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2016 Vertical Photo Contest Now Open!

By Vertical Mag | August 16, 2016

Estimated reading time 3 minutes, 25 seconds.

Do you wrap up a long day in the field by breaking out your camera to get photos of your helicopter? Do you find yourself taking pictures of your rotary-wing “office” at every opportunity? Does your Instagram have more photos of aircraft than your significant other?

If this sounds like you, it’s time to look through your archives for your finest shots, because the 2016 Vertical Photo Contest is officially open! We’re calling all rotary-wing photographers — amateur and professional alike — to submit their very best photos in three categories:

Helicopters at Work

Beauty Shots in the Field


To enter, simply visit and follow the instructions to submit your photos.

New this year, we’ve eliminated the entry fee and introduced a Readers’ Choice Award, which will be based on the number of online votes each photo receives. Your friends can vote for your photo once in every 24-hour period, so the sooner you submit your entries, the more chances you have to win.

The 2016 Vertical Photo Contest officially closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 14, 2016. Shortly after, we’ll announce our winners in these prize categories:

GRAND PRIZE – $1,000 cash, plus photo on the cover of the Dec-Jan Vertical (One winner)

FIRST PLACE – $500 cash (One winner in each category)

SECOND PLACE – $250 cash (One winner in each category)

THIRD PLACE – $100 cash (One winner in each category)

READERS’ CHOICE – $500 cash (One winner)

All winning photos will be featured on our social media channels and in the December/January issue of Vertical Magazine. Entrants grant MHM Publishing the right to publish their photos in the December/January issue of Vertical Magazine, and to use them for contest promotional purposes. Entries will not be used for any other purpose without the permission of the photographer.

Show us Vertical through your eyes — take your best shot at winning the 2016 Vertical Photo Contest!

For complete contest rules, visit

The 2016 Vertical Photo Contest is proudly sponsored by Bell Helicopter, Airbus Helicopters, Bambi Bucket, Eagle Copters, Gibson and Barnes, Metro Aviation, PHP, Safran Helicopter Engines, and Wysong.

About MHM Publishing
MHM Publishing is a family-run publishing firm founded in 2002 by husband and wife duo Mike and Linda Reyno. The company employs a core 18-person staff, as well as nearly three dozen contracted, regular contributors. With a focus on aviation magazine titles, MHM publishes Vertical, Vertical 911, Skies, RCAF Today, and Insight magazines.

The MHM family of aviation magazines, along with the as-it-happens exclusive online coverage provided at and, remains committed to delivering current and relevant stories from the front lines of the aviation industry. From timely news and key insights, to stunning photography and unique stories, MHM’s team of contributing editors travel the world to bring readers the stories that affect their operations.

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