AirVūz, the online community for drone videos and photography, is launching an annual contest to celebrate the very best in drone cinematography. And you can enter to win by uploading your work to AirVuz.com to be a contestant in the 2017 AirVūz Drone Video Awards.
Drone videos and photos on AirVuz.com are viewed by more than 8 million people worldwide monthly. According to Alexa.com, AirVūz is the second most viewed website in the drone industry.
All videos uploaded to AirVuz.com between January 1, 2017 and December 15, 2017 (entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST) are eligible to win. The contest is open to anyone in the world who uploads an originally shot drone video on AirVuz.com. To submit a drone video, go to AirVuz.com to become a member (at no cost) and follow the instructions for uploading a video or visit: http://www.airvuz.com/
A plaque, cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in 11 categories, which include: People, Cities, Landscape, Freestyle FPV, Drone Racing, Tiny Whoop, Animals (including pets), Dronies (selfies taken with a drone), Sports, Originality, and Reels.
Up to five finalists in each category will be selected by the staff of AirVūz, based on total views, quality and creativity, of a drone video or photograph uploaded on AirVuz.com in 2017. Videos are only eligible to win in one category and are only eligible for the year in which they are submitted.
In addition to 11 category winners, AirVūz will award US$1,000 for the FPV (First-Person-View) Video of the Year and US$1,000 for the Drone Video of the Year. The Drone Photo of the Year will receive US$500.
All AirVūz content creators will have the opportunity to place their votes for the best drone videos in the world between Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 and Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 (voting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST). Only one entry per registered content creator will be accepted in the voting for the best drone videos in the world.
“We’re thrilled to be hosting this contest to highlight the amazing work of our content creators from all around the world,” said Megan Gaffney, Vice President of Marketing. “Because there is so much talent in the global drone community, we at AirVūz wanted to reward the skill and creativity of the drone pilots who make our community so special.”
“With more than 15,000 videos submitted in 2017 year to date,” added Gaffney, “the competition will be stiff to find the best drone videos in the world.”
As of October 1, 2017, more than 36,000 videos have been submitted and uploaded on AirVuz.com since the website was launched in 2015.
Winners of the 2017 AirVūz Drone Video Awards will be announced on Monday, February 5, 2018. For more information about the contest, go to www.airvuz.com/drone-video-
Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative source for news and analysis on the drone industry: it’s people, products, trends, and events.