1) Entries may only be sent via email to
see rule 3 for CLOSING DATES
2) Each entry must be accompanied by the entrants name and
address OR mailing list number plus aircraft/location/date details
and a title. Entrants MUST be 18yrs or older.
entrant (1 per household) may submit a maximum of
3 entries for shortlisting (subject
to rules 3a and 3b)
Phase 1 (Early entry
phase) - submitted entries MUST have been taken during the 2023
airshow season. (1 entry)
3b) Phase 2 (Main phase) -
submitted entries MUST have been taken during the 2024 airshow
season. (2 entries) |*Opens on
1st May 2024
***Each entry must be in a separate
1 closing date is 30th April 2024. Shortlisting will be carried
out in April - maximum 50
entries will be shortlisted.
Phase 2 closing date is 30th September 2024 (Midnight).
Shortlisting will typically be carried out on an ad-hoc basis.
(May to September).
There will be an allocation of 30
shortlist places each month, however these will be carried over to
the next month if unused. The cumulative maximum number of entries
that will be shortlisted at the end of each month is as follows:
April = 50, May = 80, June =
110, July =
140, August =
170, September =
200 (maximum number of places on
4) Entry subject matter is limited to:
4a) Static or display aircraft
as observed from the ground (or crowd seating) at an Airshow or
event with a scheduled air display (during advertised hours).
4b) Aircraft at a scheduled
aviation museum event (e.g. Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Day).
4c) Aircraft at an Aviation
Museum (photo shoots and night shoots accepted as long as there
are no re-enactors in the submission)
*For clarification - entries are
accepted if they have been taken at a public airshow or any
publicised event with a scheduled air display, and must be
searchable on the internet.
**Air to Air photography will
not be accepted.
5) Entries which are "too similar"
to an earlier shortlisted entry OR the winning (1st Place) entry
in any previous Airscene calendar competition, will not be
eligible for shortlisting. Entrants who submit an entry that is
too similar will be invited to submit a suitable alternative
(subject to meeting competition deadlines). (Previous CC winners
can be found
Entries must be a minimum of 1MB in size. The calendar uses a 2 x
1 landscape format (2250px * 1125px), therefore this is the
recommended format for submission. Due to confusion in previous
years and to ensure all entries are rated equally - this is now
the only format which will be accepted.
Please ensure a minimum file size of 2250 x 1125 pixels or larger.
This competition is open to anyone (amateurs and professionals
alike) and regardless of location. however:
7) No entry
should be submitted which:
has been submitted in any other photography competition past or
7b) is available
for SALE at any time prior to the respective closing dates for
each phase and in any physical form e.g. print, canvas, mousepad,
available for licence on a professional websites such as Getty (or
simillar news / media website)
*note images available for
licence on public photo sharing websites such as flickr or 500px
7d) was taken as
part of a commissioned shoot
has been published in a magazine, book, calendar or similar.
7f) was taken earlier than 1st
January 2023 (Early Entry Phase ) OR
1st January 2024 (Main Phase).
Please note that entries which were taken as part of a burst, and
therefore virtually indistinguishable from any image that is
available for sale - OR are a derivative of an image (i.e
background replaced whilst subject matter remains) - will be
treated as the same as any image as described above.
8) Any entries found to breach rule 7)
OR found not to be the work of the entrant (stolen or otherwise)
will be disregarded and the entrant banned from further
participation. Airscene will not tolerate cheating and will treat
all information provided in relation to such breaches very
seriously. In cases of copyright theft Airscene will pass the
entrants details upon request to the other parties legal
You agree to
fully indemnify Airscene in respect of all royalties, fees and any
other monies owing to any person or body by reason of Your
breaching any of the competition rules.
winners contact details will only be passed on to competition
sponsors for the purpose of delivering prizes. Airscene DOES NOT
share your contact details with 3rd parties in accordance with the
Data Protection Act. Your details will however be added to the
Airscene mailing list in order to provide competition updates and
10) Entries from outside of the UK are welcomed of
course, however Airscene will NOT guarantee prizes to anyone
outside of the UK. Non UK entries will still receive points and
receive appropriate credit inaccordance with all other rules of
this competition. Prizes which are marked with (UK)
are available only to winners in the UK. Prize distribution will
be subject to this restriction.
11) Confirmation of prize
winners addresses MAY be requested prior to any prize
distribution, however it is the responsibility of the entrant to
update Airscene in advance of the allocation or prizes.
12) Judging process: All entries received go through 2 judging
phases. Initially each entry received will be
*evaluted by Airscene and
displayed on this page if succesfully shortlisted. Entrants will
be notified. Finally after the close of the competition (30th
September 2024) all shortisted entries will be judged by a panel
of 8 judges, each awarding points to the 12 entries they consider
to be the best. The 12 entries with the highest number of points
will all appear in the 2025 Airscene Calendar, and prizes awarded
as per the prize list below. Selected shortlisted entries may also
appear in a photobook or similar in accordance with "The Artists
Bill of Rights".
13) Judges: This years panel will consist
of representatives from our sponsors and up to 3 Airscene judges -
to be confirmed.
14) Airscene rights to reproduction of
submitted (and subsequently shortlisted) entries is non-exclusive
and strictly limited to promoting the Airscene competition (for a
period of no more than 2 years from the closing date), and no
other purpose, other than as stated in rule 12 above. All
reproduced entries will be credited. Airscene competition partners
will be granted no usage rights whatsoever by Airscene. Any usage
requests which arise in addition to those specified in rule 12
above will be referred to the entrant who will be free to
negotiate license terms with the third party independently of the
15) Family members, relatives or employees of
either sponsors or judges are not permitted to enter.
Prizes (subject to change as more prizes are received).
*Note that evaluating for
shortlist is often carried out in batches (usually at weekends),
and as such you may not be notified for a week or two after
1st, 2nd & 3rd runner up prize
4th, 5th & 6th runner up
*Note that if any individual is
placed more than once on the prize board, they will be awarded
ONLY the highest place prize.
This prize will NOT be available to
anyone winning one of the top 3 prizes, and will be determined by
public votes e.g. Likes & Favourites on Facebook. Anyone found
canvassing for votes will be nilled.
One More Competition:
This is your chance to see if you
can predict the final 12 entries that appear on the FREE
downloadable 2025 Calendar. Entry is open to anyone, however as
this competition is designed to provide an EXTRA chance for
someone to win a prize, entrants who win ANY of the prizes on the
prize board will have their entry deleted before the winner is
To enter "One More Competition" - choose your favourite 12 entries
from the shortlist above. Allocate points from 12 down to 1 for
each entry, and email your selection (plus name & address) to
(title your email "One More Competition". Opens after shortlisting
Prizes confirmed but not yet allocated to Prize Board:
2 x Family ticket to
(valued at £28 each)(UK)
3 x Family ticket to
Museum of Berkshire Aviation
(valued at £10 each)(UK)
All 12 entries that appear on the calendar will have their
winning entry listed in the Airscene Shop and promoted on
Airscene's social media channels (subject to being made available
for sale on any Print on Demand website AFTER the closing date).
This does not effect the Public Vote prize or One More