Awards Gallery 2017

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: P Baron

Photographer: Mitch Bowers; Denver, Colorado

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Artistic

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Artistic category.

Title: Ravines and Ridges

Photographer: Stan Macbean; Orem, Utah

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Commercial

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Commercial category.

Title: Surfer’s Paradise

Photographer: Andrew Griffiths; Melbourne, Australia

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Construction Progress

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Construction Progress category

Title: An Aquatic Park in a Pyramid

Photographer:  Stéphane Champin’; Hageville, France

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Landscape / Scenic

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Landscape / Scenic category

Title: Prairie Monster

Photographer: John Wark; Pueblo, Colorado

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Judge's Choice Award- Best Vertical

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Vertical category

Title: Dam at Overflow

Photographer: Brian Harvey; Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

People's Choice Awards

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People’s Choice Award- Best Air-to-Air

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph in the Air-to-Air category.

Title: P Baron

Photographer: Mitch Bowers; Denver, Colorado

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People’s Choice Award- Best Artistic (tie)

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph in the Artistic category.

Title: B-52 Lights

Photographer: Mitch Bowers; Denver, Colorado

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People’s Choice Award- Best Artistic (tie)

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph in the Artistic category.

Title: Flying on a Dream

Photographer: Shaleen Wallace; Virginia Beach, Virginia

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People’s Choice Award- Best Commercial

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph in the Commercial category.

Title: Tailings Mount

Photographer: John Wark; Pueblo, Colorado

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People’s Choice Award- Best Construction Progress

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph in the Construction Progress category.

Title: Working on the Line

Photographer:  Stéphane Champin’; Hageville, France

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People’s Choice Award- Best Landscape / Scenic

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph in the Landscape / Scenic category.

Title: Prairie Monster

Photographer: John Wark; Pueblo, Colorado

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People’s Choice Award- Best Vertical

PAPA Int’l members’ favorite aerial photograph in the Vertical category.

Title: Clunkers

Photographer: Tayler Schmitt; San Francisco, California

Individual Judge's Choice Awards

A personal favorite aerial photograph selected by each judge.

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Susan Hedenberg Judge's Choice Award

Susan Hedenberg is a Master Aerial Photographer based near Washington D.C.

Title: Flying on a Dream

Photographer: Shaleen Wallace; Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Todd Quam Judge's Choice Award

Todd Quam is a Master Aerial Photographer based in Central California.

Title: Prairie Monster

Photographer: John Wark; Pueblo, Colorado

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Dave Sievert Judge's Choice Award

Dave Sievert is a Master Aerial Photographer based on the Central California Coast.

Title: Tailings Mount

Photographer: John Wark; Pueblo, Colorado

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Yves Tremblay Judge's Choice Award

Yves Tremblay is a Master Aerial Photographer based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Yves is a past winner of the Aerial Photographer of the Year Award.

Title:  The City

Photographer: Andrew Holt; London, United Kingdom

This page is presented in recognition of the participating aerial photography
professionals by the Competition Chair, David Wyatt.

David Wyatt is a Master Aerial Photographer based in the Pacific Northwest.

David is a past winner of the Aerial Photographer of the Year Award.