Photo above: Terje Heiestad

Deadline to enter your best shots of rotorcraft is Dec. 1, 2021.

Have you taken some great photos of helicopters or drones? Let us (and the whole world) see them by entering the 2022 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest, which opens today, Aug. 13, 2021.

Submit your entries for this, the 10th year of the competition, at by Dec. 1, 2021. You can also visit the website to check out the competition and see fabulous images submitted by photographers around the globe.

Contest Categories
The five photo contest categories for 2021, including one new group, are:

  • NEW! Wrench Turners
  • Helicopters/Drones at Work
  • Helicopters/Drones in the Military
  • People and Their Helicopters/Drones
  • Helicopter/Drone Digitally Enhanced Photos.

Contest Rules
Please note:

  • The contest is open to anyone 18 years or older; HAI membership is not required
  • Each photo must show all or part of a helicopter or drone
  • You must own the rights to any photo you submit
  • The photo should be submitted at the highest resolution your camera will produce.

HAI will announce the winners of the 2022 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest on Feb. 1, 2022. The top photographer in each category will win $100; the photographer who submits the top-rated photo overall will receive the Grand Prize, $500. Winning photos will appear in the March 2022 issue of ROTOR magazine and will be displayed at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas.

To see the full list of contest rules plus a look back at the 2021 contest winners, visit, and enter today!

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