Global awards platform, Airwards, has unveiled the line-up of award categories for its inaugural year, ahead of submissions opening on 1 December 2020.
The first unifying digital awards scheme of its kind to recognise best practice drone work, the Airwards categories span a broad variety of uses and sectors, including Technology, Operations, Supporting Services, specific Industries/Fields and Giving Back - with a People’s Choice category that is voted for by the public.
The brainchild of digital entrepreneur Richard Nichols, Airwards is an independent, not-for-profit awards platform which champions the very best UAS projects that are positively advancing human capabilities. Submissions will be open from December 2020 until 12 February 2021, and Airwards will be looking for outstanding work examples where drones are truly leading the way in innovation, responsibility and impactful real-world solutions.
Airwards is open to a range of individuals and companies globally, including UAS specialists transforming an industry, start-ups using drone technology for creative solutions, and large corporations driving innovation. Of the groups listed below, Technology, Operations, Supporting Services and Industry/Field categories are paid-for entries (starting from £49 for start-ups), while Giving Back is free to enter and People’s Choice is nomination only and voted by the public.
● Counter Drone Systems (Anti-Drones)
● Sensors and Payload
● Software - Captured data management and analysis
● Software - Enabling flight and operational management
● Airspace Management
● Survey and Inspection
● Insurance and Financing
● Repair and Maintenance
● Training and Certification
● Construction and Planning
● Defence, Security and Surveillance
● Media, Events and Creative
● Medical and Healthcare
● Conservation and Environment
● Education and Research
● Emergency Response and SAR
● Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief
● Public Safety
● Organisation - External Advocate
● Organisation - Startup
● Organisation - SME
● Organisation - Enterprise
● Person - Rising Star
● Person - Industry Impactor
● Person - Disruptor
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