Each year, 12 participants across Europe attend the World Finals (ISSDC) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

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National Competition

The National Finals in 2021-2022 will be held in various European countries, each with the opportunity to win one of 12 Golden Tickets to the ISSDC.

Teams are organised into companies of up to 50 students who will go head to head to design a space settlement according to a Request for Proposal (RFP). You will then present your proposal in the form of a presentation to an expert team of judges from academia and industry.

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Video Competition

The EUSDC also runs a Video Competition to allow for participants to re-enter the competition if they were unsuccessful in a National Final.

This entry method requires individuals or teams of 4-12 to design a space settlement in accordance to a Request for Proposal (RFP) and create a ~5 minute video addressing it. Submitted videos will subsequently be reviewed by a specialist team of judges ahead of the European Final.

European Final (EUSDC)

The SDC year culminates in the European Finals, the EUSDC. All successful National & Video Competition entrants qualify to this competition.

Each year, 12 members of the European SDC community qualify onwards to NASA's World Final: the International Space Settlement Design Competition in July/August. Teams are organised like the National Competition, with each team consisting of participants from across the continent.

The aim of the Space Science & Engineering Foundation is to increase engagement in science and engineering for as many students as possible, using space as a vehicle for learning.

We would like to welcome as many schools as possible to the European Space Design Competition. Each listed National Finals includes information specific to that event. Some venues will have a larger capacity than others and may run in a different format (e.g. Digital vs. Onsite).

We require full information about your team’s supervising adult if you are attending a physical competition. It is essential that you provide us with a contact email and telephone number for your accompanying adult.

For more information on what the competition involves take a look at ‘What to Expect‘.