You have 0 items in your cart. Please complete the order.

Buy Now!

SkyPixel Announces Winners of 5th Aerial Photography & Video Contest

BY Zacc Dukowitz
4 March 2020

Lucky us.

SkyPixel just announced the winners of their 5th annual Aerial Photography & Video Contest, and the winning videos and photos are stunning.

About SkyPixel’s Annual Contest

The contest was launched back in 2016 to celebrate SkyPixel’s two year anniversary and DJI’s ten year anniversary, and this year’s contest marks the fifth time that SkyPixel has called on aerial photographers and videographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration.

At the time of launching the contest SkyPixel was already one of the top aerial photography communities in the world. Since then it has become a household name in the drone industry.

This year, in addition to founding partners DJI and SkyPixel, the contest was presented in partnership with Nikon, SanDisk, and Western Digital. Winners received a heap of camera and drone gear, with the grand prize winner receiving goods equivalent to about $11,500 U.S.

You can see the full list of lenses, cameras, and drones given out by category and prize level here.

Aerial Videos

Aerial videos were submitted in these four categories this year:

  • City
  • Travel
  • Nature
  • Sport

Video requirements: Footage must not exceed five minutes in length and must contain at least 30 seconds of aerial footage.

Aerial Photos

Aerial photos were submitted in these four categories this year:

  • Architecture
  • Portrait
  • Nature
  • Sport

Photos requirements: Photos must be shot on a drone, and each image must be at least 3 MB with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Below we’re showcasing the winning videos and photos for this year, but make sure to visit the SkyPixel contest page to see all the other amazing work recognized by SkyPixel and its partners this year.

Grand Prize

SkyPixel Video of the Year

“Natural Mystic” created by Maxime Moulin—see more of their work on SkyPixel.

SkyPixel Photograph of the Year

“Top of Java” created by Tony Wang—see more of their work on SkyPixel.

Winning Videos by Category

City Category—First Place Winner

Magic of Hong Kong. Mind-blowing cyberpunk drone video of the craziest Asia’s city by Timelab.pro

“Magic of Hong Kong” created by TimeLabPro—See more of their work on SkyPixel

Nature Category—First Place Winner

“Freefly Alpstein” created by Moritz Seiter—see more of their work on SkyPixel

Sport Category—First Place Winner

“Ultra Running” created by Kristian Tsantoulas—see more of their work on SkyPixel

Travel Category—First Place Winner

“Go! Bali” created by 弗兰克 (Frank)—see more of their work on SkyPixel

[Want to step up your aerial videography game? Check out these 7 pro aerial drone videography tips.] 

Winning Photographs by Category

Architecture Category—First Place Winner

“Guangzhou Tower Solar Halo” created by Jimxiang—see more of their work on SkyPixel

Nature Category—First Place Winner

“The Epic Moment” created by Vincent Chen—see more of their work on SkyPixel

Portrait Category—First Place Winner

“Ice Skating VS Snowy Lake” created by Optique Video—see more of their work on SkyPixel

Sport Category—First Place Winner

“EdgeRider” created by Andy LeClerc—see more of their work on SkyPixel

[Looking for help with aerial photography? Check out our guide, Drone Photography: A Guide to Capturing Images Like a Professional.]

Keep in mind that the videos and photos featured above are only the first place winners. Make sure to check out the second and third place winners and all of the other nominated and popular selections on the SkyPixel contest results page.

Impressed by these aerial photos and videos? Have some of your own you’d like to share? Join the conversation in this thread on the UAV Coach community forum.

Join a global community of

50,000+

drone enthusiasts.

Subscribe