The 2020 National Finals will be held at Imperial College London on March 14th and 15th, 2020.

Regional Heats

The Regional Heats are organised in a similar fashion to the UKSDC Final. Teams will go head to head to solve a Request for Proposal (RFP), completing the task over the course of one day. The teams will then present their proposal to a specialist team of judges at the end of the day.

Video Competition

The UKSDC can also be entered via our Video Competition. This entry method requires teams to produce a three minute video though which they will present their solution to a Request for Proposal (RFP). Submitted videos will subsequently be reviewed by a specialist team of judges.

The aim of the Space Science & Engineering Foundation is to increase engagement in science and engineering for as many students as possible. To further that aim, the rules for the 2017-18 programme have been updated. The principal change for 2017-18 is that each school will be permitted only one team in the UK finals, regardless of the number of successful Regional Heat and video entries. In the case of multiple entries it will be up to the school to decide how to reduce their teams to the single team permitted in the UK final.

We would like to welcome as many schools as possible to the UK Space Design Competition. Each venue listed on our Regional Heat and Galactic Challenge pages includes information about maximum capacity and remaining spaces available. Some venues will have a larger capacity than others. Please visit our Regional Heat page for information on the updated rules for 2017-2018 Regional Heats.

If your team is made up of less than 8 people, please get in touch with us. We will help you to make contact with other smaller teams in your area to form a group so that you can enter.

We require full information about your team’s supervising adult. 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‘.