Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Your Chance To Win (or Vote) as Air Freight Carrier Launches Third Photographic Competition

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RUSSIA – WORLDWIDE – Specialist out of gauge and project air freight group Volga-Dnepr, has launched its 3rd international photographic competition to celebrate ‘three of the most iconic cargo aircraft in aviation history’, according to the company. To enter the competition, photographers are asked to submit images of the groups An-124-100 ‘Ruslan’, IL-76TD-90VD and Boeing 747 fleet. The international competition, launched by Volga-Dnepr, is open to both professional and amateur aviation photographers with prizes for first, second and third in three categories. In addition, the audience choice prize will be awarded in each nomination category based on the results of internet voting and the Grand Prix prize will be a backpack camera bag.

Aviation photographers can enter photographs into the contest of all-cargo aircraft operated by the Group’s charter company, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, and its scheduled cargo airline, AirBridgeCargo. Photo entries can be uploaded onto the official website for Volga-Dnepr Group’s International Aircraft Photo Contest 2013 HERE and visitors to the site can help to choose the winners by voting for their favourite images of the An-124, IL-76 and Boeing 747 freighters. The closing date for entries and votes is October 15th 2013.

The prize for first place is an Alpha Industries MA-1 D-TEC jacket, worth $153; second place, Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses; third place, Herpa Wings Volga Dnepr AN124 Model Airplane; Grand Prix, Think Tank Airport TakeOff Rolling Case/Backpack; and the Audience Choice Award winner will also receive Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses.

Volga-Dnepr Group organised its first photographic contest in 2010 as part of celebrations to mark its 20th anniversary and attracted 384 photo entries from 140 professional and amateur photographers from 26 countries. The contest’s website received over 8,000 visitors from 115 countries. In 2012, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Antonov 124’s first flight, Volga-Dnepr launched its second competition and received entries from more than 200 photographers in 30 countries.

Photo: No influence intended – one of the entries submitted so far (and no – not by our staff).