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The AeroTech Prize is an ongoing AeroTech-sponsored rocketry contest that can be held at NAR and Tripoli-sanctioned rocket launches at any time during the year. It is an entry fee-based contest using a single motor in a single stage. Participants will be judged on the maximum altitude obtained from each particular class of rocket motor.

The goals of the contest are three-fold:

• Expand public awareness of hobby rocketry through increased launch activity & publicity

• Increase the level of technical sophistication in the hobby by promoting a performance challenge

• Offer recognition, monetary and product rewards to the most successful participants

AeroTech will create and maintain the contest rules and entry documents, and provide advertising, press releases and donate optional product prizes for the local contests that will be held periodically.

The local contests will be managed by selected AeroTech on-site dealers. The dealers will be responsible for collecting entry fees, validating entry applications and rocket altitudes and disbursing the cash and product awards.

The AeroTech Prize contest shall initially be divided into three (3) classes or categories: 'F', 'I' and 'K'. The ‘F’ class is structured to permit all model rocket flyers, including those individuals under the age of 18, to participate in the contest. The ‘I’ class is a high-power event designed to encourage Level 1 certified individuals to participate. The ‘K’ class is a high-performance contest for Level 2 certified participants.

Official rules and participant and dealer entry forms for the AeroTech Prize contest may be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here. Permission is hereby granted for the reproduction of the PDF for the purpose of conducting AeroTech Prize contests in accordance with the rules specified in the document.

The following dealers have registered to conduct AeroTech Prize contests at the launches listed:

What's Up Hobbies

Launch Name
Dates
Contest Classes
TRASD-DART
5/6/06
F, I & K
ROC-Stock XXIII
6/10/06
F, I & K
Plaster Blaster V
10/7/06
F, I & K
October Skies
10/21/06
F, I & K

Just Rockets

Launch Name
Dates
Contest Classes
ROC monthly launch
5/13/06
F, I & K
Dairy-Aire
5/19-20/06
F, I & K
Mudrock
6/16-19/06
F, I & K
Hellfire
7/13-16/06
F, I & K
NARAM-48
7/29-30/06
F, I & K
Aeronaut
8/4-6/06
F, I & K
Hot August Nights
8/19-20/06
F, I & K
XPRS
9/20-24/06
F, I & K
G. Harry Stine
10/28-29/06
F, I & K
ROC-Stock XXIV
11/10-12/06
F, I & K

Wildman Rocketry

Launch Name
Dates
Contest Classes
TWA
3/22/06
F, I & K
TWA
3/25/06
F, I & K
Tripoli Quad Cities
3/31/06
F, I & K
WOOSH
4/8-9/06
F, I & K
TWA
4/22/06
F, I & K
Mile High Mayhem
5/5-7/07
F, I & K
Tripoli Quad Cities
5/20-21/06
F, I & K
WOOSH
5/27-28/06
F, I & K
Tripoli Quad Cities
6/10-11/06
F, I & K
TWA
6/24-25/06
F, I & K
LDRS-25
6/29/06-7/4/06
F, I & K