Nominations Open for AUVSI XPONENTIAL’s Humanitarian Awards, Sponsored by DJI

This year’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL, taking place this spring in Denver, will be holding the first-ever AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards, sponsored by DJI.

According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the Humanitarian Awards are designed to bring recognition to those using unmanned systems technology to save lives, improve health, and relieve hardship and suffering.

“DJI embodies the spirit and intent of the Humanitarian Awards, as it strives to create transforming and complex technology into easy-to-use devices that save time, money and, mostly importantly, lives,” says Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI.

The special award will be part of the inaugural AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards program, taking place during AUVSI XPONENTIAL on April 30-May 3 at the Colorado Convention Center. In addition to the Humanitarian Award, the AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards will feature three other categories that recognize innovators striving to foster industry growth and maximize unmanned technology’s potential. Categories include Technology Innovation, Training and Education, and Operation and Safety.

For the Humanitarian Awards, AUVSI seeks to recognize five organizations and/or individuals that have made a significant impact using unmanned systems to serve in humanitarian or philanthropic efforts. Nominations are now open (entry is free), with winners to be announced and recognized during the Day 3 keynote at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 on May 3. Award winners will receive a $25,000 donation divided among the organizations.

Submission details and donation information can be found on the AUVSI XCELLENCE Award web page. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Michael Perry, managing director for North America at DJI, says, “We are thrilled to partner with AUVSI on this initiative to showcase and celebrate remarkable stories and applications with the world in hopes that it will inspire further use of drone technology for humanitarian good.”


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