The temperatures may be in the negatives in Minnesota right now, but things are about to heat up this Presidents Day weekend.
Some of the most recognizable names in the drone community — including yours truly — will be in Minneapolis on Monday, Feb. 18th for the 2nd Annual AirVūz Drone Video Awards.
The 2nd annual AirVūz Drone Video Awards will name winners in 18 categories from a collection of 30,000 videos uploaded to the online drone video community throughout 2018.
If you aren’t willing to brave the cold and head to Minneapolis — or you just have other plans — then tune in online, as the award show will be streamed LIVE on the AirVūz Facebook Page on Monday, Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. CST.
But if you can make it, the event is going to be huge — and it’s free! The event will include an awards show and an FPV race sponsored by Hydra FPV, all at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis. There will also be a social hour and the Post-Show Pilot Pick’em Race — and free beer for attendees.
And there are huge stakes. 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.
While the event is free and open to the public RSVP on the official event page. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. CST.
Other people you can expect to see there (besides me!) include 2018 ESPN Drone Racing League Champion Paul Nurkkala; Rotor Riot pilots Drew Camden, Kevin Daugherty and Tommy Tibajia; Elena Buenrostro from Women Who Drone; and Jesse Perkins of Tiny Whoop.
Below is a list of all the nominees:
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
TINY WHOOP ACRO MODE CATEGORY
TINY WHOOP ANGLE MODE CATEGORY
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY
GAME OF DRONES CATEGORY
DRONES FOR GOOD CATEGORY