There are plenty of reasons to be psyched about the second annual AirVuz video contest.
For starters, there’s $10,000 up for grabs. There are five more categories this year, which means five more chances to win. Oh, and one more thing. It’s going to be judged by a panel including yours truly, me — The Drone Girl!
AirVuz.com is hosting a video contest and award show for the second straight year, recognizing the top drone videos and photos uploaded to AirVuz during 2018.
The second annual AirVuz Drone Video Awards will have 16 total categories. Here are this year’s categories, including 5 FPV (first-person view) categories:
- FPV Freestyle-Cinematic
- FPV Freestyle – Technical
- FPV Freestyle – Flow
- FPV Tiny Whoop Acro Mode
- FPV Tiny Whoop Angle Mode
- Nature & Landscape
- Countries & Regions
- Cities & Urban
- People & Lifestyle
- Extreme Sports
- Still Photography
- Game of Drones (filming locations from “Game of Thrones”)
- Drones for Good
Grand prizes of $3,000 USD will be awarded to both the Video of the Year and FPV Video of the Year, and the People’s Choice winner will receive $1,000 USD. All category winners will take home $500 USD. Other judges will include Tiny Whoop founder Jesse Perkins and Drew Camden of Rotor Riot.
Any video uploaded to AirVuz.com from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018 is eligible to win the AirVuz video contest, though only one video or photo per content creator in each category will be eligible. Nominees for each of the 16 categories will be revealed on Jan. 14, 2019, and voting will close on Jan. 28. Winners will be announced on Feb. 18, 2019 during a live broadcast.
So what can you expect your competition to look like? Here’s a complete list of 2017’s winners, including the overall winner, Russian production company Timelab.pro.
AirVuz also runs a recurring “Drone Video of the Week” contest, where five videos are chosen each week by the AirVuz staff. Out of those five, fans have the chance to vote each week between Monday and Wednesday to choose the final winner, which is announced every Friday.
AirVuz launched in 2015 as a video and photography sharing platform for drone pilots, allowing them to upload and share videos and photos in unlimited quantity and at no cost.