f you are new to this board then a quick explanation of the Reason To Fly Competition is in order. Three subjects are picked randomly from a list suggested by GADC members. One of the subjects is chosen by ballot and the objective is to produce your best picture or short video illustrating that subject. The winning images are decided by popular vote.
Thpse old lags with long memories will recall that a major incident destroyed the Votalyzer ™. At the time it was thought that all data had been destroyed in the resulting fire but the team clearing the chamber that had contained the stricken machine found some charred fragments under the fallen phosphor-bronze main gear wheel.
This one is key:
So we can say with some certainty that the valiant Votalyzer ™ produced a result even as it fell to self-destruction. The subject for the RTF Competition for May 22 to June 4, 2022 is that old favourite, BRIDGES
• The requirement is to submit an image, either a photo or video, to illustrate the subject of the competition.
• The subject for the competition running from 00:01 Sunday May 22nd to 23:00 Saturday June 4th 2022 is Bridges
• The image must be captured during the time that the competition is open and obviously be taken by a drone in flight - so somewhat higher than your eyeline please!
• Editing is confined to colour and exposure adjustments and crop only (still) plus zoom and frame rate (video) There must be no removal or pasting of an object.
• Videos must be a maximum of 30 seconds and hosted on Vimeo or YouTube. Paste the url on a separate line in your post - this will allow the moderators to make a five second gif of a section of your video for entry into the poll.
• Competitors may enter as many images as they wish. Each must be in a separate post. If you do enter multiple pictures please try to illustrate the subject by markedly different images.
• Images must be posted with the following information as a minimum:
◦ Time and date
◦ Aircraft/camera used
Feel free to add any further information that you think will be of interest
• A valid. sensible and original Drone Scene entry for your image will gain two bonus votes when judging takes place - i.e. there must be no prior Drone Scene entry for the subject of your photograph. Please note the qualifier “sensible” in the previous sentence. Drone Scene entries should be of places and objects that other pilots may want to photograph, for example traffic islands or derelict barns may fall outwith that description!
- Images will be judged by the members of GADC who may vote for any number of images by means of an anonymous poll open for two 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 all, some or none of the entries.
- Any image that is correctly added to the Drone Scene map with details including the Drone Code compliant take-off and landing point will be awarded two bonus votes.
- In the event of a tie a guest judge will decide the winner
- The original media may be requested by the judges in case of a dispute.
• The competition subject will be announced every second Saturday around 22:30. The subject will be chosen by a poll of GADC members.
• The competition will run from Sunday 00.01 to Saturday 23.00 fourteen days later.
• Voting by poll will be open for a further two days until Monday 23:00
• The winner will be announced once the vote is closed and counted