Enter your best photo that captures every day life in your airport. This could be anything from your security team to baggage handlers, to catering to border control or to the architecture or landscaping of your surroundings or anything in between.

What are the prizes?
Judges choice: $1,000 voucher
People’s choice: $500 voucher

How is the competition judged?
The competition entries will be on display and judged in the Industry Exhibition at AAA National Conference on the Gold Coast.
Two prizes will be awarded – the judges’ choice and people’s choice. All delegates attending the AAA National Conference will have to opportunity to submit their vote. Only one vote per delegate will be accepted.

Who can enter?
All employees of current financial airport and corporate members of the Australian Airports Association. Entrants are not required to be in attendance at the 2019 AAA National Conference.

When are winners announced?
Winners of the competition will be announced during afternoon tea in the Industry Exhibition on Day 3 of the AAA National Conference, Thursday 21 November. All winners will also be notified via email the week commencing 25 November 2019.

Competition entry dates
You may start sending your entries to the AAA from Monday 2 September 2019. Entries close at 5pm AEDST Friday 25 October 2019.

If you have any queries about the competition’s terms and conditions, please contact the AAA Events team at events@airports.asn.au

Competition Entries

Ray Ramadan, Melbourne Airport

Ray Ramadan, Melbourne Airport

Big Boy!
The arrival and parking of the Antonov.

Maria Norman, Brisbane Airport

Maria Norman, Brisbane Airport

EK A380 landing RWY 19L
A stunning early morning first light RWY inspection at Brisbane Airport.

Esther Lang, Downer (Ayers Rock Airport)

Esther Lang, Downer (Ayers Rock Airport)

Almost ready for Asphalt
During the Ayers Rock Airport Upgrade, just before the asphalt works commenced.
It’s a cool 40 degrees and the team is ready to go.
The line in the photo is where the last shift finished, the area in the foreground is textured and ready for the nights work.

Josh Ryan, Coffs Harbour Airport

Josh Ryan, Coffs Harbour Airport

Coffs Harbour after a storm
Taken during the evening inspection after a thunderstorm passed over CFS.

David Binskin, Camden Airport

David Binskin, Camden Airport

Camden Airport during winter
Photo was taken at 0700 on a cold winters day.

Andrew Belczacki, Cairns Airport

Andrew Belczacki, Cairns Airport

Air New Zealand Black Bird departing Cairns
Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200 ZK-OKH All Blacks scheme departing Cairns Airport for Auckland.

Brett Woods (dec.), Hobart Airport

Brett Woods (dec.), Hobart Airport

Hobart Airport Sunrise
That one quiet moment each morning just as the sun rises. Before the hustle and bustle, the roar of the engines, the greetings and farewells. That moment before it all begins for another day.

Jason Williams, Mount Hotham Airport

Jason Williams, Mount Hotham Airport

Snow Clearing
First pass out from the lights, move to the center line, move down and clear both turning nodes. Push the center line windrow out to the first pass and clear with the snow blower.

Gary Phuong, Bankstown Airport

Gary Phuong, Bankstown Airport

Hangar Vistas
Look at the amazing view from inside a hangar with an array of new buildings and hangars with heritage value in the distance.

Martin Eadie, Launceston Airport

Martin Eadie, Launceston Airport

Launceston Airport
Virgin Australia 737 rests in Launceston before its work begins the next day.

Joe Hassall, Newcastle Airport

Joe Hassall, Newcastle Airport

Early morning fog before departure
Just before the scheduled departures, the fog settled in, and decided to hang around for a while.

Michael Moon, Karratha Airport

Michael Moon, Karratha Airport

Arrivals K-town”
Passengers view arriving bay2.

Ali Moussa, Sydney Airport

Ali Moussa, Sydney Airport

Sunset capture
Captured during sunset at Qantas terminal.

Greg Anderson, Melbourne Airport

Greg Anderson, Melbourne Airport

Inspiring the next generation
28 members of the local Air Squadron were invited for an airside tour of Melbourne Airport including runways, A300 and B787, ARFF station and Operations. #EngagingTheCommunity

Stephen Mills, Canberra Airport

Stephen Mills, Canberra Airport

Excavator and B777
Excavator on TWY B extension worksite, while Qatar B777-300ER A7-BAM backtracks RWY 35.

Rhiannon Wilson, Bankstown Airport

Rhiannon Wilson, Bankstown Airport

Summer night
The end of another warm and busy day at Bankstown Airport.

Kieren Moss, Aileron Edge

Kieren Moss, Aileron Edge

Excavation – Alice Springs RPT Bay 3 concrete pad
The Alice Springs Airport RPT Apron Bay 3 flexible pavement had reached the end of its serviceable life. Installation of a concrete pad will extend its serviceable life for a further 40 years.
Client: Alice Springs Airport
Designer: Aileron Edge
Contractor: Downer EDI Works

Izelle Barnard, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport

Izelle Barnard, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport

From Toowoomba to the World
Cathay Pacific operates Queensland’s only weekly scheduled 747-8F service to WTB. It arrives every Tuesday from SYD and MEL, then travels onward to Hong Kong with cargo! I captured this fantastic shot of the rainbow lighting up a pot of gold on the Wellcamp hills.

Aaron Slarks, NT Airports

Aaron Slarks, NT Airports

Lighting the runway
A gathering of the airfield lighting team vehicles with the safety one team en-route to join the photo during a night inspection with runway lighting lighting at maximum intensity.

Adele Badenhorst, Shellharbour Airport

Adele Badenhorst, Shellharbour Airport

Shellharbour Airport – Wings Over Illawarra
Shellharbour Airport – Wings Over Illawarra

Katie Crombie, Darwin International Airport

Katie Crombie, Darwin International Airport

Sunset storm
Trying to capture the lightening in the clouds isn’t so easy. Watching the last of a storm roll out on a pretty pink Darwin sunset.

Bernard Drum, Bathurst Aerodrome

Bernard Drum, Bathurst Aerodrome

Civil and defence
A new apron extension makes space for two Saab 340’s, across from a C-130j on the old apron.

Ken Fisher, Dubbo City Regional Airport

Ken Fisher, Dubbo City Regional Airport

Firelighter
Fire Bomber RJ85 based in Dubbo during 2018/2019 summer.

Michelle Christensen, Archerfield Airport

Michelle Christensen, Archerfield Airport

YBAF Winter Sunset
On cool Winter days, a little cloud over the airport brings along an array of amazing colours.

Rick West, Newcastle Airport

Rick West, Newcastle Airport

An amazing way to start the day!
A beautiful sunrise trumpeting the start of a new day!

Kristy Roberts, Melbourne Airport

Kristy Roberts, Melbourne Airport

Archer and the Qantas A380
My 5 year old son Archer, dreams of being a pilot. We love plane spotting and visit the airport regularly to watch the planes. This is a photo I captured of him, taking a photo with my iPhone, of QF35’s departure from Melbourne Airport enroute to Singapore.

Graham Madden, Archerfield Airport

Graham Madden, Archerfield Airport

We don’t just chase birds off the aerodrome
Cows adjacent RWY 28L/10R enjoying the grass.

Maurice Barnes, Melbourne Airport

Maurice Barnes, Melbourne Airport

Preparing an international flight
Refueling a Qantas international flight.

Leigh Carnall, NT Airports

Leigh Carnall, NT Airports

Start of shift
The start of night works in Alice Springs was typified by spectacular sunsets (and the occasional sunrise). On this occasion a B773 is vacating runway 12/30 to the aircraft storage area, enabling shift 23 of the asphalt overlay project to commence.

Teegan Bell, Newcastle Airport

Teegan Bell, Newcastle Airport

Suns up, wheels up
A stunning early morning sunrise. JQ473 departing to MEL and QF2420 getting ready to depart to BNE.

Sharna Tonkin, Horn Island Airport

Sharna Tonkin, Horn Island Airport

The Daily Commute
One of our screening staff making his way to work, as most of us do, via the waterways of the Torres Strait

Daniel Skrzyniarz, Ayers Rock Airport

Daniel Skrzyniarz, Ayers Rock Airport

Final Inspection Runway 13/31
Final inspection of the completed Runway 13/31 at Ayers Rock Airport with WSO and Airport Manager after 5 months in the hot NT summer weather.

Lynette Prime, Melbourne Airport

Lynette Prime, Melbourne Airport

Arriving at Melbourne Airport
Virgin Airlines flight descending into Melbourne Airport from Sunshine Coast on a clear evening.

Alicia Jones, Darwin International Airport

Alicia Jones, Darwin International Airport

Stormin Sunsets
In true Darwin style, a stormy sunset to welcome this B777