Drone Competition Terms & Conditions

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Three Counties Defence & Security Expo ("3CDSE")

Social Media (Drone Videography) Competition


  • The 3CDSE social media (drone videography) competition (the "Competition") is open to all residents of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who are over the age of 16.
  • A valid entry to the Competition requires the sharing of a commercial drone video across the entrant's social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) accompanied by the hashtag #3CDSE (a "Valid Entry").
  • By submitting a Valid Entry, the entrant consents to their submission being used by the organisers of 3CDSE (the "Organisers") for the purpose of promoting and marketing the Competition and 3CDSE.
  • Participation in the Competition is free of charge.
  • Entry is open from 8:00am on 1st February 2020 and closes at 5:00pm on Thursday 31st December 2020.


Judging Panel and Criteria

  • Entries to the Competition will be judged by social media management company, Scout Media Ltd (CRN: 10982081), in conjunction with 3CDSE event organiser, Altiora Marketing Limited (CRN: 10958248) (together the "Judges").

The Judges will review all Valid Entries to the Competition and will base their decision on the winning entry by referring to the following judging criteria:

  • video concept originality;
  • quality of unique technique demonstrated, location and/or event (specific relevance to the defence sector is not essential);
  • quality of any accompanying music and/or audio; and/or
  • quality of any subtitles.

The decision of the Judges in relation to the winning entry of the Competition (the "Winning Entry") is final.  

Announcement of the Winning Entry

  • The Winning Entry will be announced on Monday 4th January 2021, details of which will be disseminated via the 3CDSE social media platforms; Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram (the "Social Media Announcement"). 
  • In addition to the Social Media Announcement, the Winning Entry will be announced at 3CDSE on Wednesday 3rd Feb 2021 in such a manner as to be determined by the Organisers and which may, subject to the agreement of the Winner and availability of the required screening equipment, include the public screening of the Winning Entry at 3CDSE.



  • The entrant who submitted the Winning Entry (the "Winner") will receive a complimentary 2m x 1m pod exhibition stand valued at £1060 plus VAT (the "Value") at 3CDSE 2020 (the "Prize"). In the event that the Winner has already purchased an exhibition stand at 3CDSE, the prize shall be a full or part refund of the Winner's 3CDSE exhibition fee, to the sum of the Value.  
  • The Prize is strictly non-transferable, may not be exchanged for cash or credit and may be used only by the Winner at 3CDSE.


Data Protection and Publicity

  • Three Counties Defence And Security (Trading) Limited (CRN: 09316471) (the "Company") is the data controller for the purposes of utilising the information provided by entrants at the time of entering the Competition.
  • The Company will store data of all entrants of the Competition in order to contact them regarding the Competition and in order to otherwise promote and administer the Competition.



  • The promotor of 3CDSE and the Competition is the Company whose registered office is at 5 Deansway, Worcester, WR1 2JG.
  • The decision of the Judges made pursuant to these terms and conditions shall final and binding.
  • Failure to comply with any of the aforementioned terms and conditions may result in the disqualification of the entry. The Judges strictly reserve the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.
  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by the law of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.



Platinum Sponsors


3CDSE Official Shelter Partner


Gold Sponsors


3CDSE Cafe Sponsor


3CDSE Networking Zone Sponsor


3CDSE Media Partner


Silver Sponsors


Event Partners


Please note: 3CDSE and its trading company 3CDS (Trading) Ltd do not sell or pass on any 3CDSE contact details to third parties other than those that are expressly authorised to have access to that data for the proper functioning of their roles.

We work with Cyber Quarter, the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security/Univ of Wolverhampton, to ensure that our systems are safe, secure and robust. We are pleased to be rated in the top 10% of organisations for cyber security in the Aerospace and Defence & Security Industry. 

On occasion we are made aware of unscrupulous external actors who claim to hold data from exhibitions such as 3CDSE. Please be advised that any person offering such data and purporting to be acting on behalf 3CDSE is fraudulent. Any such perpetrators will be pursued by our sister company, Harrison Clark Rickerbys (hcr), a Top 100 law firm.

Our Security and IT experts advise that it is best not to respond to such emails as by doing so, you may be unwittingly verifying your own email address. If you have any concerns in this regard, please contact Anna Roby-Welford, Director, 3CDSE anna@3cdse.co.uk