Categories and Prizes

Have you taken some great photos or videos of helicopters or drones that you would like to share? Submit your entries by Dec. 21, 2018. To enter the contest, use your existing online account or create one by following the prompts on the sign-in page.

Enter the 2019 ROTOR Photo & Video Contest in the following categories:

  • Helicopters at Work
  • Helicopters in the Military
  • Drones at Work NEW!
  • People and Their Helicopters/Drones NEW!
  • Digitally Enhanced Photos/Videos

Win Prizes!

The top photographer/videographer in each category will win $100; the photographer and videographer who submit the top-rated photo and video overall will win $500 each. Winning photos will also appear in the Winter 2019 issue of ROTOR magazine; winning photos and videos will be displayed at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

Vote for Your Favorite Photo & Video

We're letting our community decide the 2019 Reader's Choice Winners!

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2018 Photo & Video Winners

HAI is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 contest — Congratulations!



Grand Prize Winner

Matthew Herberg

Virginia, Minnesota, USA


Helicopters at Work Winner

Steve Lewis

Mojave, California, USA


Helicopters in the Military Winner

Ryan Mattson

Puyallup, Washington, USA


Helicopters Serving the Community Winner

Michael Stone

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


People and Their Helicopters Winner

Scott Moak

Chesapeake, Virginia, USA


Digitally Enhanced Photo Winner

Jacob Straube

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA




Grand Prize Co-Winner

Bryan Dudas

Lynden, Washington, USA


Grand Prize Co-Winner

Peter Balciunas

Melbourne, Florida, USA