There are cash prizes of £200, £100 and £50 to be won and unique 2022 Challenge winners’ medals with associated bragging rights!
You are requested to find and photograph the following numbered subjects. Each subject has one or more bonus items (bulleted) associated with it, A clear picture of the subject and any bonus items earns points. The person with the most points is the winner.
This is NOT a photographic competition. Please feel free to offer your most artistic pictures but be aware- it is the content of the picture not the composition that wins points. We accept images from drone cameras, single frames from video and screenshots of phone apps all with or without OSD overlay. The picture simply needs to show the subject and bonus items clearly.
Please read the rules (below) carefully. even if you remember them from previous challenges. They have changed. Entries that do not conform with the rules may lose points or be disqualified
PLEASE read and understand these rules before flying. They are NOT the same as last year’s or the years’ before.
- You have a list of 24 objectives that form the Treasure Hunt.
- You gain a point for posting a photograph or video that matches the requirements of each objective.
- Each objective has one or more bulleted items underneath. A bonus point will be awarded for each item fulfilled.
- There is no need to achieve all the objectives or to gain maximum points for each.
- At the end of the Challenge the person who has accrued the highest number of points will be judged the winner.
- The object is to “collect” items to amass points. There is no requirement, other than your own pride in your artistry, for aesthetic appeal.
The first-placed contestant will win the top £200 cash prize. They will also win the unique 1st Place Gold Trophy Badge for the 2022 Birthday Challenge that can be displayed on every post that you make in the forum.
The person who achieves the second-highest number of points will be awarded £100 cash and the 2022 Birthday Challenge 2nd Place Silver Trophy.
The contestant who has accumulated the third-highest number of collected items will be awarded the 3rd Place Bronze Trophy and a cash prize of £50
In the case of a tie for first, second or third place(s) the relevant prize(s) will be apportioned equally between the tying contestants.
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.
1. To enter an item for the Challenge you need to make a post in this thread containing:
- Your photo or video - entries should consist of single images unless otherwise specified for the subject being captured
- The number and name of the objective it relates to
- Which, if any, bonus points relating to that objective you are claiming
- The location from where the picture was taken and the aircraft used
- The link to the newly published information in Drone Scene (if required as a bonus)
- Any other information that has been requested or a link to it
In the absence of Drone Scene information you MUST state when and where (geographically) the photo/video was taken and provide some information about any significant items included in the image
To earn a Drone Scene bonus a Drone Scene marker and description must be placed on the map shortly after your flight and the link to it included with your image as part of your competition entry. The place to which it relates must be at least 1 kilometre measured on the Drone Scene map from any prior entry for the same subject. If there is such an existing marker then the Drone Scene bonus cannot be awarded.
Failure to include the required information may result in your image being rejected
Example entry below
You may only post TWO entries per day during the Challenge which will run from 00:01 Sunday 17th July until 2300 on Saturday, September 3rd… All entries must be taken within this time frame, any photos or videos taken outside of this time will not be accepted.
Once your entry has been confirmed as eligible and/or added to the Leaderboard it may not be replaced or substituted by another entry at a later date
Entries must have been obviously taken from a drone in flight and within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland except for our overseas members, all media must have been captured exclusively in their home country.
In the case of any dispute or query the committee may request the original, unedited and uncropped image that has formed part of a submission. This may be sent to them by means of a message to @Challenges_Committee.
The objective illustrated must be framed as the dominant subject of your image; the judges may disqualify images they consider do not match this requirement
Only one image is allowed per post, the image may only illustrate one objective. Two or more images captured from the same location will be disallowed.
Unless otherwise specified the image must be a still image as it came from the camera, a single frame from a video. or a screenshot from a phone / tablet / controller screen. The image may show OSD information. Cropping is allowable but no colour manipulation, copy/pasting of other images or erasing of any objects in the original images is permissible.
If you are unsure about the definition or specific requirements of any item in the treasure hunt list or require clarification of a rule please ask first, before going to the effort of capturing your intended subject. If you are uncomfortable asking in public, message @Challenges_Committee for clarity and confirmation
5, The stern stuff
The Challenge Committee reserve the right to modify the rules at any time, including retrospectively to existing entries, should the committee decide there was an unforeseen loophole that has been exploited.
Any concerns or issues regarding other competitor’s entries should be expressed in a private message to @Challenges_Committee for investigation. Attacks on fellow contestants in the challenge thread, whether justified or not, will not be tolerated and may lead to loss of points or disqualification for the complainant.
The Challenge Committee’s decisions are final
Item 33. Monument
- With a statue
- Fountain(s) adjacent
- Listed building
- Drone Scene entry
I claim 3 bonus points for:
- A monument
- Listed building The Nelson Monument (Nelson's Column), Non Civil Parish - 1276052 | Historic England
Nelson's Column - Wikipedia
Trafalgar Square, Central London. 30/08/2022 DJI Matrice 600, Zenmuse z30
I was unable to make a Drone Scene entry as it has already been claimed
4 points total, please
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. Flying in restricted zones is allowed only after permission has been obtained from the relevant authority
If you have read all the way to here then well done, good luck and, above all, HAVE FUN!