Paris Aerial Photography Awards 2020
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Contest info



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 from April 10 to September 20, in 6 main categories (and 24 sub-categories): Urban, Nature, Fine arts, People, Editorial, Real Estate.

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.

Number of winners







Aerial Photography

Start date

10 April 2020  -  20 September 2020


10 April 2020  -  20 June 2020


22 September 2020  -  30 September 2020



→  1 Grand-prix • 7 Category Awards • Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards • Special Mentions→ Cash prizes and awards valued at $15,000.→  The winning photographs will be exhibited in a gallery in the heart of Paris on November 14th and 15th, 2020, during Paris Photo (the biggest photo fair in the world).→  The winning photographs and displayed in the Instagram feeds of our media partners who have over 1 million cumulative followers.

General rules



Early deadline (save 30%)June 20th, 2020
Final competition deadlineSeptember 20th, 2020Winners revealOctober 20th, 2020
ExhibitionNovember 14-15th, 2020


The PAPA 2020 competition is open to photographers, 18 years old or older, professionals, non-professionals, students, from all countries.


Photographers are invited to participate by submitting their aerial photographs to 6 categories including 24 sub-categories:
Urban / Nature / People / Fine Art / Editorial* / Real Estate*


The copyrights associated with each participating photograph remain the property of the participant, with no time limit.We use the participating images to promote the photographers themselves and for marketing purposes related to the Paris Aerial Photography Awards.

Entry fees

$20 for the first photo submitted ● $5 for the following ones.We accept payment by international and local credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro) and via Paypal. Read the full terms:


Photographers must submit a square, vertical, horizontal, or panoramic image with a title.
There is no limit to the number of photographs that can be submitted by a participant. The same image or series may be submitted in different categories. All participating photographs must be unframed. No signature, logo, copyright or other identifying mark is accepted on a participating photograph. Minimum 2000 pixels, and a maximum of 5000 pixels on the largest side. JPEG or TIFF files, sRGB (max. 30mo).


Age restriction: 18 /

Available for citizens: Worldwide