The American Rocketry Challenge

The American Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest rocket contest with nearly 5,000 students nationwide competing each year. The contest gives middle and high school students the opportunity to design, build and launch model rockets and hands-on experience solving engineering problems.

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Top 100 National Finalists Announced

Out of 615 teams who competed in this year’s competition, only 100 earned a place in the National Finals and a chance to be crowned National Champion. Congratulations to the top 100! Now it’s time to prep your rockets for the Final Fly-off and compete for $100,000 in prizes.

2021 Updated Prizes and Awards

We’ve announced our prize updates for the 2021 competition! This year we’re still giving out more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. With new ways to win in the National Finals, and all of our virtual competitions returning, read more about the ways your team can win.

 

The World's Largest Student Rocket Contest

Registration for the 2021 American Rocketry Challenge is now closed. Learn how your team can compete in this exciting STEM competition next year!

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The American Rocketry Challenge allows me to engage and participate in a nationwide competition while learning and having fun with people that have similar likes and talents.

Kyra Wagner, Team Captain
Webster City, IA

The American Rocketry Challenge provides me the opportunity to give my students an endeavor that fosters curiosity, imagination, and scientific skills in the firmest spirit of collaborative enterprise.

Greg Severino, Teacher
Philadelphia, PA

TARC introduces students to the realities of the real world engineering pursuits, teaching them to attack not just the solvable problems but also face and learn how to mitigate the factors that they do not have control over.

Pavel Pinkas, Mentor
Madison, WI

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615 teams competed in this year's competition, but only 100 earned a place in the National Finals & a chance to be crowned National Champion. Congratulations to the top 100! #TARC2021 https://t.co/1MwHBgeOky https://t.co/muBj1FQln8 RocketContest photo
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UNVEILED: This year's National Finals will be hosted at 11 regional launch sites in order to limit the number of people that gather at any one site and to minimize team travel requirements. #TARC2021 https://t.co/HOKkbJfObw RocketContest photo
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