challenges

Challenges are meant to inspire and show off your creativity. A collection of prizes will be given for each challenge along with worldwide recognition for your awesomeness. In order to compete in a challenge, follow the rules listed for each challenge. Entries will be showcased during the We Fly Global Kite Conference September 18-20, 2020. Winners will be selected by the attendees (unless otherwise noted) and announced the following week. 

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT!!!!!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MIDNIGHT PST SEPT 20TH, 2020

You can submit an entry for someone else. You can nominate someone for one of the challenges. Some of these challenges are about highlighting the amazing things that our friends are doing, so... nominate away!!!

Challenges are broken up into difficulty ratings based on the expected number of hours it will take to complete along with the expected skill level needed to accomplish the challenge.  This does not and should not prevent you from joining any of the challenges. 

There is no limit to the number of challenges you enter, nor the number of times you enter.  If you do enter multiple times, or in multiple challenges,  please make each entry separately, but use the same contact email. 

You can enter your challenge submission here or, alternatively, you can email your submission to kiteflyingpres@gmail.com with the subject line "WFGKC Challenge"

Submit an entry here

By submitting an entry to one of the challenges you hereby agree to allow your submission to be made public and shared with the relevant information you supply. (Yes, you can use an alias :) ) Please provide the best email address to contact you at for follow up. Your email address WILL NOT BE SHARED OR MADE PUBLIC without your explicit permission. 

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beaufort challenges

The challenges here are meant for beginners or folks that are looking for an easier challenge. It is expected that the challenge will take anywhere from 1-4 hours and should be able to be completed with out advanced techniques or tools. Much like the Beaufort Wind Scale named after Sir Francis Beaufort, these challenges are 'foundational'. Skills or techniques used here could be used to go on and be used in your 'kite life'!

To learn more about Sir Francis Beaufort check out this wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Beaufort

To find out more about the Beaufort Wind Scale and how it simplified weather and shipping worldwide go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_scale

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bell challenges

The challenges here are meant for folks that are looking for challenge that will test their ability, or encourage them to work on a new skill. It is expected that the challenge will take anywhere 5+ hours and should be able to be completed with general skills, and perhaps some researching of new skills. Much like with Alexander Graham Bell, the idea behind these challenges is to dabble in a little bit of everything.  Try something new using skills you have learned elsewhere, or just try something new!

To learn more about Alexander Graham Bell  check out this wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell

To find out more about the Tetrahedral kite invented by Alexander Graham Bell check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrahedral_kite

Also check out: https://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/10/alexander-graham-bells-tetrahedral-kites.html

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marconi challenges

The challenges here are meant for folks that are looking for a challenge that will either showcase something they created, or creations that seek to inspire others. Much like Guglielmo Marconi did with using a kite to help receive the first trans-Atlantic wireless signal, the idea behind the Marconi  challenges is to highlight a grand achievement. 

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