The participants all have to create some kind of flying machine (and usually a silly costume) and then self propel themselves off of the end of the pier. The person who manages to 'fly' the farthest wins.
To cut a long story short, I won the competition with my entry below. It appeared on the cover of the august issue along with a nice little interview with myself. I was dead chuffed, after all its not often you get the chance to be on the front cover of something.