Last year, to commemorate its 5th anniversary online, SkyPixel announced a photography and videography contest aimed at creators capturing aerial imagery. Since launching in 2014, around the same time consumer-grade drones became mainstream, the platform has garnered over 18 million submissions from 140 countries. A few days ago, a follow up competition was announced.

For SkyPixel's 6th Anniversary Aerial Photo and Video Contest, $83,000 in cash and prizes, including DJI products, will be awarded to over 55 winners and finalists. Photos will be accepted until February 18th, 2021, for the following categories: Architecture, Sport, Nature, Portrait, and Environment. For videos, which have the same deadline and need to contain at least 30 seconds of aerial footage, the qualifying categories are Travel, FPV, Vlog, Sport, Hometown, and Showreel.

Andy Leclerc won First Prize in the Sport category for 'Edge Rider' in March.

'Winning First Place in the Sport category was pretty humbling. I knew I was going against some of the best aerial creators in the world, so I felt very honored. I recommend other creators (beginners or experts) enter – it's a great way to gain exposure and see how you measure against everyone else without comparing yourself,' Andy Leclerc tells DPReview of his First Place win in the prior contest.

Winners will be announced on March 18th, 2021. If you'd like some inspiration, check out our gallery from SkyPixel's 5th Anniversary contest.