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2019 Photo Contest

How To Enter

Just click on a category below to view photos and enter today!
Contest Rules
  • Eligibility
  • The contest is open to any photographer in the world, amateur or professional, who is at least 18 years of age. Only original photos of helicopters or tiltrotors taken by the entrant within the past 18 months will be considered. You may enter work in any and all categories; there is no limit to the number of images that can be submitted. Incomplete entry forms, such as those without telephone numbers, will be disqualified.
  • Photos will only appear in the online gallery after being approved by a photo contest administrator. Vertical Magazine reserves the right to disqualify any photos that it deems irrelevant or inappropriate, or which appear to show unsafe operating practices. Entrants who supply incomplete descriptions may be asked for additional information before their photos are added to the competition.
  • Preparing Your Entries
  • · Only high-resolution digital files will be accepted, and must be 300DPI and a minumum of 8 x 10 inches in size.
  • · Digital images may be submitted in RAW JPEG.
  • · Uploaded images should be 20MB and under in size, if you have any issues uploading please check the file size.
  • · Submissions will not be accepted via email.
  • Notification: All winners will be notified by email or phone. The results will be published in the December/January issue of Vertical Magazine. Non-winning entrants will not be individually notified of the results. Entrants grant Vertical Magazine the right to publish their photos in the December-January issue of Vertical Magazine, and for use in conjunction with promotion of the Vertical Photo Contest. Entries will not be used for any other purpose without the permission of the photographer.
  • GRAND PRIZE - Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Wind Watch // $1,850 USD Value + featured on the cover of Dec.’18/Jan.’19 issue of Vertical
    (One Winner)
  • FIRST PLACE - $750 cash
    (One winner in each category)
  • SECOND PLACE - $500 cash
    (One winner in each category)
  • THIRD PLACE - $250 cash
    (One winner in each category)
  • Readers’ Choice - $500 cash
    (One Winner with the most votes)