After its popular debut in 2006, we're announcing the AOPA Pilot 2007 General Aviation Photography Contest. All amateur photographers are encouraged to submit digital photos that capture the beauty and spirit of general aviation.
You can enter photos taken since January 1, 2003, in the following five categories (one per category per month): general aviation aircraft, airports, pilots, aerials, and altered images.
"Aviation has an allure that is attractive to both pilots and nonpilots," said Tom Haines, editor in chief of AOPA Pilot. "This contest celebrates general aviation and is a way to share it through photographs."
Each month between January and August, AOPA ePilot subscribers will be invited to go online and select a photo of the month. Those photographs will be published each month in AOPA Pilot.
Once the contest ends on September 4, 2007, AOPA members and a panel of AOPA judges will select three winners in each of the five categories and an overall grand award winner. All of the top photos in each category will be published in the December 2007 issue of AOPA Pilot.
The first place winner in each category will receive $1,000. The second place winner in each category will receive $500. The third place winner in each category will receive $200. A grand prize of an additional $1,000 will be awarded to an entrant selected by the judges from among the first place winners in each category.
( Click here to see the winning photos for 2006.)
January 5, 2007