3rd INTERNATIONAL
DRONE SHOW COMPETITION
The only international competition that brings together the best practices and approaches in the drone show industry
October - December 2022
3rd INTERNATIONAL
DRONE SHOW COMPETITION
Become a part of the key online event for drone show industry professionals
October - December 2022
The Сompetition aims to bring together the best representatives of the drone show industry and present their wonderful drone light shows and projects to the whole world! The international jury, which includes representatives of the media sphere, drone and fireworks industries, drone show choreography professionals and event market gurus, will select the winners to award them with valuable prizes. Recognition of the Drone Show Global Community awaits the winners of the Competition, and the creators of the best 3D animations will get the opportunity to present their works at the International Drone Show Festival in 2023.
How to participate
1
SEND A VIDEO OF YOUR DRONE SHOW, ANIMATION OR SIMULATION BEFORE NOVEMBER 20
2
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR WORK IN THE APPLICATION

3
WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF THE
JURY VOTING


4
WIN PRIZES




Nominations
Best drone show storytelling

Does your team know how to tell stories in the sky, and not just draw simple bright pictures? Or how to immerse the viewer in the script and touch his heart? This nomination is for you! Submit videos of your drone shows and get the right to be called the
"Best Drone Show Storyteller"!
Best drone show at the event

If you are creating drone shows for various events, holidays, private celebrations. If you know how to make any event brighter with the dance of light drones. If you know how to integrate a drone show into interesting entertainment programs - submit your best shows and win in this nomination!
Best promotional drone show

Do you know what advertising in the sky is, how to draw a logo or write a phrase with drones?
Have you worked with brands, companies and famous people to promote them through drone shows?
This nomination is for you!
Best integrated show simulation:
Fireworks and Drones
If you are a professional in the fireworks industry. If you like to try new things and want to expand the offer in your drone show portfolio. Or if you are already creating integrated shows with fireworks and drones, then this nomination is for you!
Special nomination
"Best drone show animation"



The partner of this nomination is the Flock Drone Art, which, in addition to organizing dozens of drone shows, has been organizing the International Drone Show Festival for 2 years already!

This year, the organizers of the Сompetition, together with Flock Drone Art, are looking for participants for the Festival 2023 among experienced drone show choreographers and drone show companies. The winners in this nomination will have a unique opportunity to become part of the International Drone Show Festival in Spain in 2023, and their animations will light up the sky of the festival program!

DISCOVER RULES »»»

A COMPLETELY NEW NOMINATION THAT EXPANDS THE CONCEPT OF THE COMPETITION
"Best integrated show simulation:
Fireworks and Drones"




This nomination is dedicated to integrated shows, which include fireworks shows and drone shows.

The participants in this nomination can be fireworks industry professionals, as well as drone show companies and they should present a simulation that features a harmonious synergy between fireworks and drones, where each entertainment medium is accentuated by the other.

The partner and co-organizer of the nomination is
Finale Fireworks.

DISCOVER RULES »»»
HOW TO APPLY

Apply by submitting a video presenting the drone show, animation or simulation, as well as other necessary descriptive materials in accordance with the Competition's Guidlines

Prizes
Each winner will receive
Drone show operator's kit
A set of items for organizing a drone show
Worldwide recognition & media coverage
Winner prize set
Special prizes for the winners of nominations
2 Nominations:
STORYTELLING & ANIMATION

GoPro HERO11 Black

Nomination:
BEST DRONE SHOW AT THE EVENT
DJI Avata Fly Smart Combo

Nomination:

BEST PROMOTIONAL DRONE SHOW

IPhone 14 Pro
Nomination:
BEST INTEGRATED SHOW SIMULATION
5 Flyfire Kaiken drone kit, ready to fly
JURY 2022
  • PAUL NEW
    The Institute for Drone Technology
    Co-Founder and Director

    Paul is an early adopter and believes in the power of drone technology in all spheres of life. He was involved in many elements of the wider drone world in the early stages of the industry development in all its forms. The Institute for Drone Technology has been operating now for over seven years and has 69 government and corporate customers in New Zealand and Australia.
  • BRAD NIERENBERG
    RedPeg
    Founder and CEO

    "In 27 years in event marketing, I have never seen a technological advancement and innovation that creates such a powerful emotional connection for brands and the consumers they are targeting that Drone shows can provide."
  • MICHAEL S. EDDY
    Projection, Lights and Staging News (PLSN) Magazine
    Co-Editor

    Michael has worked in the entertainment technology industry for more than 40 years. He started as a technical editor and a contributing editor over 20 years ago for several of the entertainment industry magazines and prior to editing PLSN was the Editor-in-Chief for Stage Directions Magazine. "Entertainment technology has always been a passion of mine and the emergence of drone technology has been fascinating to watch."

  • DREW ESPENSHADE
    Finale Fireworks
    Vice president of Sales & Marketing

    An engineer and professional fireworks designer with experience in project management, product development, and fireworks display production. Drew serves as the VP of Sales and Marketing at Finale Fireworks, supporting the company's flagship software product, Finale 3D. Already a standard bearer in fireworks design and scripting, Finale 3D is proud to integrate drone show visualization to bridge the gap between fireworks and the budding drone show industry.
  • ARMANDS BLUMBERGS
    Base Motion
    Expert in drone show choreography / 3D animation, Executive Producer

    Armands and his team have been working in the international drone show market for many years and creating animations for companies from all over the world. Base Motion is a post production studio specializing in drone show choreography and character animation.
  • NACHO CRUJE
    Cruje Design
    Drone show choreographer, 2nd International Drone Show Competition winner in nomination "BEST 3D ANIMATION"

    "Without a doubt, 2022 is being a year full of lights in the skies. The demand is enormous, there are already dozens of shows flown this year, and we hope to add many more! The potential of the drone shows is growing. It's a complex work, designers, animators, and engineers outdo themselves every day, and the demand goes on and on. Every time the family is bigger, and every day we see the skies illuminated throughout the world. We are on the right way! 3, 2, 1... GO!"
  • FRAN ARNAU
    Flock Drone Art
    CEO at Flock Drone Art and director of International Drone Festival

    Fran has been working with drones for more than 10 years. A specialist in show business, he founded Flock Drone Art with other partners to illuminate the sky with art and technology. He runs the first international festival of drone shows with the aim of raising the profile of this promising new entertainment industry.
  • ERNEST BIOSCA
    Flock Drone Art
    Artistic Department Manager of Flock Drone Art and Codirector of International Drone Festival

    “With so many large and small operators emerging globally we as a community are now in a great position to create beautiful, exciting, and safe shows and experiences. Together we can spread the drone show magic globally.”
  • ALEX LEVANDOVSKIY
    SPH Engineering
    Head of the Drone Show Software division

    Within a few years in the drone show business Alex, together with a team of professionals, has built the brand from scratch. Today, Drone Show Software is the only commercially available solution to manage drone swarm shows and is used in 55 countries globally.
  • ANTONIO AGUILERA
    CTO @ WGDrones

    “Drone shows had become a very popular way to express any kind of messages, from commercial, artistic, and informative to the more intimate feelings such as weddings and marriage proposals. To have the technology to be able to express such emotions in the sky is the driving force that moves this industry, and emotions will be always part of humanity.”
  • HYON LIM
    CEO @ UVify Inc.

    Dr. Lim is the founder and CEO of UVify. For the past few years, Hyon has been focusing on building the world's most precise and robust light show drone, IFO. With the world's most widely operated light show drone solution, IFO, he devoted his team to push the envelope of drone light show technology.
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The concept of the Competition in 2021 turned into a multidisciplinary contest of both shows performed by real drones and drone show animations.
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