The Biggest & Best Portal to the Professional Property, Workplace and Built Environment Community

Sunday, 25 February

400ft Britain Drone Photo/Video Competition Near to Close

The end of the month will see the closing date of a photographic and videography competition organised by the CAA to encourage safe drone flying

The competition was launched in October and designated '400ft Britain'. 400ft is the maximum safe unlicensed height the Civil Aviation Authority believes drones should be flown at even in non-built-up areas.

The competition is aimed at images of the countryside as drone flyers need to observe the UK Drone laws which prohibit flight over congested areas or within 50 metres of a person or building.

In keeping with the national tourism organisation's #OMGB marketing campaign to celebrate amazing 'Oh My Great Britain' moments and experiences, budding drone enthusiasts still are invited to submit an image or short video of the British countryside, whether it's the Yorkshire Dales, a sunset over the South Downs or the picturesque Lake District. The images must be captured using a safely operated drone at no higher than 400ft and according to the CAA's Dronecode.

The Dronecode is an easy to understand version of the UK drone law that people must adhere to. For more information on the code go to

To enter the competition, simply upload your photo to Twitter or Instagram or your video to YouTube using the hashtag #400ftbritain. Entries close on 31st January 2017.

Entries will be hosted at with winners picked in February 2017. The competition terms and conditions can be read here

Article written by Robin Snow


Related Tags

Related Articles

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Construction businesses in particular lose a cumulative three days’ work over the winter months due to poor light and more accidents happen in the first week after...

 Read Full Article
Don't Dread Drones - Training is Available

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) retailer,, has launched a drone training course for businesses wishing to operate drones for commercial...

 Read Full Article
Don't Dread Drones - Pro Drone Available

DJI has unveiled the new Matrice 200 drone series (M200), which is purpose-built for professional users to perform aerial inspections and collect data – making...

 Read Full Article
A Step Closer to Parts Delivery by Drone

UPS has said it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS van, autonomously delivers a package and then returns to the vehicle while the...

 Read Full Article
Droning on About Rubbish Sites

The UK is producing an estimated 21 million tonnes of greenhouse gases from dumped food every year but the use of drones is now helping to monitor 200 landfill...

 Read Full Article
Up, Up And Away - Drones Drafted In For Building Inspections

The Sky has become the limit as a new partnership looks to take inspection strategy to, quite literally, a whole new level.   Against the backdrop of an...

 Read Full Article
Not Alone With Drones

PwC has established a team of drone specialists in the UK to help clients take advantage of this emerging technology and extract value from drone data. PwC’s...

 Read Full Article
On Trend - Can Hackers Turn The Heat Off?

Ken Munro of Pan Test Partners has written a blog - the original of which and more pictures can be accessed if you Click Here  Munro says he has found...

 Read Full Article
Top 10 IT Security Predictions for 2018

As the headline fact, blatantly states, we have the top ten IT security predictions - courtesy of Ian Kilpatrick.   1. Security blossoms in the...

 Read Full Article
Andromeda Strained - International Cyber Op Dismantles Botnet

On November 29, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in close cooperation with the Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate in Germany, Europol’s...

 Read Full Article