Video Competition

Video Competition

The 2018/19 Video Competition scenario will be announced July 15, 2018.

Video submission deadline will be December 15, 2018

2017/18 RFP


The Foundation Society has announced its intention to increase the number of living quarters at the Martian settlement Olympus. You are invited to submit your proposals for these new units to the Society within 90 days of this announcement.

The additional 200 units will not exceed 15 square meters each, and should be aesthetically pleasing in design. All floors, ceilings and exterior walls are to be constructed from concrete that is made with materials derived solely from the Martian surface.

Each unit will have a bathroom, sleeping facility and a small seating area for two adults with a viewing window to the Martian surface and the Olympus Mons shield volcano.

Proposals must include:

  • A detailed instruction for the concrete mix. (Please include a strategy for quality control)
  • Method and sequence of construction.
  • Wall dimensions and details.

Each unit will house a cleaning robot and a personal assistant robot. Include a description of both types of robots, and how they function and interact with human occupants.


a) All teams must consist of between 4 and 12 students in Years 10-13 (or equivalent).  If your team is made up of fewer then 4 people, please get in touch with us. All team members must be 18 or under for the international finals in August 2018.

b) There must be a shot of the entire team at the end of your video.

c) Video entries are limited to 3 minutes long.  Judges will give equal value to: (i) scientific accuracy, (ii) imagination and creativity, (iii) communication and enthusiasm and (iv) effectiveness at meeting the Request for Proposal (RFP).  Entrants are expected to make reasonable assumptions about aspects not covered by the RFP.

d) Teams should upload their video privately to YouTube and email the link to along with this spreadsheet: Team Registration Spreadsheet 2017-18 Video Entries.

2017/18 Timeline

Video Competition opens: Monday 18 September 2017


Video Competition closes: Monday 18 December 2017 at 23:59


Results announced: Wednesday 31 January 2018