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Some kitefliers enjoy competing against their fellow kitefliers to enhance their skills or reputations, or to receive other awards.


Flying Competitions

Kitefliers are judged in flying single sport kites to music, teams of sport kites, and flying precision maneuvers. Teams of people flying trains of multiple kites with long tails is certain to please a crowd every time

Kitemakers’ Competitions

There are many kites that fly well but that’s only the beginning. Kites can be enormous displays of beautiful artwork that fly like a dream. The combination of kite styles, colors, tails, designs, and patterns is unlimited.

A Variety  of competitions

AKA has established rules for competitions involving sport kites, kitemakers, persons who enjoy fighter kites or Rokkaku battles, and kite aerial photographers.

Sport, Team and Power Kiting Competitions

Fighter Kites and Rokkaku Competitions

Kitemaking Competitions

2006 People's Choice - KAP - Bora Bora Reef by Pierre Lesage

Kite Aerial Photography Competition


Try these first steps and then look at the rulebooks for the kinds of competition that interest you.

competition rulebooks

sport kite fliers rulebooks

International Sport Kite (ISK) Rulebook

ISK Compulsories Book


International Sport Kite Judges Book

AKA Appendix to IRBC Rulebook

more competition rulebooks

Kite Fighters' Rulebook

People's Choice Competition

Kitemakers Competition Rulebook

Kite Aerial Photography Competition

past Competitions

Sport Kite Rules Update

Hey All Sport Kite fliers!!! Welcome to the new 2019 season! We hope that those of you that competed in the 2018 season will be joining us at the Annual Convention in October in Shreveport, Louisiana. You have about a week and a half left to get in on the Early Bird...

Annual Convention Competition Awards

Grand National Champions

Here are the top awards for the kitemakers’ Grand National Champions

The People's Choice Awards

A list of the People’s Choice Awards from past conventions.