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Kite Competitions Criteria
Categories 1-7 are judged by ability to fly, quality of stitching, design, suitability to category and made by competitor within the previous kite year. Category 8 is judged by your use of materials as described below.
1 President's Choice:
This is awarded by the President of the AKS for the best contribution to the festival by a kite flyer on the Sunday of the FOTW. This competition is open to all kite makers.
5 Stretch the Imagination:
The ‘stretching’ depends on you, the rest on the fickle Bondi wind.
2 Sunday Public choice:
The public have their say. Results announced at 3pm on Sunday.
6 Flight of Fancy:
The sky’s the limit. Remember build it then worry about flying it. Test your bridling skills. Test your limits. Inspire, enthuse, delight
3 Flying High:
This one will be featured on the cover of the next Flying High Magazine so get cracking!
7 No Fly Zones:
Objects in this category are not intended to be flown. They will be judged by uniqueness of presentation, theme being consistent throughout display and that the workmanship should respect the integrity of materials and demonstrate that it has been developed over time.
4 Bondi Blonde:
Blonde and beautiful, the kite that is!
8 Up-Cycle:
Kite or ground display made from previous FOTW advertising banners/fencing.
Rules of Flying
1 The AKS will not tolerate any member wilfully disregarding public safety and/or flying in a manner deemed dangerous or to the detriment of kiting.
2 The AKS will not tolerate flyers flying kites if their actions are impaired due to drugs or alcohol.
3 Show consideration to other recreation area users.
Avoid allowing your kite or kite line to threaten or appear to threaten anyone. Never buzz animals or spectators with a stunt kite. Please respect other flyers flying space.
It is ILLEGAL to fly higher than 120 metres above your ground level.
It is ILLEGAL to fly within 4 kms of an airport boundary fence.
DO NOT used Manja or other cutting lines.
DO NOT FLY over roads, highways and railway lines.
DO NOT FLY a kite in the presence of lightning, thunder or in high winds.
DO NOT ALLOW people or public members to fly your kite unless they are able to control it properly. Pay particular care with children.
DO NOT wrap flying lines around hands, do not leave tethered kites or inflatables unattended. Tether large or hard pulling kites BEFORE launching, lines should be clearly marked and anchored.
Any form of cutting lines will be forbidden.