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SPH Engineering Holds 3rd International Drone Show Competition

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

The 3rd International Drone Show Competition, organized by SPH Engineering, is inviting drone show companies, 3D animators, event and marketing agencies with drone light shows in their portfolio, fireworks professionals and more to take part in the online event bringing together the best representatives of the drone show industry. The international jury will select the winners, who will receive prizes from drone manufacturer and competition partner Flyfire. Winners will receive the recognition of the Drone Show Global Community, and the creators of the best 3D animations will be able to present their works at the International Drone Show Festival in 2023.

Until November 20th, participants will be able to submit their project videos in up to five categories, including “Best drone show animation”, “Best drone show storytelling”, “Best drone show at the event”, “Best promotional drone show”, and the new “Best integrated show simulation: Fireworks and Drones” category added in partnership with Finale Fireworks. The winners in each of these categories will be announced this coming December, with each winner to receive a drone show operator kit alongside special prizes such as 5 Kaiken drones, DJI Avata Fly Smart Combo, IPhone 14 Pro, GoPro HERO11 Black and accommodation at the International Drone Show Festival

“The 2nd International Drone Show Competition had 214 registrations from over 104 countries. Then, back in 2021, we expanded the concept of the Сompetition and invited not only the drone show choreographers, as in 2020, but also the drone show companies with different experience and the size of light drones fleets,” said Alex Levandovskiy, head of Drone Show Software division at SPH Engineering. “The result was incredible! We decided to continue to expand the possibilities of the competition for participants in 2022 as well.”

The competition’s International jury consists of Brad Kidney, RedPeg, Founder and CEO; Fran Arnau, CEO at Flock Drone Art and director of the International Drone Show Festival (Spain); Paul New, The Institute for Drone Technology, Co-Founder and Director; Armands Blumbergs, BaseMotion, Expert in drone show choreography / 3D animation, Executive Producer; Michael S. Eddy, PLSN Magazine, Co-Editor covering technology, products and design; Drew Espenshade, Finale Fireworks, Vice President of Sales & Marketing; Ernest Biosca, Artistic Department Manager of Flock Drone Art and Codirector of the International Drone Show Festival; Preston Ward, Sky Elements Drone Shows, Chief pilot and general counsel; Alex Levandovskiy, SPH Engineering, Head of the Drone Show Software division; and Nacho Cruje, drone show choreographer, 2nd International Drone Show Competition winner (Spain).

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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