2019 Aerial Greenbelt Footage Contest

While the contest only has boundaries of the Hardin County lines, the goal of the contest is to gain incredible footage of Hardin Counties’ Greatest resource – The Iowa River Greenbelt.

The 2019 Aerial Greenbelt Footage contest was officially kicked off on July 15th, 2019. The contest, hosted in partnership between Hardin County Conservation, Iowa Falls Area Development Commission, Ackley Development Commission, Ellsworth Community College and Hawth Productions, will run until 11:59pm on November 15th, 2019. 

Who Can Submit?

The contest is open to any FAA licensed drone pilot with a licensed drone, regardless of residency. Footage filmed with airplanes and helicopters will also be accepted, so long as the pilot can provide proper licensing. 

Contest Categories

The five categories are:

  • Agriculture/Industry
  • Water Sport
  • Land Sport
  • Nature/Scenic
  • Towns/Events.

Contestants may enter a two-minute video submission in any or all of the categories. Contestants are encouraged to edit their submissions. Videos may be up to 2 minutes per submission. Each person may have one submission per category.

Cash Prize

The top submission in each category will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. The grand prize winner, picked via audience vote at the viewing held in December 2019, will receive $2,500.