Friday, May 17, 2013


Judging panel includes Alan Capel, Head of Content at Alamy, and other leading names from the world of aviation and travel photography

Alamy is sponsoring an aviation photography competition launched by The Private Jet Photography Awards 2013 are now open for submissions and will be judged by an expert panel from the world of aviation and travel photography.

The awards will be launched at the start of international aviation trade event EBACE 2013, and include five categories: In the Air, On the Ground, Detail, Aircraft Crew and Speed. Entries are invited from both amateur and professional photographers based anywhere in the world.

The international judging panel includes established aviation and travel photographers Nick Meers, Paul Bowen, Jessica Ambats and Craig Easton. Other judges include Alan Capel - Head of Content at Alamy, Caroline Metcalfe - Picture Editor of Conde Nast Traveller and Manfred Zollner – Managing Editor of Fotomagazin in Germany.

A cash prize of £250 (or equivalent local currency) will be awarded to the winner of each category, with the overall winner receiving an additional £1,000 from PrivateFly. If the winning photographer submits to Alamy, they will receive 100% commission for the first sale and be promoted as a featured photographer. The closing date for entries is 31st August 2013.

Alan Capel, head of content at Alamy, comments: “Speed, aspirational travel, power (both kinds!), global connections, business, pleasure, business and pleasure... the list goes on. Good aviation photography can be conceptual, dramatic, interesting and occasionally astounding. We are delighted to be involved in this competition and look forward to seeing the entries.”

Adam Twidell, CEO of, is an experienced private jet pilot, former RAF pilot and another member of the judging panel. He comments: “These new awards are an exciting opportunity for private aviation photographers to receive global recognition for their exceptional talent and dedication.”

A pioneer in stock photography:
Founded in 1999, Alamy revolutionised stock photography by creating the world’s first open, unedited collection of images. With over 35 million images Alamy is the world's largest independent agency for news, stock and video imagery. It supplies thousands of designers, marketing departments, news desks, and publishers with imagery produced by the best professional and amateur contributors around.

Alamy provides the most comprehensive choice of imagery, supported by excellent customer service and a fast and simple online experience. Alamy is proud of its fair and ethical business model. It aims to be the first port of call for buyers and suppliers of imagery. It has a friendly and helpful approach. And it shares the rewards with its suppliers with fairness and transparency. Alamy’s business is underpinned by a philanthropic ethos.

See about Alamy for more information.

About PrivateFly:

PrivateFly is the leading global booking platform for private jet charter. With over 7000 private aircraft integrated worldwide, PrivateFly combines innovative technology with a VIP multilingual operations team, available 24 hours.

PrivateFly’s online marketplace makes it much faster, easier and more cost-effective to compare and book air charter flights. The PrivateFly platform is available in several languages and via iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

The platform includes a private jet cost calculator, giving instant up-to-date market pricing for any global itinerary. was awarded Website of The Year in 2011 by Flight International, the judges describing it as “the iTunes” of aviation. Founded in 2008, PrivateFly is based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. In September 2011 it secured investment fundraising of £2 million.

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