The Grey Arrows 3rd Annual Birthday Competition and Treasure Hunt

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

The Grey Arrows Drone Club is pleased to announce that on 17th August we’ll be THREE years old!

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

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 β€˜2020 Treasure Hunt and 3rd Birthday 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. seven weeks).

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

The winner will be the person who has β€˜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 - A Ryze (DJI) Tello Drone ~ or ~ Β£100 to spend at Hobby Mounts

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

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

We also have a special little secret prize for each of the three winners too, which will be revealed at the end of the competition :clap:t2:

Note: This competition is not sponsored by Hobby Mounts. We, Grey Arrows Drone Club, have no affiliation with Hobby Mounts.

On top of the physical prizes, we also (and more importantly!) have three exclusive awards available for you to win in our 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 40 bonus points available, giving a total of 65 possible points:

  1. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing

  2. An Eddie Stobart truck and trailer
    – Must be moving
    – Bonus point if more than 1 in the shot (Example)

  3. A monkey puzzle tree
    – Bonus point if there is a monkey in it (real or stuffed toy)

  4. Cows in a field
    – Note, cows - plural
    – Bonus point if they’re all laying down

  5. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions (Example)

  6. Gypsy (type) caravan (Example)
    – Bonus point if moving
    – Bonus point if also being drawn by a horse

  7. Harvester in a field
    – Bonus point if NOT made by Claas (Example)
    – Bonus point if there is a lone tree in the same field
    – Bonus point if a tractor is in the same field
    – Bonus point if three harvesters in same field
    – Bonus point if transferring crop to a wagon/trailer
    – Bonus point if moving (video entry required to claim this bonus point)

  8. Beach hut
    – Bonus point if 5 or more are painted in more than five different colours (Example)
    – Bonus point if 15 or more in the shot

  9. VW Camper van
    – Must be a Type 1 / First generation model (Example)
    – Bonus point if split screen
    – Bonus point if surf board on roof

  10. A motorway intersection (see clarification)
    – Whole intersection must be visible
    – Bonus point if during daylight with no traffic visible
    – Bonus point if full clover-leaf (Example)

  11. A brewery or distillery
    – Bonus point if horse-drawn dray cart in the same shot
    – Bonus point for Brewery Name clearly visible on a truck

  12. A train station
    – Bonus if more than 5 or more platforms
    – Bonus if there’s a passenger train visible at each of the 5+ platforms

  13. A sewerage treatment facility
    – Bonus point if more than 50 circular filtration tanks (Example)

  14. A sequence of four or more canal locks (Example)
    – Bonus point if there’s a barge in each lock

  15. A vineyard
    – Bonus point if selfie pic included of you drinking wine at the vineyard

  16. A repurposed coal mine
    – Must be repurposed - not just abandoned
    – Bonus point if pit head winding gear also in shot

  17. A repurposed quarry
    – Must be repurposed - being operated in an organised manner.
    – Bonus point if Wikipedia link included to the new purpose

  18. An RAF airfield
    – Must have been last used for any flying activities on/before 31/12/1949
    – Bonus point if the original Hanger buildings are still in use
    – Bonus point if the original Control Tower building still exists

  19. A motorway and railway line
    – Must be running alongside each other
    – Bonus point if there’s a canal visible in the same shot

  20. A recreational lake
    – Must have at least one of: Paddle Boat, Sailing Boat, Windsurfer, Kite Surfer, Water Skier, Wakeboarder in the same shot
    – Bonus point for three of those sports taking place
    – Bonus point for each additional of those sports taking place

  21. A train entering/exiting a tunnel
    – Bonus point if powered by a steam locomotive
    – Bonus point if a video of the steam locomotive in reverse

  22. Car boot sale
    – Bonus point if more than 50 stalls clearly identifiable

  23. Ploughing competition
    – Bonus point if horses being used
    – Bonus point if a four horse team being used

  24. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
    – Bonus point if you’ve posted photos/videos of this site previously - (link must be provided)

  25. Anything in The Guinness Book of Records
    – WIldcard entry - make sure it’s interesting, this is a Competition remember!
    – Bonus point if captured during the same calendar month that the record was achieved


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

Dates

  • This challenge runs from Saturday 18/07/20 ( the opening date ) to Friday 04/09/20 (the closing date ).

Capturing Images/Video

  • Your entries must have been captured between the opening date and the closing date
  • Media taken outside of these dates will not be eligible.
  • Media must be shot using your drone while it is flying. The height at which it is flying must be adequate to give no doubt that it was flying.
  • All media must have been captured in the UK (For our overseas members, all media must have been captured in your home country)
  • Your shot must be framed. Objects not centred in the shot will be classed as flukes and will not be eligible
  • Entries must be taken within the guidelines of the Drone Code
  • The collected item does not have to be in working operation - A disused log cabin is equally as eligible as a log cabin currently in use
  • 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 claims

Entry Submission

  • You must post your entries to this thread between the opening date and the closing date (feel free to also post / duplicate them in the #photos or #videos categories if you wish).
  • Media posted to this thread outside of these dates will not be eligible.
  • You may submit no more than two entries during the same calendar day
  • You must only submit one entry per post / reply (so we can link directly to it) - Posts containing more than one entry will be deleted and you will need to re-submit your entries separately.
  • Your entry must
    a) state the item number it relates to, and
    b) which, if any, bonus points relating to that item you are claiming
  • 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)
  • Videos must be a maximum of 30 seconds and may contain time-lapse and/or hyper-lapse
  • 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

Other

  • 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. The member with the second highest number of collected items will be awarded the 2nd Place Silver Trophy and the post with the third highest number of collected items will be awarded the 3rd Place Bronze Trophy
  • 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
  • If you are unsure about the definition or specific requirements of any item in the treasure hunt list please ask first, before going to the effort of capturing your intended subject. If you are uncomfortable asking in public you may PM any Committee member for clarity and confirmation
  • The committee reserve the right to modify the rules at any time, including retrospectively to existing entries, where the committee decide there was an unforeseen loophole that has been exploited.
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Competition Leaderboard


LAST UPDATED: 05/08/20 @ 20:10

[1] @McSteamy2010 [33 points]

  1. Beach hut
    – Bonus point if 5 or more are painted in more than five different colours
    – Bonus point if 15 or more in the shot
  2. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions
  3. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  4. Harvester in a field
    – Bonus point if a tractor is in the same field
    – Bonus point if transferring crop to a wagon/trailer
    – Bonus point if moving
  5. A monkey puzzle tree
    – Bonus point if there is a monkey in it
  6. Gypsy (type) caravan
  7. A sewerage treatment facility
  8. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  9. An RAF airfield
    – Bonus point if the original Control Tower building still exists
  10. A train station
    – Bonus if more than 5 or more platforms
  11. Motorway and railway line
    – Bonus point if there’s a canal visible in the same shot
  12. Car boot sale
    – Bonus point if more than 50 stalls clearly identifiable
  13. Cows in a field
    – Bonus point if they’re all laying down
  14. A train entering/exiting a tunnel
  15. A vineyard
  16. A repurposed quarry
    – Bonus point if Wikipedia link included to the new purpose
  17. A motorway intersection
    – Bonus point if during daylight with no traffic visible
  18. A sequence of four or more canal locks

[2=] @Neil79 [19 points]

  1. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions
  2. Cows
  3. A monkey puzzle tree
    – Bonus point if there is a monkey in it (real or stuffed toy)
  4. Beach hut
    – Bonus point if 15 or more in the shot
  5. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  6. A motorway intersection
  7. A sewerage treatment facility
  8. An Eddie Stobart truck and trailer
  9. A vineyard
    – Bonus point if selfie pic included of you drinking wine at the vineyard
  10. An RAF airfield
    – Bonus point if the original Control Tower building still exists
  11. A repurposed quarry
    – Bonus point if Wikipedia link included to the new purpose
  12. A repurposed coal mine

[2=] @macspite [19 points]

  1. Beach hut
    – Bonus point if 5 or more are painted in more than five different colours
    – Bonus point if 15 or more in the shot
  2. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  3. A sewerage treatment facility
  4. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions
  5. A repurposed quarry
    – Bonus point if Wikipedia link included to the new purpose
  6. Car boot sale
    – Bonus point if more than 50 stalls clearly identifiable
  7. A motorway intersection
    – Bonus point if during daylight with no traffic visible
  8. A train station
    – Bonus if more than 5 or more platforms
    9.A monkey puzzle tree
    – Bonus point if there is a monkey in it
  9. Motorway and railway line

[2=] @Steviegeek [19 points]

  1. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  2. An Eddie Stobart truck and trailer
    – Bonus point if more than 1 in the shot
  3. Cows in a field
    – Bonus point if they’re all laying down
  4. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions
  5. VW Camper van
    – Bonus point if split screen
  6. A repurposed quarry
    – Bonus point if Wikipedia link included to the new purpose
  7. Motorway and railway line
    – Bonus point if there’s a canal visible in the same shot
  8. A motorway intersection
    – Bonus point if during daylight with no traffic visible
  9. A sequence of four or more canal locks
  10. A train station
    – Bonus if more than 5 or more platforms

[5] @Fatboy [16 points]

  1. A repurposed coal mine
    – Bonus point if pit head winding gear also in shot
  2. Beach hut
    – Bonus point if 5 or more are painted in more than five different colours
    – Bonus point if 15 or more in the shot
  3. A sewerage treatment facility
  4. A Brewery or distillery
    – Bonus point for Brewery Name clearly visible on a truck
  5. Cows in a field
    – Bonus point if they’re all laying down
  6. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions
  7. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  8. A repurposed quarry
    – Bonus point if Wikipedia link included to the new purpose

[6] @lee [15 points]

  1. Harvester in a field
    – Bonus point if NOT made by Claas (confirmed)
    – Bonus point if there is a lone tree in the same field
    – Bonus point if a tractor is in the same field
    – Bonus point if transferring crop to a wagon/trailer
  2. A train entering/exiting a tunnel
    – Bonus point if powered by a steam locomotive
    – Bonus point if a video of the steam locomotive in reverse
  3. Beach hut
    – Bonus point if 5 or more are painted in more than five different colours
    – Bonus point if 15 or more in the shot
  4. A monkey puzzle tree
    – Bonus point if there is a monkey in it
  5. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions

[7] @stevesb [14 points]

  1. Motorway and railway line
    – Bonus point if there’s a canal visible in the same shot
  2. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  3. A motorway intersection
    – Bonus point if during daylight with no traffic visible
  4. A sewerage treatment facility
    – Bonus point if more than 50 circular filtration tanks
  5. A brewery or distillery
    – Bonus point if horse-drawn dray cart in the same shot
    – Bonus point for Brewery Name clearly visible on a truck
  6. Beach hut
    – Bonus point if 5 or more are painted in more than five different colours
    – Bonus point if 15 or more in the shot

[8] @kvetner [11 points]

  1. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  2. Motorway and railway line
  3. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions
  4. A sewerage treatment facility
    – Bonus point if more than 50 circular filtration tanks
  5. A repurposed coal mine
    – Bonus point if pit head winding gear also in shot
  6. An Eddie Stobart truck and trailer
    – Bonus point if more than 1 in the shot

[9] @Meondrone [9 points]

  1. A sewerage treatment facility
  2. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  3. A brewery or distillery
  4. A vineyard
    – Bonus point if selfie pic included of you drinking wine at the vineyard (or guzzlng from the bottle! :wink: )
  5. An RAF airfield
  6. Cows in a field
    – Bonus point if they’re all laying down

[10=] @scorps [8 points]

  1. A sewerage treatment facility
  2. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  3. Beach hut
    – Bonus point if 5 or more are painted in more than five different colours
    – Bonus point if 15 or more in the shot
  4. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions

[10=] @JoeC [8 points]

  1. Harvester in a field
    – Bonus point if a tractor is in the same field
    – Bonus point if transferring crop to a wagon/trailer
    – Bonus point if moving
  2. Cows in a field
    – Bonus point if they’re all laying down
  3. A repurposed coal mine
    – Bonus point if pit head winding gear also in shot

[12=] @ManShed-Inspire [4 points]

  1. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing
  2. An β€˜S’ bend
  3. A sewerage treatment facility

[12=] @Drones-CL [4 points]

  1. A train station
    – Bonus if more than 5 or more platforms
  2. An β€˜S’ bend
    – Bonus point for cars going in both directions

[14] @Jhdee [2 points]

  1. Golf course
    – Bonus point if people are playing

(E&OE)

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Those are tough ones

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If they were easy Steve, everyone would win :rofl:

Designed in such a way that hopefully not all 25 can be collected by a single person, but I tell ya what, fair play if someone does :bowing_man:

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Though with a broken foot this might not be my competition :wink:

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I spent a few hours looking through previous competition threads hoping for one to come soon :+1:t2: I look forward to getting stuck into this there a quite a few on the list I could capture during my travels with work !

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While pondering where you might be able to collect some of the treasure items from please do also read over the rules in the first post here as they differ somewhat to previous Challenges.

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I have begun planning my treasure hunt flights:

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:rofl:

And yes, @JoeC you’ll need to watch out for that one!

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I think I am going to copy and paste the rules and parameters into a word document to print too have with me on my travels :+1:t2:

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Captured last evening on my trip to Lyme Regis, Devon.

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Whooop!

First entry! :+1:
(No bonus point for being first, though. :wink: )

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Damn! :tired_face: great list of challeges btw! :ok_hand::+1:t4:

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Leader-boad initialised.

:+1:

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:+1:

Shooting early, competitive head on Steve?

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Oh yes, on route now to my second location :joy::joy:

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@McSteamy2010
Off to flyer. The challenge is on. Nice shot of the huts.

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Middlezoy aerodrome former RAF site, still being used today for restoration.

[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Weston_Zoyland](http://Site

http://middlezoyaerodrome.simplesite.com/443014644

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β€œEnglish Electric Canberra squadrons were present during the mid-1950s when Westonzoyland was used as a work-up station prior to overseas assignments.”

So - used after 31/12/49, then.

#Fail

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