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SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — DJI and SkyPixel, one of the world’s most popular online communities for aerial photography and videography, proudly announce the ninth annual SkyPixel Photography and Video Contest ( www.skypixel .com/contests/2023). This year’s contest, which runs from November 7, 2023 to February 2, 2024, encourages creators to push their creative limits, foster breakthroughs, and pioneer new trends in aerial photography and videography. To reflect the value of the creative process, the total prize package is valued at more than $200,000.

“The art of visual expression revolves around expanding the boundaries of the mind and encouraging creative thinking,” said Nan Li, director of photography at Southern Weekly. Now in its ninth year, the annual SkyPixel Photo and Video Competition continues to be a window to captivating moments captured from the sky. This contest will spark curiosity, reinvent the art of images and immerse the public in the enchanting world of aerial photography.

A contest shaped by you

The annual SkyPixel Photo and Video Competition is a celebration of the extraordinary stories that have shaped the art of image capture. Whether from solid ground or flying through the skies, these stories embody the creative and daring spirit that defines the field. For nine years, SkyPixel has embraced its users and strived to shape a contest that truly reflects the desires and aspirations of the global community. This inclusive approach has attracted a staggering 260,000 submissions and garnered over one billion views worldwide, making it a platform where exceptional work and photographers receive the recognition they deserve and where more people can appreciate the appeal of aerial photography. The growth of the Skypixel platform is a testament to the joy of creation, exploring new trends and advancing aerial photography.

This year’s SkyPixel photo and video contest brings exciting changes that promise to elevate the competition. Three new monthly competitions have been introduced in addition to the main competition, with each month focusing on a unique category. In November, the focus will be on multifocal distance, in December it will focus on FPV imaging, and in January it will highlight handheld photography. Submissions to the monthly contests can also be entered into the main contest, where they can compete for monthly and overall prizes. Additionally, a new creative category for video creators has been added, offering even more opportunities for participants to showcase their talents.

Industry-leading judges

A notable improvement this year is the impressive panel of judges in the photography and video categories. In photography, there are seasoned experts such as Wen Huang, judge and senior editor at World Press Photo, and Anne Farrar, deputy editor-in-chief of photography at National Geographic, Nan Li, director of photography at Southern Weekly, and Daniel Kordan, a renowned landscape painter. photographer.

In the video category, judges include Michael Fitzmaurice, known for credits such as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” and Xiaoshi Zhao, known for his award-winning work on “Forever Enthralled.” Bing Xi, a leading figure in the Chinese TVC industry, and celebrated filmmaker Brandon Li round out the panel.

Shocking awards

In a year full of excitement, SkyPixel and DJI are proud to present a total of 79 awards with a total value of more than $200,000. Best Work award winners will take home an Inspire 3 in the video category and a Hasselblad X2D 100C in the photography category, each prize valued at $20,000 and $14,000. Additionally, they will be signed as official creators of SkyPixel and will receive a prestigious trophy and award certificate in honor of their achievements. Our range of other prizes include top-tier offerings such as the DJI Mavic 3 Pro, DJI Air 3, DJI Avata, Osmo Pocket 3, Osmo Action 4 and Osmo Mobile 6, providing even more opportunities for our talented entrants to expand their creativity.

Details of SkyPixel’s 9th Annual Photo and Video Contest

The photography contest consists of four categories:

The Nature category – a force of natureEmbrace the power and beauty of Mother Nature. Share deeply impactful moments of nature that encapsulate its greatness.

The Architecture category – Beauty in designArchitecture is the union of art and innovation. Commemorate these feats of design by showcasing the buildings and structures that inspire creativity.

The Portrait Category – Portrait in HeavenPortraits have a unique ability to captivate audiences like no other medium. Eternalize a moment and empower your subjects through a portrait that captures their very essence.

The Sports category: more than a gameCapture the exciting world of sports, demonstrating the exciting moments and the deep meaning that your chosen sport has in people’s lives.

Please note: All photographs must be taken with a drone and each image must be at least 3 MB with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. EXIF data must be preserved.

The video contest consists of five categories:

The Nature category – a force of natureShare moments of deep connection with the natural world and capture its breathtaking magnificence.

The City Category – Urban InspirationExplore how cities have a transformative influence on their inhabitants, shaping perspectives and communities.

The Travel Category: Explore DestinationsTake us on an unforgettable journey, channeling landscapes, people and your love of travel into captivating visual stories.

The Sports category: more than a gameCapture the power, speed and beauty of sports and show the competitive spirit of moving forward.

Creative – Break the moldWith no restrictions on subject matter, creators are encouraged to explore novel approaches in terms of creative concepts, narrative styles and filming techniques.

Please note: All submitted videos must include at least 30 seconds of footage using DJI equipment.

Always fly with caution, observe the flight environment and follow local regulations at all times.

Submission DetailsSubmission Start Date: November 7, 2023, 5:00 (UTC 1)Submission End Date: February 2, 2024, 16:59 (UTC 1)Prize Announcement: March 19, 2024, 5 :00 (UTC 1)

Interested participants can visit the SkyPixel 9th ​​Annual Photo and Video Contest website for more information on contest rules and guidelines: www.skypixel.com/contests/2023

About SkyPixel

Founded in 2014, SkyPixel is a leading global community for aerial photographers and videographers. The platform has more than 42 million registered users and hosts thousands of aerial images and videos uploaded daily around the world. In November 2022, SkyPixel hosted its eighth annual aerial photography and video contest and received more than 65,000 submissions from 124 countries and regions. For more information, visit www.skypixel.com.

About DJI

Since 2006, DJI has led the world with civil drone innovations that have enabled people to take flight for the first time, visionaries to turn their imaginations into reality, and professionals to completely transform their work. Today, DJI serves to build a better world by continually promoting human advancement. With a solutions-oriented mindset and genuine curiosity, DJI has expanded its ambitions to areas such as agriculture, public safety, surveying and mapping, and infrastructure inspection. In every application, DJI products deliver experiences that add value to lives around the world more profoundly than ever before.

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