Norwegian Drone Pilots Up for Top Honors in Video Contest
Several Norwegian drone pilots are hoping to take home the top prize in an international drone video contest.
A trio of filmmakers from Norway — Grim Berge, Espen Hatleskog and Andre Hope — are all finalists in the 2nd Annual AirVūz Drone Video Awards. Tens of thousands of drone videos and photos from around the world have been narrowed down to a handful of nominees.
In his film titled “Discover Norway – A 100 days journey,” Berge travelled all over Norway throughout the course of several months to showcase the country’s natural beauty. At nearly eight minutes in length, the aerial film is a nominee in the “Countries & Regions” category in the Drone Video Awards.
Hatleskog, who creates content under the name PilotViking, is nominated for his film “The Epic North!! Norway, Iceland, Faroe Islands.” His work is a nominee in the “Nature & Landscape” category.
Hope created a dronie — a selfie taken with a drone — that shows the Trondheim resident standing on a rock in the middle of the sea off the coast of southern Norway. The minute-long film “Dronie from a island in south of Norway” was selected as one of five finalists in the “Dronie” category.
AirVūz, the premier website for drone videos and photography, launched this contest last year to celebrate the very best in drone cinematography. All videos uploaded to AirVuz.com between January 1st, 2018, and December 31st, 2018, were eligible to be chosen as finalists. The contest was open to anyone in the world who uploaded an originally-shot drone video or photo to AirVuz.com.
Prizes and plaque
Over $10,000 USD, prizes and a plaque will be awarded to winners in 16 categories, an increase from 11 categories in the inaugural competition. A total of five FPV (first-person view) categories are included in this year’s contest: Freestyle Cinematic, Freestyle Technical, Freestyle Flow, Micro Drone Acro Mode and Micro Drone Angle Mode. Camera drone categories include: “Nature & Landscape”, “Countries & Regions”, “Cities & Urban”, “People & Lifestyle”, “Dronie”, “Extreme Sports”, “Originality”, “Still Photography”, “Game of Drones” (filming locations from “Game of Thrones”), “Drones for Good”, and “Reels”.
Finalists in each category were selected by the staff at AirVūz and sponsors from drone-related companies such as Horizon Hobby, Polar Pro, GetFPV, Rotor Riot, Tiny Whoop, The Drone Girl, DroneLife, Women and Drones, and Women Who Drone. Finalists were selected based on the quality, level of difficulty and creativity of a drone video or photograph uploaded to AirVuz.com in 2018.
Grand prizes of $3,000 USD will be awarded to both the Drone Video of the Year and FPV Video of the Year, and the People’s Choice winner will receive $1,000 USD. All category winners will take home $500 USD.
All AirVūz content creators will have the opportunity to place their votes for the best drone videos in the world between Monday, Jan. 14, 2018 and Monday, Jan. 28, 2018 (voting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST). Only one vote per registered content creator will be accepted in the polling for the best drone videos in the world. However, the nominees for the “People’s Choice” category are open to the public, allowing anyone to vote for that category.
Bigger and better
Vice President of Marketing, Megan Gaffney, says:
Everything about the second year of the Drone Video Awards is bigger and better. Bigger prizes, better videos, stiffer competition.
The talent among the top aerial content creators around the world is staggering. We were so grateful to have the help of guest judges this year to help narrow down the massive amount of films that were up for consideration. More than 30,000 aerial videos were uploaded to AirVuz.com in 2018.
We also saw a big increase in the number of creators uploading to the site, and now the pressure is on that community. We are the only drone award show or festival that gives the community the power — they get to determine which drone videos are the best of the year.
2nd Annual AirVuz Drone Video Awards Official Nominees
Nature & Landscape Category
Countries & Regions Category
Cities & Urban Category
People & Lifestyle Category
Extreme Sports Category
FPV Freestyle – Cinematic Category
FPV Freestyle – Technical Category
FPV Freestyle – Flow Category
MICRO DRONE ACRO MODE CATEGORY
Micro Drone Angle Mode Category
Still Photography Category
Game Of Drones Category
Drones For Good Category
For more information about the contest, contact Tyler Mason, Director of Public Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its launch in 2015, AirVūz has become the world’s leading drone video and photo sharing platform and global community for drone pilots and aerial media enthusiasts. Drone enthusiasts worldwide can upload and share videos and photos in unlimited quantity and at no cost. Site users have free access to an ever-growing library of drone media content including easily browsable categories such as travel, extreme sports, golf courses, drone racing, landmarks and more. AirVūz users also have access to original AirVūz content, including the weekly AirVūz News program, profiles of top content creators, product reviews, and how-to information for drone pilots on how to take and edit high-quality drone video.
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