Didn’t get a chance to enter the 2017 Dronestagram contest before the winners were announced? There are still three major drone video contests accepting entries.
SkyPixel, an aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, is holding its own contest — this one an aerial videography contest. The deadline to enter is August 2.
There are three categories: Nature, City, and Sport. There’s also a People’s Choice Prize for the top ten most liked videos. Submissions should not be longer than five minutes and should include at least 30 seconds of aerial footage. And while the contest is hosted by DJI, videos captured from any type of aerial platform are welcome.
The contest has received more than 700 entries so far, and to give you a sense of the competition, the organizers have already revealed some of the shots that are in the running.
Here are some of the best videos yet (click the hyperlink to watch):
- Adventure Chola Mountain by Jiang Linling shows one of the most challening climb’s in China’s Sichuan provice.
- Running by Le Cut Studio takes viewers along coastal hills, taking you on a bird’s eye flight of someone else’s run.
- Stay Classy by Michael Dyrland takes viwers on an aerial journey over and around the Seattle city skyline.
But SkyPixel isn’t your only opportunity to become an award-winning drone filmmaker. There are a slew of other drone video competitions happening around the world this year.
The New York State Fair, which runs from Aug. 23 through Sept. 4, will host its first-ever drone competition this year. The competition will have 8 categories including sports, landscape and student films. One film will be selected as the Best of Show and awarded a $250 prize and plaque. Learn more about that competition here.
And on the opposite side of the world, there’s the Drone Film Festival Australia and New Zealand, running from Sept. 15 to Nov. 5. The film festival will screen across 11 major cities: Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. The last day to enter a film is Aug. 18, with the winner receiving a 10-day trip to Thailand and $1,000 to shoot their next drone film.
Good luck, dronies!