DJI and SkyPixel have announced the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel Video Contest.
The contest received close to 3,000 submissions from participants in 100 countries, across the categories of Nature, City and Sport.
The grand prize, selected from the winners of the three categories, went to xiaoxiao with the video ‘Epic of Tanna'.
The video showcases some of the most breathtaking views of a volcano and beautiful sceneries in Tanna, an island in Vanuatu over the South Pacific Ocean.
The grand prize winner will receive a DJI Inspire 2 Premium Combo, Nikon D750 Body, Suunto Spartan Ultra Copper Special Edition (HR) Watch, LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 Hard Drive, a pair of Oakley Latch Prizm Sunglasses, and a Tourism Australia Travel Package.
Danny Zheng, DJI VP of marketing says, “The amazing footage we've received throughout this contest reflects the growing interest in aerial videography and the creativity made possible with drone technology.
“This new art form really allows us to gain new perspectives and discover places that are otherwise out of reach.
“We congratulate all the winners and participants for sharing their stories and allowing us to experience the extraordinary beauty of this world in an entirely new way.
In addition to the grand prize, each category also consisted a first, second and third prize.
The first prize from the nature category goes to Vadim Sherbakov, whose work ‘Icarus' captures the spectacular views from the rocky cliffs of Isle of Skye to the mighty Dolomites in Italy.
In the City category, ‘The City of Cape Town' by Luke Bell, takes viewers on a captivating aerial tour around town, across beaches and into the mountains.
In the video ‘MMP3 - 2D Run', Marin Kafedjiiski films a parkour artist leaping across rooftops, bridges, rivers and in some of the most unexpected places.
This submission won over the judges in the sports category.
Separately, the top ten most liked videos were recognised for their amazing work with the People's Choice Award and various prizes from DJI, LaCie, Suunto and Oakley products.
The winning videos were selected by a judging panel consisting of professional photographers, filmmakers and creative directors.