Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a drone designed by Queensland students!

Queensland students, from Prep to Year 12, are invited to use their imaginations to come up with an innovative drone design.

If you could design a drone to do anything; what would you design? How would the drone look? Does it fly, crawl, swim, run, or bounce? What material is it made of? What is the problem that your drone would solve?

Participant(s) are required to:

  • Upload a short 55 second video pitch;
  • Submit a description of their drone and the problems it solves; and
  • Submit their conceptual designs.

Participant(s) can also send in any 3D printed or constructed mock-ups of their design, please note this is not compulsory to the competition.

The only criterion is that the drone design must meet one of the State’s Science Challenges. Refer to the Queensland Office of the Chief Scientist’s (QOCS) list of ‘Science Challenges’ that Queensland is currently facing.

The winners will win a special visit from a group of award-winning celebrity scientists and engineers— the ‘Drone Dream Team’ — to their school!

Closing date is Monday 21 August 2017.

For more details about how to enter, please visit Queensland Design a Drone Competition.

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