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AOPA Pilot kicks off third annual photo contestAOPA Pilot kicks off third annual photo contest

‘AOPA Pilot’ kicks off third annual photo contest

By AOPA ePublishing staff

Think you’ve got what it takes to challenge the likes of AOPA Pilot Senior Photographer Mike Fizer and some of the other great aviation shooters? Now’s your chance to prove it.

The AOPA Pilot 2008 General Aviation Photography Contest  is open for all amateur photographers to submit digital photos of their favorite general aviation subjects.

AOPA Pilot encourages both pilots and nonpilots to capture the beauty and spirit of GA,” said Tom Haines, editor in chief of the magazine. “Since its popular debut in 2006, we have seen a lot of great submissions. Last year alone, we had more than 2,000 photos entered into the contest. I invite you again to share your photographs and celebrate general aviation.”

You can enter photos taken since Jan. 1, 2004, in the following five categories: general aviation aircraft, airports, pilots, aerials, and altered images. Each entrant is limited to one photo per category per month.

Each month between January and August, AOPA ePilot newsletter subscribers will be asked 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 Sept. 2, 2008, 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 2008 issue of AOPA Pilot.

The first place winner in each category will receive $500. The second-place winner in each category will receive $200. The third-place winner in each category will receive $100. 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. See the contest rules.

Also, see the winning photos and a slideshow of honorable mentions for 2007.

January 8, 2008

Topics: AOPA

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