2019 RAF photo contest winner for the Midwest region: Prickett Grooms Airport (6Y9), Sidnaw, MI by RAF member Heidi Stoeppler

Thanks to your great response in past years, we’re announcing the RAF 2020 Photo Contest! It’s time again to find your favorites.
Starting Thursday, October 1, send us your best photos of scenic, recreational airstrips. Winning images will appear on the popular RAF greeting cards that go out to thousands of donors and supporters as thank you notes. 
A winner from each of five U.S. regions will be selected. The region is determined by where the photo is taken, not the photographer’s home state.

This year we’ve added the “RAF Mission” category. Send us your best photos of you and the family with your airplane out enjoying a recreational airstrip, regardless of region. 

Entry period: October 1, 2020 until 5 pm EST, November 1, 2020

Open to any RAF member, amateurs and professionals alike, including those 18 and under.

It’s easy to enter
Email high resolution digital photos in JPEG, .jpg, or .png format to:

Limit of five images per person, so please send only your best. Photos with good overall composition and lighting are preferred. Please avoid submitting photos with clutter, poor lighting or blurriness. No images of dead animals, please. Most photos with people featured in the image will be entered into the RAF Mission category. There is a high preference for scenic images (with no people) for regional category entries.

By submitting your photo(s), you give the RAF permission to use your photo in RAF publicity.

Submissions must include:

  • Photographer’s name (Name remains anonymous during judging.)
  • If under 18, state the age of the photographer 
  • Phone number
  • Location of photo (airstrip and state)
  • Identify any faces in the image, and obtain permission from them for this use
  • If sending in photos of children, you must first obtain parent/guardian permission to use the images.

Our judges are our volunteer VP’s of Appreciation who write all the RAF thank you cards. 

Winners will be announced November 15. Each winner will receive a package of high quality greeting cards with their photo on the front; and their photo credit on the back.

Good luck!

Cover Image by Ted Waltman. Nikolai Pass, McCarthy, Alaska: 2019 photo contest winner for the western region.

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