The Grey Arrows Drone Club is pleased to announce its fourth Challenge!
Here’s your chance to win a super rare, exclusive badge to grace your Profile page! Haven’t heard of GADC’s awesome awards? Check out our announcement regarding Badges, Awards and Challenges.
Welcome to the ‘2018 Golden Hour Challenge’.
The objective is simple : Enter a maximum of five photographs and/or videos taken during either the dawn/sunrise or sunset/dusk hours of day AND also taken during the allotted challenge time frame (approx. six weeks).
The winner will be the person who’s photo is judged (by the Grey Arrows Drone Club Committee) to be the best.
Judging will take place as soon as possible after the challenge closing date.
Judges will consider the usual pictorial criteria of composition and subject but, additionally, the colours and “sense” of “Golden Hour” will be taken into account.
The judges will score each of the challenge submissions (without reference to one another) and the judges’ scores for each entry will be added together to give each entry a total score.
Where an entrant submits more than one entry, only their highest scoring entry will progress and be considered to determine final positions in the challenge.
The winner will be the entry with the highest total score.
We have three awards available for you to win in our latest challenge. They are:
1st Place Winner - Gold Trophy
2nd Place Winner - Silver Trophy
3rd Place Winner - Bronze Trophy
The rules and small print for this challenge are as follows:
You must post your pictures and/or videos to this thread in order for it to be eligible (feel free to also post / duplicate it in the relevant #media category if you wish).
This challenge is open between 5th September 2018 and 21st October 2018, the closing date.
Your photos and/or videos must have been captured between these dates
Media posted to this thread outside of these dates will not be eligible
You may post and submit a maximum of 5 photos and/or videos
Photos that have been edited will be permitted, HDR (auto or from multi AEB exposures) are also permitted, but panoramas created by the stitching together multiple images will not be permitted.
Videos are to be a maximum of 30 seconds and may contain time-lapse and/or hyper-lapse
Text should be included with your entry post that includes the date and (rough) time the entry was taken and also where the entry was taken.
Media must be shot using your drone whilst it is flying
Please abide by the Drone Code when shooting your media
The member whose entry scores highest will be deemed the winner and that member will be awarded the exclusive 1st Place Gold Trophy. The member whose highest scoring entry scores the second highest will be awarded the 2nd Place Silver Trophy and the member whose highest scoring entry scores third highest will be awarded the 3rd Place Bronze Trophy
In the event of a tie at any position the Grey Arrows Drone Club reserve the right to declare an outright winner at that position.
What the judges really noticed was the overall quality of the entries that made the judging very tricky, but all judges agree that the method used, and the result it created, has produced the correct result.
So - new shiny badges will be flying out as follows …
Congratulations to the winners, and congratulations all entrants for the quality of the photos and videos submitted.
The top 3 entrants are re-posted below in their final ranking positions.
All the top 25, in ranking order, can be found here.