Video Contest Frequently Asked Questions.
BIRDI PTY LTD (ABN 64 614 016 929) (us, we or our) is the owner of our Website, and you are either an Account holder or a person accessing or using our Website or the Services (you or you), together the Parties and each a Party. We own the cloud-based platform and software which is accessible on our Website (Software).
The cost of subscribing to the BIRDI Platform is $50 per month, insurance coverage is an additional cost of $30 per month. So the total cost is $80 per month with no annual commitment.
There is no annual commitment. Your subscription fee is billed monthly from when you activate your BIRDI Platform account.
Flights/missions flown by drones over 2kg can be insured under this insurance product. Operators who wish to be insured for a drone over 2kg need to ensure full compliance with CASA regulations.
As a part of this process, before the first flight/mission operators need to upload a valid copy of their appropriate license to their BIRDI account. This request for insurance will be reviewed by the insurance issuer.
We recommend that you give at least 3 working days’ notice to allow for a review of the first flight. Once you have been approved for your initial flight, you will be covered automatically for any flight registered on the BIRDI Platform.
The insurance covers the drone that you are flying for the purpose of the flight/mission. You simply need to log your flight/mission prior to the job on the BIRDI Platform which notifies the insurer of your flight details. As part of this simple process, you select the drone weight category which also gets sent to the insurer. If you are flying drones above 2kg in weight you will also need to hold the appropriate licences for the drone type.
Yes, you will be covered by insurance as long as your flight adhered to CASA requirements and the flight has been logged on the BIRDI Platform.
You must follow the licence requirements outlined by CASA for any flight you undertake.
If you are trying to insure more than one pilot in your organisation we recommend that you contact our Client Integration Manager to discuss an enterprise account for your business. Enterprise accounts allow for multiple insured pilots to operate as well as the ability to share equipment records, share compliance documentation and joint media storage. Alternatively, your different pilots can sign up to the BIRDI Platform individually.
The coverage is for Public Liability Insurance only. The insurance product does not include Hull Insurance, Professional Indemnity or any other coverage. You should review the full PDS by downloading it HERE and make sure the product covers your requirements.
Log into your BIRDI account and upgrade via the Account & Subscription tab. Be sure to choose the ‘Insured’ subscription of $80 per month for coverage. The $20M public liability insurance is activated once you post your first mission from your BIRDI Platform Account.
The Terms and Conditions can be found by clicking this link HERE.
Yes, upon logging the insured mission on the BIRDI Platform the details of the intended flight are sent to the insurer. Shortly afterward a CoC is issued to you by email for the flight.
This insurance is provided by Osman Insurance Brokers and underwritten by Lloyds.
The PDS can be found by clicking this link HERE.
‘Explore The World from Above’ is an exclusive Pexels & BIRDI global drone video contest that is sponsored by Canva.
Pexels provides free stock photos and videos used by millions of creators all over the world to create beautiful products and designs.
BIRDI provides drone users with the ability to manage their drone operations on a single platform – everything from regulation, insurance, weather, data storage, and delivery.
Canva is the simple graphic design tool used and loved by millions of people around the globe.
Entries are open worldwide to those who are of the legal age to fly a drone. Videos must be taken from a drone and flown within the rules applicable to the location in which the drone was flown for the shot
You will be asked to sign up to the BIRDI platform. This is so that we can verify your identity AND notify you if you’re one of the winners! You are able to deactivate your account at anytime however please note that to be eligible for the contest you must have an active BIRDI account.
You can then follow the prompts to upload your video. Please make sure to read the content requirements as well as the Terms & Conditions closely.
All entries must be aerial videos taken from a drone. The drone must have been flown in compliance with the rules applicable to the location where the drone was operated. Entrants must guarantee that all information provided is correct and that all videos were taken by themselves. Entries with watermarks will not be considered. Inaccurate information may lead to disqualification.
- We accept 4K(UHD) and HD footage with preferred resolution at 4096×2160, 1920×1080.
- File formats that will be accepted are .mov and .mp4.
- Clips must not exceed 2 minutes in length. We recommend submitting clips that are between 5 and 60 seconds long.
- Videos should have no audio tracks (music, sound effects or otherwise).
- Content cannot feature visible trademarks or likeness to brands or people and must contain aerial footage taken by a drone.
- Recognisable people as well as all artwork and private business locations, as well as some other private locations, will need a property release once accepted.
A submitted video can be shot at any time, just remember the contest is open worldwide to those who are of legal age to fly a drone. Videos must be taken from a drone and flown in compliance with the rules applicable to the location where the drone was operated.
Yes, there are no limits on the number of entries you can submit.
Your entry is only eligible for the week you enter.
For example: if you enter during Week 1 that entry is only eligible to win week 1. However, if you are unsuccessful during week 1 you can enter again during the following weeks.
Yes, there are no limits on the number of entries you can submit each week. The more entries you make the more chances to win!
The contest starts on Monday October 14th, 2019 at 8am UTC. From October 14th to November 18th you have a chance to win a cash prize of USD $500 USD EACH week.
Entries close at 8am UTC on Monday:
- Week 1 closes – October 21, 2019;
- Week 2 closes – October 28, 2019;
- Week 3 closes – November 4, 2019;
- Week 4 closes – November 11, 2019; and
- Week 5 closes – November 18, 2019.
Weekly winners announced: Thursday of each week
Overall winner announced: Week of 25th November
The judges of the overall winner of $1,000 USD (and receive Canva Pro free for one year) are:
Guy is the Chief Evangelist of Canva and was the chief evangelist of Apple. Guy is passionate about photography and has a love of nature and the outdoors.
Merr is an Aerial Photographer and visual artist specialising in landscape, travel and ocean photography. Her work has been featured from reputable brands including DJI, Conde Nast Traveler, Qantas, Beautiful Destinations and more.
Spencer is a Filmmaker and Aerial and Underwater Cinematographer. Spencer has worked with a number of international brands, agencies and production companies including BBC Earth, RED BULL Media House, Ducati, Corona, Telstra, BMW, Destination NSW, The North Face, Audi Australia, Red Bull, Hungry Jacks, Air New Zealand, Nutrigrain, Powerade, and Destination Queenstown just to name a few.
From October 14th to November 18th you have a chance to win a cash prize of USD $500 EACH week.
On top of that each weekly winner will receive Canva Pro free for one year. Each of the 5 weekly winners will go into the draw to win the major cash prize of USD $1,000!
BIRDI will send confirmation emails to each winners’ registered email addresses. A confirmation email will include terms that need to be accepted and information that must be provided. Winners are required to reply to confirmation emails during a designated period to accept prizes. Failure to do so will result in automatic waiving of the prize, with the Promoters having sole discretion to award the prize to another entrant.
To enter the contest you need to have a BIRDI account. You will be asked to sign up to the BIRDI platform so that we can verify your identity AND notify you if you’re one of the winners! You are able to deactivate your account at anytime however please note that to be eligible for the contest you must have an active BIRDI account.
Please make sure to read the content requirements as well as the Terms & Conditions closely.