To enter a photo in the ROTOR Photo Contest, click on a category below.
The Rotor Photo Contest will close at midnight, Dec. 1, 2020.

Helicopters/Drones at Work: This category highlights aircraft in action; no AOG shots, please.

Helicopters/Drones in the Military: Photos in this category pay tribute to the aircraft and aviators serving their countries.

People and Their Helicopters/Drones: Photos submitted in this category should show aircraft and PEOPLE.

Helicopter/Drone Digitally Enhanced Photos: This category is your chance to show off your Photoshop skills.

*NEW  Helping Hands and Helicopters During COVID-19: HAI would love to see how you and your crew prevailed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos submitted in this category should include people in PPE gear inside or outside of their aircraft. Please note: you do not have to be a helicopter air ambulance crew to enter this category! If your crew transported patients, delivered supplies and food to those in need, and exercised optimal safety by following OEM standards and wearing PPE gear to ensure the safety of your passengers and staff during your flights, you may enter this category.

Who: Open to any adult (18 years or older) — no HAI membership is required.

What: All photos must show all or part of a helicopter or drone (and if you catch some pilots, flight crew, maintenance technicians, or passengers, that’s great too).

When: Submissions are due by midnight on Dec. 1, 2020.

Why: Because we love great photos of helicopters and drones as much as you do!

Prizes: Your helicopter/drone photo could win up to $500 (or a $100 category prize). Winning photos will also appear in the Winter 2021 issue of ROTOR magazine; winning photos will be displayed at HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans.

Rules: The most important rules for the contest are (1) you must own the copyright to any photos that you submit (in other words, you either took the photo or you can document that you paid the photographer for the rights to the photo) and (2) each photo must show all or part of a helicopter or drone. For a complete list of contest rules, please click here ROTOR Photo Contest rules.

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