The Grey Arrows 2nd Annual Birthday Competition

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

The Grey Arrows Drone Club is pleased to announce that we’ll soon be TWO YEARS old!

In order to celebrate our second birthday, much like last year, we’re holding a “Birthday Challenge Competition”, with actual PRIZES! :gift:

Exciting times :clap:t2:

In keeping with tradition we’re also offering you the 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.

So, without further ado:

Welcome to the ‘2019 Birthday Treasure Hunt Competition’.

The objective is simple - collect (by means of photo or video) as many of the treasure hunt items listed below in the allotted time frame (approx. six weeks).

Each treasure hunt item collected earns you one point. Bonus points are also available for some treasure items.

The winner will be the person who has ‘collected’ the most points at the end of the Competition.

We have three actual PRIZES available for you to win in our Birthday Competition!

The prizes are:

1st Place Winner - £100 to spend at Hobby Mounts

2nd Place Winner - £50 to spend at Hobby Mounts

3rd Place Winner - £25 to spend at Hobby Mounts

On top of the physical prizes, we also (and more importantly!) have three exclusive awards available for you to win in our first competition. They are:

:1st_place_medal: 1st Place Winner - Gold Trophy

:2nd_place_medal: 2nd Place Winner - Silver Trophy

:3rd_place_medal: 3rd Place Winner - Bronze Trophy

There are 25 treasure hunt items to collect and a further 25 bonus points available, giving a total of 50 possible points:

  1. Canal Lock
    – Bonus point if a boat is in the lock
  2. Lake or Reservoir
    – Bonus point if there is a pier or jetty in said lake / water
  3. Yourself
    – A dronie
    – Bonus point if the Dronie is of two club members
  4. Agricultural field
    – Bonus point if there is a tractor, sprayer or harvester in the field
  5. Sunrise or Sunset, rising or setting through multiple trees (Example)
    – Taken at a minimum height of 5m
    – Bonus point if they are pine trees
  6. The sun’s reflection in water
    – Canals, lakes, reservoirs, etc
    – Bonus point for any clouds also visible in the water reflection
  7. Steam train
    – Must be moving
    – Bonus point if any other moving train is also in the same shot
  8. A church
    – Bonus point if it has a bell tower
  9. A castle
    – Bonus point if it has a moat or draw bridge
  10. Clock Tower
    – Must be operational
    – Bonus point if the time reads seven o’clock (am or pm)
  11. Solar farm
    – Bonus point if it covers more than 50 acres of land
  12. Crop Circle
    – Man made or otherwise :alien:
    – Bonus point if you provide a link to a news article for the same crop circle
  13. Monument
    – Bonus point if you provide a Wikipedia link to said monument
  14. Sandy Beach
    – Bonus point if it has a pier
  15. Suspension bridge (Example)
    – Bonus point if it has at least three towers
  16. Tall Building (with 10 or more storeys)
    – Bonus point if 20 or more storeys
    – Additional bonus point if 30 or more storeys
  17. Aquaduct/Viaduct
    – Bonus point if a car, boat or train is on/in the aqua/viaduct
  18. Windmill
    – Bonus point if is has sails
  19. Wind Turbine
    – Bonus point if 10 or more turbines are visible
  20. Lighthouse
    – Bonus point if it is lit
  21. Above the fog
    – Bonus point if something is protruding above the fog
  22. A rainbow
    – Bonus point if double rainbow
  23. A tennis court
    – Bonus point if people are playing tennis
  24. A motorsport track
    – Bonus point if vehicles are on the track
  25. Something over 100 years old
    – Wildcard entry, completely open to any interpretation but make sure it’s interesting, this is a Competition remember!

The rules and small print for this challenge are as follows:

  • You must post your entries to this thread in order for them to be eligible (feel free to also post / duplicate them in the #photos or #videos categories if you wish)

  • This competition is open from Friday 5th July 2019 to Friday 16th August 2019, the closing date. Media posted to this thread outside of these dates will not be eligible. Your entries must have been captured between these dates

  • You must tell us when and where (geographically) the photo/video was taken and provide some information about any significant items included in the view (what it’s called: a church name, for example)

  • Your shot must be framed. Objects not centred in the shot will be classed as flukes and will not be eligible

  • Only one item on the Treasure Hunt list can be claimed per shot/entry. No two entries can be of the same location in order to claim multiple treasure items

  • All media must have been captured in the UK (For our overseas members, all media must have been captured in your home country)

  • You must only insert one photo or video per post / reply (so we can link directly to it)

  • Once your entry has been confirmed as eligible and/or added to the Leaderboard it may not be replaced or substituted for another entry at a later date

  • Media must be shot using your drone while it is flying

  • Videos must be a maximum of 30 seconds and may contain time-lapse and/or hyper-lapse

  • Entries must be taken within the guidelines of the Drone Code

  • The member with the highest number of points at 22:00hrs on the closing date will be deemed the winner and that member will be awarded the exclusive 1st Place Gold Trophy and £100 to spend at Hobby Mounts. The member with the second highest number of collected items will be awarded the 2nd Place Silver Trophy and £50 to spend at Hobby Mounts, and the post with the third highest number of collected items will be awarded the 3rd Place Bronze Trophy and £25 to spend at Hobby Mounts

  • The first person to collect all the items and/or earn all available points may not necessarily be the winner (we understand people have jobs, families, lives to lead, etc)

  • In the event of a tie at any position the Grey Arrows Drone Club Committee reserve the right to declare an outright winner at that position

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Competition Leaderboard


LAST UPDATED: 19/07/19 @ 10:57

[1] @Klokman [30 points]

  1. Aquaduct/Viaduct
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Boat on aquaduct
  2. Agricultural field
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Tractor in the field
  3. Solar farm
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Covering more than 50 acres of land
  4. Canal lock
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Boat in lock
  5. Windmill
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Having sails
  6. Lake or Reservoir
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Pier or jetty in said lake / water
  7. Clock Tower
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Time reading 7 o’clock
  8. Monument
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Wikipedia link
  9. Steam train
  10. The sun’s reflection in water
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Clouds also in reflection
  11. Church
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Bell tower
  12. Yourself
  13. Sunset, through multiple trees
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Pine trees
  14. Motorsport track
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Vehicles on the track
  15. Tall building
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: 20 or more storeys
  16. Tennis court
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: People playing tennis

[2] @Lozzer [29 points]

  1. Something over 100 years old
  2. Aqueduct/Viaduct
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Train on viaduct
  3. Monument
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Wikipedia
  4. Yourself
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Two club members included
  5. Lake or Reservoir
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: A pier or jetty in said lake / water
  6. A tennis court
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: People are playing tennis
  7. Sunset, through multiple trees
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Pine trees
  8. Church
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Bell tower
  9. Castle
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Moat
  10. Clock Tower
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Time reading 7 o’clock
  11. Windmill
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Having sails
  12. Wind turbine
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: 10 or more turbines visible
  13. Lighthouse
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Being lit
  14. Motorsport track
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Vehicles on the track
  15. Sun’s reflection in water
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Clouds visible in reflection

[3] @stevesb [24 points]

  1. Church
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Bell tower
  2. Clock Tower
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Time reading 7 o’clock
  3. Lighthouse
  4. Monument
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Wikipedia link
  5. Sunset, through multiple trees
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Pine trees
  6. Lake or Reservoir
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Pier or jetty in said lake / water
  7. Aquaduct/Viaduct
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Train on viaduct
  8. Windmill
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Having sails
  9. Sandy beach
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Pier in background
  10. The sun’s reflection in water
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Clouds also in reflection
  11. Wind turbine
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: 10 or more turbines visible
  12. Yourself
  13. Motorsport track
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Vehicles on the track

[4] @sunstone [16 points]

  1. Wind Turbine
  2. Church
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Bell tower
  3. Agricultural field
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Tractor in the field
  4. Windmill
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Having sails
  5. Aquaduct/Viaduct
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Train on viaduct
  6. Lake or Reservoir
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Pier or jetty in said lake / water
  7. Clock Tower
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Time reading 7 o’clock
  8. Monument
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Wikipedia link
  9. Something over 100 years old

[5] @Rezzmo [15 points]

  1. Wind turbine
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: 10 or more turbines visible
  2. Aquaduct/Viaduct
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Train on viaduct
  3. Church
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Bell tower
  4. Clock Tower
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Time reading 7 o’clock
  5. Suspension Bridge
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: At least three towers
  6. Agricultural field
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Tractor/harvester in the field
  7. Something over 100 years old
  8. The sun’s reflection in water
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Clouds also in reflection

[6=] @leeheyes [14 points]

  1. Agricultural field
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Tractor in the field
  2. Windmill
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Having sails
  3. Castle
  4. Canal lock
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Boat in lock
  5. Steam train
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Another moving train also in the same shot
  6. Something over 100 years old
  7. Solar farm
    – Plus 1 bonus point for covers more than 50 acres of land
  8. Church
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Bell tower

[6=] @MementoMori [14 points]

  1. Above the fog
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Something is protruding above the fog
  2. Yourself
  3. Church
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Bell tower
  4. Clock tower
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Time reading 7 o’clock
  5. A tennis court
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: People are playing tennis
  6. Sunset, through multiple trees
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Pine trees
  7. Solar farm
  8. Monument
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Wikipedia link

[6=] @BrianB [14 points]

  1. Church
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Bell tower
  2. Tall building
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: 20 or more storeys
  3. The sun’s reflection in water
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Clouds also in reflection
  4. Castle
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Has a moat
  5. Monument
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Wikipedia link
  6. Clock Tower
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Time reading 7 o’clock
  7. Agricultural field
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Tractor in the field

[9] @stubbyd [11 points]

  1. Lake or Reservoir
  2. Yourself
  3. Church
  4. Castle
  5. Monument
  6. Something over 100 years old
  7. Steam Train
  8. Solar farm
  9. Tennis Court
  10. Sandy beach
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Pier in background

[10] @kvetner [8 points]

  1. Solar farm
  2. Aquaduct/Viaduct
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Train on viaduct
  3. Suspension Bridge
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: At least three towers
  4. Clock tower
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Time reading 7 o’clock
  5. Sunset, through multiple trees

[11] @lee [4 points]

  1. The sun’s reflection in water
  2. Lighthouse
  3. Aqueduct/Viaduct
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Train on viaduct

[12] @la4501 [3 points]

  1. Canal lock
  2. Yourself
    – Plus 1 bonus point for: Two or more club members

[13=] @Renni-Aire [1 point]

  1. Castle

[13=] @scullninio [1 point]

  1. Yourself
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Bring it on. :+1::+1::+1:

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Awsome… can someone tell my wife that the house redevelopment may hit some completely unforseeable delays over the next 6 weeks :wink:

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Can I just check something please… if we arrange a meet up and find an item from the hunt, as long as we’re all using separate drones, can we use the same location or item for multiple entries from different people? ie, if me, @MiMo28 and @nigeljohnson73 are at a site this weekend, can we all submit entries?

This is going to take some serious planning :thinking:

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Lets Kick this off with a church with a bell tower. Filmed today at 14:15

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Yes, we would accept those entries.

Sorry we cannot accept that video - please check over the rules re 30 second video length.

Edited to 29 seconds just waiting for YouTube to catch up

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Cannot believe that a year has gone by so quickly! :flushed:

Happy birthday to all the members but a special happy birthday to the @GADC_Committee for keeping this all going. :clap::clap::clap:

I just love these treasure hunts :blush::+1:

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For number 4. Taken today in Abingdon. There’s a tractor bailing hay in shot.

I did a church yesterday, bugger

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I’ve got clock tower and lighthouse lined up for tomorrow maybe castle as well, :wink:

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We have ourselves a competition :smiley: :clap:t2: :clap:t2:

Leaderboard updated created and we have ourselves a tie already :scream:

Thanks to @stevesb and @leeheyes kicking us off in absolute record time!!

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I’d personally love to hear what people would spend their prize money on at Hobby Mounts :thinking:

Would you buy a Tello drone? Or some Polar Pro ND filters?

Or would you put it towards something bigger, like an Osmo Pocket? Or even a Mavic 2 Pro??

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One of these.

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Maybe an action cam. Mines bust from too many crashes.

Me too, though would like one so as to be more discreet getting pictures for this challenge! :unamused:

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Wow that’s an epic list !

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Right, quick. Batteries are on charge. No wind in South Wales I’m off out guys…

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Ok. clock tower at 7 oclock. Morecambe promenade

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