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DC Fall Aerial Drone Competition

16-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
Aerial Drone Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
District of Columbia
Standard Registration Opens
7-Sep-2023 13:21 EDT
Registration Deadline
8-Dec-2023 13:22 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Dec-2023 13:29 EST

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General Info

Northeast Update 11.3.2023

  • This event is located in the Northeast Region which includes:  Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

  • Teams who are from the Northeast Region and earn a qualifying award at this event will be invited to the Northeast Regional Championship - at Fairmont State University on May 17th - 18th, 2024.

  • The award(s) that qualify for an invitation to the above regional championship will be found on the awards tab by December 1, 2024.  

  •  Additional invitations may be issued by January 12th based on the number of teams and events in the region. 

  • To read more about the qualifying criteria, visit the REC Library: Qualifying Criteria.

Please note: If you are a team from outside this region, you may attend the event and will be eligible to earn awards and post scores to the global skills rankings, but you are not eligible to earn invitations to regional championships from this event.


WELCOME to the DC Fall Aerial Drone Competition


  • This event will be held in-person

  • Interview Judging will be held in-person

  • We will hold approximately 6-8 rounds of Teamwork Challenges along with Skills

  • Food will NOT be served at the venue, please make arrangements with your team to bring or order food 


  • Our tournament will be held in the Rita Bright Family and Youth Center, 2500 14th Street Northwest

  • There is street parking only so please plan accordingly 

  • Our event will be held from 8am to 3pm, teams should plan to arrive at 8am for inspection

  • Inspection will start at 8:00 am and the event should end by 3.


  • If a team does not show up, the timed schedule must be changed to reflect the team's present

  • The times are tentative and your team may perform earlier or later, please check the schedule once you arrive.

Thanks again to all of our volunteers for making this event happen, we appreciate your help keeping DC Robotics active! 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 16-Dec-2023

Rita Bright Family and Youth Center
2500 14th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
United States

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Agenda - Subject to Change

Doors Open/ Teams Check In and Inspections Begin


Piloting Skills Matches Begin

8:15 - 9:30am

Flight Team Meeting


Teamwork Matches Begin


Autonomous Flight Skills Begin



12:00 - 12:30pm

Resume Teamwork and Autonomous Skills Matches          


End Matches (Teamwork and Skills)


Alliance and Final Matches

2:00 - 3:00pm



**Agenda will be updated closer to the event based on the number of teams registered. 



Please consider volunteering by signing up here:

Email questions to [email protected] or text questions to 614-746-3464.

On the day of the event, please look for Angela Lauvray. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

This event will not be rescheduled in the case of bad weather.


Refund and Payment Policies

Teams who have not paid by the payment dealing will be moved to the waiting list

If the Event Partner cancels the event: Refunds will be issued. 

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event and then chooses to withdraw or not attend:  Please reach out [email protected]

Please note refunds will not include the $5 RobotEvents processing fee.


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