2020 Photo Contest

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Photo Contest Terms and Rules

 

An independent panel of judges will select winning photos that will appear in the Annual Photography Issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology and on AviationWeek.com. All selected photos will be:

1) Labeled as falling within one of five aerospace categories -- Commercial, Defense, Space, General Aviation (includes hobby, sport, warbirds) and COVID-19 in Photos.

2) Printed with the photographer’s name (photo credit).

3) Exposed to the global aerospace industry.

 

“Best of the Best” Competition

First, Second and Third-Place winners will be selected in the Commercial, Defense, Space, General Aviation and COVID-19 in Photos categories. In addition, a “Best of the Best” grand prize winner will be selected for a total of 16 prize winners.

CONTEST PRIZES

Best of the Best (1 winner)

  1. $500 award;
  2. Winning photo featured in the magazine with photographer’s portrait and biography and possible inclusion on the front cover;
  3. 50 copies of entire Dec. 7-20, 2020 issue;
  4. Recognition on AviationWeek.com

First Place (4 winners; one in each of 5 categories)

  1. $250 award;
  2. Winning photo featured in the magazine with photographer’s portrait and biography and possible inclusion on the front cover;
  3. 5 copies of entire Dec. 7-20, 2020 issue;
  4. Recognition on AviationWeek.com

Second Place (3 winners; one in each of 5 categories)

  1. $100 award;
  2. Winning photo featured in the magazine with photographer’s portrait and biography and possible inclusion on the front cover;
  3. 5 copies of entire Dec. 7-20, 2020 issue;
  4. Recognition on AviationWeek.com

Third Place (3 winners; one in each of 5 categories)

  1. $75 award;
  2. Winning photo featured in the magazine with photographer’s portrait and biography and possible inclusion on the front cover;
  3. 5 copies of entire Dec. 7-20, 2020 issue;
  4. Recognition on AviationWeek.com

 

PHOTO CONTEST RULES

 

  1. The contest is open to any photographer, amateur or professional who is at least 18 years of age. Employees of Informa and their family members are not eligible. Informa shall have the right to publish, distribute, and display any photo submitted for the contest in any publication by Aviation Week related to the contest, including any advertising and/or promotion related thereto, in any medium and/or format now known or hereafter devised, including without limitation print, online, mobile, digital or electronic formats, and to authorize third parties, such as syndication and redistribution partners, to further publish, distribute, and/or display such Aviation Week works related to the contest.
  2. Categories: Submissions must be entered within one of the following categories: Commercial, Military, Space,   Business and General Aviation, and COVID-19 in Photos. Photos of any aviation/aerospace or airline subject, actual objects, events or people are acceptable. Photographs of paintings are not acceptable. No slides, transparencies or prints will be accepted. Contest administrators may move an image to another category if they believe the photographer has designated an image incorrectly.
  3. Photos: Only photography shot on or after Jan. 1, 2000, may be submitted. For the COVID-19 in Photos category, photography must have been shot after Dec. 1, 2019. Photos must be submitted in JPG format and be suitable for magazine-quality printing at high resolution. JPG submissions and captions must be uploaded to the Aviation Week Photo Contest website at aviationweek.com/enter-photo-contest. Each image submitted must have a caption that provides a full description of the subject or event, including the city, state/province and country where it was shot. It is permissible for photographs to have been previously published as long as they are accompanied by signed statements confirming that no copyrights will be infringed by use of the photos by Aviation Week. Statements should be emailed to photocontest@aviationweek.com. Images may not be manipulated, collaged, or altered beyond minor retouching, such as minor changes to brightness and contrast and saturation.
  4. Entrance Fees and Entry Submissions: $5.00 (U.S.) per entry with a maximum of 25 per entry. Payment will be by credit card via PayPal. Fill out the entry form, upload your photos and pay at aviationweek.com/enter-photo-contest. Aviation Week and Informa shall have no responsibility or liability in the event any contest entries or image files are lost or destroyed. By entering, entrant agrees to abide by these rules.
  5. Deadline: Entries must be uploaded to the website by midnight local time on Oct. 26, 2020. The photo contest administrator may decide to extend the deadline. Each winner will be asked to send Aviation Week a short biography, a color photograph of himself/herself and details of the winning photo. Each winner will be required to sign and return within 15 days of receipt an affidavit of eligibility and release. Publication of images of photographers will be contingent upon receipt by Aviation Week of a photographer’s affidavit of eligibility and release. Such a release shall authorize Informa to use the photographer’s name, likeness, biographical information and/or photograph for the purposes of news and information as well as advertising, publicity and promotional materials.
  6. Judging: Photos will be judged by a panel of top professionals in aerospace and photography. Photographers’ names will not be provided to the judges, but descriptions of the photos that accompany entries will be made available. Winning photographs will be selected purely on the basis of skill, as opposed to chance. Judges have the option not to select a winner in any particular category. The decisions of the judges are final.
  7. By entering the contest, the photographer represents and warrants that he or she has the power and authority to submit the photographs entered and to grant the rights herein and that all photographs submitted shall not infringe any copyright, trademark, trade secret or invade or violate any right of any person, including without limitation any privacy or personality right, infringe any other proprietary right or contain anything libelous or obscene. Prizes are not substitutable for any other item by winners and may not be transferred or assigned.
  8. Privacy Notice. Winners who are U.S. residents may be required to give Informa their Social Security numbers, legal name, age, current address and phone number. Informa agrees to use such information in accordance with applicable law and with its Privacy Policy at http://engage.informa.com/privacy-statement/
  9. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners are responsible for all taxes on prizes. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply.
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