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Image Competition Award Winners 2016

The Professional Aerial Photographers Association International holds a Photography Competition for its members to show their best work during the annual convention. On this page, we showcase the 2016 Award Winners for: Masters, as voted by PAPA members; Judges' Choice Awards for Best of Category, as voted by our panel of judges, and the Individual Judge's Choice Awards.  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


Effervescent Dawn

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

 

Title: Effervescent Dawn
Photographer: Stéphane Champin’ 

Air-to-Air Category Winner


Title: Effervescent Dawn
Photographer: 
Stéphane Champin’ 

Construction Progress Category Winner


Preparing the Pipeline

Construction Progress Category Winner

Title: Preparing the Pipeline
Photographer: Jean Luc Kaiser

Commercial Category Winner

Meadows Ski Resort

Commercial Category Winner

Title: Meadows Ski Resort
Photographer: Debbie Cruikshank

Vertical Category Winner

1700s Fortified City

Vertical Category Winner

Title: 1700s Fortified City
Photographer: Jean Luc Kaiser

 

Artistic/Scenic Category Winner

NOTE: After judge's scoring and a second round of judge's votes, these four images tied for this category win.
 
Lenscapped Peak

Artistic/Scenic Category Winner

Title: Lenscapped Peak
Photographer: Debbie Cruikshank

When the Lights Go Down in the City

Artistic/Scenic Category Winner

Title: When the Lights Go Down in the City
Photographer: Niki Britton

Spread Your Wings

Artistic/Scenic Category Winner

Title: Spread Your Wings
Photographer: Ron Brown

Artistic/Scenic Category Winner

 

Title: Obscured
Photographer: Debbie Cruikshank

Masters Category - the People's Choice Awards


Grand Prismatic Spring

People's Choice - 1st Place

 

Title: Grand Prismatic Spring
Photographer: Allen Macbean

Mammogram

People's Choice - 2nd Place

Title: Mammogram
Photographer: Sibylle Allgaier

Cold StreamPeople's Choice - 3rd Place

Title: Cold Stream
Photographer: Lee Ross


Individal Judge's Choice Awards


Judge's Choice Award: Judge John Wark

Title: Obscured
Photographer: Debbie Cruikshank

Playful Pitts

Judge's Choice Award: Judge Stan Macbean

Title: 
Playful Pitts
Photographer: 
David Byrne

 

 

Judge's Choice Award: Judge Amy Hartsfield

Title: Effervescent Dawn
Photographer: Stéphane Champin’ 

 

 

 

Small Town America

Judge's Choice Award: Judge Pat Belanger

Title: Small Town America
Photographer: Frank Carleton

 

 

Description of Categories

Commercial Described as shot on the job, your best view for the client, an image of commercial value.
Scenic/Artistic Described as images that show a broader view, a landscape or cityscape, good stock shots, panoramic views. Fine Art photography; pictorial, stunning, original images. Images that push the envelope.
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.
Vertical Straight down, vertical photography for mapping and reference work.
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.