Awards Gallery 2016

Judge's Choice Awards

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Air-to-Air

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Air-to-Air category.

Title: Effervescent Dawn

Photographer: Stéphane Champin’

Aerial Photograph of the Year

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Artistic (Tie)

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Artistic category.

Title: Lenscapped Peak

Photographer: Debbie Cruikshank

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Artistic (Tie)

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Artistic category.

Title: When the Lights Go Down in the City

Photographer: Niki Britton

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Artistic (Tie)

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Artistic category.

Title: Spread Your Wings

Photographer: Ron Brown

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Artistic (Tie)

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Artistic category.

Title: Obscured

Photographer: Debbie Cruikshank

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Commercial

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Commercial category.

Title: Meadows Ski Resort

Photographer: Debbie Cruikshank

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Construction Progress

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Construction Progress category

Title: Preparing the Pipeline

Photographer: Jean Luc Kaiser

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Vertical

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Vertical category

Title: 1700s Fortified City

Photographer: Jean Luc Kaiser

People's Choice Awards

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People’s Choice Award- 1st Place

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph

Title: Grand Prismatic Spring

Photographer: Allen Macbean

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People’s Choice Award- 2nd Place

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph

Title: Mammogram

Photographer: Sibylle Allgaier

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People’s Choice Award- 3rd Place

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph

Title: Cold Stream

Photographer: Lee Ross

Individual Judge's Choice Awards

A personal favorite aerial photograph selected by each judge.

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Judge's Choice Award: John Wark

Title: Obscured

Photographer: Debbie Cruikshank

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Judge's Choice Award: Stan Macbean

Title: Playful Pitts

Photographer: David Byrne

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Judge's Choice Award: Amy Hartsfield

Title: Effervescent Dawn

Photographer: Stéphane Champin’

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Judge's Choice Award: Pat Belanger

Title: Small Town America

Photographer: Frank Carleton

Description of Categories

Commercial Described as shot on the job, your best view for the client, an image of commercial value.
Scenic/Artistic Described as images that show a broader view, a landscape or cityscape, good stock shots, panoramic views. Fine Art photography; pictorial, stunning, original images. Images that push the envelope.
Air-to-Air A photo taken of an aircraft FROM an aircraft. Photographers are urged NOT to attempt this type of photography unless schooled in safe practice techniques. Formation flying experience and or instruction are vital for a successful and safe air-to-air shoot.
Vertical Straight down, vertical photography for mapping and reference work.
Construction Progress
Aerial photography as a way of documenting the work of a client construction project. It can be a single shot, a progress shoot photomontage of several pictures taken over a period of time, or even a one day photomontage of several images.