Previously the competition has been split into multiple categories, but this time around the organizers decided to simplify the process and award a simple 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranking to the best three entries.
The images are once again a testament to the creativity that drones enable and the passion and skill of aerial photographers around the world.
Despite the regulations and constraints that increasingly weigh on recreational drones, creativity has not been curtailed and the unique worldview allowed by drones continues to make us dream.” – Eric Dupin, founder of Dronestagram.
Here are the winners.
The winner of Dronestagram’s International Drone Photography Contest was HUNGRY HIPPOS by zekedrone. You can view the author’s profile here.
The runner-up was this magnificent shot, FISHING NET IN VIETNAM by Trung Pham. See the author’s profile here.
3rd place went to 2 PEOPLE, 2 DOGS & 4 SHADOWS by qliebin. You can see the author’s profile here.
Thoughts from the Dronestagram founder
2018 didn’t end well for the drone industry, with plenty of coverage for all the wrong reasons following the fiasco at Gatwick airport in London. However, it’s nice to be able to give some publicity to Dronestagram’s community, which relentlessly shows the positive potential of drone technology.
”This year we decided to simplify the rules of the contest in order to give the greatest freedom to our community of drone photography enthusiasts. We were not disappointed with the result: thousands of amazing pictures among which it was extremely difficult to make a choice,” said Eric Dupin, the founder of Dronestagram.
“Despite the regulations and constraints that increasingly weigh on recreational drones, creativity has not been curtailed and the unique worldview allowed by drones continues to make us dream. A big thank you to all the participants, we look forward to the next edition!”