Awards Gallery 2018

Judge's Choice Awards

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

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

Title: MSU Aerobatic Team

Photographer: Mitch Bowers; Denver, Colorado

Judge's Choice Award- Best Artistic

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Artistic category.

Title: Planet New York

Photographer: Andrew Griffiths; Melbourne, Australia

Judge's Choice Award- Best Commercial

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Commercial category.

Title: Surf Lesson

Photographer: Stéphane Champin’; Hageville, France

Judge's Choice Award- Best Construction Progress

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Construction Progress category

Title: Welding in Progress

Photographer:  Stéphane Champin’; Hageville, France

Judge's Choice Award- Best Landscape / Scenic

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Landscape / Scenic category

Title: New York Nights

Photographer: Andrew Griffiths; Melbourne, Australia

Judge's Choice Award- Best Vertical

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Vertical category

Title: Australian Open

Photographer: Andrew Griffiths; Melbourne, Australia

People's Choice Awards

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

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

Title: MSU Aerobatic Team

Photographer: Mitch Bowers; Denver, Colorado

People’s Choice Award- Best Artistic

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

Title: Sunset Candle

Photographer: Niki Britton; San Fransisco, California

People’s Choice Award- Best Commercial

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

Title: Market on Fire

Photographer: Todd Quam; Sacramento, California

People’s Choice Award- Best Construction Progress

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

Title: Curvaceous Construction

Photographer:  Niki Britton; San Fransisco, California

People’s Choice Award- Best Landscape / Scenic

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

Title: Central Park Sunset

Photographer: Andrew Griffiths; Melbourne, Australia

People’s Choice Award- Best Vertical

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

Title: Turns, Climbs, Descents

Photographer: Tayler Schmitt; San Francisco, California

Individual Judge's Choice Awards

A personal favorite aerial photograph selected by each judge.

Todd Quam Judge's Choice Award

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

Todd is honored as the 2018 Aerial Photographer of the Year.

Title: Downtown Manhattan

Photographer: Andrew Griffiths; Melbourne, Australia

Stan Macbean Judge's Choice Award

Stan Macbean is a Master Aerial Photographer based in Utah.

Title: Formation Stare

Photographer: Hunter Harris; Easton, Maryland

Amy Hartsfield Judge's Choice Award

Amy Hartsfield is a Master Aerial Photographer based on the Florida panhandle.

Title: City by the Bay

Photographer: Niki Britton; San Fransisco, California

Mark Seeman Judge's Choice Award

Mark Seeman is a Master Aerial Photographer based in New Jersey.

Title:  New York Nights

Photographer: Andrew Griffiths; Melbourne, Australia

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.