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Just plane fun for junior spotters

December 13, 2018

Gold Coast aviation enthusiasts as young as 10 years old will be able to put their photography skills to the test in a busy operational airfield as part of the 2019 Gold Coast Airport plane spotter photography competition.

The competition gives successful entrants exclusive airside access to photograph aircraft flying in and out of the airport – with the best photo from the day winning its snapper a $1,000 prize.

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said the competition was a great way to engage local aviation enthusiasts with the airport.

“We have been running this competition for four years now, but this is the first time we’ve opened it up to under 18s,” she said.

“We have an active junior plane spotting community, and we wanted to give them the opportunity to get involved with this initiative.

“With more than 420 aircraft movements a week, Gold Coast Airport’s unique location and busy airside environment makes for a great location to plane spot.

“We love seeing the photos from our plane spotters, especially those that showcase the airfield, aircraft and Gold Coast destination in a creative way.”

Spotters will need to submit up to five photos which meet the eligibility criteria via the Gold Coast Airport website. Up to 20 of the best entrants will then be selected to attend a special morning airside dedicated to photographing aircraft up close and personal.

Photos from the day will again be submitted for judging, with the best photo winning the $1,000 prize.

Plane spotters aged 10-13 will need to be accompanied by an adult guardian, and all applicants will be subject to police and security checks to be allowed airside.

Entries are now open for the Gold Coast Airport 2019 plane spotter photography competition.

Enter here: https://www.goldcoastairport.com.au/corporate/plane-spotting.

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