SkyPixel and DJI Call for entries for the SkyPixel 6th anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest

DJI and SkyPixel, one of the world’s most popular aerial photography and videography online communities, today announced details to its yearly anticipated SkyPixel Aerial Photo & Video Contest. Running from December 18, 2020 to February 18, 2021, this year’s contest introduces five new categories including Vlog, FPV, Showreel, Hometown and Environment. The goal is to expand creative possibilities for content creators and storytellers to share and showcase their unique perspective of the world.

This SkyPixel 6th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest consists of 11 categories in two formats, one in photography and the other using video. There is no restriction on the type or brand of shooting equipment, and participants can submit as many photos or videos as they wish. This year’s judging panel is composed of award-winning filmmakers, photographers and videographers, including Nathan McBrideToby StrongChris Schmid and Roie Galitz.

SkyPixel and DJI will give away more than 55 awards with prizes valued at approximately USD 83,000. The grand prize winners in the photo and video category will each receive a cash prize of USD 7,500, and prizes in other award categories include the Mavic 2, Mavic Air 2, RS 2, Pocket 2 and other cool DJI products.

In addition, SkyPixel users will be rewarded points for every entry they submit while first time SkyPixel contest participants will receive a 20% off discount code to purchase DJI accessories upon successful submission of their first entry.

Details of the SkyPixel 6th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest

The video contest consists of six categories:

  • Vlog: Create a video of yourself that captures special moments in your daily life
  • FPV: Capture an immersive experience and feeling of freedom that brings people closer to the action and excitement
  • Sport: Capture moments in movement, and the power and energy of humans engaged in sports
  • Travel: Share a story about humanity, culture, or an unforgettable adventure (people must be included in the video)
  • Hometown: Create a video to share a story and what’s special about your hometown
  • Showreel: Shoot a short video showcasing all the memorable moments of your 2020
    NOTE: All videos must not exceed five minutes in length. The entry must contain at least 30 seconds of aerial footage, except for the Vlog category. Vlog category entries do not need to contain aerial shots, but the equipment must be marked. 

The photo contest consists of five categories:

  • Portrait: Capture a person’s expression, action or life’s passion in the vast beauty of their surroundings
  • Nature: Capture a moment in time to reveal the true beauty of nature
  • Architecture: Discover amazing structures from a new perspective
  • Sport: Capture the energy and excitement of an athlete pursuing their dreams
  • Environment:  Highlight an environmental issue you care about

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.

Despite what categories participants decide to enter, they should always fly with caution, observe their flight environment and follow local regulations at all times.

Submission Details

Submission Start Date: December 18, 2020, 14:00 CST
Submission End Date: February 18, 2021, 14:00 CST
Award Announcement: March 18, 2021

Interested participants can visit the SkyPixel 6th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest website for more information on contest rules and guidelines. 


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