DJI and Skypixel launch the world's biggest aerial photo and video contest

DJI and SkyPixel, the online aerial photography community, are inviting entries for the annual SkyPixel Aerial Photo & Video Contest. 

The contest is designed to showcase the world captured from above, and is open to photographers and videographers, both professionals and enthusiasts. 

There are some decent prizes up for grabs, with a approximately $120,000 worth of products to be won. These include a Hasselblad X1D-50c camera (worth £5,999 / $6,495), DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone and the new Osmo Pocket three-axis stabilized gimbal.

SkyPixel will also be running a series of exhibitions at DJI Flagship Stores throughout 2019 to showcase the winning entries.


The SkyPixel contest has been run for the past three years, receiving over 100,000 submissions. Entries don't have to be captured on DJI equipment, with no restriction on the type or brand of aerial equipment, and participants can submit as many still images or videos as they wish.

The video contest consists of five categories: Nature, City, Sport and Travel, plus a Creative category, with entrants encouraged to "curate a visual story to showcase your creative skills and extraordinary visual effects". The photo contest consists of four categories: Nature, Architecture, Fun and Sport.

The winners will be announced on March 20, 2019. To find out more about the competition, and to enter, head to the 2018 Skypixel Aerial Photo & Video Contest website. Good luck!

Phil Hall

Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.