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MCS Aerial Drone Competition 1.28.23

Event Code
Aerial Drone Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Registration Deadline
20-Jan-2023 23:59 EST

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General Info

Thank you for your interest in our Madison County Schools Aerial Drone Competition!

The main tournament will take place Saturday along with awards in the afternoon. Please be flexible as our agenda is tentative and subject to change. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email

Volunteers: Please consider volunteering at our event by clicking HERE. You are welcome to share this link with parents, family and friends.

Concessions: Food trucks will be available.

Consent Forms: All participants must have a Participant Release Form on file. It is the responsibility of the Team’s Primary Contact to make sure this occurs. A link to the instructions on how to submit a Participant Release Form is found HERE.

Digital Notebook: A digital Engineering Notebook (or scanned copy of a written notebook) must be submitted to qualify for the Excellence Award and Design Award. Submit a link to your notebook to by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 if you want it considered for judging. The notebook is only shared with event staff, including the Event Partner, Judge Advisor, and Judges, and may include the REC Foundation RSM. Details on this process are given in the Judge Guide Addendum.

Inspection: Inspection is scheduled first thing in the morning. All teams must pass inspection to be allowed to compete in either skills or qualification matches. Please be prepared and ensure that your robot will pass inspection BEFORE the competition by reviewing the INSPECTION CHECKLIST.

Interviews: All teams will be interviewed in-person at the event. Judges will come to interview teams in the morning prior to qualification matches and will leave a note at your table if they miss you. Please leave a representative at your pit area at all times so they can come get you when the judges are ready for your team.

Tournament: Teams should carefully review the GAME MANUAL. Know the rules!!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Jan-2023

Madison Crossing Elementary School
300 Yandell Road
Canton, Mississippi 39046
United States

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Tuesday, January 24

  • Notebooks Due at 5:00 pm
  • Judge's Training 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Friday, January 27

  • Event Setup 2:30 - 6:30 pm

Saturday, January 28

  • 8:00 am--Doors open
  • 8:30 am--Inspection & skills begin
  • 10:40 am--Team meeting
  • 11:00 am--Qualification matches begin
  • 12:00 pm--Lunch break
  • 12:45 pm--Qualification matches resume
  • 3:30 pm--Alliance selection
  • 4:00 pm--Finals begin
  • 5:00 pm--Awards


Volunteers are greatly appreciated!! If you would be willing to volunteer, please sign up HERE.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If weather, a local emergency, or enhanced coronavirus restrictions cause us to cancel or modify the scheule for this event, all teams will be notified via email.

Refund Policy

Due to the financial commitment on the part of the event partner, no refunds will be possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Health and Safety Policies

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event Partners should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary. 

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, safety precautions may be updated as the event date approaches.


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