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Airscene 2025 Airshow Calendar Competition



01/02/24 - OPEN (accepting Early Entries)

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Airscene Calendar Competition League Table (Guide to the League Table HERE)

View previous Calendars

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Shortlist: (click on images to view larger)

Results Table:

Judges: Harry Knight-Dale (winner of 2024cc), Howard Heeley (Newark Air Museum)


1) Entries may only be sent via email to 2025cc@airscene.co.uk - 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.

3) Each entrant (1 per household) may submit a maximum of 3 entries for shortlisting (subject to rules 3a and 3b

3a) Phase 1 (Early entry phase) - submitted entries MUST have been taken during the 2023 airshow season. (1 entry) OPEN

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 email***

3c) Phase 1 closing date is 30th April 2024. Shortlisting will be carried out in April - maximum 50 entries will be shortlisted.

3d) Phase 2 closing date is 30th September 2024 (Midnight). Shortlisting will typically be carried out on an ad-hoc basis. (May to September).

3e) 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 shortlist).

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 HERE)

6) 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:

7a) has been submitted in any other photography competition past or present

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, t-shirt, mug.....

7c) Is 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 are OK.

7d) was taken as part of a commissioned shoot

7e) 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 representative.

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.

9) Prize 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 news.

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 competition.

15) Family members, relatives or employees of either sponsors or judges are not permitted to enter.

16) 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 submission.

1st Prize


2nd Prize

3rd Prize

1st, 2nd & 3rd runner up prize


4th, 5th & 6th runner up prize


*Note that if any individual is placed more than once on the prize board, they will be awarded ONLY the highest place prize.

Public Vote:


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 determined.

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 2025cc@airscene.co.uk (title your email "One More Competition". Opens after shortlisting is complete...

Prizes confirmed but not yet allocated to Prize Board:

2 x Family ticket to Newark Air Museum (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 Competition.