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Image Competition Award Winners 2014

The Professional Aerial Photographers' Association Annual Print Competition is a popular event, giving our members the opportunity to show their best work. On this page, we showcase the 2014 Award Winners for: People's Choice Best of Category, as voted by PAPA members, Judges' Choice Best of Category, as voted by our panel of judges, and the individual Judge's Choices. A description of the categories can be found at the foot of the page

Photographs on this page are copyright of the respective photographers.

Best of Show - Judges' Choice, Aerial Photograph of the Year


Waterlogged Sand by John Wark

Best of Show - Judges' Choice
Aerial Photograph of the Year

Title: Waterlogged Sand
Photographer: John Wark

Best of Show - People's Choice


Deep Breath by Andrew Griffiths

Best of Show - People's Choice

Best of Category: Commercial
- Judges' Choice


Title: Deep Breath
Photographer: Andrew Griffiths

People's Choice Best of Category Awards


Alexander Eaglerock by Mitch Bowers

Best of Category: Air-to-Air
- People's Choice


Title: Alexander Eaglerock
Photographer: Mitch Bowers

Fingers of the Jolly Green Giant by David Wyatt

Best of Category: Artistic
- People's Choice


Title: Fingers of the Jolly Green Giant
Photographer: David Wyatt

Container Port by David White

Best of Category: Commercial
- People's Choice


Title: Container Port
Photographer: David White

Pump and Pour by David Sievert

Best of Category: Construction Progress
- People's Choice

Title: Pump and Pour
Photographer: David Sievert

Sunset Spires by Allen Macbean

Best of Category: Scenic
- People's Choice

Title: Sunset Spires
Photographer: Allen Macbean

Judges' Choice Best of Category Awards


Straight Arrow by Stan Macbean

Best of Category: Air to Air
- Judges' Choice

Title: Straight Arrow
Photographer: Stan Macbean

Metal Art by Ron Brown

Best of Category: Artistic - Judges' Choice
Judge's Choice Award: Judge Yves Tremblay

Title: Metal Art
Photographer: Ron Brown

Best of Category: Commercial
- Judges' Choice


Title: Deep Breath
Photographer: Andrew Griffiths

Big Foot by Amy Hartsfield

Best of Category: Construction Progress
- Judges' Choice

Title: Big Foot
Photographer: Amy Hartsfield

Canyon Gold by David Wyatt

Best of Category: Scenic
- Judges' Choice

Title: Canyon Gold
Photographer: David Wyatt

Individal Judge's Choice Awards


Echo Cliffs by Ron Brown

Judge's Choice Award: Judge Jesper Larsen

Title: Echo Cliffs
Photographer: Ron Brown

Enjoy Summer by Jesper Larsen

Judge's Choice Award: Judge John Wark

Title: Enjoy Summer
Photographer: Jesper Larsen

 

Night Life by David White

Judge's Choice Award: Judge David Wyatt

Title: Night Life
Photographer: David White

 

Wallula Gap by David Wyatt

Judge's Choice Award: Judge Debbie Cruikshank

Title: Wallula Gap
Photographer: David Wyatt

 

Description of Categories

Commercial Described as shot on the job, your best view for the client, an image of commercial value
Scenic Described as images that show a broader view, a landscape or cityscape, good stock shots, panoramic views. No digital manipulation of the scene is allowed besides normal corrections (contrast, saturation, color casts, sharpening, cropping and straight horizons).
Air-to-Air A photo taken of an aircraft FROM an aircraft. Photographers are urged NOT to attempt this type of photography unless schooled in safe practice techniques. Formation flying experience and or instruction are vital for a successful and safe air-to-air shoot.
Artistic Described as Fine Art photography; pictorial, stunning, original images. Images that push the envelope. Photos that hang on walls of not just your clients.  Digital manipulation is allowed.
Construction Progress Aerial photography as a way of documenting the work of a client construction project. It can be a single shot, a progress shoot photomontage of several pictures taken over a period of time, or even a one day photomontage of several images.