SkyPixel And DJI Call For Entries In 8th Annual Photo And Video Contest

News2022-11-09

SkyPixel And DJI Call For Entries In 8th Annual Photo And Video Contest

New Emphasis On “The Story Behind” Spurs Higher Prizes Worth Almost US $143,000 For Winners

 

November 9 2022 – DJI and SkyPixel, one of the world's most popular online communities for aerial photography and videography, today revealed that the 8th Annual SkyPixel Photo & Video Contest will feature a new emphasis on storytelling and a larger prize pool than ever before. Running from November 9, 2022, to January 30, 2023, this year's SkyPixel contest calls on photo and video creators to inspire the aerial photography community like never before by telling “The Story Behind” their aerial and handheld images. To drive creators to participate, the total prize value has increased to US $143,000.

 

A Contest Inspired by You

The SkyPixel Annual Photo & Video Contest has always been more than a competition; it is a celebration of stories that made the work possible. These stories tell the creative, daring spirit that made image capturing what it is today – whether from the ground with a traditional camera or in the air with a camera drone. DJI products and innovations have been at the forefront of the aerial imagery explosion: Curious pilots attached action cameras to the original Phantom 1, inspiring engineers to build a three-axis gimbal camera for all future drones. Blockbuster cinematographers made more dynamic scenes, forming the basis for the Ronin series of professional camera stabilizers. Families and everyday adventurers began to share their world on the go, manifesting the Osmo Pocket, Action, and Mobile. With the creative imaging community growing wider to realize more perspectives, DJI and SkyPixel want the world to see the breathtaking aerial stories that this technology can capture, and to be inspired to capture their own amazing images .

 

The Story Behind

In this eighth edition of the contest, DJI and SkyPixel are putting the art of storytelling at the center of every image, identifying “The Story Behind” as its central theme. Participants will convey a message and meaning in their video or photo submission. There are ten categories to choose from, each eliciting different types of stories that participants can elaborate through their own visual storytelling. There is no restriction on the type or brand of drones used, and participants can submit as many photos or videos as they wish.

 

Submissions will be assessed by a Judging Panel of incredible professionals in the industry, including Claudio Miranda (Academy Award-winning cinematographer), Anne Farrar (Assistant Managing Editor of Photography for National Geographic Magazine), Phil Pastihov (Director of Cinematography for films such as The Lord of the Rings), Hasselblad Master Benjamin Everett, Air Pixels founder Tobias Hägg, photographer George Steinmetz, Director of Photography Toby Strong, cinematographer Yu Jingping, and photographer Wang Ning.

 

The Largest SkyPixel Prize Package Ever

This year, SkyPixel and DJI will give away more than 42 awards with a total value of almost US $143,000 – the highest value in contest history. For the grand winners awarded Best Work, one video and one photo participant will each receive the all-new Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Kit, along with a trophy and award certificate. Prizes in other categories include DJI Mavic 3, Osmo Action 3, and US$13,700 in DJI Credit.

 

Details of the SkyPixel 8th Annual Photo & Video Contest

The video contest consists of six categories:

 

The Nature Category – A Force of Nature

There is nothing more powerful than Mother Nature. The scale of its beauty never ceases to amaze. Share with us how nature has profoundly changed you and capture its magnificence in full flow.

 

The City Category – Urban Inspiration

Cities can have the power to transform the people who live in them. They can influence outlooks, create communities, and ignite passions. Show how a city shapes those who visit it and those who call it home.

 

The Travel Category – Destination: Beautiful

For everyone, traveling can be a joy. For some, it's magic. While it can be impossible to explain, it can be experienced to last a lifetime. Take us on a journey using your love of travel.

 

The Sports Category – More Than a Game

Sports have a way of playing a massive part in our lives. They keep us fit, connect us with others, and drive us to be better. Take us for a ride and show the world what your sport means to you.

 

The Story Category – Worth a Thousand Words

Do you have a story worth telling? Capture it with a lens and share it with the world. Have your voice heard and change someone's outlook. This is your time. You have the stage.

 

The Vertical Category – From a Different Perspective

The world has fallen in love with vertical videos, and it’s easy to see why. Take advantage of a taller frame to share a moment worth looking up to.

 

Please note: All videos submitted must not exceed five minutes in length. The entry must contain at least 30 seconds of footage which shooted by DJI products.

 

The photo contest consists of four categories:

 

The Nature Category – A Force of Nature

There is nothing more powerful than Mother Nature. The scale of its beauty never ceases to amaze. Share with us how nature has profoundly changed you and capture its magnificence in full flow.

 

The Architecture Category – Beauty in Design

Architecture is the perfect combination of art and ingenuity on a grand scale. Celebrate these achievements in design by sharing the buildings and structures that inspire you.

 

The Portrait Category – Portrait in the Sky

In photography, the portrait has a way of pulling audiences in like other images cannot. Immortalize a moment and empower your subject with a portrait that captures their very essence.

 

The Sports Category – More Than a Game

Sports have a way of playing a massive part in our lives. They keep us fit, connect us with others, and drive us to be better. Take us for a ride and show the world what your sport means to you.

 

Please note: All photos must be shot on a drone, and each image must be at least 3 MB with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. EXIF data should be retained.

 

Submission Details

Submission Start Date: November 9, 2022, 12:00 (UTC+8)

Submission End Date: January 30, 2023, 12:00 (UTC+8)

Award Announcement: March 3, 2023, 12:00 (UTC+8)

 

Interested participants can visit the SkyPixel 8th Annual Photo & Video Contest website for more information on contest rules and guidelines: www.skypixel.com/contests/2022

 

Please always fly with caution, observe the flight environment, and follow local regulations at all times.

 

About SkyPixel

Founded in 2014, SkyPixel is a leading global community for aerial photographers and videographers. The platform has over 42 million registered users and hosts thousands of aerial images and videos uploaded daily by users around the world, with unique content reaching over 1 million views. In December 2021, SkyPixel hosted its 7th annual aerial photo and video contest, calling on members to submit their best airborne creations. In just two months, the contest received nearly 30,000 submissions from professional photographers, videographers, aerial enthusiasts, and content creators from 124 countries and regions. In addition, SkyPixel also promotes the growth of the aerial community with a brand-new Popular Locations section that features tips from key experts on producing the best aerial photography in 30 popular regions. The SkyPixel community also welcomes video content shot with the DJI Osmo Series handheld cameras and gimbals, which can be edited and shared directly from the user's DJI Mimo app. For more info, please visit www.skypixel.com.

 

About DJI

DJI is committed to promoting sustainable progress in humanity to build a better world. Since its founding in 2006, DJI has gained a global reputation for pioneering the civilian drone industry and continuing to innovate, and it has long been a leader in several smart technology fields. DJI pursues the ultimate in intelligent drone systems and digital imaging, making it easy for everyone to capture unique ideas, revolutionizing the flight and imaging experience, bringing a new vision to the world, and allowing the beauty of technology to transcend imagination. DJI provides specialized platforms as efficient, safe, and intelligent tools for applications in emergency response, public safety, energy, infrastructure inspection, surveying and mapping, filmmaking, wildlife and nature conservation and many other industries to reshape how people live and work. Digital agricultural solutions based on spatial intelligence promote global agricultural development, innovation, and progress. 

 

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