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Patch Contest

FNL logo PATCH DESIGN CONTEST
14 th Annual Competition

 

Deadline

February 20, 2023

Competition

Design the 2023 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 who are members of an active AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) collegiate chapter.

Themes

Lightweight rocket fabrication

Moon Challenge:
Teams shall design, test, and fabricate specific structural design components (nosecone/shoulders, bulkheads/centering rings, fins, avionics sled) of a lightweight rocket from raw materials - the focus is on material science, fabrication, and understanding material properties and strengths. The rocket shall be based on 1 of 3 Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) kits. The rocket shall be designed as such to be lighter than the COTS kit, but equally strong if not stronger. Teams will be partially scored based on overall fabricated weight versus COTS weight comparison. The flight shall be stable and reach an apogee between 3000’ and 4000’ AGL. The rocket should satisfy all other technical requirements as outlined in the competition handbook.

Mars Engineering Challenge:
Teams shall design, test, and fabricate all structural components of a lightweight rocket from raw materials - the focus is on material science, fabrication, and understanding material properties and strengths. The rocket shall be based on 1 of 3 COTS kits. The rocket shall be designed as such to be lighter than the COTS kit, but equally strong if not stronger. Teams will be partially scored based on overall fabricated weight versus COTS weight comparison. The flight shall be stable and reach an apogee between 3500’ and 4000’ AGL. The rocket should satisfy all other technical requirements as outlined in the competition handbook.

Required Lettering 2022 Patch Winner, Evie Clarke, University of Colorado, Boulder

  • 2023
  • First Nations Launch
  • 13th Annual (optional)

Required Logos

  • NASA
  • First Nations Launch

See the required logos

2021 Winning patch design (right) created by Alex Armendariz from Cal Poly Pomona.

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 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium spacegrant@carthage.edu

  • Subject line: FNL22_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 2023 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.
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