Registration is now open for the 2018 regional competitions.

The 2018 National Finals will be held at Imperial College London on March 17th and 18th, 2018.

Students in Years 10 -13 can compete in the Regional Heats of the main competition. Students in Years 5 – 9 can compete in the Galactic Challenge (which does not feed in to the main competition).

Video Entries
Years 10-13
Regional Heats
Years 10-13
Galactic Challenge
Years 5 – 11

Teams for Video Entries must consist of between 4 and 12 students and those for Regional Heats must should have between 8 and 12 students, plus a supervising adult, but need not be affiliated with any particular institution. This means that schools, colleges and non-affiliated science clubs, and societies are all free to enter a team. All team members must be specified in the initial application. A team will only be considered non-affiliated if less than 50 per cent of its members are from one school.

The aim of the Space Science & Engineering Foundation is to increase engagement in science and engineering for as many students as possible. To further that aim, the rules for the 2017-18 programme have been updated. The principal change for 2017-18 is that each school will be permitted only one team in the UK finals, regardless of the number of successful Regional Heat and video entries. In the case of multiple entries it will be up to the school to decide how to reduce their teams to the single team permitted in the UK final.

We would like to welcome as many schools as possible to the UK Space Design Competition. Each venue listed on our Regional Heat and Galactic Challenge pages includes information about maximum capacity and remaining spaces available. Some venues will have a larger capacity than others. Please visit our Regional Heat page for information on the updated rules for 2017-2018 Regional Heats.

If your team is made up of less than 8 people, please get in touch with us. We will help you to make contact with other smaller teams in your area to form a group so that you can enter.

We require full information about your team’s supervising adult. It is essential that you provide us with a contact email and telephone number for your accompanying adult.

For more information on what the competition involves take a look at ‘What to Expect‘.