Sponsoring Institution: Aerospace Industries Association

Type: Rocket Contest

• Have a team of 3-10 students (gr 6-12)
• The application must come from a school in the U.S or a non-profit youth organization (but the students can come from different schools)
• Your team must have an adult approved by the principal of the school or organization

Application Deadline: Dec 1st

Highlight: This amazing engineering competition is bound to blow you away! With prizes that rocket up depending on your placement, you will definitely want to participate in this engineering competition. The American Rocketry Challenge provides opportunities for students from middle to high school to compete in the world’s largest rocket contest, with upwards to 5,000 students competing every year. If you feel that you have no experience in rocket building, feel free to access the full database of mentors nationwide that will be there to help you every step of the way in this engineering competition. These rockets will be made with the goal of protecting an egg! If you aren’t feeling up to building rockets for this engineering competition, you can instead take advantage of other cash prize opportunities through programs that relate to this engineering competition, such as the marketing and presentation contests where you will build hype for your rocket making team or use your presentation skills to wow the audience. In addition, the STEM Innovations Grant Program can help your school secure enough funding to participate in this engineering competition. With your team of 3-10 students ranging from grades 6-12, you could win prizes ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 for your team, and $500 to $1000 for your school. As an extra bonus, the top team at this engineering competition will be invited to participate in the International Rocketry Challenge representing the USA. So, if you think you have what it takes to build a stellar rocket, start drafting out your design and register your team today!


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