SkyPixel, an aerial photography community run in cooperation with drone company DJI, has launched the 360-degree Panorama Contest.
The contest is seeking 360-degree panoramas, which allow viewers to immerse themselves in the world of the photographer and can also be combined with virtual reality technology. 360-degree panoramas are a relatively new feature on SkyPixel, and a separate section of the website dedicated to 360-degree imaging was soft launched prior to the contest.
To help potential users create 360-degree panoramas, SkyPixel’s Rendy Cipta Muliawan established a tip that covers the basics of forming a 360-degree aerial panorama, including advising to use the “grid function” and to take four rows of photos in total to create the 360-degree view.
The contest kicked off on May 20, and SkyPixel says it already received over 700 submissions from around the world within the first 10 days. The grand prize includes a DJI Phantom 4 and a Huawei P9 Plus, and there are additional prizes available, including DJI Credits valued at $500, $300 and $100.
Contestants are invited to use any aerial platform to submit their entries, and they can enter the contest at the SkyPixel website. The list of winners will be announced on June 30.
Cover photo: Toldedo Aerial Media submitted a 360-degree panorama of a Cancun, Mexico, sunrise. The full version of the image is available here.