Aerial's Autumn Contest

Happy Fall, Y'all! For the month of September, Aerial Innovations decided to try something new with our audience. We’ve mentioned this before, but our company hosts monthly photo contests within the office; it’s a fun way to spice up the office with some healthy competition.

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This isn’t the first time Aerial Innovations has incorporated an outside party into our photo contests. Last July—thanks to Diane French who was the public affairs officer at the time— we were approved to get on the Coast Guard base in Clearwater. A small group of people were selected to take time out of their days and judge our photo contest photographs featuring patriotism. To read more, visit “USCG Members Judge Our Photo Contest.”

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Unlike the previous time where we incorporated non-Aerial-Innovations staff in our photo contests to judge, we decided to turn the tables. Instead of letting you be the judge, we decided to allow our Aerial Innovations family—those of you who follow us via Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn—to participate in the fun! YOU share YOUR photos! We chose the theme “Aerial’s Autumn,” and what did Autumn mean to you?

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We started off small, giving away an Aerial Innovations T-shirt, a print of the winner’s photo, and some handwritten notes of our thanks. We didn’t know how many people would be interested in the contest, and those who entered would probably enjoy these gifts! Our winner, Jason Prystupa, did!

Submission by Jason Prystupa

Submission by Jason Prystupa

Prystupa submitted his photograph of his great uncle Wendell at Lake Cumberland. Lake Cumberland is an alleged fishing haven in Clinton County, Kentucky; this is located on the Tennessee-Kentucky border. Fishing was a favorite pastime of Prystupa, visiting his family every summer and visiting the lake. Great Uncle Wendell was a praised “hillbilly fisherman extraordinaire.” Prystupa’s favorite memories of summer and early fall are here with his uncle and his family.

Ponce Inlet, Aerial Innovations

Ponce Inlet, Aerial Innovations

Our favorite [place to fish] was called “Swamp Pond.” It’s in a remote area and sits mostly untouched all year. Only people who’ve been there before know where it is. We went out on the swamp pond early this time of year and caught some monster bass. Despite the board seats and barely floating boat, these are some of the best memories I have.
— Jason Prystupa
Submission by Jason Prystupa

Submission by Jason Prystupa

We love and appreciate our Aerial Innovations family and the fact that you feel comfortable enough to share these special moments with us! Let us know at marketing@aerialinnovations.com if you’d like to participate in any upcoming photo contests, or if you have any ideas!

Lake Jessup, Aerial Innovations

Lake Jessup, Aerial Innovations

A concern we’ve realized was that those who participated with their Instagram account on private were unable to share their photo submissions with us, and had to directly message us instead! Make sure that we’re able to view your photographs!

As always, we hope you have a terrific day and thank you all so much for participating in #AerialsAutumn!

Sarah Marie Adamson