- Friday, Sep. 1, 2017
SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, announced the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel Video Contest. The contest received close to 3,000 submissions from participants in 100 countries, across the categories of Nature, City and Sport.
In addition to the Grand Prize, each category also consisted a First, Second and Third Prize. The First Prize from the Nature category goes to Vadim Sherbakov, whose work ‘Icarus’ captures the spectacular views from the rocky cliffs of Isle of Skye to the mighty Dolomites in Italy. In the City category, ‘The City of Cape Town’by Luke Bell, takes us on a captivating aerial tour around town, across beaches and into the mountains. In the video ‘MMP3 - 2D RUN,’ Marin Kafedjiiski films a parkour artist leaping across rooftops, bridges and rivers in some of the most unexpected places. His stunning submission won over the judges in the Sport category.
Separately, the top ten most liked videos were recognized for their amazing work with the People’s Choice Award and various prizes from DJI, LaCie, Suunto and Oakley products.
The winning videos were selected by a judging panel consisting of professional photographers, filmmakers and creative directors, including Phil Pastuhov, Aerial Director of Photography whose credits include The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Godzilla, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2; Filipe DeAndrade, 10-time Emmy® winning Director of Photography; and Josh Raab, Multimedia Editor at TIME and professor at the International Center of Photography, to name a few.
SkyPixel was founded in 2014 and has become a leading global community for aerial photographers and videographers. The platform has over five million registered users and hosts thousands of aerial images and videos uploaded daily by users from around the world. Leading works have received over 1 million views. The world’s largest aerial photography contest was hosted by SkyPixel in 2016, with over 27,000 entries received from 131 countries.
In addition, SkyPixel also promotes the growth of the aerial community, with an educational section featuring key aerial imaging experts who provide tips on how to produce the best aerial photography.
For more information, visit: www.skypixel.com
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