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LAA and Pooleys Member Video Competition. £1,000 in Prizes.

Post by Steve Slater » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:55 pm

Light Aircraft Association and Pooleys Flight Equipment Launch Members' Sport Flying Video Competition. £1,000 in Prizes.

The Light Aircraft Association and Pooleys Flight Equipment are launching a sport flying video competition which allows LAA members to share their passion in a competition to submit a video of their aircraft or their flying. It could be a documentary discussing your build or restoration project, its challenges and ups and downs. Or it could be a fast-moving, action-packed film with multiple shots showing your hot ship or vintage biplane dancing amongst the clouds, edited to dramatic music.

The format and content of the video is entirely up to the participant. So long as it is between 1.5 and 15 minutes in length and demonstrates the fun that can be had with an LAA permit aircraft.

A £1,000 prize fund will allow winners to choose from up to £500 of Pooleys flight equipment and merchandise, and the top three entries will have free LAA membership for 2021. The competition is only open to LAA members, but everyone will be able to enjoy the results, via the LAA YouTube channel and Facebook page (see www.laa.uk.com).

The competition concept was the brainchild of LAA engineers Mike Roberts and Joe Hadley, who are keen to point out that any member can contribute. “With over 7,700 members and 2,800 active aircraft of different shapes, sizes and capabilities on the LAA fleet, we are all united in our love for flying” says Mike Roberts.

“You don’t need an expensive camera. Suitably edited mobile phone footage will do. In addition, older footage can also be used. The aim of this competition is for members to share the enjoyment of their aircraft with families and friends, and to capture that fun in an engaging, exciting manner. We’re really looking forward to seeing the results”.

Sending In Your Entry
Once the final edit is complete, the video should be uploaded to YouTube where a link should be made to the LAA YouTube channel. Entrants then send a copy of the link, with their name and membership number to office@laa.uk.com headed Video Competition, and the title of the film. We recommend that it depicts the video accurately; ‘Long-EZ Cloud Chasing Fun’ or ‘A Taylor Monoplane Build Diary’ for example.

Each submission will be required to comply with the following criteria;
• Each submission must be made by an LAA member with help from Family, Friends or colleagues.
• Each submission must be no shorter than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes.
• Each submission must include either the LAA logo and/or watermark at some point in the video.
• The submission must only include footage, images or music either owned by the member submitting the video or allowed to use the media under an appropriate creative commons license (royalty free) with credit for royalty free media given to the artist in the YouTube video description.

Operating Cameras on your aircraft
To complete any flying sequences, it is likely to require cameras to be mounted on your aircraft. Before any flying footage is captured, all camera installations must be approved by your inspector. LAA Technical Leaflet TL 3.24 details the installation requirements for small action cameras mounted on your aircraft.

FLY SAFELY
The aim of this competition is for the LAA members to capture and enjoy the process of creating an exciting or factual video of their particular aircraft type. It cannot be stressed enough that any video submission demonstrating reckless or dangerous flying will be immediately disqualified.

Prizes.
Three prizes will be available for the top three submissions.

1st – £500 Pooleys Flight Equipment merchandise voucher, plus a year’s free LAA membership.
2nd – £300 Pooleys merchandise voucher, plus a year’s free LAA membership.
3rd – £200 Pooleys merchandise voucher, plus a year’s free LAA membership.

All prizes must be redeemed between December 2020 and December 2021.

Your Video Submission
The final edit of the video should be uploaded to YouTube where a link should be made to the LAA YouTube channel, allowing us to display the video for the coming year. Send us a copy of the link, with your name and membership number to office@laa.uk.com headed Video Competition, and the title of your film. The video description must also include a credit to any royalty free music or general media used in your video, as well as something about you and your featured aircraft. The Deadline for video submissions is 31st October 2020

Judging & Winner Announcements
Each video will be judged by members of the LAA team and external invited judges. The judging criteria will be based on how engaging we found the video, the visual impact, production quality and the video accurately depicting LAA permit aircraft and flying.

The three winning entries will be announced on 1st December 2020.

For further information please contact office@laa.uk.com

SOME INSPIRATION:
To offer some inspiration, here are some examples of what can be done. Look out for more on the LAA YouTube Channel.

Sling 7-Day Aircraft Build at the 2016 LAA Rally.
https://youtu.be/WnTD9KCl9_4?list=PLKAJ ... Z6Xfw3bVJ7

Hugh Scrope – The 80th Anniversary of the Chilton Monoplane
https://youtu.be/83hRynme8qI?list=LLQ8Y ... jyJemdxMiQ

Flight with Trevor! 1946 Auster from Coventry to Staverton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2gYjFOViKE
OVER TO YOU!!
Stephen Slater
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