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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 'Naval Aviation'. This includes any aircraft (fixed-wing & helicopters) that serve or have served with the Navy of any country.

Please send in your entries by February 25th and the winning photograph will be on the Homepage on March 1st 2017 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


The winning photograph for February 2017

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Czech Mi-24V Hind at RIAT 2015     Andrew Ratcliffe

7356, Mil Mi-24V Hind, Czech Air Force, photographed at RIAT, RAF Fairford 2015, with Nikon D7000 and Sigma 150-500 OS, HSM Lens attached.

Andrew Ratcliffe

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

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Army AH-64D Apache during low level training in Mid Wales 2016. Taken on a Nikon D7000 with Sigma 150-500mm lens.

Keith Griffiths
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Boeing CV-22B Osprey at RIAT 2015. Canon 50D & Canon 100-400mm lens.

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Solent Coast Guard AW-138 hovering at Calshot, Hampshire. Camera Nikon D3500.

Peter Bryant
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Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin III at Beccles Airfield, Suffolk.

John Bilcliffe
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Belgium Air Force A109BA Solo display, taken in 2014 ,at Kleine-Brogel. Canon EOS700D, and 70-300 IS USM lens.

Peter Busby
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RNLAF AH-64D Apache at RIAT.

Michael Bowyer
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"helicopter Attack" - Sea King and an Apache during their combat routine at the end of Yeovilton Airshow 2013. Sony Alpha 350 & a Sigma 70-300 Telephoto lens.

Paul Wallis
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RN "Wildcats" (Luqa 2015). Perfect display, but main rotors blades are out of sync ("tongue-in-cheek").

Hugh Valentine
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Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II at RIAT 2016. Canon 7D MK2, Canon 100-400 IS MK 2 lens & Canon 1.4 X Convertor.

Paul Bazley