 (Keith Griffiths)
(B-17 'Sally B')

June 2020 (Keith Griffiths)
(RAF C-130J Hercules)

July 2020 (Peter Busby)
(Bristol Fighter & Fokker D.VII)

August 2020 (Peter Busby)
(Belgian 'Dark Falcon' F-16)

September 2020 (Keith Griffiths)
(Beech 18)

October 2020 (Keith Griffiths)
(ME 109 Buchons)

November 2020 (Peter Busby)
(Turkish F-16)

December 2020 (Keith Griffiths)
(USAF F-22 Raptor and F-35A)

Previous Photograph Competitions.