DJI and National Geographic launch aerial photography contest



In partnership with National Geographic, DJI has launched an aerial photography contest that is open to amateur and professional photographers, as well as first time UAS users.

The contest, which will take place from September 5 to October 31, will run on the photo-sharing platform Instagram, and is open to residents of the United States and Canada.

Those that are interested in participating in the contest can upload their best aerial images to their Instagram account, and hashtag their entry with #MyMavicContest and #NatGeoTravel.

At the end of the contest, photo editors from National Geographic will shortlist and select the top five entries, and each winner will receive a DJI Mavic Pro, the company’s “portable, powerful and easy-to-use camera drone” that features DJI’s most innovative flight technology in a “sleek, foldable package.”

“We are very excited to work with National Geographic to help more people experience the fun of aerial technology and give them a different perspective of the world from above,” says Danny Zheng, Vice President of Marketing at DJI.

Along with the announcement of the aerial photography contest, DJI has also announced the details of its UAS rental program, which is open to anyone in the world. From September 5 thru October 31, users can sign up online for the opportunity to participate in the rental program.

Through the rental program, applicants will have the chance to keep the DJI Mavic Pro for two weeks, and they will be able to take it wherever they want to “create their next aerial masterpiece.”

“In addition to engaging photographers, the photo contest and rental program is a great way to encourage travelers and outdoor enthusiasts to unleash their creativity and expand the infinite possibilities of aerial photography,” Zheng adds.

More information about the photo contest can be found here, and more information about the rental program can be found here.