Competitions Paris Photography Awards
International Deadline: September 20, 2020 – Created in tribute to one of the first aerial photos taken in 1858 over Paris by Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, the Paris Aerial Photography Awards is inaugurating its first edition in 2020 by inviting all professional and amateur photographers, whether they take photos from a high point of view or use tools such as drones, helicopters, hang gliders, paragliders, kites, winders, masts, balloons and all sizes of aircraft, to submit their best photographs online in 6 main categories (and 24 sub-categories): Urban, Nature, Fine arts, People, Editorial, Real Estate.
Exhibit and promote your work to our artistic community, to journalists, and to the industry. The winning photographs will be exhibited in the heart of Paris on November 14 and 15, 2020, during Paris Photo (the world’s largest photo fair), plus more (see below).
The 2020 Jury is composed of award-winning aerial photographers and influential artists from the four corners of the world. It includes Jeffrey Milstein, Daniel Beltrá, Dirk Dallas, Alex MacLean, Benjamin Grant, Peter Essick, Florian Ledoux, Hulia Boz, Abstract Aerial Art, and Noura Al Murr Al Neyadi… see more
All category winners will have Photos showcased at the Paris exhibition, receive international press exposure, showcased online through our Instagram Partners Network*, displayed in the online Winners gallery, and receive a Digital badge and certificate.
- Aerial Photographer Of The Year 2020 (Grand-Prix) – $1,500
- Aerial Photographer Of The Year 2020 – Urban Category – $500
- Aerial Photographer Of The Year 2020 – Nature Category – $500
- Aerial Photographer Of The Year 2020 – People Category – $500
- Aerial Photographer Of The Year 2020 – Fine Art Category – $500
- Aerial Photographer Of The Year 2020 – Editorial Category – $500
- Aerial Photographer Of The Year 2020 – Real Estate Category – $500
- Aerial Photographer Of The Year 2020 – Wedding Category – $500
Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards
Photos displayed on a screen during the exhibition, Photos displayed in the online Winners gallery, Digital badge and certificate
Photos displayed in the online Winners gallery, Digital badge and certificate
Opportunity for immediate social media exposure**
* Our media partners will choose their 3 favorites among the winners. ** We regularly select photographs to publish them on our Instagram feed.
$30 for the first photograph entered; $20 for the following photographs entered. Early deadline to save 30% off entry fee June 20, 2020.
- Final competition deadline – September 20th, 2020
- Winners reveal – October 20th, 2020
- Exhibition – November 14-15th, 2020
We believe that aerial photography is a means to better understand the world around us and an opportunity to create new narrative codes and aesthetics.
At the crossroads of tradition and innovation, the Paris Aerial Photography Awards (PAPA) rewards excellence to set new worldwide standards in aerial and birds-eye view photography.