You did it again. We asked you to submit your best aerospace photographs, and we received more than a thousand extraordinary images. Your photographs featured everything from drones to distant nebulae to landing airliners, bushplanes in Alaska, and enthusiastic airshow crowds. We now present the winners. Our judges selected a Grand Prize winner, as well a winner in each of four categories: Military, Civilian, Astronomy, and People & Planes. And you picked the Readers’ Choice winner by voting on our website. Thank you to everyone who entered a photograph or voted for a favorite.
Our Fifth Annual Photo Contest opened in March, and we can’t wait to see the next collection of photos from around the world. So head to an airshow, look up at the night sky, or visit an aerospace museum, and send us your best shots.
Civilian Category Winner
Richard Mallory Allnutt (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) July 2016
“I had been longing to see a Martin Mars for many years, especially in the air,” says Allnut. “The last airworthy example was due to visit AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. I drove down to the Seaplane Base on Lake Winnebago. From my position on the shore under the trees, I could hear the Mars rumbling nearby, but could only catch glimpses of the aircraft through the trees. Just as the flying boat came into view, a child who had been playing in the shallows leaped for joy, and that is how this image arrived.”