“Man must rise above the Earth – to the top of the atmosphere and beyond – for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.”
The aerial category shows the majesty of our earth, its landscapes and cityscapes from perspectives above and beyond. The aerial category encompasses any photograph captured using flight, whether by drone, aircraft of any kind, hot air balloon or using these apparatus to fly or float a camera and fire it remotely. For the purposes of this category, photography not using these technologies should be entered into another category, this includes photographs taken from buildings or from higher ground.
Aerial photographs can span all categories including portrait, documentary, landscape and more. There is no restriction on the interpretation of the category other than how the subject is captured.
Entrants are encouraged to enter original aerial photography that inspires, excites and surprises. We want to see new, original work that has not been shown before and that stands out amongst the other aerial shots. Although we accept imagery that has been entered in other competitions we are on a mission to find original, undiscovered work we have not seen before.
HOW MUCH TO ENTER?
- Entries must be 100% photographic and all elements must be produced by the entrant.
- Photographs MUST be taken using flight, whether that be the use of a drone, fixed wing aircraft, helicopter, balloon or other method of flight. Photographs taken from buildings or high places are to be entered into another category.
- Jumping is not flying!
- Textures are permissible however must also have been photographed within the rules as aerial photographs. For use of other textures or adding elements, consider the Open category.
- Composite Photography should be entered into the Open category. However diptychs, triptychs and sequences are allowable.
- Removal of elements is allowable, however the addition of new elements is not allowable.
- Aerial landscapes that do not meet these requirements should be entered into the Open category.
- Please do not add any watermarks to your entries as the judging is anonymous. All entries with watermarks on will be disqualified.
- Please do not enter any images that have been entered into APA in previous years as they will be disqualified.