Video Competition

Video Competition

Attention! Video entries are now closed.

Video competition entries for the EUSDC 2022 are now closed. Thank you for all your responses! They will re-open once the National Finals are running again in Autumn/Winter 2022.

The EUSDC runs a Video Competition to allow for participants to re-enter the competition if they were unsuccessful in a National Final, or if their respective country did not hold one.

This entry method requires either 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.

Do I need to submit a video entry?

I have competed in a National Final & was unsuccessful.

Yes, you need to submit a video entry to be considered for the European Finals.

Please read the instructions below and proceed to create your video. We look forward to watching your submission!

I have competed in a National Final & won.

No, you do not need to submit a video entry.

You will be contacted by the European Final organisational committee with further details regarding registration.

Please be patient, we have not forgotten about you!

I have not competed in a National Final.

No, you do not need to submit a video entry.

You may apply directly to the European Final on this page and the organisational committee will get back to you with further details.

Welcome to the Space Design Competitions! Note. we will cross-check all registrations with previous competitors.

When do I have to submit?

Submission for Video Competition 2022 for the EUSDC is Sunday 20th March before 23:59.

2021/22 Video Competition RFP

Crucible Ltd. is a Sheffield based space-mineral utilisation company that has received a grant from the Foundation Society to send a crewed spacecraft to (6178) 1986 DA (henceforth DA). DA is a near-Earth asteroid thought to possess large amounts of abundant and precious metals.
The mission must place human-filled boots on the surface of the asteroid to claim the land for Crucible Ltd. and the Foundation Society, and will form the vanguard for an upcoming mining and processing installation.

Advice for all Entrants

Some advice from years of competition experience for all Video Competition entrants.

Thanks for your enthusiasm and engagement!

Rules of Entry

a) Participants can register as individuals or as teams of no more than 12 students.

b) All participants must be between the ages of 15 to 18. All team members must be 18 or under for the international finals at NASA.

c) A photograph, or photographs, of all team members must be included at the end of the video submission. Please consider the privacy of everyone involved with any information you share in your video and consult your school’s policy if appropriate. If you choose to upload your video publicly, please take extra care over data you intentionally or may inadvertently share. We will not use any information about the team from your video to register you for the European Finals; we will contact you for this purpose if your entry is among the winners selected by the judges. It is against the rules to swap or add team members between your submission and the European Finals.

d) Video submissions must be no longer in duration than five minutes. Any submissions longer than this limit will be handled at the judges discretion. Judges are aware that YouTube can slightly alter the duration of a video. Videos must be easily intelligible, with an audio track at no more than 1.25 times recorded speed.

e) Judges will evaluate submissions on their effectiveness at meeting the attached Request For Proposal (RFP). For each RFP requirement, submissions will be evaluated on their:

(i)     Scientific accuracy
(ii)    Imagination and creativity
(iii)   Communication and enthusiasm
(iv)   Effectiveness at meeting the Request for Proposal (RFP). Entrants are expected to make reasonable assumptions about aspects not covered by the RFP.

f) Teams should upload their video to YouTube (either publicly or as unlisted) and include the working link and a contact email address in the submission Google Form below before the deadline. The judges will only accept submissions entered in this format. We will seek to contact you before the deadline if your link does not work, however we can only do so for submissions before the deadline. For this reason please double check your contact email address is correct and is an account you check regularly.

g) We will only contact you if there is a problem or a query, so please don’t worry if you don’t hear from us it’s a good sign! If you have difficulties or problems with the submission or other questions regarding the video competition please email us at but please be aware that we may not be able to respond in time for the deadline for emails received close to the deadline.

We look forward to your submissions.

Good luck!

Submit Your Video Entry!

Submission MUST be before Sunday 20th March 23:59.