The winner of the 2020 Aero Photography Competition is: Undergraduate student Mingiyan Ushanov. The judges said of Mingiyan's entry: “Creative posing, composition and excellent quality.”

Runner-up #1 is a photo from Siah Seen Yee, Erin. “It has everything...leading building lines, balanced reflections, blue tonal range and aircraft focal point. Cropping out of the lower darkened buildings dramatically improves the shot. Nearly a winner”.

Bohan Peng, is our other runner-up. He is on a Placement at Airbus and is in the Year In Industry programme and submitted this image. The judges' view: “Great capture, in a fast-moving scene. Layout and lines of aircraft is perfect. It's a stunning visual..."

Aeronautics Photography Competition

Update 28 April: The competition is now closed 

The Department of Aeronautics first-ever photography competition is now closed! Thank you to all who submitted entries.

And the winner is...Mingiyan Ushanov! Many congratulations to Mingiyan.

The runners-up are Bohan Peng (who is on his placement year at Airbus) and Erin Siah, a graduate student. You can view the top three photos above. Other shortlisted photos and honourable mentions will be posted soon!


Photos submitted related to:

-          Studies and research

-          Experiments, labs

-          Societies and socialising

-          College/Departmental life

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the criteria was expanded so that entrants could submit photography capturing how home-working and social distancing.


Our impartial panel shortlisted photos using the following criteria: 

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Capturing the theme  
  • Technical skill