SkyPixel and DJI Kick off This Year’s Drone Video Contest

SkyPixel, an aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, has kicked off its first aerial video contest of the year.

The 2017 SkyPixel Video Contest, running from June 2 to Aug. 2, welcomes drone video submissions for three categories: nature, city and sport.

“Since its inception in 2014, SkyPixel has become the largest community for aerial enthusiasts and photographers from around the world,” says Danny Zheng, DJI’s vice president of marketing. “We now have over four million users worldwide using this platform as a way to share their perspective of the world and inspire others with this fantastic new art form.

“This art form is very much about storytelling and allows people to see or experience something different or otherwise out of reach. With this video contest, we hope it will expand creative possibilities even further and allow people to explore the world like never before,” adds Zheng.

Video captured from any type of aerial platform is welcome. Submissions should not be longer than five minutes and should include at least 30 seconds of aerial footage, says SkyPixel.

One grand prize winner will receive a DJI Inspire 2 Premium Combo, a Nikon D750 Body + 24-70 mm VR 2.8 Lens, a Suunto Spartan Ultra Copper Special Edition (HR) Watch, a LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 Hard Drive, Oakley Latch Prizm Sunglasses, and a Tourism Australia Travel Package. Other prizes include the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo and DJI Spark, among others.

SkyPixel will also give out a people’s choice prize to the top 10 most liked videos. Winners will receive a DJI Osmo Mobile, a LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C Hard Drive, a Suunto Traverse Alpha Black Watch, and Oakley Latch Prizm Sunglasses.

The 2017 SkyPixel Video Contest is hosted by DJI and sponsored by Nikon, Adidas and Raffles City.

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