SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 8, 2017 — SkyPixel, the world's most popular aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, has selected some of the best aerial stories submitted to the 2017 SkyPixel Photo Storytelling Contest.

SkyPixel's top picks of 2017
SkyPixel's top picks of 2017

From a crystal selfie in the middle of Lake Baikal to witnessing a polar bear hunt in Nunavut, each photo is a story in itself, providing audiences with fresh perspectives of the world we live in. These photos not only represent some of the best work submitted to the contest thus far but also capture key moments of 2017 as the year comes to an end.

The 2017 SkyPixel Photo Storytelling Contest continues to welcome entries until December 29, 2017. Participants can submit their photos to three different categories – Landscape, Portrait, and Story (which requires a series of photos taken from the ground and in the air), for a chance to win up to 15K USD worth of prizes. To enter, visit https://www.skypixel.com/events/photocontest2017/info.

“The SkyPixel platform has become a gathering place for aerial photographers, creators and artists, to share, to inspire and to provide us with unique perspectives of the world,” said Danny Zheng, DJI's Vice President of Marketing, “With the new 'Story' category, we hope to provide participants more creative freedom and a chance to curate their story. The entries we've seen so far have exceeded our expectations and we hope they will also serve as inspirations for others who plan to take part.”

The final winners will be announced on January 31, 2018. This year's Grand Prize winner will receive prizes worth approximately 15k USD, including a DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X7 DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH, an iPhone X 256G, a Nikon D850 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body, a Lowepro Pro Runner RL x450 AW II, a Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head, and more.

Professional and Enthusiast groups will have a First, Second and Third Prize in each category, with rewards up to 7,000 USD. SkyPixel will also give out a Popular Prize reward to the top ten most liked entries and an additional nine will stand to win Nominated Entries rewards.

For more info, visit: https://www.skypixel.com/events/photocontest2017/info

Media can post photos on their website with credits to the author and SkyPixel contest.
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For the full gallery, visit https://www.skypixel.com/events/photocontest2017/select

About SkyPixel
SkyPixel was founded in 2014 and has become a leading global community for aerial photographers and videographers. The platform has over six million registered users and hosts thousands of aerial images and videos uploaded daily by users from around the world. Leading works have received over 1 million views. The world's largest aerial photography contest was hosted by SkyPixel in 2016, with over 27,000 entries received from 131 countries. In addition, SkyPixel also promotes the growth of the aerial community, with an educational section featuring key experts of aerial imaging who provide tips on how to produce the best aerial photography. For more info, please visit www.skypixel.com.

About DJI

DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable, and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI's global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture, conservation, and many other industries.

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