**MARCH VIDEO OF THE MONTH COMPETITION - ‘CONTRASTS IN NATURE’ – Competition Closed!**

This month’s VOTM Competition starts today. The subject is Contrasts in Nature, you are free to interpret this in any way you feel.

All footage submitted must have been filmed during the filming window, which opened at 0000 on the 1st March and closes at 2359 on the 31st March 2024. Edited videos must then be submitted it by the end of the editing window, which closes on the 7th of April at 2359, which is the closing date and time of the competition.

Voting will then be opened on the 8th of April for 1 week, where you will be able to vote for as many videos as you like before the closing date on the 14th of April at 2359.

Scope

The requirement is to submit a video created using footage captured by your own drone to illustrate the subject of the competition. The competition will be held monthly and footage for the month must be captured from 00:01 on the 1st of the calendar month until 2359 on the last calendar date of the month - unless otherwise specified. Entries must then be submitted by 2359 on the 7th of the following month – to allow time for editing footage captured up until the last moment of the last day of the month.

Editing is confined to colour and exposure adjustments and crop only. There must be no removal or pasting of an object.

Unless otherwise stated VOTM entries should be no longer than 5 minutes and preferably less than 4 minutes.

Please post only one video, the video you wish to be judged, in this thread.

Video’s must be posted with the following information as a minimum:

In Capitals as the first line of your post:

THIS IS MY ENTRY

If this is not done at the time of posting the picture will be ignored. Should it be absolutely necessary to change your video then delete the previous video and add “This is my entry” - as above - as the first line of your new post. If in any doubt contact the Challenges Committee

(@Challenges_Committee)

Further Information is required

Location

Time and date

Aircraft/camera used

Feel free to add any further information that you think will be of interest.

Voting

Videos will be judged by the members of GADC who may vote for any number of videos by means of an anonymous poll open for seven days after the closing date for competition entries.

Voting in the poll is open to all GADC members, whether they have entered the competition or not.

You may vote for one, all, some or none of the entries, however please DO NOT vote for your own video as you will be disqualified.

The original media may be requested by the judges in case of a dispute.

As always, 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. If a flight is undertaken in a restricted zone proof of permission having been granted is required.

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As we are approaching half way through March a gentle reminder of the VOTM Competition, the flying window for this month is open until 2359 on the 31st March, and the editing window closes a week later at 2359 on the 7th April, so please ensure you have your entries posted by that time!

THIS IS MY ENTRY

The Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

1030 -1330 - 24th March 2024

DJI AIR3 + Samsung A53 for ground-based videos.

Captured on a windy weekend when the Lovell Telescope was parked, the contrast I saw was between the massive man-made structure and the nature that surrounds it…

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MY ENTRY

I thought I’d bung this one in! Contrasting winds and a bit of landscape. :rofl:

Taken in high winds with mini 4 Pro Sat 16th Mar using 4K 30fps and ND16 Filter edited in Davinci Resolve.

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THIS IS MY ENTRY

Location - Seaford in Sussex

Filmed on 3 March between 11:40 and 12:20 and again 18:20-18:30

DJI Mini 3 Pro

A couple of weeks before this flight a section of the cliff here at Splash Point had fallen away, and the contrasts illustrated here include the fallen rocks, the cliff that remains, the sea, the beach, and dusk at the end of a great day. The music is by Grace Williams: Sea Sketches, for String orchestra (1944); BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes; ​Extract from V - Calm Sea in Summer.

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@Howard Great vid Howard. Winner winner chicken dinner IMHO :clap:

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THIS IS MY ENTRY

Whitby North Yorkshire Sunset

Filmed Whitby 3rd March 2024 DJI Mini4 pro

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MARCH Video Of The Month (VOTM) Voting

Voting Rules

Voting Starts on the 8th March 2024 and ends at 2359 on the 14th March 2024.

Clicking on the GIF will open the video to watch in a new Window.

Videos will be judged by the members of GADC who may vote for any number of videos by means of an anonymous poll open for seven days after the closing date for competition entries.

Voting in the poll is open to all GADC members, whether they have entered the competition or not.

You may vote for one, all, some or none of the entries, however please DO NOT vote for your own video as you will be disqualified.

The original media may be requested by the judges in case of a dispute.

Video of the Month Voting - MARCH 2024

  • Lovell Telescope - Albion Drones 8lyps5
  • Aston by Stone Hall - D0c.Col 8lyqiw
  • Seaford, Splash Point / Hawks Brow, and a cliff fall - Howard
    8lyqrn
  • Whitby North Yorkshire Sunset - John768 8lyqwy
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Voting for the May VOTM Subject will start on or around the 18th April and end at 2359 on the 25th April 2024, with the result being announced soon after.

Don’f Forget - The Filming Window for the April VOTM Competition closes at 2359 on Tuesday 30th April, and the Editing window closes at 2359 on Tuesday 7th April, and voting for the April VOTM will start shortly after!

I suspect the dates for voting in April (on March) and May (on April) are muddled up here?

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Ooops, Yes, the voting for March’s VOTM is ongoing now and ends on the 14th April…

Voting for the April VOTM will commence on the 7th May for 7 days, and the subject choice for May will start on the 18th April, it gets confusing…

Competition closed.

Video of the Month Voting - MARCH 2024

In first place we have Howard, with 83%

  • 83%Seaford, Splash Point / Hawks Brow, and a cliff fall - Howard

8lyqrn

In second place is John 768 with 66%

  • 66%Whitby North Yorkshire Sunset - John768
    8lyqwy

And in joint 3rd Place is Doc Col and Albion Drones! Well done all!

  • 50%Aston by Stone Hall - D0c.Col
    8lyqiw

  • 50%Lovell Telescope - Albion Drones
    8lyps5

Congrats to all and thank you for taking part!

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Well done Howard, and all who entered!

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Nice one Howard. :+1:

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Thanks all, much appreciated!

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