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2024 National JROTC All-Service Aerial Drone Championship

4-Apr-2024 - 6-Apr-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
Aerial Drone Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
1-Jan-2024 08:51 EST
Registration Deadline
22-Mar-2024 23:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
27-Mar-2024 08:55 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The 2024 All Service JROTC Aerial Drone Competition Championship is open to any JROTC Aerial Drone Competition Team that has competed or plans to compete in at least one qualifying event during the 2023-2024 Season. 

Space is limited, so register early.  All teams must compete in a local qualifying event before attending the Championship event. 

  • Come and show off your piloting, programming, teamwork, and  communication skills while showcasing your school spirit, JROTC program, city and state.  
  • Please check this page frequently for updates to the schedule.
  • Continue to check this website and emailf for more details, agendas and travel arrangements. 

Important Updates: March 26, 2024

  • Teams are strongly encouraged to check in on Thursday, April 4th. Any team that has not checked in on April 4th must check in immediately on Friday, April 5th when doors open at 8:00am CST. Any team that has not checked in by 8:30am will not be added to the match schedule and will not be allowed to compete in the tournament. 
  • See the updates agenda on the agenda tab for more details about the schedule for the 3 day Championship. 

Mandatory: 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.

Competition Logbook: A digital Competition Logbook (or scanned copy of a written logbook) must be submitted digitally by the deadline of Tuesday, March 26 2024 by midnight CST via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents if you want it considered for judging. The logbooks are only shared with event staff, including the Event Partner, Judge Advisor, and Judges, and may include the REC Foundation Support Team. Details on this process are given in the Judge Guide Addendum. For detailed logbook submission instructions, please see this page.

Inspection: Inspection will occur at the beginning of the tournament. Please be prepared and ensure that your drone will pass inspection BEFORE the competition by reviewing the Inspection Checklist.

Deadlines: Please pay close attention to the timeline and check back often for any changes.


Coach of the Year        Jo Frost     Beckley, West Virginia

JROTC National Grand Champion            24431A     Troy High         Fullerton, California

Air Force JROTC National Champion       20022A    Ridgeland High     Ridgeland, Mississippi

Army JROTC National Champion              2022B        Camdenton High    Camdenton, Missouri

Navy JROTC National Champion              24431A    Troy High        Fullerton, California

Drone Skills                                               92147H    Area 21 NJROTC    Coronado, California

Teamwork Champion                                20022A    Ridgeland High    Ridgeland, Mississippi

Teamwork Champion                                24431A    Troy High        Fullerton, California

Teamwork 2nd Place                               4440A      Trotwood- Madison    Dayton, Ohio

Teamwork 2nd Place                               41701A    Perry Co Central    Hazard, Kentucky

Energy Award                                          19586C    Edward Reed High    Sparks, Nevada

Pit Display Awards

1st Place                                                  

2nd Place                                                 

3rd Place                                                 

4th Place

5th Place                                            

Silver Division

Flight Operations Award    2399A        Ida S. Baker High    Cape Coral, Florida

Think Award                      26553A    Grenada High        Grenada, Mississippi 

Inspire Award                    2393C         Cape Coral High    Cape Coral, Florida

Judges Award                   2022A        Camdenton High    Camdenton, Missouri

Gold Division            

Flight Operations               24431B    Troy High        Fullerton, California        

Think Award                       20062A    The Woodlands High    The Woodlands, Texas 

Inspire Award                     96822A    Punahou School    Honolulu, Hawaii

Judges Award                    92147H    Area 21 NJROTC    Coronado, California

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Eligible Teams: JROTC Air Force, JROTC Army, JROTC Coast Guard, JROTC Marine, JROTC Navy, JROTC Space Force

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Apr-2024 - 6-Apr-2024

Batesville Civic Center
290 Civic Center Drive
Batesville, Mississippi 38606
United States

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Note: Agenda Updated March 26, 2024

FRIDAY, March 29, 2024

  • 5:00 pm CST—All Competition Logbooks must be submitted digitally via the link in your Robot Events account.

THURSDAY, April 4, 2024

13:00 hrs – Doors Open

  • Teams not checked in by Friday at 08:30 hrs will not be added to the Match Schedule.

13:00 hrs – 16:30 hrs- Pits Set-up, Inspections, Skills Fields open

16:30 hrs - All Fields Close/Announcements

17:00 hrs – Doors close


FRIDAY, April 5, 2024

08:00 hrs – Doors Open

  • Teams not checked in by Friday at 08:30 hrs will not be added to the Match Schedule.

08:45 hrs – Prepare for Parade of Service and State

09:00 hrs – Opening Ceremony/Parade of Service and State

09:45 hrs - Flight Team Meeting with Head Ref

10:00 hrs – 15:30 hrs Team Interviews 

10:15 hrs –  12:30 hrs Qualification Matches and Skills Matches 

12:30 hrs – 13:30 hrs  Lunch Break

13:30 hrs - Afternoon Meeting/Announcements

13:30 hrs – 16:30 hrs  Qualification Matches and Skills Matches continue

16:30 hrs - All Fields Close/Announcements

17:00 hrs – Doors Close


SATURDAY, April 6, 2024

08:00 hrs – Doors Open

08:30 hrs  – 11:00 hrs Team Interviews Continue

09:00 hrs – 12:00 hrs Qualification Matches and Skills Matches continue

12:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs Alliance selection

12:30 hrs – 13:30 hrs Lunch Break

13:30 hrs - Afternoon Meeting/Announcements

13:30 hrs – 15:30 hrs Final Matches

15:30 hrs  - Awards and Closing Ceremony

16:30 hrs -  Final Remarks/Doors Close


To make this event a success, we need amazing volunteers, so please consider providing one volunteer from your team. 

If you are interested in volunteering for our Championship event, please email us using the Contact button on this website. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

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

Refund and Payment Policies

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

Date: 4-Apr-2024 - 6-Apr-2024
Batesville Civic Center
290 Civic Center Drive
Batesville, Mississippi 38606
United States

Travel Info


  • Holiday Inn Batesville, 210 Power Drive, Batesville, MS (Breakfast Included) $107
  • Hampton Inn Batesville, 103 E Lakewood Loop, Batesville, MS (Breakfast Included) $107 
  • Home2 Suite By Hilton Batesville, 443 Covenant Dr, Batesville, MS (Breakfast Included) $107
  • Fairfield Inn & Suite Batessville, 290 Power Dr, Bateville, MS  (Breakfast Included) $107



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