Competition News

  • Impact Monitors are now available to borrow (for registered teams)
  • Version 1 of the Rules was published (13 February 2018)
  • The 2018 Airborne Delivery Challenge is announced for 24th to 25th September 2018


There is an FAQ page where commonly asked questions are posted and answered by the UAV Challenge Technical Committee. Before contacting the Technical Committee with questions, please read the FAQ carefully. If you can not find the answer you are looking for, then please email the Technical Committee at uavchallenge@gmail.com

Who can take part?

The 2018 Airborne Delivery Challenge is open to high-school age students from around the world.

UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery

Outback Joe has made an emergency mobile phone call to advise that he is is suffering an allergic reaction and needs urgent medical assistance.  Teams are invited to use an unmanned aircraft to deliver an Epipen (an Impact Monitor is used in the competition) as close as possible to Outback Joe so that he can treat his anaphylaxis immediately while medical aid travels to reach him. The UAV Controller (the team’s pilot) will remotely control the aircraft.

The aircraft must be manoeuvred such that it will pass directly overhead the two hurdles that are laid out on the course. The dropping of the medical package can be triggered either Remotely by the team’s Mission Manager or Autonomously by systems on board the aircraft. The Mission Manager will NOT be able to see Outback Joe or the aircraft during the flying element of the competition



Entrants will be required to submit a technical report which outlines their design, methodology for package deployment and operational and safety procedures. An oral presentation of the technical report information is also required and will be judged along with the other deliverables.


Points are awarded based on the mission performance including the accuracy of the drop, the time taken to make the drop, levels of autonomy, technical documentation, and the team performance in an oral presentation.


  • First Place AUD$5,000
  • Second Place AUD$2,000
  • Third Place AUD$1,000
  • First Placed Rookie Team: AUD$2,000

Event Location

The location for the UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery 2018 flying event is the Dalby Model Aero Club, 743 Cecil Plains Road, Dalby, Queensland, Australia. The event will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Medical Express flying event.

Key Dates

  • Team Registration – 15th August 2018 (teams are encouraged to register before this date)
  • Technical Report and Video – 15th August 2018
  • “Go” “No-Go” Announcement of Teams – 22nd August 2018
  • UAV Challenge event – 24-25th September 2018
    • Adverse weather day – 26th September 2018

Register your team

Team registrations are now open. Please register if you are interested in competing.

Rules document

11 thoughts on “High-School

  1. I want to join in the competition. I already look at the website and rule. But I cannot find how to register the team. Can you help me?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s