Why it matters to you
Photographers with the itch to go aerial but without the right gear have the chance to win a DJI Mavic Pro in a contest involving free drone rentals.
DJI and National Geographic are partnering for an aerial photo contest — but photographers may not even need to own a drone to enter. The My Mavic Contest runs through October 31 on Instagram, but unlike other aerial photography contests, DJI is offering free two-week rentals of the Mavic Pro to randomly selected applicants.
The contest runs on Instagram — all photographers have to do is tag their shared photo with #MyMavicContest and #NatGeoTravel to enter. DJI says amateur and professional photographers alike are welcome to enter, as are first-time pilots. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.
First-time pilots will have a bit easier time entering, thanks to DJI’s free drone rental program that runs through the end of the contest. The free rental offers two weeks with the DJI Mavic Pro. Because the rentals are free, demand is expected to be high, and DJI will randomly select from applicants who fill out the online form. The drones will be rented from local DJI stores.