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Tenth Annual Photo Contest Winners

By March 6, 2022No Comments

In 2022, the ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest celebrates its tenth year of showcasing the best in vertical lift photography.

This year’s Grand Prize winner, shown below, features a father–daughter flight. The photographer (and father), David Chow, was introduced to aviation by his grandfather, who served in the Taiwanese Air Force during World War II. David says taking sunset flights with his children in his Rotor X Phoenix A600 Turbo is one of his favorite things to do.

David Chow of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, won the ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest Grand Prize with this shot from a father-daughter flight.

Oscar G. Bernardi’s winning entry in the Helicopters/Drones at Work category shows what happens when a small bird’s peaceful day on a lake is interrupted by a larger “bird” seeking water to fight local wildland fires in Italy.

Oscar G. Bernardi of Varese, Italy, took the Helicopters/Drones at Work category prize with this engaging shot of “two aviators.”

Michal Adamowski’s dynamic photos took the top prize in two categories: Helicopters/Drones in the Military and People and Their Helicopters/Drones, a first-time event for the contest.

Michal Adamowski of Zaskale, Poland, photographed this Airbus H215 Super Puma during the Leszno Air Show, earning the Helicopter/Drones in the Military category prize.

Michal Adamowski of Zaskale, Poland, also took the top prize in the People and Their Helicopters/Drones category.

Pilot and photographer Scott Moak’s category-­winning Helicopter/Drone Digitally Enhanced Photo shows a quiet sunrise moment, shot from a hospital rooftop helipad. Moak is also a repeat contest winner, having won the People and Their Helicopters category in 2018.

Scott Moak’s shot of a sunrise on a hospital helipad took top honors in the Helicopter/Drone Digitally Enhanced Photo Category.

Finally, Tom Houquet’s winning entry in our Wrench Turners category reminds us of the essential work that maintenance technicians do every day to keep us in the air.

Tom Houquet, of Berg, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, took the top prize in a new category, Wrench Turners. Houquet is a repeat winner, having also won the Grand Prize in the 2019 contest.

We thank every photographer who submitted an entry. Your photos provide a window into our industry, and we love the view!

The ROTOR Magazine Photo ­Contest will open for its eleventh year on Aug. 1, 2022. Please visit photo.rotor.org to enter.

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