2018 Maine Drone Awards

2018 Maine Drone Award is about giving props to those doing good with drones in Maine.

Please nominate your favorite drone moment with a unique category best suited to describe the awesomeness. Hashtag your nomination with #mainedroneaward2018 so we don't miss it across social media channels.

Only rule - must have been flown within the boundaries the state. You can nomination films, grainy DVR, a race lap, sick build, epic crash or just for being a cool dude.

Prior to the event your final nominations along with your categories will be open for public voting. The most popular shots and pilots will be honored at the event. Please Join US!

2018 Nominations

Neil Marek

October 2, 2018

Spent the day with the Maine Drone Society and they took me to some incredible spots, one of which was an old Bando tannery, where we got 3 quick race heats in before moving on to the next spot.

Northern Maine - Autumn by Drone (4K)


Published on Oct 17, 2018

STUNNING DRONE FOOTAGE!! Beautiful Fall Colors at Peak Autumn in Northern Maine filmed with the DJI Inspire 2 X5S Drone.

Brushless motors take Lewiston/Auburn (Land and Air)

Doug Nash

Published on Sep 7, 2018

Big thanks to Kris Kleva and Maine Drone Society for the opportunity to come along. This is footage from early June this year (2018) that I've finally got around to editing.

Abandoned Tannery

Doug Nash

Published on Oct 7, 2018

Great day with some great folks! More to come...

Summer Sunset Drone Flight at York Beach, Maine (Long Sands) with the Mavic Pro

DaveIn NH

Published on Jul 17, 2018

A short, cinematic video shot with DJI's Mavic Pro drone. Several shots over Long Sands Beach in York, Maine. Background music is Oystein Sevag's, 'The Door is Still Open', from the album, 'Link'.

Ice Disc


Published on Jan 20, 2019

I decided to play around with the Ice Disc down in Westbrook. Being there and seeing it in person was much more cool than pictures and TV. But, here is a different perspective most haven't seen yet. It was fun playing with a merry go round provided by mother nature. Enjoy!

Spinning circle of ice leaves Maine residents perplexed

Good Morning America

Published on Jan 16, 2019

A giant, floating ice disk was seen spinning in a river in Maine, and ABC News' Ginger Zee explains how this could happen.

Snow Day! Flying at School - Diatone GTR 249 HD - 2 Inch Micro with Runcam Split Mini 2

Mako Reactra

Published on Jan 10, 2019

Diatone 249 HD

12 Little Wharves

Maine Coast Fishermen

Published on Nov 21, 2018

The video illustrates the pressure the working waterfront in Portland is facing and the concerns this has raised in fishermen about the future of their industry. In the video, Willis Spear, commercial harvester, says, “There is no place left in America, like Portland; where we have these 12 little wharves that are so unique; that still produce product for the state. They not only provide safe harbor to small vessels in a storm, but they are a big part of the economic engine for the city of Portland.”

The video was funded through the generous support of local businesses, non-profits, and fishermen hailing from Portland Harbor and other fishing communities along the coast who rely on a vibrant working waterfront in Portland to preserve their way of life.

For more information and to donate visit www.mainecoastfishermen.org/working-waterfron


proto fpv

Published on Oct 1, 2018

We all had an incredible day yesterday showing some folks from out of town a few local rip spots. we had a bunch of talented pilots from around Maine and one truly excellent pilot visiting from Houston Texas by the name of Neil Marek.

Skiddah Trail - Maine Drone Racing


Published on Aug 20, 2018

Found this trail perfect for drone racing and is now our little secret spot.

Coastal Resources of Maine via Drone - Dec 18


Published on Dec 14, 2018

Fiberight’s Coastal Resources of Maine is the practical application of over a decade of work by our scientists and engineers to design, build, test and deliver municipal solid waste processing solutions that meet current market demands to increase recycling rates, achieve complete utilization of organics and lower carbon outputs.

Dinosaur takeover Monument Square Portland Maine

Charlie Toppi

Published on Jan 20, 2018

Shot using DJI Phantom 3


Tiffany Smith

Published on Oct 14, 2018

Compilation of some of my favorite drone footage this fall in Maine. All shot on the DJI Spark.

Whoop Whoop, going to camp!

Doug Nash

Published on Jul 10, 2018

Starting off July with the tiny whoop @ camp on Worthley Pond in Peru, ME.