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      Please join us for the 34th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Friday, August 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Special guest speaker, Michell Thaller, Assistant Director for Science Communication at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Waukesha, WI native will discuss the United States’ “Return to the Moon.”  Registration for the event will open soon.

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      Effective January 1, 2024, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will adopt the new IRS mileage rate of .67 per mile.

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Patch Contest

FNL logo PATCH DESIGN CONTEST
15 th Annual Competition

 

Deadline

February 19, 2024

Competition

Design the 2024 First Nations Launch High-Power Rocket Competition Patch.
Application & Patch Template

Eligibility

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.

Themes

Payload Design

Moon Challenge:
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.

Required Lettering Patch design for 2023 First Nations Launch Competition, designed by Peyton Meader from Massachuse...

  • 2024
  • First Nations Launch
  • 15th Annual (optional)

Required Logos

  • NASA
  • First Nations Launch

See the required logos

2023 Winning patch design (right top)
Created by Peyton Meader, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2022 Winning patch design (right bottom)
Created by Evie Clarke, University of Colorado Boulder
2022 Patch Design WinnerEvie Clarke, University of Colorado Boulder 2022 Patch Design Winner
Evie Clarke, University of Colorado Boulder

Medium

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
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Microsoft Word

Shape

Designs can be square or circular, no larger than a 4” diameter. A border must be a part of the final image.

Entry Information

Submit entries to the FNL Program Office fnl@carthage.edu

  • Subject line: FNL24_Patch Contest
  • Applicant Information:
    • Name
    • Home Mailing Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • 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.

Evaluation Criteria

The following evaluation criteria will be equally weighted.

  • Design Aesthetics
  • Communication of Mission Theme
  • Communication of the Spirit of FNL

Winners

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.

First Nations Launch

    WSGC NEWS

    • Save the Date: Annual Wisconsin Space Conference
      Please join us for the 34th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Friday, August 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Special guest speaker, Michell Thaller, Assistant Director for Science Communication at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Waukesha, WI native will discuss the United States’ “Return to the Moon.”  Registration for the event will open soon.

      More >

    • Mileage Reimbursement Rate Updated
      Effective January 1, 2024, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium will adopt the new IRS mileage rate of .67 per mile.

      More >

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