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06/ 05/ 2022 And that’s a wrap for SAFMC 2022!

Well done to all participants, and a hearty congratulations to our newly-minted SAFMC 2022 Champions!

Relive the experience at our SAFMC Facebook Page!

01/ 03/ 22 Registration Closed!

Thank you everyone for the overwhelming response and support!

We look forward to seeing your amazing flying machines!

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A Paper Planes
Category A
2-3

Paper Planes

Design and fold paper planes to achieve the longest, farthest, or most unique flight.
Primary Schools
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Category A

Championship Award

 

$400

Medal & Trophy available

Best Time Aloft Record

 

Current Record:  8.22s

Trophy available

Best Range Record

 

Current Record: 32.63m

Trophy available

Best Range/ Time aloft/ Precision/ Learning Journey/ Presentation Awards

 

$160

Medals available

B Unpowered Gliders
Category B
2-5

Unpowered Gliders

Design and build small unpowered bungee-launched gliders to achieve the farthest and most precise flight.

*Category B will be open to a maximum number of 150 registered teams.
Secondary / Integrated Programme (IP) Schools
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Category B

Championship Award

 

$900

Medal & Trophy available

1st Runner Up

 

$700

Medal available

2nd Runner Up

 

$500

Medal available

Best Performance/ Most Creative/ Best Theory of Flight/ Best Presentation

 

$150

Medal available

Best Video Award

 

$100

Medal available

C1 Radio Control Flight – Fixed Wing
Category C1
2-5

Radio Control Flight – Fixed Wing

Design and build a small remote-controlled fixed-wing air platform to navigate an obstacle course.

*Participants of Category C1 Challenge are also eligible to register for either C2 or C3 challenge, but not both.
Secondary Schools / IP Schools / Junior Colleges / Institute of Technical Education
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Category C1

Championship Award

 

$1200

Medal & Trophy available

1st Runner Up

 

$800 

Medal available

2nd Runner Up

 

$400 

Medal available

Best Performance Award

 

$500 

Medal & Trophy available

Best Virtual Presentation Award

 

$400 

Medal & Trophy available

Best Proof of Flight and Learning Journey Award

 

$200 

Medal & Trophy available

C2 FPV Flight – Novice [Full!]
Category C2
1-2

FPV Flight – Novice [Full!]

Bring, or design and build, a ducted (shielded propeller) first-person view (FPV) drone to compete in an obstacle course.

*Participants of Category C2 Challenge are not eligible to participate in Category C3 Challenge.

*Capacity for Category C2 is full. Interested participants are encouraged to register for Category C3 instead.
All Schools
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Category C2

Championship Award

 

$180 

Medal & Trophy available

1st Runner Up

 

$160 

Medal available

2nd Runner Up

 

$140 

Medal available

4th - 15th Position

$130 (4th) -> $35  (15th)

$130 – $35 

None

Best Lap Award

 

$35  

None

C3 FPV Flight – Advance
Category C3
1

FPV Flight – Advance

Bring, or design and build, a first-person view (FPV) drone to compete in an obstacle course.

*Participants of Category C3 Challenge are not eligible to participate in Category C2 Challenge.
All Schools
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Category C3

Championship Award

 

$600

Medal & Trophy available

1st Runner Up

 

$500

Medal available

2nd Runner Up

 

$400

Medal available

4th - 15th Position

$350 (4th) -> $150 (15th)

$350 – $150

None

Best Lap Award

 

$150

None

D1 Semi-Autonomous
Category D1
2-5

Semi-Autonomous

Design and build a system of UP TO THREE (3) small semi-autonomous air platforms, operated using intuitive controls via wearable devices, to perform a multitude of tasks
Polytechnics / Universities
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Category D1

Championship Award

 

$4000

Medal & Trophy available

1st Runner Up

$3000

Medal available

2nd Runner Up

$2000

Medal available

Judge’s Commendation (2 within whole of CAT D)

 

$500

Medal available

D2 Autonomous
Category D2
2-5

Autonomous

Design and build a system of at least TWO (2) autonomous small air platforms to collaboratively perform a transportation task in an indoor obstacle course.
Polytechnics / Universities
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Category D2

Championship Award

$10,000

Medal & Trophy available

1st Runner Up

$7,500

Medals available

2nd Runner Up

$5,000

Medal available

Judge's Commendation (2 within whole of CAT D)

$500  

Medal available

E SWARM
Category E
2-10

SWARM

Bring, or design and build, a swarm of TEN (10) to TWENTY-FIVE (25) drones to compete in an obstacle course.
Open
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Category E

Championship Award

 

$20,000

Medal & Trophy available

1st Runner Up

$15,000

Medal available

2nd Runner Up

$10,000

Medal available

Judge’s Commendation (2 within whole of CAT E)

 

$1,000

Medal available

Competition Format Competition Format

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PRE-CHALLENGE VIDEO & LEARNING JOURNEY SUBMISSION

Share with us your thought process and behind-the-scenes moments! Submit a video of your craft in flight and detail your learning journey in the making of your flying machine in the video/engineer’s notebook. (Not applicable to CAT C2/C3)



*For more information on the criteria and rules, download the Challenge Booklets for the respective categories!

PRESENTATION

Eyeing the Championship Award? Share your design concept with the judges and impress them with what your amazing flying machines can do. (Not applicable to CAT C2/C3)
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CHALLENGES

Ready to take off? Design, build and fly your flying machines to compete and overcome various challenges for the different categories!

*The competition will be conducted in accordance with Safe Management Measures (SMM) guidelines, which will be announced nearer to the competition.

FAQFAQ

In view of the COVID-19 social distancing requirements, how will the competition be conducted?

In response to the COVID-19 situation and MOE Safe Management Measures (SMM), there are limited numbers of people allowed on site. Therefore, the SAFMC 2022 presentations will be held online and its challenges will be held physically in the Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre (Singapore Expo) premises.

As per the SMM guidelines, limited numbers of people allowed on site, the SAFMC 2022 will involve 2 stages. The first stage of the competition requires the participating teams to submit the Pre-Challenge & Learning Journey video submission and the online presentation session, which serves as a qualification round to move on to the next stage of the challenge competition.

The next stage of the competition will include a physical challenge at Singapore EXPO which is the usual way SAFMC is conducted in the previous years.

Teams are encouraged to give equal attention to all aspects of the competition. The top team from each category will be presented with an award at the SAFMC 2022 Awards Presentation Ceremony.

Please refer to the respective Category Challenge Booklets for more details on the competition requirements.

 

  1. The competition will be conducted in accordance with Safe Management Measures (SMM) guidelines outlined by the Government 
  2. More information will be announced nearer to the competition.
  1. Anyone can participate! Please refer to the Categories information above.  
  2. Members or the family members of the organising committee may not participate.
  3. Participants registered under a school must be a full-time student at the point of competition.

Yes! Home-schooled participants can register as “Independent teams”.

Yes, the team will be registered as ‘Independent’ instead of under a school or organisation. This includes graduating students from the same school who register as a team and may be posted to different schools in the following year when the competition will be held. The team will have to appoint a Team Manager, who will need to provide his/her particulars and contact details for billing during registration.

    1. Yes, teams can participate in more than one category, but each team can only register for each category once. 
    2. The team may participate in categories higher than recommended but not lower 
      • Example: Secondary school students can participate in Categories B-E but not Category A.