PATCH DESIGN CONTEST
February 19, 2024
Design the 2024 First Nations Launch High-Power Rocket Competition Patch.
Application & Patch Template
Undergraduate students attending a Tribal College or University (TCU), a Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution (NASNTI), and/or are active members of an American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) collegiate chapter at a non-TCU/NASNTI university/college.
Teams shall design, test, and fabricate a rocket that will air deploy a lander with a fabricated retractable payload chassis at apogee. The payload chassis must be equipped with a recovery device (streamer, parachute), camera, and GPS System/tracking device (RF, audible). The rocket flight shall be stable and reach an apogee of 2000’ AGL. The rocket must satisfy all other technical requirements as outlined in the requirements section of the competition handbook.
Mars Engineering Challenge:
Teams are required to design, test, and fabricate a rocket that will air deploy a drone with a fabricated retractable air frame payload with size and weight limitations designed to deploy at apogee and return safely to the ground under control. The rocket flight shall be stable and reach an apogee of 2500’ AGL. The drone payload must descend under drone parachute until it reaches 400’ AGL, wherein the drone parachute will release and a TRUST-certified drone pilot will pilot the drone to a predetermined landing zone. The rocket must satisfy all other technical requirements as outlined in the requirements section of the competition handbook.
- First Nations Launch
- 15th Annual (optional)
- First Nations Launch
The design should be submitted in a digital format. Hand-drawn designs may be converted to digital images if selected. Suggested tools for creating your design include but are not limited to:
- Adobe Illustrator
- Microsoft Word
Designs can be square or circular, no larger than a 4” diameter. A border must be a part of the final image.
Submit entries to the FNL Program Office firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Subject line: FNL24_Patch Contest
- Home Mailing Address
- Phone Number
- Academic Institution
- AISES Chapter (if applicable)
The design entry must be the entrant’s original design. It may not be copied or traced from another source.
The following evaluation criteria will be equally weighted.
- Design Aesthetics
- Communication of Mission Theme
- Communication of the Spirit of FNL
The designer of the winning design will be awarded a $100 cash prize, and their design will be the official 2024 competition patch distributed to all participants.
WSGC and the contest organizers
- Reserve the right not to use any entries submitted for the patch contest.
- Will honor the original artwork composition as much as possible. Changes made to the design will only be made when necessary to create the final patch design.
- Reserve the right to exclusively authorize the reproduction of the winning design.
- Reserve the right to utilize the patch imagery in future NASA, WSGC, and First Nations Launch marketing.
- Cannot confirm individual designs have been received.
- Have the right to use the winning applicant’s name and image without compensation.