Eurofighter Launches Amateur Photo Competition 2014

Amateur aviation photographers from around the world will soon have the chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the world’s most advanced multi-role fast-jet fighter as part of a unique prize package for the winner of the Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition 2014.

Amateur aviation photographers from around the world will soon have the chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the world’s most advanced multi-role fast-jet fighter as part of a unique prize package for the winner of the Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition 2014.

The winner of the Competition will be offered a personal tour around the Eurofighter Typhoon by a leading Test Pilot. He or she will also be given an opportunity to see how the aircraft is made inside one of the four Final Assembly Facilities operated by the Eurofighter programme in Italy, Spain, Germany and the UK.

Last year’s Competition attracted hundreds of entries with Dan Kemsley’s dramatic image of a Eurofighter in extremis capturing the imagination of judges and securing him pride of place in the calendar which reaches a worldwide audience.

Now it could be your turn.

Eurofighter PR and Communications is proud to launch the quest to find Dan’s successor as this year’s Competition is announced today, 3rd April 2014. As ever, the Competition is expected to attract a high level of interest with images of the Eurofighter Typhoon coming in from a worldwide collection of keen and skilled amateur photographers.

The Competition, which opens today, will run until 30th September 2014 and the winner will have their image featured in the 2015 Eurofighter calendar. Lead judge, and an acknowledged expert of Typhoon photography, will be Geoffrey Lee of Plane Focus. He says: “This is the perfect platform to prove that amateur photography can indeed be extraordinary.” Geoffrey points to Dan’s image, the front cover of the 2014 Eurofighter calendar as a stunning example of an atmospheric photograph. 

This year’s winner will be announced at the close of the Competition. The judging panel, which will include Dan, will meet at Eurofighter in Germany to choose the winning photograph. 

The judging panel for the competition will be Geoffrey Lee from Plane Focus Ltd – Eurofighter’s leading photographer; Andreas Westphal – Managing Director of images.art.design. Werbeagentur GmbH; the Team of PR & Communications from Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH and Dan Kemsley. Original images of the Eurofighter Typhoon will be accepted from any amateur photographer in accordance with the terms and conditions provided.

Please send all entries either via email to [email protected] or in the post:

Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH
PR and Communications Department
Am Söldnermoos 17
85399 Hallbergmoos
Germany


Terms and Conditions:

The 2014 Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition will run from the 3rd  April 2014 to the 30th September 2014. The winner must be an amateur photographer which by definition means: “A person who engages in photography as a pastime rather than as a profession”. The picture must include or relate to the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. Employees of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH are not eligible for this Competition.

The competition entry is limited to one photograph per person. The image size should be minimum DIN A3 (420mm x 297mm) and must be at a minimum 300dpi in quality. The competition entrants need to supply the original camera file (RAW, NEF etc.) for authenticity. No enhancement or digital enhancement as to the photograph is allowed. 


The winner will receive a guided tour of the Eurofighter Typhoon from a Eurofighter  pilot and have their image featured in the 2015 Eurofighter calendar. The winner will also receive a framed copy of their winning image, signed by a pilot, and be invited to sit on the 2015 judging panel. In addition, the top three photographs will be published in Eurofighter World magazine, on the www.eurofighter.com website and will all receive a 2015 calendar. The ‘Panel’s Choice’ prize will again be awarded to the best young Eurofighter Typhoon photographer for entries from those under the age of 16.

Background information:

Eurofighter Typhoon is the most advanced new generation multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft currently available on the world market. Seven nations (Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Austria, Saudi Arabia and Oman) have already ordered the Eurofighter Typhoon. With 719 aircraft under contract and 571 on order, Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest military procurement programme in Europe. Its high technology strengthens the position of European aerospace industry in the international market. The programme secures more than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH manages the programme on behalf of the Eurofighter Partner Companies Alenia Aermacchi/Finmeccanica, BAE Systems and Airbus Defence and Space in Germany and Spain, which are the most important aviation and aerospace companies in Europe with a turnover of about 126 billion euro (2012).

High Resolution images of the Eurofighter Typhoon can be downloaded from our web site:www.eurofighter.com/medialibrary


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