Aviation Week and Space Technology Photo Contest 2016

Publish Date: Jul 25, 2016

Deadline: Oct 17, 2016

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About the 2016 Photo Contest

Terms and Conditions

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

  • Labeled as falling within one of four aerospace categories, mentioned above
  • Printed with the photographer's name (photo credit)
  • Exposed to the global aerospace industry

'Best of the Best' Competition

Four First-Place winners plus two Runners-Up in each of the Civil, Defense, Space and General Aviation categories will be selected for a total of 15 prize winners. In addition, a Grand Prize winner will be chosen.

'Best of the Best' Content Prize

Grand Prize (1 winner)

  • $500 award
  • Winning photo featured in the magazine with photographer's portrait and biography and possible inclusion on the front cover
  • 100 copies of Photo Contest issue
  • Recognition on AviationWeek.com

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

  • $250 award
  • Winning photo featured in the magazine with photographer's portrait and short biography
  • Recognition on AviationWeek.com

Second Place (4 winners; one in each of 4 categories)

  • $100 award
  • Winning photo featured in the magazine with photographer's portrait and short biography
  • Recognition on AviationWeek.com

Third Place (4 winners; one in each of 4 categories)

  • $75 award
  • Winning photo featured in the magazine with photographer's portrait and short biography
  • Recognition on AviationWeek.com


The contest is open to any photographer, amateur or professional who is at least 18 years of age. Employees of Penton and their family members are not eligible. Penton shall have the right to publish any photo submitted for the contest in any print, online, digital or electronic publication by Aviation Week or other divisions of Penton in all media, including without limitation the AviationWeek.com website, apps for smart phones or tablet computers, or other electronic media.


Submissions must be entered within one of the following categories:

  • Commercial (Civil) Aviation
  • Defense
  • Space
  • General Aviation (includes hobby, sport, warbirds, air show, technical subjects)

Photos of any aviation/aerospace or airline subject, actual objects, events or people are acceptable. Photographs of paintings are not acceptable. Electronically retouched or altered digital images 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.


Entries must be uploaded to the website by midnight Eastern U.S. time on October 17, 2016. 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 Penton 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.


Only photography shot after October 1, 2015, may be submitted. 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 mailed to: Aviation Week Photo Contest Administrator, 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York. N.Y. 10036, USA. Photographers whose images are selected to be published in the Aviation Week & Space Technology Annual Photo Issue must provide a signed statement from any persons whose names or likenesses appear in those images, releasing Aviation Week and its parent and affiliates from any liability in connection with the use of those persons' names and likenesses for the purposes of news and information as well as advertising, publicity or promotional materials. Images may not be manipulated beyond the minimum brightness and contrast; no increase in saturation, retouching, or collaging of images will be allowed.

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. Photography will not be returned after the issue is published. All entries become the sole property of Aviation Week. Notwithstanding the foregoing, by entering the contest the entrant agrees to release Penton from any and all liability in the event that any entry is lost or damaged. Aviation Week and Penton 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.


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.

Content Rules

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 privacy, infringe any other proprietary right or contain anything libelous and obscene. Prizes are not substitutable for any other item by winners and may not be transferred or assigned. Aviation Week reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for any prize, for any reason.

Contest entrant photographers whose images are published in the photo contest issue agree to have those images considered for syndication. Other images from contest entries may be eligible for syndication.

Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners are responsible for all taxes on prizes. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply.

Privacy Notice

Winners who are U.S. residents will be required to give Penton their Social Security numbers, legal name, age, current address and phone number. Social Security numbers will be used for tax record-keeping purposes only.

How to apply

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.

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