Competition News

  • 2020 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The dates for the 2021 event will be announced soon.


  • Team registration is now open here
  • V1 of 2020 rules released
  • Dates for 2020 Airborne Delivery event announced to be 28-29 September 2020
  • Venue will be Dalby, Queensland


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 2020 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, video and technical report, and the team performance in an oral presentation.

The mission will be conducted in two rounds. Each round the team will have 10 minutes to drop 2 medical packages as close as possible to the target. The team’s best 3 drops will be used in their score.

List of scoresheets for 2020

  1. Technical Report and Video Scorecard (PDF)
  2. Oral Presentation Scorecard (PDF)
  3. Scrutineering Scorecard (PDF)
  4. Flying and Drop Scorecard (PDF)


Trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third highest point scoring teams. No prize money will be awarded.

Instead of prize money, an attendance bonus of AU$500 will be paid to each qualifying team that attends the event.

Event Location

The location for the UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery 2020 flying event is the Dalby Model Aero Club, 743 Cecil Plains Road, Dalby, Queensland Australia.

Team Registration

If you are are likely to enter a team, please register as soon as possible here. We can the contact you and keep you up to date.

Key Dates

  • Team Registration deadline – 5pm Wednesday 19th August 2020
  • Submission of Technical Report and Video – 5pm Wednesday 19th August 2020
  • UAV Challenge event – Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th September 2020

Rules document from 2020

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?


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