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Plane & Pilot is proud to present a brand-new photo contest!

Your Flying World

We know how much pilots like to share the amazing shots they get while winging around the world, and this contest will give you the chance to submit your best aviation shots—anything having to do with aviation is fair game—for a chance to win outstanding prizes, such as a David Clark DC ONE-X Headset (more details below)!

Plane & Pilot is committed to safe flying practices, and we know you are, too. Please review our contest FAQ section and official rules regarding best practices for taking aviation photographs.

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Entry Deadline

November 29, 2019

FREE ENTRY

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Enter to win a publication in our magazine and some incredible prizes! Check out the prize list below.

1st
prize

$500 (USD) Cash Prize

One (1) David Clark DC ONE-X Headset

One (1) one-year subscription to Plane & Pilot Magazine

One (1) one-year subscription to Outdoor Photographer VIP Program

Placement as Plane & Pilot Facebook Cover Photo

Image to be published in a future print issue & social media

2nd
prize

$250 (USD) Cash Prize

One (1) one-year subscription to Plane & Pilot Magazine

1st
prize

$500 (USD) Cash Prize

One (1) David Clark DC ONE-X Headset

One (1) one-year subscription to Plane & Pilot Magazine

One (1) one-year subscription to Outdoor Photographer VIP Program

Placement as Plane & Pilot Facebook Cover Photo

Image to be published in a future print issue & social media

3rd
prize

$100 (USD) cash prize

One (1) one-year subscription to Plane & Pilot Magazine

Judged by aviation experts and photographers alike!

Isabel Goyer

Isabel Goyer

In addition to her accomplishments as an aviation writer and editor, Isabel Goyer has been photographing airplanes air to air (and in every other conceivable way) for 30 years. Her photography has appeared on the covers of more than a hundred publications, including Plane & Pilot, Flying, Air Progress, Popular Mechanics, Sport Pilot and many more. Isabel is a commercial land and seaplane pilot with an instrument rating. She is type rated in the Cessna CitationJet series, and has flown more than 400 different aircraft types. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family and Aussie Shepherd, Django.
Jim Koepnick

Jim Koepnick

Guest Judge
Jim Koepnick is an independent digital journalist and a member of the Sigma Pro team specializing in aviation, sports and documentary photography. His current freelance clients include Sigma lenses, Plane & Pilot, Air and Space Smithsonian, Our Wisconsin Magazine and Cirrus aircraft. Previously, Jim was Chief Photographer at the Experimental Aviation Association for 28 years. He has photographed over 1000 aircraft while on air-to-air missions and supplied over 550 cover images while at EAA. He lives in Oshkosh Wisconsin with wife Charlene and cats Gabby and Mia.
Steve Zimmermann

Steve Zimmermann

Guest Judge
A lifelong pilot and photographer, Steve Zimmermann retired early from an engineering career to devote his time to aviation and aerial photography. A multiple winner in Aviation Week’s annual photo contest, Steve’s work has also appeared in Gladstone Media’s Golden Age of Flight calendar, Plane & Pilot, Soaring, and many other publications. Holder of commercial multi-engine land and seaplane ratings, and a CFIG in gliders, Steve lives in Broomfield, Colorado, with his wife and two yellow Labs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please send us an email at [email protected] with the following details:

  1. The name of the contest (2019 Your Flying World Contest)
  2. Your username
  3. The image ID # (if applicable)
  4. The exact nature of your problem

Q: Who may enter?

A:

Contest is open to individuals over the age of 18 and are residents of the U.S.

Q: How do I enter?

A:

Click “Submit Your Images.” You’ll need to be logged in to your Plane and Pilot account to enter. If you don’t have an account, click here to register for your free account.

Q: In what format should I submit my photos?

A:

Each photograph must be submitted in .JPG format and cannot exceed 4 MB in size.

Q: How many photos may I enter?

A:

You may enter as many times as you like.

Simply visit the entry page at https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/your-flying-world/ and the system will determine your order status.

Q: Can I pass the word on this competition to my friends, classmates, Facebook/Twitter followers, etc.?

A:

Yes, please! The link to the contest portal is https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/your-flying-world/

Q: Do I have to print or mail in my photos?

A:

No. Please upload entries using the online entry form. Mailed submissions will not be accepted.

Q: Can I process my photos using Photoshop or another image-processing program?

A:

Yes.

Q: Can I watermark my photos?

A:

While we prefer you do not use watermarks on your submitted images because they can muddle the judging process, we understand that you want to protect your work. You may use a small watermark in the corner of your image, but we ask that you refrain from using a substantial watermark that covers a large portion of your photograph.

Q: When will the winners be notified?

A:

Sometime in January 2020.

Q: When will the winners be announced?

A:

All winners will be announced online sometime between January and February, 2020.

Q: What are the prizes?

A:

See the contest landing page or the official rules for a complete list of contest prizes.

Q: When I try to enter online, I get an error message. What's going on?

A:

If your attempts at entering online aren’t successful, our system might be struggling. Try waiting a few minutes, then clear your browser’s cache and cookies—you might even try restarting your computer—and go to the online entry page again.

Additionally, title your photos with alphanumeric characters only. Please don’t use apostrophes, ampersands or any other character symbol, as doing so may cause errors during uploading.

Q: I accidentally submitted duplicate photos, or there was some sort of error while submitting and I wasn’t able to complete my description. What do I do?

A:

Send us an email at [email protected]. In your email, please indicate:

  1. The name of the contest (2019 Your Flying World)
  2. Your username
  3. The image ID # (if applicable)
  4. The exact nature of your problem (please include the name(s) of your submission(s)

Q: I've tried clearing my cache and cookies, and I even bought a new computer. The online entry form just isn't working for me.

A:

Double-check that the size of your images meets our requirements. If all else fails, send us an email at [email protected]. In your email, please indicate:

  1. The name of the contest (2019 Your Flying World)
  2. Your username
  3. The image ID # (if applicable)
  4. The exact nature of your problem

Q: Are there any special considerations in taking my photographs?

A:

We will not accept the following photographs/submissions:

  1. Photographs of mishaps or pilots otherwise coming to grief.
  2. Images showing irresponsible or questionably legal flying practices.
  3. Submissions taken while the PIC should be piloting instead of photographing.
  4. Air-to-air photography submissions. Photos from the ground of planes or of the landscape from the air are fine, but air-to-air shots of other planes are not eligible.

Please photograph safely.

Official Rules

Plane & Pilot Magazine Your Flying World Official Rules

ELIGIBILITY:
Plane & Pilot’s Your Flying World Contest (“Contest”) is open only to individuals who are over 18 years of age and who are residents of the U.S. Employees of Madavor Media, LLC, (“Sponsors”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win. Sponsors reserve the right to verify all eligibility requirements. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

CONTEST PERIOD:
The Contest will begin on September 25th, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. PT, and end on November 29th, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PT (the “Contest Period”).

HOW TO ENTER:
All entries must be received by November 29th, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PT to be eligible. Each photograph must be submitted in .JPG or format and cannot exceed 4 MB in size.
Please note: Entries submitted online will be eligible for (i) the Grand Place Prize (as described below), (ii) Second Place Prize (as described below), (iii) Third Place Prize (as described below), and (iv) Finalist Prize (as described below).
Entry must be the original work of the entrant and entrant must be the sole owner of the copyright of such entry. Entry must be in keeping with the Sponsors’ image and may not be inappropriate or offensive, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third-party rights. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entry they deem to be offensive, inappropriate, that is not in keeping with Sponsors’ image or that is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. Entrant must have obtained express written consent to submit any entry that contains persons other than entrant or third-party elements not owned by entrant and, if requested to do so, produce such written consent from appropriate parties in a form and manner acceptable to the Sponsors.
By submitting an Entry, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsors may obtain many Entries in connection with this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or promoted by the Sponsors, and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Entries submitted in connection with this Contest and/or other contests sponsored by the Sponsors or submitted for other reasons or other materials developed by the Sponsors. Entrant waives any and all claims entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the entrant may be similar to his/her Entry, or that any compensation is due to entrant in connection with such Entry or other works used by Sponsors.

GRAND PLACE PRIZE JUDGING:
One (1) potential Grand Prize winner, one (1) potential Second Place winner, one (1) potential Third Place winner, and up to twenty-five (25) potential Finalists will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based equally on the following criteria: Adherence to Theme, Composition and Creativity/Originality (“Judging Criteria”). The entrants who submitted the entry receiving the highest scores, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, will be the potential winners and finalists respectively.
In the event of a tie for any prize, an additional “tie-breaking” judge will determine the applicable winner or finalists from among those tied using the Criteria. The Sponsors reserve the right to not award any prize if, in their sole discretion, an insufficient number of eligible and qualified entries are received. Decisions of the Sponsors and judges are final and binding.

WINNER NOTIFICATION:
Potential winners will be notified by telephone, mail and/or e-mail between January 29th, 2020, to February 28th, 2020, and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited, a Publicity Release, a W-9 Form and any additional documents that may be required by prize provider within fourteen (14) days of date of issuance. If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his or her jurisdiction of residence, prize may, at the Sponsors’ discretion, be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian, and such parent or legal guardian will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. Noncompliance with this time period or with these Official Rules, or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and, at the Sponsors’ discretion, the prize will be awarded to an applicable runner-up.

PRIZES:

Grand Prize: $500 (U$D) cash prize;

One (1) David Clark Headset ; One (1) one-year subscription to Plane & Pilot Magazine; One (1) one-year subscription to Outdoor Photographer VIP Program; Image to be published in a future print issue & social media

Second Place Prize: $250 (U$D) cash prize; One (1) one-year subscription to Plane & Pilot Magazine

Third Place Prize: $100 (U$D) cash prize; One (1) one-year subscription to Plane & Pilot Magazine

If, for any reason, the Sponsors do not feature any of the winning entries in Plane and Pilot Magazine, no compensation or substitution will be provided; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and the Sponsors will have no further obligation to winners. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes permitted by winners. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, in their sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being awarded are sole responsibility of each winner. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Sponsors. Limit one (1) prize per household.

USE OF ENTRY:
By submitting an entry, entrant grants the Sponsors and their designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use the entry and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes in Sponsors’ online galleries, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. In addition, each winner grants to the Sponsors and their designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use and distribute the entry (as submitted, or as cropped by the Sponsors), and his/her name, city and state of residence for credit purposes, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including without limitation in Plane and Pilot Magazine, and any Madavor Media magazines for purposes of promotion of this Contest except as otherwise stated herein, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Your personal information collected in connection with this Contest will be used in accordance with Madavor Media’s Privacy Policy (available at https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/privacy-policy-statement) including, without limitation, for marketing and promotional purposes.

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, garbled, damaged, incomplete, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries or photographs or for computer, technical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, inability to access any website associated with the Contest, errors which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials. If for any reason the Contest (or any portion thereof) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, determine winners from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using judging procedure described above. By participating, entrant agrees (i) to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors and judges, which are final and binding in all respects, and (ii) to hold the Sponsors and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”), harmless against any and all claims and liability arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with participation in this Contest, acceptance and use of any prize or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein. Sponsors may disqualify (and void all associated entries) anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsors’ representatives or who is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these rules. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

WINNERS’ LIST: For the list of winners (available after February 28th, 2020), send a separate, stamped, self-addressed envelope to: PNP Your Flying World Photo Contest Winners’ List, Attn: Marketing Department, 25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 404, Braintree, MA 02184, to be received by March 30th, 2020.

SPONSORS:
Madavor Media, 25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 404, Braintree, MA 02184
David Clark Company Inc. 360 Franklin Street, Box 15054 Worcester, MA 01615-0054

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