Compete for $10,000 with the Drone Social Innovation Award

The Drone Social Innovation Award is a $10,000 prize for the most socially beneficial, documented use of a low cost drone. We hope you will consider putting together a project to compete for this award. Entries are due August 20. An FAQ for this is pasted below, and you can see more details .


The Drone User Group Network’s Drone Social Innovation Award is a $10,000 prize for the most socially beneficial, documented use of a drone platform costing less than $3,000. Through this prize we hope to spur innovation, investment, and attention to the positive role this technology can play in our society. We believe that flying robots are a technology with tremendous potential to make our world a better place, and we are excited that they are cheap and accessible enough that regular people and community groups can have their own. The Drone Social Innovation Award is sponsored by NEXA Capital Partners.

How do I submit an entry?
Please send a link to a 2-4 minute YouTube video along with a 1-2 page write up about your project to [masked] . The video and write up should both address who you are, what your project is, address the evaluation criteria listed below, and include some comments from people who have benefited from your work. It should also show your drone in action doing whatever it is you are talking about. Submission materials should be in English. Video quality is not an evaluation criteria, but we hope that your submission will effectively tell the story of the great work you have done. We will acknowledge receipt of all entries, and we may ask you for additional information as we narrow down our list of possible winners.

If you think you might be interested in submitting an entry for the award, we ask that you send us a quick email at [masked] by July 17, 2014. This is not a requirement, but it will help us to gauge interest and support our community of participants.

When can I submit an entry?
Submissions will be accepted from January 1, 2014 – August 20, 2014. We expect to announce a final winner in July. What are the evaluation criteria?
There are three tiers of evaluation criteria. In order of importance they include:

A Satellite Took Pictures of Another Satellite and Now It’s a GIF

The launch of DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 is seen from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
The launch of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 is seen from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Aug. 13, 2014.DigitalGlobe

Well, this is pretty meta

A series of pictures provided to TIME by DigitalGlobe shows what kind of fun you can have when you own multiple satellites.

The images captured the launch of the company’s newest satellite launching into orbit this past Wednesday.