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17/ 11/ 22 SAFMC 2023 is Back!

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

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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/ Boomerang/ 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 and Aesthetic/ Best Theory of Flight/ Best Presentation

 

$150

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 Presentation Award

 

$400

Medal & Trophy available

Most Creative and Theory of Flight Award

 

$200

Medal & Trophy available

C2 FPV Flight – Novice
Category C2
1-2

FPV Flight – Novice

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.

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) to $35 (15th)

$130 to $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 - 8th Position

$350 (4th) -> $150 (8th)

$350 to $150

None

Best Qualifier Bonus

 

$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

$10000

Medal & Trophy available

1st Runner Up

$7500

Medals available

2nd Runner Up

$5000

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

 

$20000

Medal & Trophy available

1st Runner Up

$15000

Medal available

2nd Runner Up

$10000

Medal available

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

 

$1000

Medal available

Competition Format Competition Format

01

PRE-CHALLENGE VIDEO SUBMISSION

Showcase your platform flight worthiness and mission readiness for the challenge! (Applicable to CAT D & E only)



*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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03

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

How will the competition be conducted?

SAFMC 2023 presentations and its challenges will be held physically in the Science Centre Singapore premises.

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.
  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.