Photo: HAI/Dianne Bond

Deadline to enter your best shots of rotorcraft is Dec. 1, 2023.

Have you taken some great photos of helicopters or drones? Let us (and the whole world) see them by entering the 2024 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest, which opened Aug. 1, 2023.

Submit your entries for this, the 12th year of the competition, at by midnight eastern (UTC-5) on Dec. 1, 2023. You can also visit the website to check out the competition and see fabulous images submitted by photographers around the globe.

Contest Categories
The photo contest categories for 2024 are:

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

Contest Rules
Please note:

  • The contest is open to anyone 18 years or older, professional or amateur; HAI membership is not required
  • Each photo must show all or part of a helicopter or drone
  • You must own the copyright to any photo you submit (in other words, you either took the photo or you can document that you paid the photographer for the rights to the photo)
  • The photo should be submitted at the highest resolution your camera will produce
  • Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of HAI, and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to win the 2024 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest.

HAI will announce the winners of the 2024 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest on Feb. 1, 2024. 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 2024 issue of ROTOR magazine and will be displayed at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California, Feb. 26–29 (exhibits open Feb. 27–29).

To see the full list of contest rules plus a look back at the 2023 contest winners, visit, and enter today!

Questions? Email [email protected].

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