GADC Calendar Pilots Competition - May
Welcome to the competition with a simple aim - to create a picture showing the highest standard of aerial photography to grace the GADC Drone Pilots’ Calendar.
The images need to illustrate the essence of the month of May, a month named after the Greek goddess of fertility; a month that contains, amongst many others, Working-Class History Month, National Pet Month and National Mills Weekend.
A time when it is inadvisable to cast a clout until May is out - generally believed to be an exhortation to continue wearing your winter clothes until the hawthorn blooms. Crataegus monogyna - hawthorn - commonly called May is one of the birth flowers of the month, the other being the Lily of the Valley. The birthstone for May is emerald, emblematic of love and success.
And success is something we wish you, in both planning and executing your May masterpieces. Get out into the fresh air and bring back something beautiful!
GADC Calendar Pilots Competition - Rules
The requirement is to submit a still image in landscape format that illustrates the month in the competition title. The competition is open from 00:01 on the first day to 22:00 on the last day of each month and images for that month must be captured and posted within that time period
The image must obviously be taken by a drone in flight, images that the committee consider do not meet this criterion may not be entered into the poll for the winners. That means images noticeably higher than a normal person’s eye line, please.
Editing is confined to colour and exposure adjustments and crop only. There must be no removal or pasting of an object.
You can create as many images as you wish and submit them in separate posts in this thread. However, only one image of any one subject will be accepted for judging. If you are making multiple entries please indicate which one you wish to be your competition entry before the end of the month otherwise the last image you have posted will be used. Basically, if you have a selection of images illustrating the subject, have the courage of your convictions, exercise your editorial judgement and post only the one that you think is best
Images must be posted with the following information as a minimum:
Time and date
Feel free to add any further information that you think will be of interest
Images will be judged by the members of GADC who may vote for a single image by means of an anonymous poll open for two days after the last day of each month.
Voting in the poll is open to all GADC members, whether they have entered the competition or not.
You may vote for only one of the entries. DO NOT vote for your own, you may be excluded from entering the competition again,
In the event of a tie a second, single-choice poll for the disputed images only, open for 24 hours and open to all will decide the winner
Further information or the original media may be requested by the judges in case of a dispute.
Entrants are encouraged to add their images to Drone Scene if the flight will be of interest to other pilots. Accompanying notes regarding the TOAL point, access and parking plus any further local information will be appreciated.
Have Fun! Be Safe!
All flights are the sole responsibility of the individual conducting them. Each competitor must abide by the drone code and adhere to the limitations and restrictions imposed upon them by aviation law, the aircraft being used and the qualifications they hold. Landowners’ wishes and permissions must be respected and adhered to. If a flight is undertaken in a restricted zone proof of permission having been granted is required.
The committee reserve the right to modify these rules at any time and for any reason