Contact | Sitemap | Forum | Facebook | Twitter
Contact | Forum | Facebook | Twitter

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 'RAF100'. As the Royal Air Force will be celebrating its 100th birthday this year then lets see your best aviation photograph of an RAF aircraft. It can be any aircraft that has served with the Royal Air Force in the past or the present.

Please send in your entries by January 25th and the winning photograph will be on the Homepage on February 1st 2018 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.

Practical Photography Magazine Subscription

This months photographs

'Best 2017 Photo'

The winning photograph for January 2018

Click to see larger image
F-15E Strike Eagle in the Mach Loop, Mid Wales     Keith Griffiths

F-15E Strike Eagle in the Mach Loop, Mid Wales. Taken on a Nikon D7100 with Sigma 150-500mm lens.

Keith Griffiths

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

Click to see larger image
German Air Force Panavia Tornado ECR 46+54 on departure day at RIAT 2017. Canon 5D IV with EF300mm f2.8L IS II USM, settings: 1/800s, f/5.0 at 300mm, ISO 100.

Martin Dighton, flyer1
Click to see larger image
This French Air Force Rafale, was taken at the NATO Tiger Meet Spotters Day, with my Canon EOS700D, and 70-300 IS USM lens.

Peter Busby
Click to see larger image
OV-10B of the Musee Europeen de l'Aviation de Chasse in a USMC color scheme. It was taken at the Avignon airshow this September. Canon EOS 7D with an eF 100-400 lens. Exposure data are 1/500th sec. at f/8 and ISO 100. Lens was at 340mm.

Dean Alexander
Click to see larger image
Strikemaster low level at the Scampton Airshow 2017.

John Bilcliffe
Click to see larger image
Swiss AF F-18 on short finals:- RAF Lossiemouth. Taken November 2017.

Hugh Valentine
Click to see larger image
AAC Apache at the RAF Cosford Air Show 2017. Canon EOS 7D MK2, Lens EF 70-200mm f/2.8 ll.

Alan Daintry
Click to see larger image
58, Sukhoi SU-27P1M Flanker, Ukraine Air Force, photographed at RIAT, RAF Fairford, 15th July 2017 using a Nikon D7000 and Sigma 150-500 OS Lens.

Andrew Ratcliffe
Click to see larger image
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor at RIAT 2017. Nikon D750 Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6 lens.

Terry Crocker

Monthly winners in 2017:

January 2017 (Keith Griffiths)
(Aerobatic Teams)

February 2017 (Andrew Ratcliffe)

March 2017 (Peter Busby)
(Naval Aviation)

April 2017 (Ian Porter)

May 2017 (Ian Porter)

June 2017 (Keith Griffiths)

July 2017 (Terry Crocker)
(Parachute Display Team)

August 2017 (Keith Griffiths)

September 2017 (Peter Busby)
(United States Air Force)

October 2017 (Keith Griffiths)
(Battle of Britain Memorial Flight)

November 2017 (Andrew Ratcliffe)
(Sukhoi and MiG)

December 2017 (Si Tovey)
(Static Display)