Posts Tagged ‘Competitions’

The Boys Book of Airfix Free Draw

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Ebury Publishing have now drawn 2 winners out of the hat for the “Boys’ Book of Airfix” book draw and I can now confirm the winners are:

Andrew Pearson from Stevenage

Simon Yau from Burton-on-Trent

Congratulations to both winners! Contact details have been passed on to Ebury Publishing and prizes should be on the way soon.

POTY2008 – Theme 6 – In Control

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Hi all,

The final set of results are now in for theme 6 “In Control” and for the first time in this competition our winner has run off with maximum 36 points. Congratultions go to Dean Feltimo of Maidenhead for his win, which also makes him our first winner to win 2 monthly prizes.

The judges had quite a job to do this month due to the sheer variety of interpretations, and I made sure I pushed the judges to base their voting on theme interpretation along with image quality.

In trying to keep variety, theme 7 is entitled “The Public” – this could be Airshow crowd shots, individuals, or waiting in a queue of cars, or perhaps even an airport terminal crowd shot. You may even come up with some ideas of your own, but this is going to be tough and snap shots simply will not do!

The prize for this theme is ThinkTANK Photo Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket courtesy of Snapperstuff Ltd. If you think you are good enough… Good Luck, and I look forward to your entries.

POTY2008 – Theme 5 – Civil Aviation

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Summer is finally here, and the airshow season is well and truly under way. I’ll try not to waffle on too much, so you can all get back out on those patio’s and soak up this year’s sunshine allocation.

Theme 5 “Civil Aviation” proved to be another difficult theme to judge, with each of the 3 judges choosing a different image as their personal favourite. Tim Knifton came into this competition very early and flooded me with entries for the first 8 themes in about a week or so. A disappointing set of results across the first 4 themes kept Tim right at the bottom of the results table, until this month when he managed to grab 26 points and first place with his entry.

Malcolm Casson managed came in 2nd with 25 points pushing himself up towards the leaders, and Stefan Pankow netted 23 points for 3rd place with his only entry in the competition to date.

The leaderboard has barely changed over the last few months and currently stands as follows:

Neil Darby 104 points

Gergely Grosz 90 points

Simon Thomas 84 points

This can all change, and there are still plenty of contenders for the prize positions as we are only half way through with up to 180 points still up for grabs over the next 5 themes. What’s more I have been given permission to give away 3 more free advertising prizes on the Uradnet aviation banner network, so I shall be coupling these with Showcase prizes on Airscene to make 3 runners up places.

This months theme is “In Control”, and is gonna be tough due to the number of possible interpretations. If you think you are good enough – get your entry in and have a crack.

Good Luck.


POTY2008- Theme 4 – Digital

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The final set of results are now in for theme 4 “Digital”. Congratulations this month go to Dean Feltimo from Maidenhead who netted 30 points, and wins himself any flight sim product up to £30 in value courtesy of Just Flight.

This theme was perhaps the most challenging of the 10 themes, and I feel this was reflected in the low number of entries.

The next theme is “Civil Aviation”, and is perhaps the least challenging, inlight of the fact that most of us live pretty close to an airfield or airport of some kind.

To find out more and enter this month, visit our competition page. The prize up for grabs this month is a ThinkTANK Photo Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket courtesy of Snapperstuff Ltd.

Good Luck,


POTY2008 – Theme 3 – Close Up

Monday, April 7th, 2008

The final set of results are in for the “Close Up” theme, and this months prize goes to Bill Edwards for his photo of a Tornado a valley (presumably in Wales somewhere).

This months voting actually resulted in a tie between Bill and Gergely Groz, and as I only have one prize to give away each month I had to make the final decision. Both entries were technically very good, but Bill’s entry seemed far more interesting and that clinched it for me.

This months theme “Digital” is perhaps the toughest of the lot, and as such carries our biggest monthly prize – Any JustFlight product up to £30 in value (great prize for any flight simmers out there). Closing date for entries is midnight on 30th April. Already has some excellent entries, and a lot of thinking out of the box – can you do better?

A maximum of 36 points can be awarded to any single entry per theme, so with up to 252 points still to be earned across the remaining 7 themes, there is still a good chance of coming in late and landing one of the top 3 places.

I look forward to your entries for this one,

Good Luck,